Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sublime Stitching Baby Bib Embroidery Kit Review

I have been a fan of Sublime Stitching for over 3 years now. I must have oh 50 sets of patterns ( I have a lot of multiples) from SS, I have all of the books and 2 sets of the Stitch It Kit. I am in love with the metallic floss and tea towels too. Check out the site if you are unfamiliar with it. It is a great place to learn how to embroider and get inspired ideas from.

I bought the Baby Bib Embroidery Kit and it arrived last week. It was packaged like a little present! I wanted to get my hands on the new patterns and since we are expecting I figured a few more bibs couldn't hurt. I didn't get a chance to start stitching until this weekend so here goes it!

Inside the kit you will find:

1 instruction book ( with color pics)

2 terry cloth bibs ( one with yellow piping and one with green)

1 packet of iron patterns

5 skeins of floss ( one red, orange, light blue and I can't remember the other 2)

1 embroidery needle

The instructions are great like any SS product. The had different types of stitches listed as well as pictures so you can get an idea for color palettes for the bibs. The needle was sturdy. I am not sure where SS gets there needles from but I ordered a few with my last order and used the one in the kit and they are great. I used the kit needle in canvas and it didn't bend the slightest. I can't begin to tell you how many needles I have snapped in the past 3 years.

The patterns are adorable, perfect for boys or girls which was nice to have a variety. These patterns had paper in between them to prevent them bleeding on each other. it seemed as though the pattern paper was a bit thicker which is nice because it seemed to stay put when I ironed it. I chose the fruit pattern and the Yum pattern pictured below for my bibs. I didn't use the floss for the bibs because I wanted to save it for other projects I have planned but it works like a dream!

The bibs are the best terry cloth ones I have come across. I do not prefer to embroider on terry because often I pull the terry through the stitch and it looks terrible. I did do this on both of the bibs ( not as much as other terry bibs) and was able to fix some of them but not all. I am wondering if there is a trick to embroidering on terry I just do not know about. What I do have to say about the bibs is that they are super light and super thin, which is excellent for a hot climate like Texas or Florida. My dad felt them today and said they were the perfect thickness for our hot,humid summers!

Overall I will give this kit a 9.5 out of 10. Great Job Sublime Stitching!


Becky said...

How cute! Thanks for your insights on the kit.

sewitsforyou said...

No prob Becky. Glad I could help.

Anonymous said...

For the terry cloth problem I have found that water soluble topping (a kind of stabilizer)is perfect. Its made so that it doesn't pull and your stitches don't get lost down in a really thick terry like a washcloth. Keep up the good work!

sewitsforyou said...

mafiosagrrl I will try that. I never did with terry yet.