Now that the
fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape
and size, it's time to embroider the design.
Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer.
Madeira E-Zee Tear 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway
Medium are good choices. Those brands are
more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear
Use a size
11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than
an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle
has a smaller, finer point than an
embroidery needle, so that will make smaller
perforations in the stabilizer.
Load the full
embroidery file (not a dieline file) to your
Attach the hoop, and begin embroidering the
The first thing to stitch is a dieline, or
outline, that traces the shape for the front