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Embroidering on Micro Pique

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.

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Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.


Add embroidery to micro pique shirts, jackets, and other athletic wear with the tips and tricks in this project tutorial. Find information on hooping, stabilizer, design choice, and more to master embroidering on micro pique.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Micro pique shirt or other garment
- Soft cutaway stabilizer (no-show mesh)
- Temporary spray adhesive
  (like Gunold KK100)
- Air-erase pen for marking

Designs featured in this tutorial and video are:

E8678, Mola Flamingo
L2769, Retro Golf Ball
E3808, Plaid Shamrock 2

 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider on micro pique.


Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Micro pique is used in golf shirts and other athletic wear.

It's soft, made out of polyester, and designed to wick moisture away from the skin.

Micro pique is a fussy fabric when it comes to stitching designs on it.

When choosing designs, select ones that are simple.

Designs that are too complex, or designs that have solid fills, will cause the fabric to drape poorly.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Begin by planning where to stitch the design.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool for planning and placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

For these types of shirts, the top of the design is usually 4 1/2" down from the shoulder seam, centered between the button placket and the side seam.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
After the template is placed where you want to stitch the design, mark the center point as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Those marks help to hoop the shirt straight.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Cutaway stabilizer is the best choice for micro pique. But the fabric is so soft that a traditional cutaway stabilizer may be too stiff, and show a ridge behind the shirt.

Instead, a soft cutaway stabilizer (no show mesh) is preferred when embroidering on micro pique.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Cut a piece of no-show mesh a little larger than the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Spray the no-show mesh with a small amount of temporary adhesive, like Gunold's KK100.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Turn the shirt inside out.

Smooth the no-show mesh on the inside of the shirt.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Turn the shirt right side out again.

Slide the outer hoop inside the shirt.

Press the top hoop in place, lining up the marks on the shirt with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point.

Embroider the design. A size 11 or 75/11 embroidery needle is a fine choice when embroidering on micro pique.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
After embroidering, turn the shirt inside out again. Cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
The light, open style of this flamingo design allows the fabric to drape nicely on this micro pique shirt.

Free project instructions to embroider on micro pique.
Choose designs that fit your sport or hobby, like the retro golf ball and tee design used here. Perfect for any golfer in your life!

Embroidering on Micro Pique



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Stitching tips for micro pique:
 

Needle 75/11 or size 11 embroidery needle.
 
Stabilizer No-show mesh is preferred; it is a soft type of cutaway stabilizer.
 
Design Choice Choose designs that are simple. Designs that are too complex will cause the fabric to drape poorly.
   


Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

Mola Flamingo $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 5.70" | 3.29" x 3.86"

Retro Golf Ball $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.67" x 3.85"

Plaid Shamrock 2 $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.81" x 4.86" | 3.79" x 3.86"