social

Embroidering On Sheer Fabric?

I am working on a gown that has sheer overlay in an organdy or similar fabric. I want to do some embroidery on the sheer fabric. Any tips? I hand embroidery all the time but never attempted doing it on sheers.

Advertisement



Nelwyn from Bunkie, LA

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Bronze Request Medal for All Time! 66 Requests
July 21, 20080 found this helpful

Use the finest needle so it won't leave "punch" marks.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By londa (Guest Post)
July 21, 20080 found this helpful

Make real, real tiny knots behind the solid bits of embroidery, and work several inches of thread into the back of the design before cutting off the thread. Launder with caution! Those thread ends look real messy when they get loose.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 21, 20080 found this helpful

I have a computerized embroidery machine and I do this a lot. If you need stability there are several water soluble topping that can be purchased to make the organza stiffer and easier to embroider.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 22, 20080 found this helpful

I have a computerized embroidery machine and I do this a lot. If you need stability there are several water soluble topping that can be purchased to make the organza stiffer and easier to embroider.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 102 Feedbacks
July 23, 20080 found this helpful

Sewing machine sales shops sell special paper that you can temporarily fuse to the back of the sheer material while you are embroidering it, and it removes easily, if you follow the instructions. Also ask at your fabric store for it. Great stuff.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Roberta in hot Florida (Guest Post)
July 26, 20080 found this helpful

Remember to knot and cut your thread between motifs or anytime you are moving to something new.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Yvonne (Guest Post)
July 27, 20081 found this helpful

Besides the previously mentioned materials to reinforce, you can sew with tissue paper under the material which helps the thread to remain evenly sewn. The benefit is it is easy to tear away when you have finished the project. A dab of clear nail polish on the knots also stops it unraveling.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
By Karen (Guest Post)
July 29, 20080 found this helpful

The April/May 2003 issue of THREADS Magazine.has a great article on embroidering on sheer fabric. The article suggests a wash away or heat away stabilizer,as tear aways tend to distort the fabric.

Advertisement

The right needle is also important. A needle for silks is recommended.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Next >︎
Categories
Crafts Needlework EmbroideryJuly 21, 2008
Pages
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2023-01-23 08:09:07 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2023 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf63551809.tip.html