Embroidering on Hoodies
Sweatshirts are a favorite for good reason! They're comfy,
classic, and can be styled and modified in endless ways to express
your unique personality. Read on to discover how to make your
sweatshirt stitching look stellar ... and check out the accompanying
Embroidering on Hoodies video to see how it's done!
To get started on your hoodie, you will need:
Start by unzipping your hoodie (or turning it inside out) and laying
it on a clean, flat surface.
Adhere your medium weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary spray
adhesive to the back of the area you plan to embroider.
Now for placement. Using printed templates of your design will make
it easy to map out exactly where each embroidered piece will go. (Here's more on
how to print templates.)
Use an air erase pen or chalk to mark the center and the vertical axis points of the
design onto the garment. Use a ruler to draw a straight line connecting
each of the marks. You will need these to line up exactly with the crosshairs
on your embroidery hoop.
Hoop your fabric and stabilizer together, taut and use your
marked points on your fabric to line up with your embroidery hoop's
When you are done stitching, carefully trim the excess stabilizer
from the back of the embroidery design.
Your newly embellished hoodie is ready to wear! Slip it on and
enjoy a garment that's uniquely you.
Check out the
Embroidering on Hoodies video for a closer look at
putting your own creative twist on this casual favorite!