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Machine Embroidering a Cap?
Needing a Special Hoop?
MacMorrighan
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Date: 12/30/12 12:40 PM

Hey guys, I love wearing my various caps and would love the option of being able to embroider them myself rather than paying to have it done when I buy my new SE-400. Do I absolutely require a special hoop to embroider a cap, or can I get away with using the standard hoop that'll come with my SE-400?
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Date: 12/30/12 1:25 PM

Yes, click here.

Remember that most caps have a seam right where most embroideries are done. Practice with an old cap and make sure you use a large embroidery machine needle.

Here is a long list of "How To Machine Embroidery A Cap"

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Date: 12/30/12 2:35 PM

I wonder if I could use this method on my SE-400 to embroider a cap?

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/CapHoop.pdf
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Date: 12/31/12 9:26 PM

You can do it that way. From what I can tell though, caps are so shaped and small that it's easier to pay to have them done on an industrial with a special hoop.

My other thought is that making patches and sewing them onto caps would be another way to decorate them.
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Date: 12/31/12 9:42 PM

Quote: MacMorrighan
I wonder if I could use this method on my SE-400 to embroider a cap?



http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/CapHoop.pdf

You could give this method a try.

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Date: 1/1/13 1:45 AM

Its been my experience that if you are going to do a cap, you need to make sure the size of the embroidery isn't very big. Like maybe a quarter or half dollar size. If you try to do a longer design or line of lettering, it will curve. That is why the multi-needle machines are superior as they camn MOVE THE HAT so that the area to be embroidered is right under the needle. I don't do hats on my ULT--just too much trouble. Couldn't imagine doing them on a smaller machine.

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