You’re never too old or too young to celebrate a special birthday! Recently, Stephanie Sanders, my loyal employee of 14 years, approached me with a request to stitch a shirt for her daughter’s upcoming 2nd birthday.
We discussed options and thought it would be fun to stitch an applique crown and a number 2. Since little girls love sparkles we knew the applique fabric would have to be something glittery and fun.
This was the perfect opportunity to use Glitter Sheets from BFC-Stash. The sheets are available as sets and individual sheets in countless colors. Instructions are included with the Embroidery Glitter for steps on how to use and care for the product.
I used embroidery software to create the embroidery design. If you missed the Software Saturday lesson on the blog click here.
I could have placed an entire square of the Glitter Sheet on the applique then trimmed it away once the tack down stitch was complete. But this was a great opportunity to use the Brother™ ScanNCut to create pre-cut applique shapes. So I sent the applique artwork files from Perfect Embroidery Pro to my Brother Scan N Cut. I loaded a gold glitter sheet, pressed the button and Voila! A gold crown, perfectly cut!
Once the design was created I fused Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra cut-away stabilizer to the wrong side of the t-shirt. Then I hooped the t-shirt in Snap Hoop Monster.
When it was time to stitch the design I placed the pre-cut Glitter sheets on the placement stitching. The sheets were tacked down then finished with the satin stitching. The final step is to use a Teflon pressing cloth to iron the embroidery using the linen heat setting. (330-365 degrees). Complete care instructions are included with the Glitter Sheets.
The Glitter Sheets are light-weight and move with the garment. Perfect for a little one that is always on the move!
The final step was to finish the back of the garment with Sulky Tender™ Touch. This added step makes the shirt more comfortable for little ones to wear by covering the bobbin stitches.
Now the little princess is ready for her party!
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