Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Straw Hat Embroidery Tutorial

Every woman needs a floppy straw hat in the summertime. You can find straw hats everywhere and you can embroider them. Because the fibers are woven you can easily embroider the hat. Here is how you can embroider your own. 

Step 1: Hoop the tear away interfacing.
Step 2: Sandwich the hat between the interfacing and  soluble topper.
Step 3: Baste stitch a rectangle attaching all three layers. If you do not baste stitch you should pin all three layers. (Pinning might be very difficult.)
Step 4: Embroider on top the initials for monogramming. I used here one 3" letter in the center and 2" letters one either side.
Enjoy your Floppy Straw Hat.


Linda said...

OK I'm new to machine embroidery! How do you baste around the hoop?

Leah Williams said...

You can find a free baste stitch here at Swak Embroidery,

Kathryn Manwaring said...

I have the same machine. How do you make a 3 letter monogram? Do you have another program or make on the machine?
Thanks for your help

Leah Williams said...

Hey Kati,
I use Embrilliance, and I love it!!! I use it with my Mac!

Emily Schultz said...

So if you do a baste stitch do you just pick out the stitches after you are all done embroidering and it does not leave stitch marks? It is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get these hats???

Dorothy McCurdy said...

Hi Leah,
I also have a PE770. I like this machine, but there is so much that I don't know and the manual does not help. Is there an automatic basting stitch with this machine? I tried the icon on the display page and nothing happens, and it is rather awkward trying to pin some items rather than basting them. Can you help?

Leah Williams said...

I use Embrilliance,, and it has a feature to baste stitch whatever design you create. It is well worth the money and not nearly a costly as other programs out there. Check it out!

Brenda said...

nice job! I love it! thanks for sharing!

Gina Bird said...

Hi-What size needle do you use with this project?