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    how to transfer drawings for embroidery?

    I can think of a couple of ways, but I wanted to tap the collective wisdom of the group.
    I have a drawing. I want to embroider it onto a heavy dark garment. How should I go about transferring it? Using my computer screen as a lightbox seems out in this case, since it is a dark tweedy blazer.
    Any ideas?

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    i think there's a white transfer paper you can use, but what i've done in the past is to just chart the drawing out, and freehand it with white pencil.

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    i'd love to know the answer to his one too... my favorite stuff is that Aunt Martha's tracing paper and pencil, but as far as I know it only comes in red...

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    I copied the design onto tracing paper or a thin vellum. You can also just draw on the paper. Then I used a white nail pencil to trace the picture thru the paper onto a darker fabric. I think I found mine @ Sephora. I have had it so long that I can't be sure.

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    Dritz has white transfer paper in the multie pack (red,blue,black,white and yellow).Use a sharp point to trace your drawing.It will rub off of textured fabric so re-pencil with a while dress makers pencil as needed.

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    Just wanted to add that once you have it transfered you can use white thread and a basting stitch to make a more permanent temporary(does that make sense?) outline.Simply remove the stitches when you're about to embroider the following portion,or if your satin stitching that eliminates that problem and you could just embroider over those basting stitches!

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    thanks everybody!


 

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