Monday, September 27, 2010

The Beauty That is My Sewing Machine

I realized some time ago that I was definitely not taking full advantage of my MemoryCraft machine, and actually started feeling a little guilty every time I used it to baste my muslin or sew in a zipper. Sitting in front of me was a MemoryCraft Professional Embroidery machine, and I'd never embroidered a stitch.

Yesterday, I rectified that problem. My sister's brother-in-law and his wife are expecting and due in November, so I decided to make them some booties and bibs. I made four pairs of 3seam booties yesterday (very easy) and the beginnings of four bibs - the bibs being the exciting part.

(My box o'booties)

I played around with doing multiple images on one bib in these

I'm not sure I used the right kind of stabilizer. I was planning to use a lightweight interfacing to leave in permanently since it's on a very lightweight broadcloth, but only had medium so gave that a try. There are some wrinkles, but I'm not sure if it's because I had such a hard time getting the fabric taught in the hoop, the stabilizer, or something else completely. Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. How cute!
    I really like the dog bib.
    Did you use embroidery thread or regular thread?
    You may want to try a heavier stabilizer and see if it makes a difference.
    You may want to check with your sewing machine shop and see if they can give you any tips.
    The puckering isn't very noticable on these pictures.
    Didn't I give you a 2 or 3" wide roll of heavy stabilizer? I will take a look and see if I see it around here somewhere.
    Grandfather will be thrilled to know that you are enjoying the machine.