Monday, April 7, 2014

April Showers Embroider Umbrella Tutorial

Materials:
Umbrella
Rubber Bands
Embroidery machine
Tear-away interfacing
embroidery design
Step 1: Take the cloth off the umbrella. Leave the threads as markers so you will know where to sew it back at the end of your project.
Step 2: Get your embroidery machine ready and select your embroidery design. I used tear away interfacing, at the end of your project you will be able to tear away the interfacing behind the embroidery design.
Step 3: With rubber bands tie together the frame. When embroidering the frame should be away from the hoop.
Step 4: Embroider the umbrella.
Step 5: Tear away the interfacing.
Step 6: Hand sew the frame back onto the frame.
Ta Da! You are Done!
Things I learned; You want to choose an embroidery design that is not high in stitch density.
Have fun!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Did you hoop the umbrella fabric? If not, did you use spray-on adhesive or how did you get it to stay on the stabilizer?

Leah Williams said...

I did not hoop the umbrella fabric. I used the spray-on adhesive and held it down a little with my hands as the hoop began to move around.

Sheila said...

Love the monogram. Thanks for the idea! I think I will hoop a sticky-back tear away stabilizer.