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Embroidering on Puffy Winter Jacket

What is the trick to getting machine embroidery to stitch out correctly on a puffy winter jacket? My design stitches out great on plain heavy cotton but is distorted on the jacket.

Amy's Answer
Ideally, the embroidery would be done on the top layer of fabric before it's sewn together, but it's too late for that.

Are you using heavy stabilizer? That is a must with heavy fabrics. It will keep the pattern from pulling out of place and distorting.

Are the layers sliding or are they thick with uneven lumps? You might try quilting the layers together more first with some clear thread. Use wash away thread if you don't want it to stay there.

Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out!

Recommended Reading
Guide to Machine Embroidery Stabilizer
Selecting and Using Machine Embroidery Thread
Finishing Techniques

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Feb 15, 2014
embroidering on puffy winter jacket
by: Pam

I read the recommendations and they worked!! I used a heavy tear away stabilizer and the tissue paper on the right side. I also used a wash away thread in the bobbin to sew some lines in the puffy material before I hooped it to mash down the puffy material. It worked like a charm. The monogram looks great and the lines I used to mash down the material just came out when I wet the material with water.

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