I recently did a class where we used a wing needle. We tried different stitches on the machine to see what the results would be. As everyone tried the different stitches, they shared the results with others in the class. Each person kept their samples and made a note of the stitch that they used for that sample. It was a fun to see everyone enjoy creating beautiful stitches with a wing needle.
If you have never used a wing needle, now might be the time to try one. A WING NEEDLE is used to produce beautiful heirloom sewing effects. Use those heirloom stitches on your sewing machine and a natural fabric and fine thread for the best results. When the needle goes through the fabric, the wings push the yarns of the fabric to the sides, creating holes. The more often the needle goes through the same hole, the more pronounced the opening is. Most machines have decorative stitches that can be used to create even more intricate decorative effects, such as blanket stitch, honeycomb, stars – even stitches designed to produce the look of purchased entredeux. Wing needle stitching is a quick and easy embellishment for purchased items – linen and/or cotton shirts, tablecloths & napkins – anywhere you want a subtle decorative touch.
A wing needle can be used for embroidery too. Use your wing needle for the parts of your design that have running stitches, motif fills, or bean
stitches. Stitch a test design first to make sure that you are happy with the results. When using a wing needle in embroidery, slow down the speed of stitching on your machine.
Tips for using your wing needle:
- Do not use your needle threader with a wing needle.
- Use a light weight embroidery thread, the same or one shade darker than your fabric.
- Use some stabilizer under your fabric, and if the holes are not defined enough, use a double layer.
- Go slow, and try not to stop while stitching, this can cause an uneven and misaligned row of stitches.
- Natural and loosely woven fabrics work the best.
- Have fun!
Baby Lock recently introduced a new Ellisimo Gold. New features in the Ellisimo include color visualization and the on screen designer. You can also resize embroidery designs on the Ellisimo Gold up 200% and down 60% while adjusting the density for the perfect embroidery.
Introducing the Ellisimo Gold from Baby Lock from Tacony Corporation on Vimeo.
How to embroidery a baby onesie.
- Embroidered Onesie
For a onesie:
- Fuse No Show Fusible to the back of the onesie
- Cut a piece of Adhesive Sew and Wash stabilizer about 1″ larger than the hoop.
- Peel off the paper, then wrap Adhesive Sew and Wash stabilizer around the hoop the hoop.
- Turn the onesie inside out.
- Place the onesie on top of the stabilizer.
- Using straight pins or small binder clips hold the fabric e the neck area away from the embroidery. Be careful to keep your fingers away from the needle.
- After the embroidery is finished. Soak the onesie in warm water to remove the Adhesive Sew and Wash stabilizer.
- Peel the No Show Fusible up and trim around the embroidery.
- Fuse a piece of Fuse So Soft on top of the embroidery so that no stitches touch the baby’s skin.
Did you know? When embroider on a knit, such as a tee shirt or a onesie, you should use a cutaway stabilizer.
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