September '15

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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EMBROIDERY BUSINESS material can then be torn away from the satin bor- der with no hand cutting whatsoever. The finished garment must be heat-pressed in the same fashion as the material's standard heat-printing process would require. This specialty method is quick to reproduce if you have a commercial heat press handy and provides an attractive, light-handed fin- ish. For customers who are specifically looking for the feel and look of more conventional appliqué, this method won't always suffice. But, it does pro- vide a simpler, less-expensive option for those who want the multimedia look on a budget or simply want to do away with the bulk of applied materials. 62 || P R I N T W E A R S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 After stitching a cut line on whole, hooped mate- rial, these sturdy appliqué pieces were carefully cut away with a precision utility blade, as pictured above. For materials this tough and details this fine, the control and ability to exert precise force is key. That said, a little roughness can be tolerat- ed with a full-satin covering stitch over those edg- es. (Image courtesy RJ Silva/Eyekandy Designs) After the 'cuts' are placed as dictated by the place- ment line, a loose zigzag stitch is often employed to hold down the appli- qué while the rest of the design/border edges are stitched. (Image courtesy RJ Silva/Eyekandy Designs)

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