Stabilizer How To: Embroider a Baby Bodysuit


It is so fun to have a new baby join the family! Yes, I am a new Auntie! A quick customized gift is in order, so how about an embroidered bodysuit? Bodysuit MONOGRAM1 The little guy came a few weeks early, so a preemie size it is. This bodysuit is so small, it will be a challenge to hoop and have enough room for the embroidered name. Instead, I will float the garment on top of the hoop.

Supplies Needed:

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Preparing Your Hoop & Stabilizer

  1. Cut stabilizer 1” wider than the hoop.
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  1. Hoop the stabilizer with the paper side up and score the paper. Pull back the paper to reveal the sticky surface.
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Adding the Bodysuit

  1. Place one side of the bodysuit onto the sticky stabilizer.
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  1. Press down on the fabric to make sure it lays flat.
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Setting Up the Monogram

  1. Choose a lettering for the monogram.
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  1. Click on the capital letter icon and choose the first letter. At the bottom of the screen there are options for large, medium, and small. As you change through each one, the letter size on the screen will change to replicate the size you have chosen.
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  1. Click on lower case lettering and insert the rest of the letters in the name.
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  1. Next, I am going to scan in the fabric.
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  1. I am still not sure what color to embroider the letters. I can click on different colors and the color will show up on the screen with the fabric I scanned in.
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  1. I think I like the grey the best.
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Embroidery Time!

  1. Time to sit back and watch the embroidery in action!
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Finishing

  1. Remove the hoop from the machine and cut away the stabilizer. Be careful not to cut into the fabric.
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  1. Rinse away the stabilizer with warm water. I am going to save my sister some time and wash the entire outfit. After the outfit is dry I will add a narrow strip of fusible interfacing to the back of the monogram to cover the thread. It’s just a little softer on the baby’s skin.
Bodysuit MONOGRAM131 bodysuitMONOGRAM142 That’s it! I saved the finished embroidery design into THE Dream Machine® so I can quickly embroider a few more. Join us on the social side, I would love to see what you are working on! Don’t forget to use hashtags #brothersews #angelawolf so we can find you. Until next time, happy sewing & embroidering! Cheers, angelas-sig
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Joanne Banko Says:
3/31/2017 9:46:53 AM

Congratulations Aunt Angela! Love the cute little baby garment. Great tutorial!

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embroidery library Says:
3/31/2017 1:56:22 AM

Excellent way to place a stabilizer beyond the fabric. Actually I want to ask you that just like a stitch density vary from fabric to fabric same as stabilizer vary from fabric to fabric? I appreciate for help.

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Sue Erb Says:
4/2/2017 9:57:39 AM

Thank you so much! I am new embroidery and to the Dream Machine 2. I am learning so much!

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Angela Wolf Says:
4/14/2017 9:35:32 AM

thanks Joanne :) I want to embroider his name on everything now haha!

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Julie Rathburn Says:
4/2/2017 7:29:04 AM

Wow great job sew cute

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