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Unread 10-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Embroidery on thin fabric

I'm remaking my Rapunzel skirt with a thinner and silkier fabric. Last time, I didn't have so much problem with the embroidery, and I used a thick thread. I'm planning to use a simple thread with the new one. Is there anything I should know about embroidering on thin fabrics?
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If you are doing it by hand use an embroidery hoop so your stitches are even and the fabric doesn't bunch up. If you are using your sewing machine (if it has an embroidery setting) you can use backing to stabilize the fabric. There are different kinds and weights for backing, you might want one that dissolves in water or that rips off easily once you are done.

Other than those basics I can't think of anything specific. You might find some useful info in this thread too: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=297162

EDIT: OH, and there are threads made specifically for embroidery. It's usually called embroidery floss.

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I'll make it by hand, and thank you.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
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Actually, with a slippery satin, a stabilizing backing will help, regardless of whether you are working by hand or on machine. It doesn't have to be tear away either, you can use a light, cheap cotton broadcloth & trim it very close to the stitching after it's done. You want your stabilizer to be the same size as your hoop, it's there to support your fabric, not your stitches.
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