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How to get started with machine embroidery a simple tips an overview Avas

3 June, 2011



I learned to stitch at the age of 5 years of age, I would get tremendous enjoy hand stitching tiny totes and outfits for my dolls. When I was a teenager I became quite proficient in sewing and would create most of my own, my personal attire. it seemed a natural further evolvement to embroidering, I learned the fundamental hand embellishment techniques and I would decorate my own gear.

In 1999 I came accross machine embroidery, I believed it was remarkable, and I still do. In the past I bought a sewing machine and embroidery machine in one, It was not cheap at that time, however it pails when compared with the modern day machines. I still have it and use it for general regularly and once in a while whenever my 6 needle embroidery machine is actually being used I will even now use it for embroidery.

The astounding point is that once i at first bought my single needle embroidery machine I didn’t get very great results. The cause of this is that in 1999 there was not the information around to educate machine embroiderers. I get the old machine out now and my results are great, it is because I at this moment know what I’m doing.

This brings me to one of my favorite sayings, “1st you should know the laws, you’ll then break them”. As an avid cook, dressmaker, embroidery designer, and digitizer I find this school of thought pertains to every thing. With the food prep I do know what spices and herbs go along with what meats and vegetables and I can manipulate volumes and replace stuff. However you need to know the principles, if you comprehend the foundations and the reason behind them then you’re able to alter methods to suit yourself.

Precise hooping strategies will make a huge difference in your result. Hoop the stabilizer with the material. Ensure that the material is firm inside the hoop but not distorted. A sheet of nonslip matting on the work surface can help to keep the bottom hoop stable as you place your material.

A heavy, large stitch count pattern using a light-weight fabric could entirely ruin the cloth flow. Select subtle designs when utilizing lightweight material. While stitching a design on a towel or high-pile textile, choose a dense design that won’t disappear altogether into the pile. As a final point, for stretch fabric, do not try anything very dense and large. Keep in mind, the material can stretch, although the embroidery won’t.

I recommend utilizing “Cutaway” on unstable cloth e.g. stretchy or knitted; utilizing “Tearaway” on stable fabrics e.g. woven; and ultizing “Washaway” on freestanding lace or garments, or some great three-dimensionally stuff by using organza – that is, if you want to eliminate the stabilizer entirely in the event the embroidery has been accomplished. Always employ a soluble topper on toweling. Once again, like anything else, try a few out and discover the possibilities for yourself.

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