The GlitterFlex is already fused and my stitching is off. Can this project be saved?
I have a confession to make. Remember the apron I stitched using Bonnie's adorable Santa Buddies design? It almost didn't happen.
Part way through the embroidery process I apparently bumped something on my machine. Placement and tack-down stitches were not where they should have been for Santa's feet. Of course, that was after I had already fused the GlitterFlex to the apron. Now what?
Add a bunch of patience and the project was saved.
I used a combination of a stitch eraser, a seam ripper, and a warm iron.
Make sure your fabric is basted to the hooped stabilizer so that you don't pull the stabilizer lose. Keeping everything snug in the hoop ensures that stitching will line up properly when you stitch it again.
- Remove stitching first. Work from the back side and support your fabric and stabilizer to keep them snug in the hoop.
- Here is where patience pays off. Clip/erase stitches in small sections at a time to prevent shaving a hole in your fabric.
- Carefully remove clipped threads from both the front and back and start again.
- Once threads are gone from the GlitterFlex that you want to remove, run a warm iron over the GlitterFlex to soften the adhesive.
- While GlitterFlex is warm, it can be peeled off of the embroidery surface.
- Repeat as necessary.
Reattach the hoop and go back to where you left off of the design to finish embroidery.
Project is saved!