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Dancer hand towel embroidery: How I made article 21

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In today's article, I will guide you through how I made an embroidered dance hand towel. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.

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What I used:

- White hand towel

- Embroidery software

- Dancer embroidery design

- Embroidery machine

- Cutaway stabilizer

- Embroidery threads + bobbin thread

- Machine embroidery hoop 4x4

- Washaway stabilizer

- Embroidery needle

- Embroidery foot

- Pins/tape

The steps I took:

To start off this simple and fun embroidery project, I wanted to create something with the saying 'dance mom'. I used the free font almost fancy from Embrilliance and typed up 'dance mom' to the size I wanted in Embrilliance software.

Using Embird embroidery software, I combined the words with the dancer embroidery design. I placed each design where I wanted it within the 4x4 hoop and exported it in PES format.

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Next was the embroidery part! Rather than hooping the towel today, I wanted to float it. I hooped some cutaway stabilizer and placed my hand towel on top of the hoop. I placed the towel as straight as I could and not too close but not too far from the bottom border and the side edge.

Once placed, I added a piece of wash-away stabilizer on top to where the design was going to go and pinned it in place. I used a basting stitch box to hold everything in place. I was careful as it was stitching to ensure that my pins were out of the way.

Once the box was stitched, I removed my pins and let my design stitch out.

After the design was done, I unhooped everything and removed the basting stitches. I cut the cutaway stabilizer close to the design and rinsed the water-soluble stabilizer away.

I always like to wash anything that I embroider with a wash-away stabilizer pretty soon after rinsing away the stabilizer as this gives it a softer feel and a nicer look.

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