What the Custom Embroidery Process Actually Looks Like in Practice

Do you like sewing and embroidery? If so then you’ll no doubt want to get beyond the usual standard patterns and instead explore custom embroidery.

The embroidery process has many obstacles that you must think about when you turn your graphics into a fabric design. In this blog, we’re going to explain exactly what you need to make a success of custom embroidery and custom apparel. 

What Is Custom Embroidery? 

Embroidery, or more specifically machine embroidery, is done by stitching stitches together in a specific order and in a specific color to recreate the image. During the embroidery process, machine embroidery can use hand-drawn and zig-zag stitching to create finished designs.   

Computer embroidery is just like standard embroidery projects. However, you can upload your designs and let the machine do all the work for you. Users can digitize digital embroidery designs using embroidery software.

These digitized designs are then transferred using a flash drive to the embroidery machine, which embroiders the selected designs onto the fabric. The embroidery machine moves the hoop during the embroidery process to create your design.    

Machine Patterns 

In machine embroidery, different types of “fillers” add texture and design to the finished piece. When choosing a stitch, keep in mind that the stitch affects the look of the embroidery on the garment.    

The most common type of embroidery stitch used for most character and pattern outlines is the satin stitch. The understitch is a stitch used primarily for small details in embroidery, while the fill stitch is a technique used to fill in large areas of color.    

Hand Embroidery 

Hand embroidery is an art that allows you to use a needle and thread to create designs and custom name patches on handmade fabric. Embroidery involves using powerful computers.

They embroider your design onto fabric. They also make patches that can later be attached to other items.

The design is created using advanced computer programs. The software is installed on the machine and the machine creates the embroidery.

Unlike hand sewing, the fabric must stay in the same position. This means the machine sews the custom design.    

Heavier Fabrics 

Use machine embroidery for heavier fabrics such as duffel bags or polyester T-shirts because these materials can take the thickest stitch of a machine embroidery design.

Do not use a flour sack towel embroidery machine, as the machine may create patterns that are too stiff for a 100% cotton flour sack towel backing. When planning your design, be sure to consider the number of needles your machine can take as well as how many colors you have enough money for.     

Custom Embroidery

Remember custom embroidery is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a lot of skill and patience to get it right. However, it can be worth it as you get to make custom apparel for yourself. Technology is improving all the time, making it a faster process. 

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