Embroidery Machine Stitches

Embroidery Machine Stitches, Firstly you should know that embroider is such a tool for designing and adding a touch to your pieces like clothes or even Pillowcases.
So if you are a beginner you should know the basic stitches and know how to apply them, so we will help you in this step to facilitate your work.
Every machine has different types of stitches, you should know which one is suitable for your project and choose it, let’s begin:

Embroidery Machine Stitches

Embroidery Machine Stitches

The most common types of embroidery stitch:

You may think that there are 10 or more types of stitch, that is not right the right is that all types of stitches almost do the same thing. But there are 3 main types of stitches, which follow the same thesis (point to point lines).
You don’t have to worry about this because it does not contain loops or fancy knots it just contains lines that will allow you to create any design you want to apply even if it’s complex.

The first stitch: straight stitch
This stitch type is the base of all embroidery, how does it work?
It just repeats lines that may be different in lengths and widths, if you want a thick line you will just repeat one line stitch.

You also will be able also to make curves and fancy lines. So you can do anything by this stitch.
This stitch is mostly used for:
1- Drawing with a single color.
2- Shading.
3- Outlining.
4- Detailed work.

The second type: satin/column stitch
This type of stitch is the most used to make text, you could use it also for different uses because it provides perfect looks which are shiny.
How does it work?
It works on a small area by going back and forth.
The long threads and unbroken threads give the ability to the satin stitch to exist. It will look better if the thread is unbroken and long, this stitch is mostly used to make:
1- Borders.
2- Inside text.
So if you have any shiny design and narrowing the satin stitch is the best way to make this look.

The third stitch: Fill Stitch
The fill stitch or as it called the ceding or tatami stitch.
The fill stitch is mostly used for the filling pattern, when you use the alternate lines with the fill stitch the final result will look woven.
If you want to change the effect you will just need to change the density. It is used if you need to cover the material completely.

What’s the Best Embroidery Machine for Your Home Business

What’s the Best Embroidery Machine for Your Home Business? Did you ever think about the pieces of old clothes which are put in your wardrobe or even the pieces of old pillowcases and how to make them reusable and use it again by adding some beautiful designs and touches for them?

the Best Embroidery Machine for Your Home Business

To do this you will need a machine which is suitable for your home business and for your needs without paying money in features you will not need or use so, this machine is an embroidery machine, we will display for you some types of embroidery machines which suit home business.

Best embroidery machines that suit home business:

The first type: Janome MB-4S (4 Needle Embroidery Machine)

This type is the best one for home business but it’s expensive in comparison to other types. It’s the first type of embroidery machine for the home which uses 4 needles. What is the use of four needles in an embroidery machine? It allows you to move to a new job after you set up a project which is the machine will complete by itself.
It comes with:
1- 9.4 X 9.7 inches embroidery field.
2- Six standard hoops.
3- USB compatibility.
4- LCD screen.
5- 50 built-in embroidery designs
6- 10 built-in fonts.
7- 4 embroidery needles.

The second type: Singer Futura XL-580

This type is both a sewing and embroidery machine which is very good to start your home business because it has a large hoop and good features that are so suitable for its price. It has an endless hoop, you can work on the borders for a long time with no fear of it going blank.
It comes with:
1- 250 built-in embroidery designs.
2- 215 embroidery stitches.
3- 3 extra embroidery hoops.
4- 20 fonts.
5- AutoPunch or Hyperfont software which allows you to add more.
5- 6 LED lights.
6- USB port to import designs.

The third type: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 1200

It’s both embroidery and sewing machine this series of embroidery machines are good for medium or large businesses, it has a 15 inches workspace which is the largest one of this series.

