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Thread: Embroidering baby clothes

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    Embroidering baby clothes

    I recently got an embroidery machine, so I am still really new to the craft. All of the baby clothes we buy with embroidery has some sort of soft meshy stuff over the back of the embroidery so that it doesn't irritate the baby's skin. What is this stuff called?

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    There are a number of options; a couple of my favorites are Floriani's Dream Weave Ultra or Floriani No Show Mesh. one of the major things to consider in choosing what to fuse on the backside would be the drape of the garment fabric, especially if it is a knit, or stretchy fabric.

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    I use and love Floriani No Show Mesh on the back and then I use WS on the front, it helps keep the design from sinking in,especially with fonts.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I use and love Floriani No Show Mesh on the back and then I use WS on the front, it helps keep the design from sinking in,especially with fonts.
    That is what I do also and works wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I use and love Floriani No Show Mesh on the back and then I use WS on the front, it helps keep the design from sinking in,especially with fonts.
    I would like to know what WS is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch View Post
    I would like to know what WS is?
    I'm sorry, its water soluable. After you finish the embroidery you spritz or wet it and the stabilizer disolves. Its great for free standing lace or in this case, you don't want it to show on top of the t-shirt but you need it to keep your design from sinking into the fabric, I use it anytime I do fonts too. You can find it where it looks like a mesh fabric or you can also find it clear, where it looks like plastic. I normally buy the clear on the bolt at Joann's or Hancocks and use the coupons to make it cheaper. Hope this helps
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I'm sorry, its water soluable. After you finish the embroidery you spritz or wet it and the stabilizer disolves. Its great for free standing lace or in this case, you don't want it to show on top of the t-shirt but you need it to keep your design from sinking into the fabric, I use it anytime I do fonts too. You can find it where it looks like a mesh fabric or you can also find it clear, where it looks like plastic. I normally buy the clear on the bolt at Joann's or Hancocks and use the coupons to make it cheaper. Hope this helps
    Thanks romanojg! Glad to have that information. I knew of water soluble stabilizer, but had never used it, and had actually forgotten it existed.

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    You need to contact your dealer and ask for classes on how to use your machine. Most have them and they should be free with your purchase.

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