Hey guys!! I have a surprise for you today . Well, it’s not like a present or money or anything good like that, so don’t get your hopes up too high . But I did attempt to make a video with a full tutorial of how to embroider a name onto a baby blanket. When I first started out with machine embroidery, I really struggled with the basics. Things like hooping, placement, and which stabilizer to use are just to name a few. Today I wanted to share with you an easy beginners machine embroidery project to help you see exactly how to add a name to a baby blanket. I go through the entire procedure, minus making the design on the computer, from start to finish. I plan on making another video soon on how to make the design using Embrilliance. Read here to learn more about the programs Embrilliance offers and what I recommend.
Before we start, remember all of the supplies I am using can be found in my previous post on How to Get Started with Machine Embroidery. There, you can find links to all the products I use today . Also if you want to learn about my DIY Craft Table and Pegboard, click here.
Hooping using the Floating Method
The baby blanket that I am embroidering today is pretty thick. Therefore, trying to hoop it the traditional way would be a little hard. So instead, I show you how to float the blanket onto the stabilizer. First cut a piece of stabilizer that is a little larger than your hoop. Then snap the hoop together with the stabilizer between the two pieces and tighten. I then use the grid that came with my hoop to mark for placement crosshairs.
I also use the hoop grid to mark placement crosshairs on the blanket.
Once everything is marked, I spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive, then carefully line up my blanket crosshair with the stabilizer crosshair.
When the blanket is in place, I pin a piece of water-soluble topper onto the blanket. This also helps further secure the blanket to the stabilizer and hoop.
Easy Beginners Machine Embroidery Project Video
Disclaimer: This is my first time ever making a video so please don’t laugh too hard. I tried not to get nervous, but it definitely shows in the parts where I can’t even speak English correctly .
In the video below you can see step by step how I hoop the stabilizer and float the blanket onto the hoop. I then show you how I set up my Brother PE770 embroidery machine. I share a few tips and tricks along the way. Lastly, I show you what to do once your blanket is finished stitching.
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I hope you enjoyed my attempt at making a video tutorial on an easy beginners machine embroidery project. Please let me know if you have any specific techniques you would like to learn more about in future posts. Also let me know if you have any questions about the PE770. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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