Often times I am asked what stabilizers I use on my baby shirts and knit garments. Usually I prefer a soft, light-weight cutaway on the back – wash away on top & float a piece of tear-away stabilizer under the hoop for extra reinforcement! But, today I thought I would cover the stabilizer that is right next to babies skin. That is in my opinion, the most important.
After your embroidery is complete, remove the excess stabilizer from the garment. Turn the garment wrong side out. Cut a piece of soft iron-on fusible interfacing. The kind I use feels like fleece. There are all sorts of different brands. Just remember it is going to be next to babies body. Cut an uneven wavy ~~~~ line and press over the wrong side of the embroidery area. The wavy line is less likely to be seen on the right side than a straight line. This will last a few washings before needing to be repressed. If you give this as a gift, it is nice to give the new mommy a heads up on the backing and the pressing.
BTW, this is also a great trick for ladies garments with embroidery on the bodice area. Especially pregnant and nursing moms. That area can be very sensitive, just like new babies 🙂
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