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.

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:


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.