Embroidering on T-shirts
Embellish your most-loved T-shirts with unique embroidery designs
that reflect your style! This quick tutorial will show you how to
get the perfect placement in a couple easy steps. Get
up close to the action by checking out the accompanying
on T-shirts video to see how it's done.
To craft your embroidered tee, you will need:
Begin by deciding
where your design should go on your garment! Using printed templates of
your design will make it easy to map out exactly where your embroidery
will go. (Here's more on
how to print templates.)
Use an air erase fabric pen to mark the center and crosshair points
of the design template onto the shirt. You will need these markings to
help line up with the crosshairs on your embroidery hoop.
Use temporary spray adhesive to adhere your sheer cutaway
stabilizer to the back of the fabric area you intend to embroider.
Hoop both fabric and
stabilizer together, taut in the hoop to prevent shifting and gapping
while your design stitches.
Make sure to completely pull back the shirt from underneath the hoop.
Use hair clips around the edge of the hoop to help prevent excess fabric
from being caught underneath the needle.
Embroider your design!
Next, carefully trim
the excess stabilizer from the back of the embroidery design.
You're left with a stunning new T-shirt, complete with a design
that expresses the inner you!
Check out the
Embroidering on T-shirts video for a closer look at how to make a
statement on your own favorite tee!