Since you’re here, so we can make a wild guess that you’re desperately trying to learn how to use an embroidery machine. Well, learning the use of an embroidery machine can be a challenging task if you don’t have any previous experience in this field.
Though most of the currently available embroidery machines come with the automatic operational functionality at the end of the day, it’s you who have to adjust the appropriate settings to get your desired kind of output.
At the same time, you do need to have a clear idea about the capabilities and functionalities of your machine.
At the initial stage, the whole task may seem quite difficult for you, but in reality, it’s not that much difficult at all.
Before we jump into the details of using an embroidery machine, let me tell you the fact that you need an automatic embroidery machine to follow this tutorial of ours.
At the current time, a wide range of embroidery machine is available out there in the online marketplace.
It would be a wise decision to get the best commercial embroidery machine to get your expected kind of design.
Well, let’s START our tutorial on using an embroidery machine…
Managing all the Required Elements
In the 1st STEP, you have to manage all of those required things which you’ll use at the time of performing your embroidery task.
Here’s a list of all the required things:
- Embroidery software (computer).
- Embroidery Machine.
You’ll need the stabilizer to hold the fabric in the exact place.
On a serious note, keep in mind that you have to use only those types of needles which are appropriate for the kind of fabric you’ll be using.
Besides, you can also double-check the instruction manual whenever you feel any sort of confusion.
Selecting the Appropriate Needle
In the 2nd STEP, we’ll talk about selecting the appropriate needle for this job.
Well, it will always be a wise decision to pick those sorts of needles that are ideally designed to work with the embroidery threads.
And, the needle size – it will depend on the weight of the fabric you’re going to use.
Remember that needles which are round shank are ideal for most of the commercial embroidery machines.
On the other hand, needles with flat-sided are perfect for domestic embroidery machines.
Furthermore, the embroidery needles do have their categories that depend on a number system (standardized).
Let me GIVE you a PRO Tip:
- A large number indicates a large-number-eye.
- A small, numbered needle indicates more accuracy.
Depending on your embroidery job, you should choose the appropriate one.
Selecting the Right Thread
In the 3rd STEP, we’re going to talk about choosing the right kind of thread.
There are two different types of threads when it comes to the game of embroidery.
These are –
- Embroidery thread.
- Bobbin thread.
Embroidery thread is somewhat stronger than the normal threads used for sewing. And, the former one is thinner.
On the other hand, the bobbin thread gives a light sort of sewing on the back part of the embroidery design.
Setting up the Embroidery Machine
In the 4th STEP, we’ll discuss setting up your embroidery machine in the most appropriate way.
There are many similarities you’ll find in setting up an embroidery machine and an ordinary sewing machine.
First of all, you have to connect the machine to the power supply through plugging in. Well, most of the embroidery machines can easily be connected to a computer with the help of a cable and USB port. The embroidery software is also pre-installed; so you don’t need to install the software yourself.
Threading the Bobbin
In the 5th STEP, we’ll help you learn to thread the bobbin.
Well, threading the bobbin varies from machine to machine. So, in this case, we suggest you read the manual and do accordingly.
Choosing the Embroidery Design
In the LAST STEP, it’s time for you to choose the design and perform the embroidery work.
It’s a good thing for you that most of the embroidery machines at the current time come with a wide range of built-in designs which you can get using the embroidery software.
At the same time, you get the opportunity to import other designs from the internet or your computer with a one-click task.
Noted that some of the most advanced embroidery machines come with touch-screen feature where you can select a design simply by touching on the screen. You can even modify the design according to your needs and requirement.
Now, you have got all the designs in front of you. Just pick the one you like most for your current job and start the machine.
So, this is all you have to know about using an embroidery machine.
We believe our illustrated tutorial on how to use an embroidery machine will help you serve the real purpose.
However, if you feel any confusion at any point, please do let us know.
We’ll surely come up with our helpful suggestion and advice.