It comes with:
1- LCD touch screen which connects your machine with a real-time PC to facilitate your work.
2- Hoop with large size.
3- Large workspace with 15 inches

The fourth type: Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine

This type of embroidery machine is so suitable and great for beginners, its computerized embroidery machine which is so suitable to begin you home business with.
It comes with:
1- 136 built-in embroidery designs.
2- 6 fonts.
3- USB port to import more designs.
4- LCD screen.
5- Automatic thread cutter.
6- 5 X 7 inches.

 

All About Machine Embroidery Thread

All about Machine Embroidery Thread, Embroidery threads weights and strand count, When we talk about the weight you may think that if thread weight is higher so the thread is better and finer, but it is not right because in embroidery threads the lower weight, the heavier the thread.
As it is known, the sewing thread weight is around 50 wt. but the embroidery thread weight is around 40 wt.

All About Machine Embroidery Thread

Is the weight of embroidery threads important?
Of course yes, because it plays a big role in the final result of your design, for example, if you create a design with 30 wt thread and your design is created for 40 wt this will cause a problem for you with the final look.

All About Machine Embroidery Thread

1- Rayon thread: rayon is made of organic cellulose, it features its sheen and a soft touch. Rayon thread is so popular for embroidery machines because of its amazing sheen, it is easy to be found and its performance. It also features high-speed stitching with no fraying or breaking.
Rayon embroidery threads come in a large number of colors and many brands, rayon embroidery thread weight is from 40 wt to 30 wt.

2- Polyester thread: it is similar to rayon in look and function and also in not bleeding feature, bleach resistance, and fading. So these threads are mostly used for children’s clothes decorate or the clothes which are washed often.
But you should also know that its sheen is not as high as the sheen of rayon, but still, both of them work well and have a high speed of stitching with no cutting or breaking

3- Cotton thread: for embroidery machines, cotton thread is less popular, this is because it is fragile to fraying and breaking.
It is not shiny like rayon and polyester, its weight is up to 100 wt.
If you use cotton thread in machine embroidery it will look like hand embroidery, it is mostly used for redwork and bean stitch.

4- Silk thread: here is another natural thread, but the colors in silk threads are more brilliant than other threads, some people consider this thread type is a type of luxury. It is so ideal for satin and silk fabric which are delicate. Silk is so stable, it may be as strong as polyester and as stable as cotton. Like cotton, it sews with no breaking and so smoothly, ilk weight is up to 100 wt.
Silk thread is the most expensive thread.

How to Pick the Right Machine Embroidery Stabilizer

Machine Embroidery, The stabilizer is one of the most important things in the embroidery machine, in spite, most people don’t give it attention, it is responsible for creating a beautiful and professional design with no wrongs or defects. If you want to make a professional design you should choose the right stabilizer. To avoid creating a poor design.

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If you embroider quilts, home accessories, or clothing you will need a soft, easily laundered, and durable design so the stabilizer is responsible to achieve your needs and is considered as the founder of your work will determine the failure or the success.

It is also responsible for supporting your stitches, so that’s so good and will ease your work and save your time and ensure that your work is well completed. But in case you choose the wrong stabilizer, you will not achieve any of these, because your design will be full of mismatched stitches, puckers, gaps in your fills and outlines.

There are some categories of Machine Embroidery stabilizers:

1- Tear away: it is something like paper which comes with a large range of weights, from soft to crisp, this category is very good for redwork designs which worked on linens. It is created by using stitches (outline) that are stitched over themselves multiple times. So the role of your stabilizer here is to prevent your stitches from pulling and puckering on the fabric.

2- Cutaway: this type of stabilizer is considered a nonwoven stabilizer, but also there are other types of cutaway stabilizers like nylon mesh which is a woven stabilizer. The cutaway stabilizer is used for toile-type embroidery.

3- Wash Away: the wash away stabilizer is come in two forms which are plastic and mesh forms, wash away stabilizers are washed by the water completely as their name suggests. You will need it when you want to remove all traces of your stabilizer.

Using More Than One Stabilizer:

For some projects, it is better to use two or more stabilizers together and you will get the best result, these cases when you need to tow layers of stabilizer, such as filling embroidery areas.

