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When installing an invisible zipper, always sew the zipper tape into the seam allowance before sewing the final zipper seam. Why? The zipper always slides when the presser foot pushes against the zipper teeth, forcing it off track.
To remove residual water soluble stabilizer from your embroidery design, iron face down on a dampened paper towel or press cloth. The stabilizer should melt and stick to the damp cloth.
When making machine embroidered lace, hoop two pieces of tulle (bridal illusion) in your hoop along with a piece of Sulky Solvy, preferably the heavy weight version. This will make the design more stable.
You can reuse small pieces of Sulky Solvy stabilizer by layering them and pressing them between a folded Teflon sheet or other non stick surface. This will make the stabilizer thicker. (You can use this thicker stabilizer with tomorrow’s tip, so stay tuned.)
This is Sulky Solvy water soluble stabilizer week.
When machine embroidering plush fabric like velvet or terry, use Sulky Solvy or another water soluble stabilizer on the surface. This will keep the fabric’s fibers from migrating across the embroidered design and obscuring it.
Permanent markers, like Sharpie, can correct machine embroidery overruns. Use the background color to camouflage stray threads. It’s faster than removing stitches, which can leave holes.