WHAT IS MACHINE EMBROIDERY?
The term machine embroidery refers to a process whereby a sewing machine or an creates a pattern on textiles. It is a modern style of designing and mostly for branding and advertisement purposes. Commercially, embroidery can be used to make a set of clothes to be unique for marketing purpose. Unions and clubs do have their uniforms embroiled to show their unique appearance. The fashion also use it for of and apparel. Special gifts, clothing, and materials can be made by hobbyist and crafters using embroidery.
TYPES OF EMBROIDERY
There are several types of embroidery but the two popular methods will be discussed here, they are:
Using this method, are created using a basic zigzag sewing but because the made is basically meant for , it will reduce the and unable to make special embroidery which can be found in the features of the modern embroidery .
HOW IT CAN BE CARRIED OUT
The process of making free-motion embroidery involves the embroiderer running the and skillfully moves tightly hooped under the needle to create a design needed on the by lowering the teeth or covering it while the is manually moved by the embroiderer. the design can be created using the settings for running stitch and fancier built–in stiches with that, the stiches form an on a piece of . When a filled-in effect is needed, the embroiderer can produce that by sewing many parallel rows of straight stitching and running zigzag lines can make a section thicker or border.
The method can be time-consuming because most sewing have only one needle making it difficult because one color of thread can be used at a time and the tailor will have to change the thread frequently based on the intended color of to be used for multi-color design. The trimming and cleaning up loosed or connecting threads in the design after the sewing will be manually carried out.
The uniformity of design on different may not be the same since they were made with a manual method. The main use of manual embroidery had been limited mostly to art and quilting projects since the advent of the computerized embroidery. Meanwhile, in an order to reduce cost most manufacturers had switched to the computer embroidery method.
COMPUTER EMBROIDERY AND HOW IT CAN BE CARRIED OUT
Majority of the modern embroidery are computer controlled and specifically engineered for embroidery. The has a hooping and framing system to hold the framed area of taut under the sewing needle and moves it automatically to create the design from a pre-programmed digital embroidery pattern. However, the may require varying degrees of user input to read and sew embroidery based on its capabilities.
The sewing-embroidery usually have one needle and will require the user to change thread colors during each process. However, there are multi-needle types and they are generally threaded prior to running the design and do not require re-threading, the can trim and change colors automatically.
The features of multi-needle include;
Multiple sewing heads.
The various sewing heads can sew a particular design to a particular individually onto a separate garment concurrently.
Some brands of such may have up to 20 or more heads with about 15 or more needles in each.
A single head of the may be capable of producing many special effects which include; cutworks, satin stitch embroidery, sequins, applique and chain stitch embroidery, etc.
THE PROCESS OF USING A COMPUTERIZED FOR EMBROIDERY
Since the process is multiple, its process will have a great impact on the quality and appearance of the final . When using an automated system for embroidery issues like the type of , design size, types of threads and colors, electric power , and good knowledge of the must be put into considerations. In a generalized manner, these few steps had been highlighted as basic when trying to carry out embroidery with a computerized . They are as follows:
Buying the digitalized embroidery design file or creating yours and ensuring they with the brand of and the type of it is meant for will help to minimize time and error during the embroidery process. Though the creation may take hours, especially if the design is complex and the cost of the software for it is usually costly.
You may obtain an existing design and edit it or combine it with other .
the format of the file design to ensure compatibility with the , the stitched design to ensure it fits in the appropriate hoop before loading the final file design into the .
Mark out the placement and determine the location of embroidery placement on the to be embellished.
The appropriate stabilizer should be used to secure the in a hoop and then placed on the .
The needle will be centered on the starting point of the design.
Before initiating the full embroidery process, start and monitor the for some time and watch out for errors and other malfunctioning and resolve any seen problems before loading the into the .
The following items will be with the operator when using the , they are needles, bobbins, a can of air or small air , a small brush and scissors.
After the embroidery , the and separate the from the hoop, trim the stabilizer and lose the threads, etc.
FEATURES OF MODERN EMBROIDERY
The modern of embroidery are built with extra functionalities such as a large color touchscreen, a USB interface, auto threading, built-in design editing software, embroidery adviser software, and design file storage systems. Modern types have needle heads up to 56 head per . Below are few samples of the modern embroidery :
- Brother , PE770, 5” x 7” with Built-in Memory, USB Port, 6 Lettering Fonts, 136 Built-in
- by Brother
- SINGER Futura XL400 Portable Sewing and125 Embroidery Design including 30 BuiltIn Stitches, Fully BuiltIn 2step Buttonhole, Drop Feed Free Motion,6 Starbright Led Lights, sewing all
Originally posted 2018-05-18 13:35:58.
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