Embroidery stitch erasers appear to be so easy to use but do they really work? I’ll show you what I found!
Anyone who has done machine embroidery for any length of time has had a mishap or two (or more) when it comes to projects. Even under the best of circumstances, you may not have used the right stabilizer, your tension may be off, or the machine just had a hiccup.
Whether it is a t-shirt or a quilt block, you may not want to scrap the entire piece. Particularly if you are short on fabric or do not want to replace the item upon which you are embroidering. That is where a stitch eraser comes in handy.
There are several stitch erasers on the market and, from all appearances, they look nearly identical. I had an opportunity to test this one which is very similar to Peggy’s Stitch Eraser.
The idea is to work from the back and clip bobbin threads which will release the top thread. I pulled out some old test stitches and tried to erase sever different types of embroidery.
Even a triple stitch was removed easily.
You could not tell at all from the front of the fabric.
Appliques typically have the placement and tackdown stitches followed by zig zag and then satin stitching.
The stitch eraser made quick work of removing the applique stitches.
Fill embroidery has even more layers of thread, making tear-outs even more challenging.
Once again, it worked beautifully, even on detailed fill stitching.
Overall, it worked beautifully although I did put a hole in one piece of fabric just starting out. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. It is the kind of item that you don't know that you need, until you do.
Check back and I will share some tips I learned along the way.
Sew Inspired by Bonnie