Removing embroidery from linen

irisheyes81September 25, 2008

Hello, I had my daughter's name embroidered on her baptism gown, which is made of linen. The man that did the work misspelled her name, though. Is there anyway to remove embroidery without completely destroying that spot of the dress?

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Whenever I embroider something incorrectly, on the wrong side or underside of design, I use a straight razor and GENTLY shave it off. This cuts the bottom threads, and you can easily remove the top threads. Good Luck

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 7:16PM
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A lot depends on the size of the embroidery & stabilizers on the back. I use a beard & mustache trimmer on the back to cut the thread & then pick out from the front.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 3:05AM
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Go to: The: Wahl Peanut Stitch Remover. Also: On the left side of the Home page go to: Video & Project Gallery -
Choose: Peanut Stitch Remover Video - This video shows you exactly how to remove stitching safely from Embroidered Items. Really Cool!
If you don't like the price you can find it for less online at Beauty Supply Stores. Good Luck. nanablue

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 11:44AM
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