How-To: Appliqué Embroidery

On this episode of Embroidery Hub, Manny Torres, Ricoma's customer success specialist, goes over how to perform appliqué embroidery using an embroidery machine.

Items you'll need:

  • Fabric used for the appliqué 
  • Garment to embroider on (i.e. T-shirt)
  • Adhesive spray
  • Scissors

Video takeaways:

  • Digitize designs for appliqué and set machine to automatic/manual mode
  • Perform a basic hooping on the garment to be embroidered
  • Apply adhesive spray liberally to back of appliqué fabric
  • Press fabric flat on the T-shirt (or other garment)
  • Position garment and trace the design
  • Remove hooped garment and cut away excess material
  • Return hooped garment and finish with satin stitch
  • Be careful not to move or alter the machine when returning the hooped garment, as it will lose registration

For the additional embroidery tutorial mentioned in the video, click here