[HNW] Embroidering garments

Bjarne og Leif Drews drewscph at post12.tele.dk
Sun Oct 5 07:00:21 PDT 2003

The best way to make embroidery for garments is to embroider it before you
cut. If you make some blackwork, i guess you dont have to stretch your
fabric on a frame, but can sit with it in your hands. Is it for instance a
cuff you are making, you could just cut a piece out wich is a little larger
than the cuf + seamallowance.
But if you are embroidering large things, as a stomacher for instance, and
you are making stitches that can make the fabric crinckle, it is better to
stretch the fabric on a frame, so that it keeps its smooth surface.
This jacket i made, with embroidery on the front parts, was not cut until i
had made all the embroidery.
This is the way they originally made it like.


Leif og Bjarne Drews

----- Original Message -----
From: "MLF" <lunamoth at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 3:29 AM
Subject: [HNW] Embroidering garments

> I am terribly sorry, I neglected to change the subject line in my
> haste.  Many apologies.
> MLF wrote:
> > I have a dummy question since I'm new to embroidery beyond
> > cross-stitching/backstitching.  What if I wish to put blackwork or
> > some other stitching onto a garment, say at the hem or collar or
> > cuffs.  Is the common method to embroider the piece of fabric before
> > making it into the garment?  Or is it simply common to work the design
> > onto the finished garment without any kind of framing to hold tension
> > on the cloth?
> >
> > Much thanks!
> > -m
> >
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