Sometimes, even if you have done everything right, you still get bobbin thread showing on top. I will show you how to fix it!
You have tested your tensions and cleaned your upper tension discs. Everything seems like it is good to go. You start stitching a project and you step out and, when you step back, you see some bobbin thread on top of your project. The project is already finished. Is there some way to save it?
My embroidery machine dealer showed me this trick that she learned from the commercial folks years and years ago. When bobbin thread shows on top of embroidery, color it!
I have had these textile markers for more than 10 years. I believe I got them from Marathon Threads. I know that The Embroidery Store sells textile markers and I believe Hobby Lobby does as well. Go where they sell the permanent fabric markers that quilters use for their quilt labels.
Choose a marker color as close to your thread color as possible. Wherever the bobbin thread is showing, just touch it up with the marker. You really cannot tell that there was bobbin thread there. It will save your project and no one will ever know!
I think every embroiderer needs to have textile markers in their Resource Center, just in case you have something like this happen.
Some of my Facebook followers have said that fine-point Sharpie markers and gel pens work quite well. If you are not sure if your pens and markers will run, test it on a little scrap of fabric and scrub it in the sink. The important thing is that you want something with a really fine micro tip for more control over your application.
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Have a day blessed with perfect stitches and GlitterFlex!!