I wanna stitch on the edge!
August 20, 2012 7:32 AM Subscribe
Hand Embroidery Filter: How do you keep something taut enough (ie handkerchief, tablecloth) to embroider around the edge of it?
posted by koucha to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a lot of project ideas that involve stitching a design into the edge (like right along the edge, or extending an inch or two from it) of a piece of fabric, but can't seem to figure out how to keep the fabric still while I'm sewing into it - all I've ever worked with in the past are hoops for keeping the fabric still as I sew, and anytime I need to get near to the edge of a piece it constantly requires re-tightening and readjustment, pretty much every time my needle goes through the fabric.
On one of my research jags, I found a passing reference on an Indian forum for people making saris that suggested running a safety pin through the corner of the piece of fabric relevant to the area being worked on and pinning it to something to keep it taut, but I haven't been able to find more information.
Pictures, while not necessary, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.