We talked about embroidery placement on tea/dish towels. Now let’s discuss embroidery on clothing. There’s a right and wrong way to do that.
- On T-Shirts the rule of thumb is to measure 3 inches down from the top of a Crew neck shirt to place the TOP of the design. If you have embroidery software, then print out your template, cut around the design and place on shirt where you want the design to be. If the top of design is 3″ down from top of crew neck then mark your center, top and side marking lines and position in your hoop.(For children’s shirts measure 2.5 inches down)
- For round scoop neck shirts it’s best to put shirt on and eye-ball placement that is pleasing to the eye. It depends on how low the scoop comes on the person’s chest. If design ends up too low, then consider a design on the right or left side of the scoop.
- For V neck shirts a design that can be put on one side of the V and down into the middle of shirt always looks pretty. You can also mirror imagine that design and place on opposite side near hip. A pretty open work or light stitching design always looks nice placed that way.
- One more thought. If you don’t have embroidery software you will need to know exact height and width of designs to find placement. You can cut out a piece of white paper the size of the design.
All of this is relative to the size of the design. Then it becomes a matter of taste, but at least this gives you a guide line to work with.
Go on EmbLibrary”s website and search their tutorials to get a visual of what I’ve been explaining. Click on the link for EmbLibrary in my creative links on the right.
On the next blog I want to talk about the type of design to use of T-Shirts and clothing.
Meantime, get sewing or embroidering and have fun.creating your own fabric masterpieces.
Until next time……. Have a great creative day!
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