With everything becoming automated today, it is no shock that embroidery has also taken the same path. Embroidery in the past was an ancient form of needlework that was used worldwide to embellish textiles. It was used to add texture, color, richness, and dimension to clothing. Every embroidered work was considered personal to the bearer and used to speak beautiful designs and meanings out. It was done by hand for a long time, but now there’s machines and mechanisms available.
We at customisedclothing.com believe in providing one of the best and high-quality embroidery services, and for that, we have explained the day in the life of our embroidery machine, so you can get to know him well.
Our Embroidery Machine wakes up each day to make beautiful and unique designs to provide its customers with some clothing that speaks to them. It begins with hooping first. Hooping is a process in which we put the fabric into an embroidered sewing machine hoop. We must always remember to place the fabric in the same situation the entire time machine embroiders design because stabilizing and tightness are essential. The reason we suggest it is because if the fabric moves, the design will have improper stitching.
Then it uses a stabilizer that helps to hold the fabric in positioning; some fabric needs it on there front; some need them on their back. There are two kinds of stabilizers, “water-soluble” and “heat away.” It tends to dissolve in water with water-soluble while with heat away turns into ashes when heated with an iron. The trick here is none would leave any trace of the stabilizer, yet still hold the fabric down to complete the job.
When all the fabric is in place, then comes digitizing. Digitizing is the process where we take the design and translate it into the language the machine understands. It is done by using software that is used to work with embroidery machines. It digitizes the image so that the Embroidery Machine can comprehend what to make. This is a bit tricky process here as this process requires a lot of focus to get the intricacies right and work with the software diligently. Earlier, only limited images could have been printed, but now with the USB option, we can transfer any design we want to get embroidered from the software.
The things to keep in mind while dealing with an embroidery machine, in a nutshell, are; choosing a fabric that doesn’t pucker; the machine should be well-tuned and set at the appropriate needle and bobbin tensions. The design should be well-prepared and positioned, and you should pick the correct needle and thread for the job. Lastly, you should have a good knowledge of the fabric you are embroidering, so you know how to hoop and stabilize it properly.
The most important thing is always to make sure that your fabric and designs are compatible. It is imperative to see that the fabric’s characteristics and what it can be used to make. Once seen, if it can be used, see if the design will be compatible with the cloth as well. See if the fabric might affect the design’s texture or influence the design.
The next and the last thing to do is to make sure to check on your needle, threads, and tension. Check if your needle type aligns with the fabric type. Also, if your needle is wrong or damaged, it can cause an excessive thread or damage to the fabric. With the thread, make sure you use new threads and make sure to store your threads in a dust-free container and away from heat or harsh light sources so that they don’t get that old. Please make sure not to make the stitches too tight as it can stretch the thread and destroy the fabric, and the design might be corrupted. For that, check your machine tension settings; most of the machines have an automated tension setting while others have a dial to adjust the tension.
To work with an embroidery machine requires a lot of detailed thought process and focus that can become easy with time. Even with all the effort, the output is to get a beautiful design unique to your taste and essence.