The Art of Cap Embroidery: A Comprehensive Guide to Hooping
- Setting Up Your Cap Station and Driver
- Inserting the Cap Ring
- Positioning the Cap
- Understanding the Flexible Metal Band
- Releasing the Cap
Before you begin, it's essential to ensure that your Cap Driver and Cap Station are firmly attached to your embroidery machine. This foundational step ensures that the cap remains stable throughout the embroidery process.
To start the hooping process:
- Align the open metal notch of the Cap Ring with the central tab on the Cap Station.
- Hold the Cap Ring from its back, slide it forward, and ensure all three spring locks are securely connected.
3.Positioning the Cap
- Unhook the flexible metal band and shift it to the left side of the Cap Ring.
- Set aside the cap backing momentarily and gently pull back the cap's sweatband.
- Slide the sweatband between the metal tab and the backing, ensuring it's positioned below the metal tab.
- Ensure no extra fabric obstructs the hooping area. Then, reposition the flexible metal band over the cap's bill.
4.Understanding the Flexible Metal Band
The flexible metal band comprises two distinct edges:
- The smooth edge, which is closer to the machine.
- The serrated edge, which faces the user.
For optimal positioning, tuck the smooth edge beneath the Cap Station's metal tab. Securely connect the clasp to the Maggie frame latch, ensuring it snaps into place.
5.Releasing the Cap
To unhitch the cap from the Cap Station:
- Press the three latches located at 1 o'clock, 11 o'clock, and 7 o'clock.
- Hold any extra fabric at the cap's rear and fasten it using the provided binder clips. Ensure the clips face inward to guarantee a smooth and secure embroidery surface.