In many cases, embroidery has to be made on finished products (t-shirts, clothing, hats, coats, etc.), and in this case, it is especially important to minimize the risk of error, because spoiled embroidery is difficult to repair or difficult to repair.
Sometimes we work on simple t-shirts that are not very valuable, but you do not have to make expensive embroideries on expensive clothes and branded shirts. These can cost up to tens of thousands of Forints and can easily leave a mark on the needle after repair, and even loops can create holes.
If the dress is our own property, it is still very annoying, but if you own it, it can be quite embarrassing to say the least.
You can save yourself a lot of inconvenience by following a few tips before embroidering.
- Make a trial embroidery
Whether you are making a pattern for embroidery or downloading it from the Internet, it is always important to make trial embroidery. Grab a piece of fabric and make the embroidery first. Although I have been dealing with embroidery for 14 years, there are still problems with digitization. For example, the stitch density may be incorrect or the outline may not follow the pattern. Samples downloaded from the Internet may also have a faulty pattern. Therefore, make sure you do some trial embroidery. It’s best to make the same, or at least similar, material. For example, if your finished product is a crocheted fabric, you should never try on canvas. Embroidery shows a different pattern on every material, even if the same pattern is embroidered.
It is also important that you use the same thread and stabilizer as you would for the original project.
- Use a suitable needle
You also pay attention to the needle. Never use a chipped, needle. If you are not sure about perfect, you should replace it. In addition, always use a suitable needle for the starting material.
- Work with quality thread
Always use good quality thread. It does not matter how many washes or fades at all. Poor quality thread can technically cause many problems. Keep in mind that the needle in the embroidery machine comes into contact with the fabric at 400 or 700 times per minute (and even more so on larger machines). The bad thread is weaving, thinning, tearing, etc. I got the Isacord thread.
- Pay attention to the bobbin thread
If your embroidery machine does not indicate that the bobbin is out, always make sure that the bobbin is sufficient for embroidery. If you aren’t sure how much you need, use a full spool instead.
- Carefully insert the product into the machine
For a finished product, a part of the garment can easily get underneath the embroidery area, so it is especially important that you double-check the part of the garment you don’t need before you start the machine.
If you follow these few tips, you can greatly reduce your chances of error.
I wish you a good job without fail!