by modo 30 May 2010

3th time...suède

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by shirlener88 30 May 2010

Michelle, I have embroidered on suède many times - I have used a leather needle - hooped it with a tear away or cut away stabilizer, but didn't hoop the suède - I have used a less dense design, rather than a dense design. Pins will put a hole through the suède and usually you can never get that out. Practice on a smaller piece - to get the hang of it - if you prefer - so you know what to expect from the suède and your machine.

Here are some pictures of pillows and frames that I have done - the last two were done by my Grand Rikki - when she was 11.

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modo by modo 31 May 2010

thank you, those items are beautiful

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by dlonnahawkins 30 May 2010

Yes, you can. Do not hoop it. As Almag said, you do use a sticky back stabilizer - do not use a tempory spray on it. I would not recommend fixing or basting it, as the needles do leave marks. Use a leather needle. I don't know if you remember, but Shirlene did a beautiful pillow of a lighthouse, I think on suede. She posted it in projects - maybe we can find that and you can get the idea. Good luck with the project.

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modo by modo 31 May 2010

Thank you

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by simplyrosie 30 May 2010

I've stitched on suede many times. I use a regular embroidery needle but turn my speed down a bit. Hoop your stabilizer and then use 505 spray or sticky stabilizer to secure the suede to the hoop. Don't hoop the suede, just the stabilizer. Good luck, teri

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modo by modo 31 May 2010

Thank you

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by almag 30 May 2010

There are more experienced stitchers than I here but I imagine you could embroider just about anything on suede. I wouldn't want to hoop it though because the hoop might leave burn marks. I think you'd need to use a sticky stabiliser or a temporary spray adhesive to hold the fabric until it was 'fixed' or basted to the stabiliser. This is what I do with any speciality fabric and I often pin it as well around the edges to the stabiliser, out of the way of the needle.
To me, Jacobean designs and suede were made for each other :}
AlmaG.

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modo by modo 31 May 2010

Thanks, Good idea about Jaco designs, I love them

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by jacquipaul 30 May 2010

Good question; I know it is possible b/c I have a lovely garment that was embroidered extensively. It is very old, but still in perfect condition. Perhaps I'll re-purpose it.
Looking for the answer with you.

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modo by modo 31 May 2010

*4U

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by modo 30 May 2010

Hihihi
I try to ask a question 2 times and it did not work...There it is: Is it possible to embroide on suède? If so, wich needle should I use? Do I have to use stabilizer? Is there spécial désigns for suède or leather?
Thanks for your help
Michelle

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