The following lesson is designed as a guideline for future reference when embroidering on most high-nap fabrics. Some of the guidelines may change depending upon the degree of nap, thread type, stabilizer, design size/density and size of the finished project.
- 8” x 8” square of Terri cloth fabric
- 8” x 8” square of medium weight tear-away stabilizer
- 8” x 8” square of water-soluble stabilizer
- Assorted thread
- Memory Card of choice
- Blue Tip Needle
To prepare your embroidery machine for this exercise:
- Attach the “P” foot.
- Fill a bobbin with Janome embroidery thread and place it in the bobbin holder.
- Insert a Blue tip needle.
- Set the pressure Dial at “2”
- Turn the machine “on”.
- From the Menu select the Monogramming Mode key.
- Select the font style of your choice-Block or Script.
- One at a time, select the letters that match the initials of your name.
- Make a “sandwich” with the tear-way stabilizer on the back of the fabric and the water-soluble stabilizer on top.
- Place “sandwich” in the hoop. (Refer to the instruction manual for proper hooping.)
- Attach the embroidery hoop to the machine by turning the knob so it is parallel with the hoop. Insert the key into the carriage and turn the knob clockwise.
- Select a thread color or your choice.
- Thread your embroidery machine.
- Lower the presser foot. Press the Start/Stop button. Sew 5 or 6 stitches and stop the machine by pressing the Start/Stop button again. Raise the presser foot and cut off the extra thread close to the starting point. Resume embroidery by pressing the Start/Stop button once again.
- The machine will stop automatically after the monogram is sewn.
- Follow the manufacturer’s directions for removing the water-soluble stabilizer.