Embroidery Glitter Project – Drinks Well With Others
This Embroidery Glitter is going to be a big hit for New Year’s Eve! I already sent the photo to several friends and the requests are rolling in. It was such an easy medium to work with, I can’t wait to create another project using embroidery glitter.
I created the file in Make-the-Cut, and after exporting the design as an svg file I was able to import it into my embroidery software. The MTC file can be used to cut out the appliques, if desired. After exporting, I was able to create the applique design from the svg file. If you would like the embroidery version, send your email address and the format you need to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, I can only guarantee that it ‘works’, I am still very new to embroidery!
Materials (for embroidery):
- Embroidery Glitter
- Standard (red cap) blade
- Temporary adhesive spray
- Thread – matching the embroidery glitter
- Article of clothing, apron, towel, etc.
- Sewing or Embroidery Machine
- Note: it is not necessary to cut the shapes out of embroidery glitter as it is designed to tear away from the satin stitching.
Settings (Maxx Air):
- f = 57
- v = 200
- p = 1
Steps (cutting material):
- Use a VERY sticky mat and tape down the edges, dull side down.
- Perform a TEST CUT and adjust your settings as needed.
- Cut out the shapes for your appliques.
Steps (embroidery application):
- Stabilize the fabric as needed.
- Hoop your fabric article ensuring it is taut in the hoop.
- Stitch a placement line.
- Use a temporary adhesive, one that is safe for your machine, to apply the embroidery glitter over the placement stitch. Place silver embroidery glitter at the top (rim) and bottom (stem) and place your ‘liquid’ colors over it in the appropriate location.
- Stitch the applique down with a simple running stitch.
- Finish with a 2.5 mm satin stitch, stitching the colors first and the silver last.
- Peel away the excess. You may need to use tweezers in tight areas.
- Heat set 15-20 seconds at 330-365 degrees.