The latest and strongest trend in home sewing is machine embroidery. Embroidery Digitizing is all about creativity. Digitized designs stitched by sewing computers give professional results that in the past were available only from commercial embroiders. Introduced in 1990, the first home embroidery machine stitched beautiful 4″x4″ designs. Today’s embroidery machines have gone far beyond this, enabling you to customize designs and stitch up to 16″x10″ in one hoping. Now you can personalize everything with richly-colored designs and lettering stitched in your sewing room.
When shopping for an embroidery machine, there are three main points to consider:
Determine how much space you have to devote to embroidery. Do you have room for another machine in your sewing area?
How computer literate are you or do you want to be? If all you want to do is stitch preprogrammed designs, you don’t need as elaborate a machine as you do if you want to customize and digitize your own designs.
Think about the type of projects you want to embroider. Do you want to only stitch simple monograms on terry towels or are you planning lavish designs across the backs of jackets?
Embroidery machines are sold as stand-alone machines that only do embroidery, or they are part of a system made up of a sewing machine and a separate unit added to the machine to stitch embroidery designs. If you have the room for a separate machine, the stand-alone machine offers you the opportunity to embroider designs at the same time you are using the sewing machine. The single machines are usually more limited in features and in maximum design size but offer you the opportunity to get into machine embroidery for less money. Combination machines sometimes offer more in the way of features and design size and are priced accordingly.
Designs are available in a variety of file formats, each one unique. Most machines read one format but files can usually be converted to other formats using the computer and a conversion program. Many embroidery software programs include a conversion feature.
Design styles range from beautiful florals to outline redwork to funny cartoons. Any style of artwork can be digitized and turned into a stitched design. When purchasing designs, especially over the Internet, make sure you are buying from a reputable design house. The quality of digitizing that goes into the design makes a huge difference in how it stitches and in your satisfaction. Look for designs that are attractive and detailed without having too many small details. They should sew out with a minimum of color changes and jump stitches that need to be trimmed. Multiple fill stitches with different patterns sewn at different angles add depth and dimension to a design.
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