Machine EmbroideryTemplate Tips

Templates are like a roadmap to take you from electronic design to gorgeous machine embroidered product. Use these tips and techniques as GPS to help you navigate.

Try these tips for precise embroidery design positioning using templates.

Make sure the template prints at 100 percent or actual size and not print to fit.

Basting boxes help to show where the design will stitch. If they are not lined up properly, just clip the stitches and start again. See how to use basting and thumbtacks to position embroidery here.

Mark crosshairs on the hooped stabilizer for centering.

Use temporary spray adhesive or glue stick to hold the templates in place.

Mark the item but test your marking method on the same type of fabric before using it on the project.

Press your item and use spray starch or Best Press before and after embroidery (or make your own).