6 Tips To Buy Your First Embroidery Machine

Embroidery Machine, Do you think it’s scary to buy a new embroidery machine? Firstly you should know what are the right questions you should ask before buying it.
You should know that the embroidery machines are always in progress and their features are developed constantly.
So before you buy it, take all your time researching the types of machines and their features that are suitable for your requirements and your budget.
Having a shop near you is such a great thing because this will facilitate your work especially if they offer classes which give you the ability to try the embroidery machines before you buy it, this will help you a lot buying the suitable machine without spending much money without avail.
So here are some tips that we suggest for you, so you should know them before buying a new embroidery machine.

6 Tips To Buy Your First Embroidery Machine

1- The size of the largest design the embroidery machine can do:

This information is so important to know about the machine you are going to buy it, the size of the hoop of the embroidery machine which is used to embroider the design.

2- The number of the hoops which come with the embroidery machine:

Have a list of the hoops and accessories that the embroidery machine comes with, and you should know it’s not necessary to include all hoops.

3- Are there extra hoops? And what is their price?

Yes! Some embroidery machines include additional sizes of hoops, so know what are these sizes? and get an idea about the price list of these sizes.

4- Does the embroidery machine have a touch screen whether it’s black and white or colored?

This feature will give you more options and facilitate your work by touching it to drag a design or select another function, so start sitting in front of the machine and know whether it’s simple to navigate your embroidery machine.

5- Do you have the ability to combine one embroidery design or more on the screen?

Does it seem to you like a simple feature? But it does not exist in all embroidery machines, so if you need this feature in your work you should search for an embroidery machine that includes this feature, if it doesn’t have this option, buy an embroidery software that works on your windows or mac computer.

6- Transferring your embroidery designs to the machine:

The best and easiest way to import or transfer your embroidery designs to the machine is the USB cable, do not worry you will not need to put the computer and the machine in the same room because the new embroidery machines come with WIFI for importing designs.

5 Things You Never Knew Your Sewing Machine Could do

free-motion technique, Do you think that your sewing machine is just for sewing! You are wrong, some sewing machines also can embroider some embroidery techniques. So if you have a sewing machine and want to buy a new embroidery machine, first you should go to your sewing machine and try it if it also could embroider by getting an old fabric and start trying out your machine on it. So which embroidery techniques you should try out? Here are some of the unusual techniques which are some sewing machines could do them:

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The first technique of free-motion technique :

Couching: this involves a combination of threads or yarn on a piece of fabric with stitches with a small size in a thread that could be similar or contrasting. This is commonly done with hand embroidery but you can also do it by your sewing machine.
How could you do this:
On the bobbin, you should attach a thicker thread, and on the spool place a standard thread. Then to let the thicker thread pass, for the bobbin, change the tension using the small screw. After finishing do not forget to tighten the screw. To facilitate your work on the fabric draw the design you want to embroider on the back of the fabric.
You can use a free-motion technique or stitch in lines.

The second technique free-motion technique :

Smocking: it is all about giving your fabric stretch by gathering it in order. It is created with thread and used to design your clothes such as jeans and dresses. The sewing machine will facilitate your work and make it easier and faster to be finished. The lighter fabric, the better result you will get.

How could you do this:

On the bobbin wind, your thread and ensure that it is not tight or loose. Then using the small screw, change the tension of the bobbin to let the thread pass without any cuts. Choose the length of your stitch, and you should know that the longer stitch means that the stretch is greater.

The third technique is:

Perforating: it is the easiest free-motion technique of the techniques, it is used for papercrafts like scrapbooking, it is created by getting reverse on a thick paper. If you have children you can learn them stitching by this way.

How could you do this:

Remove all threads from the machine after setting it up, then just put your paper under the needle of the machine and start stitching your design using the free motion technique. Be care full and use a slow speed to could control your design and for even perforation.