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Preparing The Fabric; Attaching Iron-on Stabilizers (backing) To The Fabric - Brother NC21SE Operation Manual

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PREPARING THE FABRIC

• Use fabrics with a thickness of less than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch). Using fabrics thicker than 3 mm
(approx. 1/8 inch) may cause the needle to break.
• When using layers with thicker batting etc., you can sew more attractive embroidery by adjusting the
embroidery presser foot height in the embroidery settings screen (see below).
• In the case of thick terry cloth towels we recommend that you place a piece of water soluble stabilizer on
the top surface of the towel. This will help to reduce the nap of the toweling and result in more attractive
embroidery.
Note
Press
, and use
settings screen to adjust the presser foot height.
Attaching Iron-on Stabilizers
(backing) to the Fabric
For best results in your embroidery projects,
always use stabilizer material for embroidery.
Follow the package instructions for the stabilizer
being used.
When using fabrics that cannot be ironed (such as
towel or fabrics that have loops which expand
when ironed) or in places where ironing is
difficult, position the stabilizer material under the
fabric without fusing it, then position the fabric
and stabilizer in the embroidery frame, or check
with your authorized dealer for the correct
stabilizer to use.
CAUTION
• Always use a stabilizer material for
embroidery when sewing stretch fabrics,
lightweight fabrics, fabrics with a coarse
weave, or fabrics which cause pattern
shrinkage. Otherwise, the needle may break
and cause injury. Not using a stabilizer
material may result in a poor finish to your
project.
CAUTION
and
in the EMBROIDERY FOOT HEIGHT display in the embroidery
a
a
a
a
b
b
b
b
PREPARING THE FABRIC
Use a piece of stabilizer which is larger
than the embroidery frame being used.
a
b
a Size of the embroidery frame
b Iron-on stabilizer (backing)
Iron the iron-on stabilizer material to the
wrong side of the fabric.
a Fusible side of stabilizer
b Fabric (wrong side)
Memo
• When embroidering on thin fabrics such as
organdy or lawn, or on napped fabrics such
as towel or corduroy, use water soluble sta-
bilizer (sold separately) for best results. The
water soluble stabilizer material will dissolve
completely in water, giving the project a
more attractive finish.
5
a
b
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