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Project

Embroidering Towels

Introduction

Disclaimer: To embroider this design on any sewing or embroidery machine, convert the design in your embroidery software according to your hoop or machine manufacturer instructions.

Materials

  • Bobbins with bobbin thread
  • 40 wt. rayon embroidery thread
  • Universal 90/14 needle
  • Towel
  • Heavy tear-away stabilizer and heavy water-soluble stabilizer
  • Sycrame Tree template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Wind 2 or 3 bobbins with bobbin thread and thread machine with 40 wt. rayon embroidery thread.

  2. Step 2

    Insert a universal 90/14 needle and select design to embroider.

  3. Step 3

    Use one layer of heavy tear-away stabilizer and one layer of heavy water-soluble stabilizer.

  4. Step 4

    Add hoop clips. Mark vertical and horizontal center lines on stabilizer in the hoop.

  5. Step 5

    Determine placement of embroidery on towel and mark a vertical and a horizontal center line based on the position of the embroidery.

  6. Step 6

    Baste towel to hoop. Place a layer of heavy water-soluble stabilizer on top of towel and baste again.

  7. Step 7

    Once the design is complete, remove basting stitches. Tear away excess stabilizer from the front and back of towel. Remaining stabilizer will wash away when the towel is laundered.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2007

Reviews (12)

  • babcias5 5 Jan, 2009

    I too had been looking for a reasonably priced embroidery machine for a very long time...I finally found a really nice, refurbished machine on Overstock.com

  • melaniemgray 6 Oct, 2008

    This is a very nice gift idea. I found some nice white towels I am still trying to find a nice rose template though... any thoughts?

  • margie2go 17 Jun, 2008

    Aw, I'm so disappointed. I really thought I'd win that machine...so sad :(

  • sewing58 17 Jun, 2008

    I've been looking for the sign up page also I think they should give use all one just for trying.LOL

  • GaleTats 17 Jun, 2008

    I listened to the show, and it mentions that September is National Sewing month, so I guess we have all missed the chance. It should have been mentioned that it was a repeat. Darn, Darn and double darn!

  • SWLady 17 Jun, 2008

    I've been searching also, and it seems that show was pre-recorded from 2007.

  • Tammie7255 17 Jun, 2008

    I can't find where to enter to win the Pfaff sewing machine from today's show, June 17th. I've tried both sites and have been unsuccessful. ????????? Tammie7255@yaoo.com

  • tanaml 17 Jun, 2008

    Would be very nice to locate the actual Pfaff machine link to enter that was advertised on 6-17-08 show today. No one including myself is having any luck at all with this. Keep going in circles on the sites looking

  • sharonmaks 17 Jun, 2008

    I can't find where to enter to win the Pfaff sewing machine from today's show, June 17th. I've tried both sites and have been unsuccessful. sharonmaks@hotmail.com

  • bigcov 17 Jun, 2008

    trying to enter to win the pfaff sewing machine june 17th.mary covington covingm@bellsouth.net

  • Berttie 17 Jun, 2008

    I can't find where to enter to win the sewingmachine from today's show, June 17th

    Roberta Gardner

    robgln@nbnet.nb.ca

  • Berttie 17 Jun, 2008

    I can't find where to enter to win the sewingmachine from today's show, June 17th

    Roberta Gardner

    robgln@nbnet.nb.ca