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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- Cutaway stabilizer
- Embroidery hoop
- Heavy thread
- Embroidery needle
- Small scissors
Apply the topping and stabilizer
Apply a water-soluble topping to the design area of the towel while positioning a cutaway stabilizer on the opposite side, out of sight. The topping will ensure your design won't be lost in the material and dissolves in water, while the stabilizer gives structure and is permanent.
Center the work area
Center the work area of the towel, where you applied your topping and stabilizer, inside the embroidery hoop.
Select a heavy thread
Select a thicker or heavier thread when stitching on a thick cloth such as a towel to see the design better.
Thread the needle
Slip the thread through the eye of the needle letting a few inches dangle, but don't double up on the string.
Stitch the design
Follow the design pattern using a variety of stitches, the easiest and most common being the back stitch. This may take some time, so be patient.
Finish the embroidery
Cut any remaining thread with a pair of small scissors and trim the stabilizer. Finally, pop the towel in the washing machine on a delicate setting.