Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pfaff Creative Icon - Statement Sleeves




Can you tell by my smile, I love the sleeves of my new blouse?  This is my latest Minerva project so this post is going to deal with the sleeves and how I designed them with a combination of my
Premier +2 Embroidery Ultra and my Pfaff Creative Icon




Here is my completed design on the software



I started with a scallop from the Super Design menu and then went into  the Endless Wizard to fill the embroidery hoop with the scallops

In the Endless option you can pick which direction the design goes - I wanted up and then I wanted the scallops to touch with no gap, so I went with a negative gap


It was a simple copy and paste to get my second row of scallops.  For my circle design, I went to the Pfaff Creative Icon and used the shape creator (circle) and an eyelet stitch. I repeated the eyelet stitch until I had what looked good to me.  I saved this circle design onto an USB and took it to the computer.  Copy and paste again, lined it up and sent it right to my Creative Icon.


I did have to do two hoopings to have enough embroidered fabric for each ruffle.  This is easily done with the Precision Positioning on the Creative Icon.  Here is my two hoopings, photo from my Instagram story.



I did wind bobbins with the same thread for the top, this makes the wrong side looks so much better, especially when it shows



After I removed all the tear away stablizer, I put a line of Fray Check right next to the last scallop. Once the Fray Check dried thoroughly, I carefully trimmed away the fabric next to the scallops.  I was so happy when this step was finished.  I was so nervous trimming this.

I love these sleeves so much and they turned out even better than I had hoped.


Disclosure - I am a Pfaff Brand Ambassador and this post was created with the Pfaff Creative Icon.  The ideas and opinions are all mine.

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic sleeves and I would have been nervous to trim close to that great stitching too! Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen, I stepped away for a bit and then went back to trim!

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  2. How gorgeous are they? Love.

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  3. The sleeves are awesome

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  4. Hi Lori, these sleeves are gorgeous and I absolutely love how you incorporate your embroidery designs into the garments you make ~ so inspiring ~ and as a fellow sewist with an embroidery machine but not utilizing it to the degree that I could be I am in awe of your creations! Is the software that you are using the Premier +2 and if so is it the free software that comes with the machine or is it the purchased software that is available? Cindy

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    1. Thanks so much, Cindy. The software can be purchased at your Pfaff dealer

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  6. Beautiful blouse! Love your embroidery design too. Can you tell me what pattern you used?

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  7. WOW! This is a beautiful standout piece! It would make me nervous trimming all those scallops...especially into the notches, eek!

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    1. Thanks, Lia and yes I was very nervous!

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