by dailylaundry 01 Nov 2022

Hello Cuties, I need some embroidery help! I have 4 sets of shorty PJ's to embroider initials. These are silk PJ's and I am worried about slipping. There isn't a pocket - but my new-to-be bonus daughter and I thought maybe I could embroider on the lapel or apply a small patch with 2 or 3 initials. If I do a patch (which I haven't done before) it would have to be 1 1/2 inch wide at the most. What are your suggestions? I would so appreciate any help on this! Hugs and flowers for all, Laura


by graceandham 02 Nov 2022

If these are for a lady, I think it would be cute to embroider at the hem of the shorts in a larger font - not so fidgety!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 02 Nov 2022

I had thought about the shorts - but, the legs have a fine lace around them, making up the hem and they are very short. I appreciate the suggestion! Hugs!

by mrskiki 02 Nov 2022

I would use a sticky water soluble stabilizer, pin around and then also use the tack down box around the design once on the machine. Good luck. Hugs. Nan

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 02 Nov 2022

Great suggestions - I am nervous about this!!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 02 Nov 2022

I have to remember this advise.

by rachap 01 Nov 2022

This sounds scary!!My only thought is if you could get some similar or slippery fabric and try out a few different ways of doing it. Maybe if you can find a bridal shop or dressmaker they would have some small scraps ??? Just remember to use the smallest hoop you can for the design. Good luck and please let us know how they came out.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 02 Nov 2022

Smallest hoop is a great idea! Thanks!

by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Nov 2022

I am not sure if this will help. When I do FSL I use cut outs of the rubbery material (Shelf Liners). I lay down the hoop and mark the outline of the frame which I cut out about 2-3 inches wide. I place that between the frame and material. That helps with slipping. Hope this makes sense. Good luck

crafter2243 by crafter2243 01 Nov 2022

another idea is to use WSS and cotton material to start the patch. After having embroidered on the material you can wash out the WSS and then create a patch by using a fusible (both sides) to place where you want it and stitching with sewing machine a decorative stitch around the edge.

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 01 Nov 2022

Thanks bunches!!! I appreciate any help on this!