RE: Need Help With Embroidering Children's T-Shirts
Tue, Sep 04 2012 10:08 AM
For the stabilizer on t-shirts and onies for kids, I use an iron on tear-away stabilizer, it’s a medium weight stabilizer which eliminates shifting and puckering. I’m not a big fan of adhesive type backing, but it seems to work on stretchy type materials. You may have to order this type from the internet as most sewing shops don’t carry this type in stock.
Don’t know if you’ve read Florian’s Stabilizer Workbook (.pdf), but it’s very informative and handy for all users, new and experienced.
go to stabilizer workbook, it's in a .pdf format
As for the appliqué techniques, I personally have never been a fan of adhesive spray, however there are many who swear by it.
I feel the adhesive doesn’t allow the needle to fabric give, where at times, depending on the digitized design is necessary. Again, this is my opinion and only my opinion. Practice different techniques and find what works best for you. I mostly use wonder under on my material when doing appliqués, this is mainly done for a crisper look after the embroidery work is complete. After appliquéd item is done, I always iron (this allows the wonder-under to adhere to the fabric). You can purchase this in different weights at any sewing store.
Hope this was helpful and Keep On Stitching!!!