August '21

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cal axes of the frame to which you can attach the cap crown. You may need to temporarily clip the stabilizer in place if you elect to use the full span as explained here. Step Three: Flip the sweatband down and out of the cap crown and slide the cap onto the frame, making sure to slot the sweatband under the alignment bracket with the stabilizer while keeping it smoothly placed around the frame. Make sure to keep the stabilizer and the rear posts inside of the cap crown. Step Four: Pull the frame's strap over and around the bill of the cap, making sure as you do to align the strap's teeth with the seam between the crown and bill while keeping the bottom side seam of the cap aligned with the teeth on the frame. Proper alignment of these teeth with the seams on the crown ensures that your design will stitch in proper alignment with the seam and appear straight on the finished cap. Note: The teeth in the front of the strap that are on the far side of the strap from you as you hoop will fit snugly into the seam between the bill and the crown, whereas the teeth on the sides of the strap that are the near side of the strap will align just above the bottom crown seam. These side teeth pair with teeth on the frame, which should align with the seam to arrest it. Fit the loop on the strap to the folded hook on the frame and tighten the strap, making sure to align the front seam with the line on the alignment bracket. G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 A U G U S T G R A P H I C S P R O 2 7 The teeth at the front of the strap should fit snugly in the seam between crown and bill; they should never be further up the crown, nor cinching down or pressing on the front panels.

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