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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Embroidering on Toddler's Pants -Help! ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Making a border on the lower edge of pant leg
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Date: 6/28/12 7:30 PM

I would like to embroider a little border of flowers on the bottom edge of a pair of pants I'm making for my niece. What I can't decide is should I sew the front and back sections together first and then embroider the entire bottom edge before I stitch the final seam that forms each pant leg? Or should I embroider on the bottom of each pant section (front and back) before I begin construction.

I feel like my first option would be the best and since it pretty much guarantees me everything will be in line. I wouldn't have to worry about the embroidery on each leg section being even on each pant section. Plus, I could probably hoop it easier and only have to do this twice, as opposed to four times. But I am worried about embroidering over the seam. It's not a heavy fabric and the seam is just a plain 5/8 seam. If the design falls onto the seam, is that an issue?

Has anyone done this before and what would you suggest?
-- Edited on 6/28/12 7:31 PM --

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Date: 6/28/12 9:10 PM

When i do embroidery on my machine. I sew the outside seam first.
open the leg flat so the back and front lay flat.
measure how long the embroidery is going to be.
If you need to do four sections that is what you need to do.
But measure how long the pattern of embroidery your going to do.
Do a sample first.
With a border embroidery print you want to have a larger hem.
You don't want to do a standard demin jean hem.
Make it like a dress pant hem. This way the embroidery will lool flawless.
I like to do a little embroidery on the side of the leg. I do it up a little higher and then hem the bottom of the pant. like this one for my granddaughter.

I'm gong to make her another pair but with a cat on the back. and the side leg.
Embroidery over the seam flat it out so there isn that think layer.
Hope this helps. enjoying sewing.

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Date: 6/28/12 9:28 PM

Thank you so much, skae! What you mentioned is exactly what I was thinking of doing, but I just wasn't sure since this is the first time I'm doing a border AND doing an "edge." My largest hoop is 6 x 10, so I'll be able to embroider the entire row in one session for each leg since the pants are sized for a one year old....the bottoms are not that wide

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With a border embroidery print you want to have a larger hem. You don't want to do a standard demin jean hem. Make it like a dress pant hem. This way the embroidery will lool flawless.

Per the instructions, the hem allowance on the pants is 1", so I was going to embroider above the hem line to allow for my hem stitch (just a regular one, not a blind hem). Is this correct?

By the way, the picture of those pants you made for your granddaughter is real cute! She must love those!

Jim

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