I found I could use the same techniques,
stabilizer, and needle for all four
a strong fabric that will support almost
any weight or complexity of design.
However, it is necessary to take into
account draping. The higher the
complexity of the design, the less
graceful the draping of the fabric may
have chosen your design, I would
recommend using a 75/11 sharp sewing
needle for embroidering. Steer clear of
ballpoint needles that will puncture the
material and leave visible holes.
stabilizer, I used medium-weight (2 oz.)
cutaway stabilizer, that I adhered to
the pleather with a light mist of KK100
spray adhesive. Then, hoop the fabric
and stabilizer together tightly.
hesitant to really secure your hoop. Pleather
is resilient, and unlike
leather, won't get hoop burn. While
you may be tempted to give the pleather
a little stretch or two after it's
hooped, resist that urge. It will distort your
are finished embroidering, you may have
a an outline where the hoop was, but no
worries, the pleather will eventually
regain its shape, or you can lightly
iron it using the tips below.