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EMBROIDERY PLACEMENT- SWEATSHIRT/SWEATERS

Needle: #75/11 NP
Backing: Cutaway, Water soluble topping optional.

  • Sweatshirts are knit fabrics and require a stabilizing backing like cutaway. 
  • If a white garment is being sewn a sheer cutaway is recommended as it leaves no halo affect behind the light colored garment after the backing is trimmed. 
  • Solvy topping is recommended if a detailed design is being sewn or if slight distortion occurs.

 PLACEMENT CHART

POSITION 
MEN WOMEN CHILDREN
Left chest S,M,L 8” down from left shoulder and 4” right of center 6.5” down from left shoulder and 3.5” right of center 4”-6” down from left shoulder seam and 2.5”-3” over from center

XL&XXL 9” down from left shoulder and 4.5” right of center 7” down from left shoulder and 4” right of center
Center chest S,M,L 6” down from center 6” down from center 3”-5” down from center

XL&XXL 7”down from center 7” down from center

 

SIZE CHART

STYLE

MEN

WOMEN

CHILDREN

Script Name

12.7mm-16mm 

12.7mm-l6mm 

10mm-12.7mm

Script Initials

16mm-19mm 

6mm-19mm 

12.7-16mm

Block Name 

12.7mm-16mm 

12.7mm-16mm 

10rnm-12.7mm

Block Initials 

16mm-19mm 

16mm-19mm 

12.7mm-16mm

HOW TO FRAME A SWEATSHIRT/SWEATER

STEP 1

Place frame onto framing device. Loosen the frame thumbscrew slightly.

STEP 2

Lay garment flat, measure down and over using the placement chart. Mark center point of design with a pin. Turn garment inside-out.

STEP 3

Select a piece of cutaway large enough to cover entire frame.

STEP 4

Slip the garment over the framing device. Place your pin in the center of the frame. Make sure grain is straight before pressing frame insert into place. You may pull the garment from top to bottom to straighten grain and pull out excess puckered fabric inside the frame. Tighten thumbscrew. Knit garments must be taut without being over stretched. You normally never pull a knit garment from side to side, this would create a puckered effect. The exception is to straighten the grain only.

STEP 5

Lift the frame out of the framing. Handle garment by the outer edges of the frame, so as not to loosen the fabric tension of the framed garment. YouÙre ready to attach frame to the machine.

STEP 6

When the garment has completed sewing. You may trim the excess Cutaway or No-show backing, approximately 1/4” around the stitching. Do not trim backing between letters or designs, or the garment may loose shape. If solvy topping was used simply pull away from stitching. Small amounts of residual solvy will simply wash out after its first laundering.

 

Use a full piece of cutaway backing instead of strips. The added strength of the full piece of backing with Adhesive spray will result in an overall better design with less distortion of lettering and designs.
If added stability is needed use one Cutaway and one Tearaway backing. The tearaway will give additional strength while sewing but can be pulled away when completed. For added clarity on multicolored designs with extreme detail you may wish to add an additional piece of Solvy after a thread trim. Cutaway backing is recommended on most knit fabrics, but when this is not possible, the use of two Tearaway criss crossed will give added strength. Pull one layer away at a time.
 If holes appear in the garment around the edges of the design check for:
 - Too high of a density for the size sewn?
 - Was the smallest frame size used?
 - Was the correct backing and adhesive used?
 - Use a smaller size needle. Ex. If a 75/11BP was used try a 70/10BP instead.

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