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Thread: Need help removing embroidery

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    My son bought a brand new Carhart jacket and had the back embroidered with the name of the company he went to work for. Well, he's no longer working there and wants me to try to remove the embroidery. It's a large emblem and writing. Does anyone have an idea how i can remove this. A seam ripper will take 10 years or more. Is there a product that will dissolve the thread without hurting the jacket? Any help will be appreciated.

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    Personally and this is just my opinion of course, but anytime I have removed even a small amount of embroidery, the holes remain where the needle and thread had gone through it, so I can't imagine what it would look like if it were something big.

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    can u cover the emblem with something else
    a patch or fabric and etc
    just a thought

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    My DDIL removed a small portion of it and it didn't leave any holes. I think because the fabric is so thick and sturdy. We suggested covering it but my son doesn't want to do that. He may not have any other choice.

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    The holes will show....I've had customers bring "bad" embroideries to me to remove....get a magnafyed glass and pick from the back...it will take a long time but if you want it off thats what you have to do,,,,,then you maybe can have something else put on the outside to disguise the needle holes....good luck !!! get a really good seam ripper too...doing it from the back will help with less damage showing.....

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    If you check places like Nancy's Notions or Clotilde you will find 'embroidery erasers'. They are actually a small shaver/razor like tool that will remove it quickly. I do agree however it will leave holes especially in the areas that are very dense. I believe one tool is called Peggy's Stitch Eraser. Hope this helps

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    maybe shave it off

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    I have used the Peggy's Stitch Eraser many times. It works best on satin stitched lettering. Be sure to use a very light hand when using it. Don't dig into the design, just move over the design - from the back only - remove what you can without pulling too hard, then repeat. It takes quite a bit of time and even then, it's so easy to get a hole. Good Luck!!

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    some people shave it off with an electric mustache trimmer.

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    I've heard that and electic beard trimmer will cut the threads. Have I done it? No. But if you have one you could give it a shot.

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