I know this sounds crazy, but I am a nurse and an 18 G hypodermic needle has a really sharp beveled point- great for removing little stitches! Jean
Are we talking machine embroidery here or hand? If it is machine embroidery, I have to say that I pitch it. The rapid up and down of the neddle will generally break the weave threads anyway so removing the stiches doesn't do any good. If it is hand stitching it is just a slow process.
Machine embroidery has a learning curve. I remember when my husband bought me my first sewing/embroidery machine for my birthday. To remove the stitches, you can use a Wahl mustache trimmer or Peggy's Stitch Remover. The Wahl can be purchased at WalMart or any other store and Peggy's can be purchased online at several vendors. You might try I Have A Notion. Both of these trimmers are easy to use and won't damage your stitching medium while removing the stitches. But, it is a tedious process if the design is stitch intensive.One tip is to always do a test stitch of your design using a similar stitch medium as your final project. You may end up doing a couple until you get the proper stabilizer and needle combination but it will save your final project and sanity. Good luck!
if by machine I start over, by hand I take them out
Machine Embroidery cut the bobbin threads and the top will come out fairly easy.
The reverse [backside or wrong side] is always easier to unpick. Or should be.
I don't have a machine that does embroidery... But wanted to wish you luck. This must be from using your new machine?
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