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Crazy and fun sewing zig zag!

Posted By Lena Kantis On 31 May, 2010 @ 05:48 In Inspiration,Sewing | 1 Comment

Let me share some ideas on how to create decorations on shirts. Here are three different ideas:

I took one of my husbands, shirts to practice on. It was a plain red shirt. I used the pictogram pen and I drew wavy lines by hand as the idea is to make the shirt to stand out and to be unique. If you are using zigzag, like I did, you need to make the curves wide because it is easier to follow with the red center mark of the Presser Foot B then. I played around a bit with the settings of the zig zag. Some seams was wider, some more narrow, and I used the three step zig zag too as you can see on the picture.

To sew the zig zag stitches, add stabilizer on the backside of the shirt. For the collar I used water soluble stabilizer and for the body of the shirt I used regular Tear-Away. Play with the threads, and the color of threads. On this shirt I used black metallic thread, cotton 30 weight thread as well as embroidery thread in a nice red color tone.

Second idea is to decorate a shirt when you are sewing it, with a little stitch. This is a great way to add a personal detail and to use the possibility to use the single pattern program. Select the stitch on your HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER machine (for instance Menu N for fashion stitches), and click on the Stop button. It will automatically stitch one single stitch pattern. Try it if you have not tested this before.
Third shirt is sewn and decorated with monochrome embroidery. I do think it is nice with tone on tone embroideries.

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