by patsy28 04 Aug 2012

I need help cuties. I have some mesh backpacks to up names on for my great nephews. Can I just put cut away stablizer on the back and a wash away on the top and use a satin stitch? Is there a better way. Thanks in advance!

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by castelyn 05 Aug 2012

I've done names on a wide tape and then just stitched it onto the bag. Hugs Yvonne

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by patsy28 05 Aug 2012

Thanks for all your great ideas! I like the idea of a patch but they have an all over design so I'm not sure how that would look. A flower to you all. I do appreciate you all taking your time to help me.

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by susiesembroidery 05 Aug 2012

I would use organza and washaway stabilizer - so that your stitches will stay on the actual project. Otherwise,muse a similar colour cotton and embroider the names thereon and patch it onto the backpacks with satin stitches.

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by roberta 05 Aug 2012

I did some last year for my neices and I made a patch with their name embroidered on it and satin stitched it to a place on the backpack whereever they wanted it. I believe I did it on the front pocket. And I put cutaway stabilizer in between the front and back to give it more stability. I embroidered the patch first with the stabilizer and put the back under the material and sewed a satin stitch around the circle or square or whatever you choose on the outside and then take it out of the hoop and trim around the outside carefully and sew it on the backpack with a zigzag stitch. No problem. This year she wanted me to do it on the strap and it was way too thick and I couldn't do it. Her teacher suggested it, not knowing about embroidery and when you get into a project too thick, you break a lot of needles and that is no fun. Been there done that. Hope this helpos. Ropberta

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by roberta 05 Aug 2012

I did some last year for my neices and I made a patch with their name embroidered on it and satin stitched it to a place on the backpack whereever they wanted it. I believe I did it on the front pocket. And I put cutaway stabilizer in between the front and back to give it more stability. I embroidered the patch first with the stabilizer and put the back under the material and sewed a satin stitch around the circle or square or whatever you choose on the outside and then take it out of the hoop and trim around the outside carefully and sew it on the backpack with a zigzag stitch. No problem. This year she wanted me to do it on the strap and it was way too thick and I couldn't do it. Her teacher suggested it, not knowing about embroidery and when you get into a project too thick, you break a lot of needles and that is no fun. Been there done that. Hope this helpos. Ropberta

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by greysewist Moderator 05 Aug 2012

You could probably use organza to give it something see through to hold the stitches and maybe some washaway so you can then get rid of the stabiliser? Might depend how loose a weave it is, but I wonder if it'd be worth trying a 'patch' of the same mesh at a different angle behind the design?

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by kttyhwk4 05 Aug 2012

Since your backpacks are mesh I really don't see any other way of doing your project. Good luck n hugs, Karen

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by linda8450 05 Aug 2012

If the backpacks are mesh, I would think you would have to have a "patch" or cloth behind the design. Otherwise what would hold the thread onto the pack?

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kttyhwk4 by kttyhwk4 05 Aug 2012

the cutaway...lol

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by katydid 04 Aug 2012

I am not experienced on this . Hope someone will help. good luck!!

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