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- Embroidering on Screens
- Nadyne Nelson
September 15, 2007, 8:45 am
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Re: Embroidering on Screens
I've done pet screen without using any special needles. I bought a box of 100
Bernina brand needles
size 80/12 last year some time and use them for just about everything. I was
told they were made my
Schmitz. The pet screen I used was made of fiberglass.
Here is how I did it. I hooped tear away stabilizer. I laid the screen down on
top of the hoop and
basted it in place. Because the stitches tend to sink into the holes of the
mesh I placed a layer
of water soluble stabilizer on top of the screen. That was it, and then I
stitched away, no special
thread and no need to slow down my machine. When it was done I removed as much
of the stabilizer as
possible and then wet the top stabilizer to remove any excess.
I don't know why your needles are breaking, what brand of machine do you have?
Can you stitch
through the hem of a pair of jeans with ease? Being short that is my acid test
for any good sewing
machine in my house. If I can't hem my jeans the machine is not good to me no
matter how many fancy
designs it can stitch.
5 foot 2