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Mechanica Aquatic Mermaid

Created in this Craftsy class

Machine Embroidery With Knits taught by Deborah Jones

Embroider for the whole team! Let Deborah Jones teach you to create custom golf shirts, uniforms, T-shirts, swimsuits and even onesies using your favorite knit fabric!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Embroidery
Type Clothing
Technique Machine
Style Romantic, Funky, Whimsical
Nanna Val on

What materials did you use? Emb Machine, 6x10 hoop, 505 spray adhesive, cutaway stabilizer,Urban Threads, Mechanica Aquatica, marathon rayon emb thread.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I know better when I start a new project with 61,000+ stitches, new needle and new bobbin, which I did. I also know my machine likes to be cleaned in the bobbin area after each project! Which is what I skipped. I know very well I will pay for it when I do that. Well just above her right hand are supposed to be 2 fish. The bobbin thread is coming up to the top of the fish and her arms are not good either, that is when I decided to take my emb unit off the machine and do what I should have done in the first place. I pulled the bobbin apart gave every thing a good cleaning and started everything up from where I left off. Obviously I did not have it lined up properly. So I just carried on and it was as test stitchout for future reference. It was not the design at fault it was me. After cleaning the embroidery was very nice. I will do it again and will post pictures when I am done. That will teach me!!

Nanna Val on

It is a really lovely design. I didn't even notice the problems you listed below! I, too, have forgotten the all-important "fill up the bobbin and clean out the machine" before starting a big project. You only do that once.

01/05/2014 Flag

Thank you for the tips. My machine is a Janome MC300e which I love to play with but I learned very quickly that it doesn't have a sensor to let me know when the bobbin thread runs out. Re-aligning the designs is a lesson in frustration too. All a learning experience though. I guess that's why we really appreciate it when things go right.

02/14/2015 Flag

That is so true Sarge happy embroidering!:)

02/20/2015 Flag