Leah Rybak

Testing Sewing Machine Embroidery Patterns

Leah Rybak
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Old T-shirts make a great piece of fabric for testing out your sewing machine stitches. In this video, Leah Rybak demonstrates a quick and easy trick for testing a sewing machine embroidery pattern before you start your next project.

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7 Responses to “Testing Sewing Machine Embroidery Patterns”

  1. Maria

    What do you do to correct a less than good stitch out design? ( example- as she showed in her video). or an error?

  2. Sue

    Why wouldn't I try my test on a small piece of the same fabric I will use for the final product? Seems like that would tell me more than using some other fabric.

  3. Kathy Larzelere

    The idea is good if you are going to embroider on T-shirts. I usually make sure I get just a little more of the material I am going to use - or a fat quarter of the same material. If it stitches out clean, I have a sample I can show others if they ask ,"do you do embroidery?" I do have a question tho. Why should I have to purchase a membership to watch an entire "Free" video to the end? That defeats the idea of a "free video"

  4. Nan

    She should have shown the difference stabilizers make for the fabric(t-shirts this time) and often that makes the pattern acceptable...or not!

  5. Dana

    I agree with Leah as to using t-shirt or inexpensive material to practice. I would rather thrift it to practice. The t-shirt idea will give me ( my being some what of a rookie at this) a more stable material tom practice with until I become more proficient with other materials. My being a metal worker by trade would rather practice with aluminum rather with gold. My pockets are not that deep. I comment to this not to be argumentative but to bring a good point to her tutorial. Leah's tutorial was spot on. Thank You for the in sight.

  6. Ora

    Totally agree with Rosemary. It does no good to test on t-shirt fabric unless you are planning to use it. National Sewing Circle is irresponsible to allow bad advice on "free" videos. Many people don't read comments and will try a bad method and get poor results on their projects. Designs are digitized for specific fabrics. Example: never use a design with a heavy fill on a t-shirt fabric, only an open airy design

  7. Rosemary

    Why would you test an embroidery design on a knit fabric unless you were going to embroider on a knit fabric of the same thickness, fibre content etc, this is a complete waste of time and thread. This is the third video I have watched of questionable quality, glad I have not paid the full price for premium membership!

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