Create the perfect Spring jacket for the little one in your life! Techniques used include editing the design in the PSW™, multi-hooping for placement, channel quilting, buttonholes and sewing on buttons.
- Unstructured jacket pattern in desired size
- Navy Kona® cotton yardage as required for pattern
- Lining fabric as required for pattern
- Low-loft cotton batting as required for pattern
- Navy all-purpose thread
- SINGER® Chromium needles size 11 (available in our Notions
- Robison-Anton® Super Strength® rayon embroidery thread:
- #2232 Ecru
- #2235 Canary
- #2233 Lipstick
- #2328 Pumpkin
- #2489 Wicker
- Primary-colored buttons as required by pattern
- Sulky® Blendables 30 wt. cotton thread - #4017 Lime Sherbet
- "Flying Kites" embroidery design (free download available)
- PSW™ 2.00a software
- Blank Smart Media card
- Spray adhesive
- Chalk marking wheel
- Button sewing foot
- Trace pattern pieces onto navy fabric, allowing about 1” extra all
around to allow for shrinkage during quilting.
- Cut each pattern section so that it contains no more than 2 jacket pieces,
for ease in handling during the quilting process.
- Cut batting pieces to correspond with the fabric pieces.
- On each fabric section, mark quilting lines vertically 1½”
apart with the chalk wheel.
- Lightly spray a piece of batting with spray adhesive.
- Adhere the jacket fabric to the batting.
Sewing Procedure - Quilting:
- Wind a bobbin of navy thread and place in machine.
- Thread the needle with the Sulky® 30 wt. thread.
- Select stitch from the Green Stitch Folder #3, bottom row, third from left.
- Set stitch length at 3.0.
- Attach “A” foot.
- Quilt all lines as marked on fabric.
- Trace around the front pattern piece on the fabric, having the first quilted
line at least 1” in from the front edge. Do not cut out yet.
- With the chalk wheel, mark a vertical line centered between the first two
quilted lines. Note: left side for boys, right side for girls.
- Mark a horizontal line 3½” down from the neckline seamline.
At the Computer:
- In PSW™, open the Flying Kites embroidery design.
- Do not “convert to blocks."
- Click on No Image.
- On the horizontal menu bar, click on Edit> Select.
- Select the lasso tool.
- Use the arrow pointer to draw a line around the top kite and tail.
- Right click to highlight area.
- Click on the selected area, and the pointer will change to a 4-pointed arrow.
Move the selected area upward about 1”, keeping it properly aligned.
- On the horizontal menu bar, select Modify>Dimensions.
- In the new window, the Units should be set to inches.
- Highlight the numbers beside the Y, and type in 5.75 for
the new length.
- Place the Smart Media card into the Converter Box.
- On the horizontal menu bar, click on File>Write to Converter.
- Double click on Smart Media>Save in New Page.
- Remove card from Converter Box.
- Insert the card into the machine.
- Turn machine off and attach embroidery unit.
- Replace “A” foot with embroidery foot.
- Turn machine on.
- On the main screen, touch the Card icon.
- Highlight the design and confirm selection.
- On the top bar in the menu window, Touch the Hoop icon.
- Touch the Multi-Hoop icon.
- Touch Yellow Return Arrow.
- Touch OK.
- Touch OK.
- Touch Yellow Return Arrow.
- Hoop fabric.
- Attach hoop to embroidery arm.
- Enter X and Y axis points.
- Stitch first design section, using color order as listed in supply list.
- Remove fabric from hoop.
- Mark new horizontal line 6¼” below first one.
- Re-hoop and stitch the design. Note: Repeat Steps 17 through 19 as many
times as necessary to accommodate the length of the jacket front.
- When embroidery is complete, remove fabric from hoop.
- Cut out all pattern and lining pieces.
- Turn off machine and remove embroidery unit.
- Replace embroidery foot with buttonhole foot.
- Assemble jacket as instructed in pattern, including lining.
- Buttonholes are placed as follows:
Top buttonhole at right angles to front edge. Remaining buttonholes marked
at a 45o angle – angling upward from the edge, and between each kite.
- Select buttonhole from Green Stitch Folder #2, top row, third from left.
- Change length to 0.3.
- Place button into front of buttonhole foot to determine length.
- Stitch all buttonholes as marked.
- Remove buttonhole foot, and attach button sewing foot.
- Select Zigzag stitch from green stitch folder #1, top row, third stitch
- Set length at 0.0.
- Adjust width according to holes in buttons.
- Stitch each button in place. Note: to create shank, place large needle underneath
the button before stitching.
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