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Jacket alignment
The point of using a hooping device is to assist in getting things aligned consistently from piece to
piece. Jackets can be tricky when it comes to alignment, especially when they don't have many
marks or seams.
Center seams make for easy alignment, and many jackets have a seam near the shoulders, which
makes a straight line to reference. Just ensure the design stays below that shoulder seam for
proper alignment.
If there are no seams or other reference marks, mark where you want the center of the design to be.
Placement guides say to embroider the design 7-10 inches down from the neck. This depends on its
size and the style of the jacket.
You always can reference the sleeves and the bottom of the jacket, too. Line up the clips on the hoop
with the sleeves to help straighten the design. Then, measure from each side of the hoop to the
bottom of the jacket to ensure it is even. You can use the tab on the hoop where the metal clips are
screwed on for the reference point on each side. - Impressions archives

plain; rather, it can be an embossed version
of your client's logo. If you do this, add
texture only to the last of the three layers.
These extras can add appeal to your designs
that brings your customers back.
The last layer of the fill is what your eye
will see, so that's where you can add either
a longer stitch for gloss, a shorter stitch for
a matte finish, a patterned fill with your
customer's embossed logo or any other
appropriate texture.
Easily adjusting a design's size will enable
you to upsell jobs more effectively.Taking
advantage of the jackets now available on
the market will increase your shop's bottom line. Starting with a layered fill will
make it easier to move from size to size
and garment to garment.
Knowing that the layered fill is an option
means you can use the original fill from
the smaller designs, reduce its density, duplicate it three times, change the starting
and stopping positions on the second layer,
and instantly avoid the problems related to
additional underlay and pull compensation.
These easy steps will ensure you can take
advantage of the smaller designs you may
have previously stitched, while adding to
your shop's bottom line with a jacket to
match. Digitized correctly, such designs
will be a pleasure to embroider and even
can be your main marketing tool for attracting more customers. 

On larger
columns
created by
scaling up a
design, think
fill rather than
split satin
stitches.

You can add interest by
making the background fill an
embossed version of the logo.
Here,Wilcom's Program Split was
used with the logo to add texture to
a plain background.

Lee Caroselli-Barnes, owner of Balboa Threadworks
Embroidery Design, is known for her innovation
and excellence in embroidery digitizing. She has
more than 30 years of experience in the embroidery industry. For more information or to comment
on this article, email Lee at balboainfo@aol.com.
Shown is the
redigitized logo.
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Impressions - September 2017
Contents
First Impressions
From the Show Director
Overheard
First Look
Scene at ISS
On Design
High-Flying Outerwear Embroidery
Cut From the Same Cloth
Screen Making in a New Era
Shop Talk
Embroidery Design & Digitizing
Sublimation
Direct-To-Garment
Ad Index/Online Directory
Classifieds
Impressions - September 2017 - CT1
Impressions - September 2017 - CT2
Impressions - September 2017 - Impressions - September 2017
Impressions - September 2017 - Cover2
Impressions - September 2017 - 1
Impressions - September 2017 - Contents
Impressions - September 2017 - 3
Impressions - September 2017 - 4
Impressions - September 2017 - 5
Impressions - September 2017 - First Impressions
Impressions - September 2017 - 7
Impressions - September 2017 - From the Show Director
Impressions - September 2017 - 9
Impressions - September 2017 - Overheard
Impressions - September 2017 - 11
Impressions - September 2017 - 12
Impressions - September 2017 - 13
Impressions - September 2017 - 14
Impressions - September 2017 - 15
Impressions - September 2017 - 15a
Impressions - September 2017 - 15b
Impressions - September 2017 - First Look
Impressions - September 2017 - 17
Impressions - September 2017 - 18
Impressions - September 2017 - Scene at ISS
Impressions - September 2017 - On Design
Impressions - September 2017 - 21
Impressions - September 2017 - High-Flying Outerwear Embroidery
Impressions - September 2017 - 23
Impressions - September 2017 - 24
Impressions - September 2017 - 25
Impressions - September 2017 - 26
Impressions - September 2017 - 27
Impressions - September 2017 - Cut From the Same Cloth
Impressions - September 2017 - 29
Impressions - September 2017 - 30
Impressions - September 2017 - 31
Impressions - September 2017 - Screen Making in a New Era
Impressions - September 2017 - 33
Impressions - September 2017 - 34
Impressions - September 2017 - 35
Impressions - September 2017 - 36
Impressions - September 2017 - Shop Talk
Impressions - September 2017 - 38
Impressions - September 2017 - Embroidery Design & Digitizing
Impressions - September 2017 - 40
Impressions - September 2017 - 41
Impressions - September 2017 - Sublimation
Impressions - September 2017 - 43
Impressions - September 2017 - 44
Impressions - September 2017 - 45
Impressions - September 2017 - Direct-To-Garment
Impressions - September 2017 - 47
Impressions - September 2017 - 48
Impressions - September 2017 - 49
Impressions - September 2017 - Ad Index/Online Directory
Impressions - September 2017 - Classifieds
Impressions - September 2017 - 52
Impressions - September 2017 - Cover3
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