stitch is your placement stitch. So, go ahead and hoop your item, and get it
ready to go. J Then, run your placement stitch. It is listed in different
colors only so the machine will stop. It is recommended you use yellow (or
whatever color you will be using for your satin stitch) for these next few
you have ran your placement stitch! This shows you where you will put your
ribbon. We have been using regular tape to hold the ribbon down for the next stitch,
length of ribbon is up to your preference. Also, what sizes, colors, etc! So
many different looks can be achieved with this design!
Once all of
the ribbon has been taped down, you will want to cover it with a layer of WSS.
This will keep your embroidery foot from snagging on the ribbon. Now that you
have your WSS in place, run the second stitch. This will secure your ribbons.
Be sure to leave your WSS in place, now you will add your fabric that is going
to be the middle of the sun, using the circle as a guide for placement.
fabric in place, you will run the third stitch to tack down your fabric. J After this stitch is finished, put
your hoop in the trim position, or remove the hoop from your machine and trim
closely with your applique scissors! Be careful not to bump the arm of your
machine or it will make your stitches misalign.
UNHOOP ITEM UNTIL THE DESIGN IS COMPLETELY FINISHED!!!*
back on machine, making sure your fabric or shirt is laid out as it should be
and your arm can move freely. Now you are ready to stitch the next stitch, the
satin stitch that goes around the sun! J As long as you have left your WSS in
place, you will be golden! Also, a neat tip for me, WSS helps me trim my
applique fabrics as it gives me something to lift up a little so I don’t cut
into my items (or in this case my ribbons). Be very careful when cutting!
you see your sun?!? Now, you can say you are done here, or continue on to the
last stitches to add a face to your sun!!
are finished! Give yourself a big pat on the back!
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