Finishing Trims Technique

Step 1. Hoop water soluble backing (alone).

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Position a piece of fabric over the hooped backing. You may stick it over with temporary spray adhesive that will hold the fabric in place.

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Step 2. Insert hoop in to your embroidery machine, load a suitable design and embroider the first thread. You may use any color because it'll be hidden.

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Step 3. Remove hoop from machine and trim unnecessary fabric away as close to seam edge as you can. DO NOT CUT water soluble backing.

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Step 4. Return hoop to machine and finish stitching design.

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Step 5. Remove hoop from machine and unhoop the embroidery. Cut away excess water soluble backing. Wash away water soluble backing and hang to dry. Press. Finished.

TIP: You can also use these designs as regular embroidery. In order to use this particular design as regular embroidery you need to skip over first thread.

View Suitable Designs! The only condition for embroidering designs in this technique is using specially digitized designs for this purpose. On our site you will find several embroidery collections specifically made for this technique.

Finishing Trims
The collection includes 10 finishing trims, made in the style of Heirloom Roses, Spring Butterflies and the beloved Spring Font, so you can use same style designs in one project. Happy Stitching!

Finishing Trims Set for 4"x4"
Finishing Trims Set for 4"x4" & 5"x7"
Dress Up Collection

Just like our previous collection of the Corners & Trims series these designs could help you create neat edge products. The first thread is supporting and will show you the line to cut the fabric. In order to use the designs in this technique you will need a water soluble stabilizer. You can learn more about this technique from our help topic Making Neat Edge. You can also skip the first thread and use these designs as simple embroidery.

Dress Up Set for 5"x7"
Dress Up Set for 5"x7" & 6"x10"
Rose And Pansy Mini Set
Designs from this mini set, are decorated with roses and pansies and are suitable for any season. It includes a trim and a corner, as well as 2 additional designs that will put the finishing touch on your projects.

Rose & Pansy Mini Set for 5"x7"
Rose & Pansy Mini Set for 5"x7" & 6"x10"
Acorn Mini Collection
The set includes designs decorated with acorns and will be a beautiful embellishment for any autumn or winter projects. The set includes a corner, a trim and 2 borders for 5"x7" and 6x10 hoops.

Acorn Mini Collection for 5"x7"
Acorn Mini Collection for 5"x7" & 6"x10"
Rosebud Mini Collection

Rosebud Mini Collection for 5"x7"
Rosebud Mini Collection for 5"x7" & 6"x10"
Roses In December

Roses In December Set for 5"x7"
Roses In December Set for 5"x7" & 6"x10"
Crookneck Squash Collection

Crookneck Squash Set for 5"x7"
Crookneck Squash Set for 5"x7" & 6"x10"