While the art of embroidery was lost somewhere as machine embroidery took over the market, it is nice to see the art coming back with full force in recent years. Today many passionate individuals and companies are working with experienced embroidery digitizing agencies to have the right design digitized for them and then embroider the designs using their skills to fascinate the clients.
– Select your garment
The choice of fabric is an important consideration to ensure the quality and sanctity of the design. The fabric of choice would depend on the type and complexity of the digitized design, for instance when you are working with logo digitizing design, or 3D puff logo digitizing design, jacket back digitizing design, left chest digitizing design, or cap logo digitizing design you will be working with different fabrics.
However, if you are a beginner it’s better to avoid too thin fabric like chiffon or net, which may give a lot of trouble in handling, leading to frustration and suppressing your passion and instincts before these are honed.
We would suggest starting with cotton fabrics, which are firmer and easier to work with. However, cotton isn’t the only type of fabric and there are others that you can always choose depending upon the type and complexity of the embroidery digitizing design.
– Digitized file:
The first and foremost item you would need to start any embroidery project is digitized design. In simple words, this is a digitized format of the design you want to embroider. At 360 digitizing, we offer reliable and precise digitizing for embroidery designs to clients to ensure they are able to sew out the most stunning embroidery. We can help you with all sorts of digitizing for embroidery works including logo digitizing, 3D puff logo digitizing, jacket back digitizing, left chest digitizing, or cap logo digitizing. It’s important because the quality and integrity of the digitized design will ultimately influence the exquisiteness of your embroidery and thereby, make sure you have a highly precise and expertly digitizing design.
– Embroidery Needle
The next important item you would need is the embroidery need. While detailing the use of needles and its types is beyond the scope of the blog, as a general rule you should use the thickness of the needle in line with the thickness of the fabric. For instance, thin needles should be preferred for thinner fabrics, as bigger needles will leave holes in thin fabric.
– Select a suitable stabilizer
Whether you are embroidering logo digitizing, cap logo digitizing, left chest digitizing, jacket back digitizing, 3D puff logo digitizing, or any other type of digitized design, it’s important to select the right stabilizer for the job, which depends on the quality of the fabric and complexity of the design. And while the process of choosing the right stabilizer for the embroidery is beyond the scope of the blog, here are a few important tips you should remember;
- Tear-away stabilizers are best suited for weaved fabrics
- A cutaway stabilizer is a suitable choice when dealing with stretchy fabrics like jeans or knits
- Awash away stabilizer should be the choice when you are dealing with washable fabrics where the back will be visible
- Use heat away when working with fabrics that won’t be laundered, however, where the back will be visible
- The fusible stabilizer is a suitable choice for fabrics with unstable weave
– Weight of the stabilizer
When you are looking for the best quality embroidery digitizing designs, it’s important to choose the suitable weight of the stabilizer along with its type. Again, while the details about choosing the right weight of stabilizer are beyond the scope of the blog, as a general rule you should use higher stabilizers when dealing with designs of higher density stitching. Also, at times it’s better to use multiple layers of light stabilizers instead of going with one heavy stabilizer.
– Suitable hoop size
Another important consideration to improve the quality of the embroidery digitizing design is to choose the smallest hoop for the embroidery purpose, as it has the better capacity to distribute tension evenly across the material.