The embroidery on the back of this sweatshirt jacket was a free design from Singer some years ago. Very stitch intensive it needed lots of stabilising on the stretchy fabric. You are supposed to always stitch-out a test design before putting it onto the intended final garment but, at almost 33,000 stitches, that’s a lot of thread to use up plus, you end up with a sample lying around with no obvious use! So, I went for it and, luckily, it turned out beautifully. That’s the benefit of professionally digitised designs – they’re usually so well done that they’re ‘almost’ foolproof. As long as you use the correct stabiliser for the fabric etc. then it should be no problem.
I have had some lovely designs from Embroidery Library in the US too, there’ll be a post about my latest project with their stuff later.