It’s that busy time of the year for everyone; and especially true if you own a commercial embroidery business. We stitch and sell the items that most people put under the tree, not to mention stitching, cooking and shopping for our own families. I am grateful for my flexible schedule and choice of profession, but during the holidays I do second guess myself. As long as the orders are completed by the due date and look professionally done I am ready to move ahead with the next item.
Once in a while I move ahead too quickly and misspell a name or the order of the letters on a monogram. I have to admit that my eyesight has definitely declined recently, and the “readers” are all over the studio. I know I am not alone in this situation.This photo was taken at an office while I was getting my car registration.
A customer ordered 3 appliquéd monogrammed bath towels for her daughters. The appliqué fabric was a colorful Lilly Pulitzer brand. I mistakenly read my order form and stitched SBR when it should have been SBT in a script font. Luckily, the embroidery was on the fabric and was very easy to remove.
When removing the embroidered stitches, always work from the back of the fabric when possible. Purchase the Peggy Stitch Eraser! This tool has been invaluable to my business. Do not purchase am electric shaver, it is not the same. The tool works best if the stabilizer is still intact, use it gently and at an angle. I suggest testing it on a sample before an original. The tool will remove the majority of bobbin stitches and you will still need a traditional seam ripper along with sharp tweezers, good lighting and your “readers”. Gently hold the Peggy Stitch eraser and start to cut the bobbin stitches from the back of fabric. Flip the fabric over and use the seam ripper as needed. I like to use the tweezers to pull out the loose threads.
Rehoop the towel along with the tear away stabilizer in the appropriate size hoop. The bigger the hoop, the easier it is to position the new letter for the monogram. The new initial “T” is going to be stitched on the appliqué fabric next to the “S”. The scanning function will be used to precisely place the letter. The “T” is shown in black because it is much easier to see on the screen when adjusting the location. The zoom feature helps you to clearly see if the letter or design is in the proper place.
To change the thread color view ,touch the edit screen and use the jog keys. Now you have a realistic view of exactly how the new monogram will look.
The final fix! The corrected monogram is a success.
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