by 10tje 20 May 2010

Dear cuties, can somebody tell me how you can best t-shirts embroidery.

Which is made of very stretchy material.
It gives me almost never worked this well forward.
I have another shirt ruined. And he drew much of the substance and there were even holes.
I can embroider almost anything, but apparently not.
Does anyone have tips??

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by sissibrode 21 May 2010

You can find help here !
Hugs

Sissi

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by jacquipaul 20 May 2010

I have read that the ball point needle with iron on stabilizer is a good choice.

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by psssst 20 May 2010

I hoop sticky back tear away and I use a ball point needle. So far so good!

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by cmdam 20 May 2010

Hello, Depends also the quality of the cotton, but as we canĀ“t strech it I also put plastic on top of the tshirt, this helps the embroidery. Angelina

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by 10tje 20 May 2010

Wow what a reaction all. great, thank you all, I'm going to try everything.
What a great team so we are all together.
Thank you all for your time.

Greetings 10

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by pcteddyb 20 May 2010

I have been using the cut away mesh hooped and then sprayed KK2000 and placed it on top (not hooped). I also use a WS "topper". Then I baste it all together with a basting stitch. If the design is dense I use a piece of tear-away floated under the hoop too. So far I have had good luck with this method.

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks for any tips. From Iris2006 I got a tip about a stretch needle, I have not tried, I try all your tips, thanks for your time and who knows once I succeed.
But it works sometimes. but he is less flexible as this.
I did it the right way obviously.
Yet I keep trying, I do not give up.
But orders for these items I'd rather not.

Thank thanks thanks

castelyn by castelyn 20 May 2010

10tje, this is how I have done my t-shirts as well. I only use baste stitching if the design is large. the mesh hooping works. So you just place your stabilizer in the hoop and then spray and place your t-shirt , it does not stretch then. Hugs Yvonne

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by annita1 20 May 2010

ik ken je probleem en had het de eerste keer ook , gaten ! Maar nu gebruik ik altijd zelfklevende vlies op de achterkant en dan nog eens een gewone eronder en altijd goed resultaat !
succes ermee!

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Ja ik doe het ook altijd zo, maar deze keer ging het echt mis, toch te rekbaar denk ik.
Of te dun of wat dan ook.
Bedankt voor de tips, ik geef nooit op.

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by lbrow 20 May 2010

10tje In the past I used an iron on stabilizer first,then under that I had a med wt. cut away. I did not hoop I pinned, then basted the shirt to the hooped cut away, & also floated a tear away under the hoop. I carefully smoothed out the shirt before the basting being sure I was going to place design exactly where I wanted it. They turned out nicely but I try to stay away from that fabric because it takes so much effort to do . Oh almost forgot used a plastic type WS stabilizer on top of the shirt also. Layed on top & it basted down when I basted. *

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks for any tips. From Iris2006 I got a tip about a stretch needle, I have not tried, I try all your tips, thanks for your time and who knows once I succeed.
But it works sometimes. but he is less flexible as this.
I did it the right way obviously.
Yet I keep trying, I do not give up.
But orders for these items I'd rather not.

Thank thanks thanks

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by smithandsmith 20 May 2010

http://smartneedle.com/tips.html


page 3 talks about stretchy material

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks I will try a other needle!!!

Thanks

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by jofrog2000 20 May 2010

I bought some iron on sheer mesh stabilizer from Terradon. Put a piece of it on the inside of the T. Then I hoop either a tear away or cut away stabilizer(depending on how many stitches). I mark the center dot on the stabilizer and on the T. I give a slight spritz of KK2000 on the stabilizer, and it holds the T in place while I pin around the edges. I don't hoop them. If I have been good, I've made a basting frame for around it, and that does just fine. The mesh does pull away from the T when you are done, so can be trimmed down.
Jo

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by workbecky 20 May 2010

I just finished two very stretchy t-shirts for my gds. I will be posting pics soon in projects. I used sticky back followed by one layer of cutaway on the first. Part of the design was very dense and I thought it puckered from all the stitches so on the second one I used the sticky back followed by TWO layers of cutaway. I think this worked very well. Sorry I can't attach the pictures right now. I am on lunch break at work and the pics are at home.

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks for any tips. From Iris2006 I got a tip about a stretch needle, I have not tried, I try all your tips, thanks for your time and who knows once I succeed.
But it works sometimes. but he is less flexible as this.
I did it the right way obviously.
Yet I keep trying, I do not give up.
But orders for these items I'd rather not.

Thank thanks thanks

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by mad14kt 20 May 2010

I am still looking for some tips myself. I've tried one t-shirt thus far ;D *2U

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks for any tips. From Iris2006 I got a tip about a stretch needle, I have not tried, I try all your tips, thanks for your time and who knows once I succeed.
But it works sometimes. but he is less flexible as this.
I did it the right way obviously.
Yet I keep trying, I do not give up.
But orders for these items I'd rather not.

Thank thanks thanks

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by iris2006 20 May 2010

Hello J, I have send you an e-mail to your private adress included photo's. Good luck

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Oke thanks c...

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by gerryvb 20 May 2010

When I embroider a t-shirt I always make sticky tear-away stabilizer in the hope. and place the t-shirt on top of this sticky material. if the material is not smooth like the material of a poloshirt or sweatshirt I also use wss on top of it.
after embroidering ,I gently take of the shirt of the sticky tearaway. It works fine for me , even on very stretchy materials like sportswear. I have never used a spray myself,because I'm always afraid it gives marks later on.hope it helps you. hugs*

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks I've done it this way, maybe just not suitable because of the great elasticity.

Thanks you

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Ik heb het op deze manier gedaan, ik had er eerder goede ervanring mee.
Maar deze stof was kennelijk te rekbaar, ik dacht dat het wel kon, maar dit ging echt giga mis.
Ik baal ervan, ik heb haar shirt vergoedt.
maar je maakt geen goede indruk.
Misschien is toch niet alles te borduren.
bedankt groeten 10

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by jrob Moderator 20 May 2010

I always use a cut-a-way stabilizer that I have affixed to the t-shirt with an adhesive spray,(I use KK2000 by Sulky) and I also put a water soluable on top to keep the threads from burrowing into the fabric. I have been very successful with this method. I am sure that there are different ways, but this is mine that works for me. I actually went to a commercial t-shirt embroiderer who told me this method. ;)
PS Sometimes, when the design is VERY dense, I will "float" a tear-away underneath.

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

I've actually did.
But this did not work with this shirt.
Now I know that this other shirt but this way worked, but this was a very elastic shirt and I think that the problem is.
I do not know the names of the reinforcement that I used, but if I understand correctly, I use the same.
I keep on top of the same material.
Thanks for your tips, I'm on the right track.
And maybe that is not material to embroider.

Thanks jrob

Greetings 10

mad14kt by mad14kt 20 May 2010

Sounds good to me ;D *2U

msfancyvip by msfancyvip 20 May 2010

I use the same method as you do Jrob...t-shirt material can be tricky because of the differing types of manufacturers material choices. Personally I try to avoid them if possible...I've been lucky that they've all turned out nicely so far...knocking on wood here. ~Rita

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by smithandsmith 20 May 2010

o my gosh ,,, i know how you feel. I have ruined so many. I would love to know too. Have you tried 2 pieces of taraway? I had some success with that and instead of hooping the t-shirt i just pin it to the taraway or spray. Wish i could help you more but i have not had that great of luck with it. But i'll do t-shirts for family and hope for the best.
hugs Lee

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10tje by 10tje 20 May 2010

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.

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