by rescuer ( edited 07 Dec 2017 ) 06 Dec 2017

I thought I would show you a project that has gone wrong too many times. I hope the final stocking works for my neighbor. The first one I stitched, I misspelled the name. It is supposed to be spelled Magnus. The second one was crooked -- but it is hard to tell since the letters are not straight by design. I have now taken 3 furry red stockings apart and put them back together again. The one with the knockdown stitching is the last one, I hope. The other one was a bx font without knockdown stitches that I cut the fur from around the name -- but misspelled it. The first photo is the one that is correct and has the knockdown stitches.

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by pennyhal2 07 Dec 2017

A cautionary tale for those of us who don't do practice stitchouts! The end result is wonderful!

I know what knockdown stitches are, but never saw them used where I can actually see the stitches. Now, I don't know how to do thelm. It looks like they are just stitches sewn on a sewing machine. Or, are the knockdown stitches an actually embroidery design?

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

Thank you!
I did a practice stitch-out. LOL I asked my boys if it looked OK. They said yes. I asked later why they didn't tell me it was misspelled -- I asked if it LOOKED OK not if it was spelled correctly. LOL I do love my boys! Spelling is not my strong suit.
Knockdown stitches are done with the embroidery machine as if it were the first color in a design to sew. It is a special feature in embroidery software.

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by sonjapotgieter 07 Dec 2017

Gorgeous

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

Thank you

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by queenofhearts 07 Dec 2017

I saw something here that I am not familiar with. Can someone tell me what knockdown stitches are?

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

If you look closely at the picture (spelled Magnus) you will see white stitching under the lettering. The knockdown stitches make a flat space to place embroidery.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 07 Dec 2017

Thank you for the explanation.

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by dragonflyer 07 Dec 2017

Third time is the charmer...

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

Thank you. I worked harder on this "quick" job than I have before.

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by mops Moderator 07 Dec 2017

Looks perfect now. Don't you just love knock-down stitches. They tame all sorts of impossible fabrics. I would have misspelled Mangus as well, sounds like fruit to me.

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

Thank you. The true spelling is Magnus. Even my spell checker thinks it is wrong. lol The boys joke about us using the other stocking for our dog, Gus. I'm sure they will laugh about the fruit bit.

hagridsmom by hagridsmom 11 Dec 2017

I bet Gus will be happy no matter how his name looks!

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by basketkase 07 Dec 2017

Perfectly executed after a practice stitch.........

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

I do hope it is the last one this year though. I am still tasting fur. lol

basketkase by basketkase 07 Dec 2017

I know, I had to vacuum my office after I finished those santa hats for the cleaners......I will remember the knock down stitches as it will sure save on wss! Love all we learn on this website.......

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by shirley124 07 Dec 2017

3rd time lucky they say. Well done. Hugs

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Dec 2017

Thank you
Hugs

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by pennifold 06 Dec 2017

Isn't that just so annoying? Great job once you got it right. Love Chris

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Dec 2017

Thanks Chris. I'm glad it is done now

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by sewdeb 06 Dec 2017

Looks great! That fur is a bear to stitch - ask me how I know. I think 3 times is what is required to get the dang things right. LOL! Have you stopped inhaling the fuzzies yet?

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Dec 2017

LOL I have been using my lint roller so much and it is still everywhere!

sewdeb by sewdeb 07 Dec 2017

The stuff is almost as bad as glitter!

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by devon 06 Dec 2017

Looks great to me!!

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Dec 2017

Thank you!

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by noah 06 Dec 2017

wowwwwww i think this is the first time i have seen u sew***i am impressed looks good hugs

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rescuer by rescuer edited 06 Dec 2017

Just click on my user name and then Projects. I do have a few... I thought for the first 3 or 4 years that only Cute designs could be shown or you had to have special membership here to post -- so I didn't post for the first few years.

noah by noah 07 Dec 2017

ok i will thanks:):)your design is lovely ,i used that knock down stitch once but i don't really like it hugs

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