What kind of paper can I embroider on?
Any heavy weight paper (cardstock) will be fine. I’ve embroidered on several different kinds: paper from an artist’s water-color pad, short-fibered tagboard, and expensive hand-made paper. I’ve found the best results with heavy paper that has longer fibers.
Can you embroider through vinyl?
Embroidering on vinyl requires the use of a leather needle. This specialty needle slices through the surface, actually cutting it, as opposed to simply penetrating it. Select a gauge-appropriate to the weight of the vinyl. Slow the speed of the machine down by at least half, and monitor the stitching process.
What is backing for embroidery?
Basic cutaway backing is the most commonly used. It’s a wet-laid nonwoven backing, designed specifically for machine embroidery. Though available in several weights, I use the 2-oz. for most applications.
Can I sew paper with my sewing machine?
Get dotty: You can use your sewing machine without thread to make all kinds of patterns on paper. A couple of things to keep in mind: When you sew without thread, the holes on top will be smooth, and the ones on the bottom will be bumpy, as the needle pierces the paper.