I've had a Kenmore Elite 19005 with embroidery capabilities for more than two years now but rarely embroider anything. The reason I wanted it in the first place was to make some sewing labels for the clothing I make. This weekend, I suddenly decided to try to come up with a few different samples. It was lots of fun.
I haven't really found THE ONE yet but I did produce a few usable labels. Here they are, pictures taken with my phone.
I think my favorite is the blue one on the end and I also like the monogram.
I know. Pictures leave a lot to be desired!
I really like the stitching on these
And the patterns on these.
The problem for me is that all my initials (all three of them ) are D. Doesn't make for a very exciting monogram ,does it? I even tried one using SP for Sew Passionista. I might work on that one for fun pieces that are not too serious.
The labels I've come up with so far are a little big ( about 2" or 3") and would be fine for coats and jackets.
I want to try simpler and smaller labels too for lighter garments.
I worked on choosing colour combinations that are classy.I started with light green, pink and brown which I really like.Then pink and brown, brown and blue and blue and cream. I love all but most of all the green/pink/brown and blue/cream combos.
I think black and white would be nice too but I've run out of black embroidery thread ???(don't know how that happened!) so that will have to wait.
Another consideration has been fabric. For all these ,I used Bemberg lining. I've used silk/cotton in the past with less success. I even used light weight denim for a label for the above mentioned trench jacket. What would you suggest?
My DD has wanted me to put labels on the things I make her for a long time. She'll get her wish at last!
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