Only 5 Days Left in Our Back-to-School Sale!
Editor’s Note: With the kids back-to-school, there’s more time to sew! From Sept. 6-15, we’ll be celebrating “back-to-school” season in a number of different ways — from ideas for sewing for children to inspiration for sewing for yourself!
One of the wonderful things about sewing is that there’s always another project to make or another technique to learn. Even the most seasoned seamstresses are continuously learning and improving their craft. Here at Martha Pullen Company, we’re passionate about learning and sharing techniques with you via a variety of methods – from our teacher licensing events to our instructional DVDs.
Knit Baby Daygowns and Bonnets, taught by our director of education Kathy McMakin, is one of our newest DVD offerings. On the DVD, Kathy walks viewers step-by-step through making a soft and cuddly knit baby daydown. And of course, lots of techniques are learned along the way! Below, follow Kathy’s instructions for machine embroidering a monogram on a knit daygown as featured on the DVD:
What you’ll need:
Embroidery thread, water soluble sticky stabilizer (Wet N Gone Tacky), cutaway stabilizer (No Show Mesh), fusible knit stabilizer (Dream Weave)
Adding the monogram:
1. Mark the gown front for monogram placement.
2. Optional: place a piece of No Show Mesh to the wrong side of gown in the area of the monogram.
3. Place Wet N Gone Tacky in the hoop, sticky side up.
4. Center and stick the gown front to the hooped stabilizer.
5. Cut a piece of Wet N Gone Tacky larger than the monogram. Peel off the paper backing and stick on top of the gown front in the area to be monogrammed.
6. Stitch the monogram using a ballpoint needle.
7. Wet and remove the sticky stabilizer.
8. Cut a piece of Dream Weave and fuse to the back of the monogram to insure the back of the monogram is smooth and comfortable against baby’s skin.