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Date: 7/12/12 3:52 PM

Okay, total newb question, I know. But can one machine embroider on knits? Like, stretch knit, or jersey knit? Or even spandex?

Y'all can laugh at me iff'n you want.

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Date: 7/12/12 3:55 PM

yes, but it's more challenging than wovens due to the stretch. Just need the right stabilizer, and I believe you don't want to hoop it, so you'd probably hoop the stabilizer and then adhere the knit (using sticky stabilizer, or spray adhesive)

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Date: 7/12/12 5:07 PM

Yeah, ok. I thought so. I was totally picturing that if you put stretch knit in the loop, wouldn't the stitching be all goofy when the knit was taken out of the hoop and it sprang back in place? Well, now I see how it would be done.

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Date: 7/12/12 5:21 PM

I have done some embroidery on knits but not nearly as much as many others I know. You need to use a cut-away rather than a tear-away stabilizer undeneath. I do not like to use the adhesive sprays and have found that they don't hold the fabric that well anyway and make the hoop gummy. They also make me cough and choke.

I pin my fabric along the inside edge of the hoop onto the hooped stabilizer and then do a FIX stitch which sews a square or rectangle around the edge of the design to fasten it to the stabilizer. It is done in a basting stitch and removed after the embroidery is done. I remove the pins after fixing the design or as I come to them if they look like they will get in the way.

Here are a couple of t-shirts that I embroidered using this method. They are a special design using mylar which is that irridescent gift wrap for wrapping gift bags but the technique is the same except that the design is less dense and a sheet of the gift wrap is inserted on top of the knit and embroidered over. A regular embroidery design would look the same but not have the shiny quality. You can see the second shirt on my photostream to the left. I used the same color (pinkish pearly) on both shirts but they look different because of the different colored threads.
embroidery on knit t-shirt

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Date: 7/12/12 5:23 PM

Just received my new Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine and they tell how to embroider on the knits you were asking about. They use a topper as well as a stabilizer. I need to run, but if you need additional info, post or PM me.

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Date: 7/12/12 6:43 PM

Very nice dinosaur, katlew!

I'm just curious right now as I'm considering getting an embroidery machine.

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Date: 7/12/12 9:36 PM

Check out emblibrary.com. They have info on embroidering on many types of fabric.

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