How to hoop a "Break-the-Limit" design
What you need: a graphics program, a printer, a textile
marker, sticky stabilizer
Step1. Prepare your template.
Please print the BMP file enclosed with the help of a good graphics program. Windows Paint is not suitable, because it is not able to print in actual size. A ruler in centimeters and inches is provided on the template to help you check the size. When your template is printed out correctly, make small holes (with a pin or needle) at the center Point (M) and at the starting stitch (S) of each design section (a,b,c,etc.)
Step 2. Hoop the sticky stabilizer by itself (You will
place your fabric on top later)
If you are not familiar with sticky stabilizer, please refer to our "Sticky Stabilizer" page. Remove the protective paper of the stabilizer.
Step 3. Preparing your garment
Mark a line longer than your design (the template) along the straight grain and in the desired position on your fabric.Position the template on your fabric or garment where you want to stitch the design. Use the line you marked before to make sure that the template is positioned along the straight grain.Then mark the Center Points (M), and the First Stitches (S), using the holes you made in the template earlier.
Step 4. Adhere the fabric
Start your sewing machine, choose the design section you will be stitching first. The machine will automatically go to the center of the design. Now adhere the fabric to the sticky stabilizer so that the Center Point of the first design section (ending with a) is exactly under the needle where your machine centers to begin stitching.
(Hoop your stabilizer, then choose your design, needle automaticly finds the center, and then you adhere the fabric)
Step 5. Stitching the remaining sections
Stich the first section of your design. Now repeat Step 4 for the remaining sections of your designs. (see hint below for reusing your hooped sticky stabilizer). After you have repositioned your fabric for the second section, some machines permit positioning the needle to the starting point of the new section. (with the Pfaff 7570 touch button 0). If the needle point and the mark (S) you made don't coincide, please correct the positioning of your fabric until they match, otherwise your design sections won't fit together properly. If your machine does not have this feature, be sure that you positioned your fabric along the straight grain.
Instead of hooping new adhesive stabilizer for each design section, simply patch the hole made in the stabilizer by the previous embroidery with a small piece of the adhesive stabilizer, removing the paper before stitching. This will save time hooping, reduce waste and save money, as adhesive stabilizer is more expensive than regular stabilizer.
Before trying this technique on your good fabric or garment, we recommend doing a sample on scrap fabric for practice.