Print design in 1:1 size (actual size). Make letter
pattern by cutting out each letter close to the inside line of satin
stitching. (See Fig. 1). Iron on adhesive backing, such as Wonder Under or
E-Film from Dalco Athletic. Use pattern on your fabric. Stitch outline
stitch and stop machine. Use temporary adhesive spray on each letter
before placing on garment prior to stitching.
To Make Puffy Applique:
After stitching applique, slit a tiny hole on the
other side of the applique and stuff with fiber fill (cutting through
backing and garment, not applique). Another way you can achieve this
is to stop the machine just before the cover stitch in completed and stuff with fiber fill with the edge of a pencil and then start the machine to
finish cover stitch.
Print the design actual size. Spray adhesive
on the back of the printed design. Lay it on a piece of heavy
cardstock (I recycle the cardstock found in shirts, and other items that is
used as packaging from the store). Cut the design on the edge (in the middle
of the satin edge stitch). Mark each template with "this side up" and
the name of the design so that you cut on the right side. Trace the design
with "this side up" on the wrong side of the fabric. These templates
last a long time when they are cut from card stock rather than paper.
to watch a
beginners applique video by Embroidery Library. Use your browser
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Free True Sizer Software:
Click here to download your free True Sizer software
from Wilcom. This software will allow you to resize and convert your
designs in most formats. It will also change the density as the size
Resize and convert your embroidery designs. This software will also adjust
density when it is resized with the .emb format. Click on the icon to download. The true view is awesome when viewed in true view.