I wanted to do this cute little applique on t-shirts for my girls. Sometimes things just don't work out as planned, do they?
Problem one was my top stabilizer. I was out of Solvy, the topping that I use when I am embroidering knits, but I found a tube of Aqua Film Wash Away topping in my stabilizer basket. It was all that I had so I decided to give it a try. It feels just like Glad Wrap; it was difficult to work with and doesn't have the texture of Solvy. I wrestled with it for awhile and fiinally got a piece on my first little t-shirt.
I wasn't watching my embroidery and yikes! I stitched the bottom of the shirt to my applique. I quickly stopped the machine and surveyed the damage. (On the board above my sewing machine I have a post it note with a drawing of the quick reverse button on my Bernina, with the words Panic Button. It stops the machine, and when I was new to this process, I would watch in horror as my project was mangled, forgetting just how to stop the thing)
I found on my wall of tools a super sharp surgical scalpel stitch slicer, and just sliced through the layer of satin stitches. I took the hoop off the machine and picked out the stitch remnants, pulled back the shirt a little better, and was able to complete the stitch out without mishap.
The girls tried on the shirts for me. Other than doing a shirt for Mae that is obviously a little long in the sleeves, I think they will enjoy their little Thanksviving surprise. I wish my Birmingham sweeties were dancing around in the leaves in the backyard with them.