I wanted a letter C in large form. Did two samples and then put the shirt in and it started in the center with a small C. I removed the shirt and proceeded to remove the small C ..took a couple of hours, but I did it. There has to be an easier way to remove embroidery stitches. That is my question. How do you remove embroidery stitches???
Yes, it is a pain in the neck to remove embroidery stitches, especially if you are trying not to dislodge the fabric in the hoop while doing so. There is a really handy little tool that I found at the Nancy’s Notions web site www.nancysnotions.com which you might like to try. It’s called Peggy’s Stitch Eraser and looks like an electric hair clipper, but it sure isn’t! This neat tool quickly and easily removes even dense stitches without damaging the fabric. It’s a little pricey, but in my opinion, well worth the investment, especially if you are as accident prone as I am!
For those who don’t make many mistakes 🙂 here’s some hints for removing unwanted stitches:
Clip the bobbin thread stitches, not the top thread. Use a really sharp seam ripper or a tiny pair of scissors with curved, very sharp blades. (Sharpness is needed so that you will not have to push hard or tug up resulting in accidentally stretching or dislodging the fabric in the hoop, but take care not to cut the fabric.)
Work one layer at a time. Clip the first layer of bobbin stitches and pull away the top thread, then cut the next layer (the underlay bobbin stitches) and pull away the top underlay stitches. After cutting the bobbin stitches you can lay the hoop on a hard, flat surface and drag your fingernail gently over the top threads to loosen, making them easier to remove.
Hope this helps for future mistakes!