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How to Release Machine Embroidery Fringe

Without water soluble thread



What this type fringe looks like

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How Machine Embroidery Fringe is Made


First a series of satin stitches is sewn - in circles, straight line, other shapes.

This is followed by a series of tack down stitches - tiny straight stitches that sew along one side or in the center of the satin stitches. These stitches hold the satin stitch threads intact after their bobbin thread is released.

If sewing fringe without water soluble thread, the satin stitches have to be manually released to create the fringe.  This is done by cutting the bobbin thread on the backside of the embroidery.

Helpful Tools

  • Small sharp scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Tape lint roller
  • If you need glasses to see close up, wear them

Helpful Tips

  • When sewing fringe, it is a good idea to use a different color bobbin thread from the top thread.  In this way it will be easier to see.
  • Do NOT release the fringe until all of the whole embroidery design has finished sewing
  • It is easier to release fringe while the design is still in the hoop



























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