I can hardly sew up any garment without some form of embellishment, including my favorite A-line skirt! THE Dream Machine has a built-in embroidery design center called My Design Center, that is great for creating your own unique embroidery designs. You will be amazed at the possibilities! Let’s get started.
- My Design Center
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:
- 2 different fabrics – one for the outer fabric and one for the under fabric
- Embroidery thread
- Sharp scissors
I will be using my skirt pattern for this project, but you can use any pattern. This would also be a great embellishment for pillows, bags, and other home dec accessories!
- Cut each pattern pieces out of both the outer and under fabrics.
- Mark the placement for the embellishing with a fabric marking pen or tailors chalk (I shown the marked side with a finished side so you can get a better idea of what to mark).
- Hoop both layers of fabric. Note that my fabric is a medium-weight cotton-linen blend, so I don’t need to use any embroidery stabilizer. If your fabric is lightweight or has a stretch, use an embroidery stabilizer such as a medium weight, fusible cut-away.
Here is the stabilizer I would use: SA5931 Stabilizer Roll, medium weight, fusible cut-away
- Open My Design Center.
- Click on the SHAPE icon. Choose the CIRCLE icon.
- The circle shows up on the screen, but it’s quite large. At least for my skirt design. 😊 Click on the SIZE icon and adjust the size to what would look good on your project.
- Click on the DUPLICATE icon.
- Adjust the size of the new circle. Continue to add more circles and adjusting the sizes to fit the design.
- Set the embroidery up for a RUNNING STITCH and SCAN the fabric. Move the design around to the desired placement. Save the design.
TRIM & EMBROIDER
- Leave the fabric in the hoop. Using sharp scissors, trim the top layer of fabric close the edge of the embroidered circle.
- If you left the fabric in the hoop, bring up the saved design.
- This time, choose SATIN STITCH.
- Move the design around to cover the previous circles.
VERSION WITH THE BLANKET STITCH: This turned out a little rough around the edges. I would have left more of the top layer of fabric for a rough finish – think of distressed jeans.
VERSION WITH THE SATIN STITCH: With this particular fabric, the satin stitch looks a little more polished. Adjust the width of the satin stitches as needed.
Have fun with this one! I can think of a few items of mine that need restyling and this will be the perfect embellishment! Be sure to share photos of your reverse applique projects #AngelaWolf #BrotherSews