To Pucker Or Not To Pucker

If you are a machine embroiderer, particularly if you are new, then you know the horror of doing this beautiful embroidery on a towel or anything else, only to have it come out of the hoop with all those puckers around the design.

Puckers are caused by several situations.  Most times it is inadequate or wrong stabilizer, not enough stabilizer, or design is too heavy for the fabric. There is one thing to remember with any fabric or design. If it is a woven stable fabric that doesn’t stretch then you can use a tear away stabilizer. If the fabric has any stretch in it, then you must use a cutaway stabilizer to keep the fabric stable. On T-shirts use Floriani No Show mesh because it has no stretch. If you are doing sweatshirts then use a regular cutaway.

If you are working with light weight fabric then don’t use a heavy design with 30,000 stitches. Use a light weight more open work design.

We’ll get into more talk on embroidery designs and what works on what fabric as time goes on. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and let me know what your problem is and I’ll try to address it on the next blog.

Thanks for reading,

Molly

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Author: Sewing Scoupe

I'm a lady who has had a passion for sewing since I was a child. I love to quilt, to make sewing crafts and I LOVE to machine embroidery. Would love to hear from you about what you like to sew. Also hope to answer any questions you may have and would love suggestions for topics for my blog.

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