Hats need to be unique to appeal to the targeted hat wearers. One of the ways to make your hat unique is by adding an embroidery design to it. You may buy a hat for its embroidery.
However, it is easy to get bored with the design after a while. If this is you, you can remove embroidery from the hat.
How Do You Remove Embroidery From A Hat?
You first need to know whether the embroidery on your hat is machine or hand sewn. Assemble your tools and turn your hat inside out.
Bring your stitch eraser to your machine-sewn embroidery and cut off the bobbin threads on the embroidery. Turn the hat to the right side and wipe off the threads of your embroidery design.
Steps To Remove Embroidery From A Hat
Method 1 Removing Machine Embroidery From A Hat
Step 1. Have the right tools for the different types of embroidery you are removing. For machine-sewn embroidery, you will need a stitch eraser as your main tool for removing the embroidery.
Step 2. Turn your hat inside out. This exposes the part of the embroidery design that is the best to cut to ensure that your embroidery comes off easily and without spoiling your hat.
Step 3. Place your hat on your hand with the inside exposed to create a stable base for your hat. This provides a stable and firm working space to make sure that you get the right stitches out to remove your embroidery easily.
Step 4. Look for a bobbin stitch holding your embroidery onto your hat. Switch on your stitch eraser and aim it directly at the bobbin stitch. Pick your starting point and cut bobbin stitches on that part of the embroidery.
Step 5. Turn your hat to the right side. On the part of the embroidery design whose bobbin stitches you just cut, pull out the embroidery threads. If you can’t do it with your bare hands, you can get a pair of tweezers and pull out the threads. If this happens, then you can continue.
Step 6. Turn your hat inside out and repeat the bobbin stitch cut process with your stitch eraser. This time, cut out all the threads of the remaining part of the embroidery design.
Step 7. When you are done, turn your hat to the right side up. Using your tweezers, pull off the remaining embroidery threads from your hat. If any threads are difficult to pull out, turn the hat inside out and confirm that the stitches have been properly cut. If not, cut them, turn your hat and proceed with pulling off the embroidery thread with tweezers.
Step 8. When you have removed the last of the embroidery design threads, if there are any threads left over, you can use a lint roller to get them off the hat. You have now removed all the embroidery from your hat.
Method 2. Removing Hand Sewn Embroidery From A Hat
Step 1. The process of removing hand-sewn embroidery from a hat is the same as removing machine-sewn embroidery. The only difference in the removal process is the tools you will use for removal. For this type of embroidery, you need a seam remover.
Step 2. Turn your hat inside out and expose the stitches made to hold the embroidery on your hat. This is to make sure that you have a clear view of the stitches that you will be cutting.
Step 3. Hold the hat in your hand. This helps to bring you the stability you need to cut off the stitches that hold the embroidery on your hat.
Step 4. Take your seam ripper and put it under several stitches the pull up to cut the stitches. The seam ripper is more manual compared to the battery-operated stitch eraser. Thus it takes longer and more physical strength to cut off the stitches when you use a seam ripper.
Step 5. From the starting point, you choose to cut off the stitches check on your progress on the right side of the hat. Turn your hat around and pull off the threads on your embroidery. Use tweezers to pull off the embroidery threads on your hat. Where the threads are not easily pulled out, check back to see if the threads have been completely cut and cut them off.
Step 6. Turn your hat around and continue cutting the threads on the rest of your embroidery design.
Step 7. Once you are done cutting off the threads, turn your hat back to the right side. Pull off the embroidery threads until you clear up the embroidery design off the hat.
Step 8. On removing the embroidery design, you will find that there are stitch holes on your hat. You can iron the hat to cover the holes or place a different embroidery design on your hat.
Method 3. Remove Embroidery From A Hat With Trimming Scissors
Step 1. You will need sharp trimming scissors to remove embroidery from a hat. They work almost the same as a seam ripper.
Step 2. Turn your hat inside out to expose the stitches that you will need to cut to remove the embroidery on the hat. It provides you with a clear view of the surface onto which the embroidery is stitched on your hat.
Step 3. Pick one side of the scissors and insert it underneath the bobbin stitches from the starting point of the embroidery that you choose. Cut those threads and the whole part of the embroidery design that your scissors can reach.
Step 4. Turn your hat to the right side up and pull out the threads of your embroidery design. You can use your fingers to do this or use tweezers for the embroidery threads that are not easy to remove. Also, check that the stitches on the embroidery design are completely cut for ease of removal.
Step 5. Repeat this process for the rest of the remaining embroidery design on your hat. Pull off the embroidery design with tweezers if you can’t do it with your hands.
Step 6. If you have embroidery threads still hanging on your hat, you can use a lint roller to wipe off the threads on your hat.
How To Embroider A Hat?
You can embroider a hat by hand or by machine. Embroidering by hand is quite easy. All you need are embroidery threads and needles and your hat.
Draw your embroidery design on your hat with a pencil. Thread your needle with about three strands of embroidery thread and start stitching.
You can use fabric glue to ensure that your threads are held in place when you have finished stitching. Let the glue rest for a while for it to dry up completely.
When using an embroidery machine, you will need a stabilizer, a hoop, and your embroidery design ready on the machine. Seal your stabilizer and hat onto the hoop then set on the embroidery machine.
Press start and let the machine finish its embroidery. You have your embroidered hat read in a few minutes.
Why Do You Remove Embroidery?
There are many reasons why one would want to remove embroidery from a garment. Embroidery is made to make clothes more attractive.
First, an embroider can remove embroidery if they make a mistake while embroidering. The mistake is then rectified with a similar embroidery design.
You can also remove embroidery if you are bored by it. The embroidery you are removing could be a team or company logo.
You may no longer be working in the company yet you want to keep wearing the embroidered clothes. You can quickly remove the embroidery and wear the garment without it.
You can also remove embroidery to replace it with another.