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Date: 6/27/13 9:46 AM

I'm not sure what type of shirt I'll end up with - it's so hard to find any plain shirts with NO embroidery on them already.
I'm wanting to embroider motiff on a shirt for DH for the 4th. I'm trying to stay away from a polo style shirt, but I may get a denim shirt. If I find one with just one pocket, should I remove the pocket and embroider there, or put it on the other side of the chest? I thought about the back yoke, but DD says no, that would look silly.
What say ya'll? Thanks!

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Date: 6/27/13 9:50 AM

Just above the pocket.

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Date: 6/27/13 9:55 AM

Yes, above the pocket is usual. Yoke embroidery is also an option.

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Date: 6/27/13 10:16 AM

If you decide to put it on the pocket, it may be a good idea to put a backing on it after the embroidery has been finished to protect the thread from catching on "whatever" people put in their pockets.

Above the pocket (or anywhere), same deal if there will not be an undergarment to protect the skin from possible rubbing.

There are products sold specifically for this, I just use iron-on Tricot interfacing.

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Date: 6/27/13 11:59 AM

Thanks ever so much ladies!!

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Date: 6/27/13 12:39 PM

I wouldn't put it on the pocket, unless the motif is at least half the size of the pocket (covers half of it).

Wide but narrow would look good above the pocket, or you could just remove the pocket entirely (for good).

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Date: 6/27/13 1:46 PM

IF the design is the right size and would look right, could you un-stitch the two vertical seams that affix the pocket to the shirt, and then embroider on the pocket, and sew it back on? I did this once with a knit sport shirt and it turned out well.

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Date: 6/27/13 7:58 PM

I don't have an embroidery machine, but I watch a lot of sewing shows. On an episode of Its Sew Easy, they took the pocket off to embroidery and then put it back on.

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Date: 6/28/13 11:44 AM

Check out shoppers rule.com. They have lots of blanks.

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Date: 6/28/13 12:19 PM

It's THIS design - Flags of our Father's by Kara, on Oregon Patchworks.
I think it's done in the 5x7 hoop, so it may be way too large for a shirt. I would be able to reduce it a bit in the software. I've heard she digitizes in the Bernina software, which is what I have, so hopefuly this means it's a grade a or b design, and would reduce well.
Do ya'll think this would look bad or goofy if I put it on the back yoke of a denim shirt - if I can get it reduced a little? He wears XL.

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