My friend's sister-in-law opened a yoga studio and on Monday I'm taking a class. I work out but... this will be a big change. I run and I have no flexibility. I don't know what has me more concerned: doing yoga in a 110 degree room or doing yoga for 90 minutes! Nonetheless, I embroidered some t-shirts for us.
I love personalized, embroidered t-shirts, but they can be a bit tricky. So I recommend reading this great article from Embroidery Library on embroidering on t-shirts. Additionally, here are my tips:
1. Pre-wash your t-shirt.
2. Use a ballpoint needle. For these I used a Schmetz Stretch 11/75. This is a knit so that's why I use a ballpoint.
3. I used an iron on tear-away stabilizer (like Sulky Totally Stable) first. This is paper and when it's ironed to your t-shirt, it makes it stiff and not stretchy. Then it just tears away when you are done. The only purpose to to keep the t-shirt from stretching when the design is stitched on. I prefer this to spray adhesive.
4. Mark AFTER you've ironed the stabilizer. I do this because I worry about the heat from my iron permanently fusing the marks to my t-shirt.
5. Add a cutaway stabilizer. For most t-shirts I use a medium weight.
6. Follow the hooping directions at Embroidery Library. The hair clip idea is genius.
If you like the yoga design, you can find it at Embroidery Library.