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Im trying to sew letters on thin fabric and lace. I think the grip is to ruff for the fabric. how do i fix this?

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When sewing/embroidering onto lace, you will need a layer of stabiliser(Like mentioned above) for under your lace and a piece of water solvy on top of the lace, which washes away. For the best results

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You will need to have stabiliser behind the fabric to give it stability for any type of machine embroidery.

Look for a product called "stitch and tear" or "solvy" which washes away in water after you've completed the stitching.

Also, consider using machine embroidery thread for this task, its silky and gives a lovely sheen.

I've always used an embroidery hoop to hold the layers all together for monogramming so things don't slip.

I'd suggest you google "machine embroidery" or try www.sewing.about.com and see if there are other machine embroidery tips there.

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