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. Continue reading “To Pucker Or Not To Pucker”

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Welcome – A Little Info On Me

 

featherweight sewing machine-tm. I’m going  to talk about a passion I have had since I was about 6 years old. It’s sewing!

I may need to back track a little. My family has always been performers in Show Business. I’m the 6th generation in my family to be performers. My Mother was a dancer and made all her own costumes. With the material she had left over, I would sew costumes for my dolls. I didn’t have baby dolls, oh no! I had dolls that looked like young ladies. I sewed these costumes by hand and did my best to make them look like my Mother’s dance costume.

Then we made a trip to California where my Mother danced in a movie called A Carnival in Mexico. We stayed at the home of a friend who had a day care. She also had A TREDDLE SEWING MACHINE!!! Continue reading “Welcome – A Little Info On Me”

New Blog on Sewing

Just want to let everyone know I have a new website for my blog. You go to sewingscoupe.com and that’s my new home.

I want to  take some of the mystery out of sewing quilts, embroidery, and sewing craft project for you and come up with helpful tips to make things easier.

If you have a special sewing tip. feel free to send it to me and I will add it to my blog.

See you next time,

Molly