Hey guys check out the 3d puffs that I embroidered on this fini if you want to learn how to get this look then stick around Alright so before we get started with what materials you’re going to need I’m going to quickly remind you guys that if you have any Questions at all throughout the video, so please leave us a comment and we will get back to you with the answer Alright, so here are all the materials that you are going to be using for each project And I’ve kind of separated them by station so here we have our centering station And you have your water-soluble marker in order to mark a point in your centers and then I used my Stitch out my set stitch out to kind of make sure that the center is correct and my ruler So I already have that centered Now the next station we have here we have my size C regular hoop so you can get this done with your regular hoops it might be easier to do it on an 8 in 1 But you can’t do it with your regular hoops and I’m gonna show you exactly how you could hoop it so that you don’t lose registration and You can still get your project done, and it won’t Interfere with a sewing arm so again. I have my size C hoop my white foam and The reason I’m using white is because I will be embroidering white thread So I want the foam to match the color of the thread so that if there’s any scene showing through it won’t be as noticeable and Then here we have some tape I recommend using the strongest tape that you can find Now that is going to help with the hooping and I’ll explain why in a little bit, and then I have two sheets of Tearaway now typically for your knit fabrics you’re gonna want to use cutaway, but for beanies since it is a hot You don’t probably want the backing to show so instead of using just one sheet of cutaway Try using 2 sheets of tearaway and that’ll give you the stability that one sheet of cutaway will give you as long as you don’t have anything too complex or Large stitch count then you won’t have any registration issues if you use if you double up on backing when you’re using your tearaway And last I have my cleanup station right here And I have my scissors just for cutting any backing or anything else I need a cut and then I have my snips for cutting the excess thread and we’ll also use this to kind of Pinch the excess foam in so that it doesn’t pop out over the thread and then here. I have my heat gun It is optional I would say you can also use a blow dryer in its place But the purpose of the heat is to kind of shrink the foam inside so that it doesn’t pop out over the thread and That’s gonna. Give you that nice clean finished look that you want so also with the heat It could help with some of the puckering that you may experience with a knit thread now I went ahead and embroidered one before without heat, and I didn’t have any puckering because of this hooping method I’m gonna show you but if you do have any puckering the heat will also kind of help iron it out So before we start hooping. I just want to place a mark on my fabric using my water-soluble pen, and I want to place it right Where it won’t show under the stitches, it’s gonna be kind of an arrow to indicate where Which way I’m gonna fit I’m gonna place it because I am gonna turn the beanie inside out so I want to be able to remember which way I have to put it into the machine that way if you do run into any issues you won’t of course ruin your Design, and how to start over again? All right so I’m gonna go ahead and turn this inside out and you want to make sure that you turn it with the arrow facing forward so that you know you’re inserting it into the machine the right way and hoping it the right way and Now we’re just gonna go straight into our hooping Next I’m gonna cut my backing so that it doesn’t stretch out my fabric because remember This is a knit so you want to keep it as stable as possible, and you don’t want it to stretch So I want to cut it just enough that it doesn’t stretch it out, so I’m just gonna cut it like right around here Also, remember when cutting that you still want it to be larger than the size of your hoop So first things first before we start we’re gonna spray some temporary adhesive spray on Our backing make sure you’re spraying it on your backing and not on your Fabric, so I’m gonna move this out of the way Next I’m going to insert my two sheets of tearaway About halfway through I would say and I’m gonna tell you why in a minute Now make sure that when you are Inserting your backing that it’s not stretching out the knit that’s why I cut it so close to the size of the fabric because I don’t want it to stretch out and then cause puckering and Of course remember when you’re cutting your backing then still Needs to be large enough to cover the entire area of the hoop. It’s even more important with your stretchy fabrics So now I have my two sheets of backing in and I’m going to place the bottom hoop ring inside And of course make sure that you are flattening out your garment on the on the stabilizer because you want it to be as stable as possible I Was just making sure that the foot bring was covering the entire area So loosen the ring if you have to with these stretchy fabrics you definitely don’t want to Make it tighter make the hooping tighter than it has to be just make it tight enough so that’s still very stable But not too tight because that’ll cause the fabric to bounce back and then pucker So normally you guys know that in order to hoop Properly you need to hoop the fabric and the stabilizer all together It should be covering all areas of the hoop But for this specific project in order to get it done with this type of hoop Then you are gonna need to leave a little bit of gap so What we’re going to do is use some tape to help compensate And I’m just gonna place it right at the edges, and this is just gonna help bring more stabilization to the project and if you have a stronger tape and use a stronger tape to Just make sure not to stretch it out when you are taping it down Just make sure that you leave It without you know being stretched All right, so we’ve taped everything up we have our two sheets of tearaway. It’s covering all areas of the hoop. That’s very important and Now we’re going to go ahead and pop it into the embroidery machine And I’m gonna take my foam with me so that we can get that nice raised finished look So now as you can see here. We don’t have that much space around the sewing arm We have enough space but not that much fascia stuff especially if you want to do a large horizontal design like this one You know that the machine is gonna be going back and forth So what you want to do to get this out of the way is? kind of just Tuck it in this way, and then that way you can embroider and you won’t worry about embroidering on the other side or the machine or This shifting and you losing registration all right, so I have centered my design off-camera And now I’m about to press start But I wanted to point out that you should probably lower the speed of your machine just a little bit because we are going to be using the foam and It is a knit so you want to make sure That you have stability and more speed will of course cause you to have less stability so Lower down to I would say Probably half of your machines maximum speed so it really just depends on what your machines maximum speed is for us We’re going at 600 next I’m going to place my phone over the area of the design and I’m going to press start in just a few now. This is optional, but if you want You can kind of tape down the foam so that it doesn’t move around Usually after a couple of stitches Your machine will lock it down with the stitches But if you want just a little bit extra Make sure that it doesn’t move around Then you can tape it down as well One last thing before we start I just wanted to remind you guys that The size of the foam should be slightly larger than the size of your design It should have enough space to compensate for the needle penetrating through because once the needle starts stitching through its gonna start kind of Pulling in so it might shrink a little bit Alright, so now. I am all ready to go and I’m just gonna go ahead and press Start All right guys, so I’m back here at my cleanup station and again I have my heat gun my snips and my scissors And I’m going to start by just removing the foam and it’s very simple you can just tear it away And then of course tear the tape off and Because I’m using tear away I can just tear away Gracefully am I backing? All right, so now I’m just cutting up any of the excess thread One thing I forgot to mention is that if you have any areas where your water soluble pen Marks are showing to get rid of that now So I’m just gonna spray a little bit of water off-camera I have my damp towel, and I’m just going to use it to get into any of the areas where the blue from the pen it might be poking out a Lot of people also like to use chalk instead of your water-soluble pen because they don’t want Any of the booze showing maybe later when the client washes their clothing just in case so you can do that as well All right next up. I’m gonna take my snips, and I’m just going to kind of push in any of the little parts of the foam But very carefully because you don’t want to pull on the threads just a little bit and the heat gun will Basically take care of the rest Try to get as much foam out with your threat with your snips carefully Before going in with the heat because remember that heat can burn the thread if you apply it for too long So you want to kind of try to make sure you get as much out? Before you go in with heat, so I have my heat gun, and I’m going to do the final honors, so I’m putting it It’s the lowest heat setting which would be right in the center and I’m just going to All right, so now we’re gonna turn our and my a beanie back inside out and Thanks to the arrows. 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