By Debbie Colgrove
Page 1 | Page 2 Ribbon Labels | Page 3 Fabric Labels
All methods require a sewing machine with built in alphabet capabilities.
- A Scrap Of Fabric
- Embroidery Thread (regular thread can be used but consider the the shine and dazzle of Rayon or Polyester thread)
- Temporary Spray Adhesive
Set up your sewing machine for embroidering letters. (Refer to your machine manual) Always test your selection on a scrap of fabric to test the size and design. Mark the starting point (the first place the machine needle penetrates the fabric).
Unless you are using very stiff fabric such as denim, you will need to use a stabilizer under the fabric to obtain a smooth design. (Unless you have experience with machine embroidery, odds are that you are unfamiliar with stabilizers. These are a VERY important step to any machine embroidery and can be purchased at almost any fabric store as well as many online sources. Learn more about stabilizers in the Machine Embroidery Tips Net Links.)
|Stitch out the lettering of your label. Trim out the traveling threads between the letters if necessary.|
|Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, enclosing the lettering. Create the fold at the bottom of your lettering. Create a small seam on each end as shown in the photo.|
Turn label right side out and press. The raw edge of the label will be enclosed in the seam of your garment.
Optional Consider playing with other embroidery options on your sewing machine, to create a border around your lettering.