Modern-day Machine Embroidery

Machine embroidery is a new and efficient way of creating designs, logos, crests, and bespoke patterns on the fabric of your choice. When it comes to creating kits for your sports team or shirts for the employees of a certain company, digital embroidery techniques are the ideal solution.

But what exactly is machine embroidery, how does it work, and what are the benefits of machine embroidery? If you have these questions in mind, read on to find out more.

What is machine embroidery?

Machine embroidery is a term that refers to the use of a sewing machine or an embroidery machine to create designs, logos, and patterns on the fabric of choice. You can use this technique to create designs for commercial purposes as well as mere decorative aims. However, there are two main types of digital embroidery: free motion and computerized.

In free-motion embroidery, the embroiderer uses the sewing machine’s zig-zag needle movement to create designs manually. It is a labor-intensive, time-consuming, and inefficient way of doing embroidery work.

On the other hand, in computerized or digital embroidery, the embroidery area is held taut under the needle of the sewing machine using a framing system. The area is then moved automatically under the needle of the sewing machine to create designs from a programmed digital pattern.

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Which thread is best for machine embroidery?

To simply say, rayon is the best. It is because it has a sheen and does not break or fray easily. It is also widely available and comes in different shades and colors.

The polyester thread is also a popular choice because it is resistant to shrinkage, fading, and bleeding. It also comes in multiple colors and is particularly suitable for kids’ clothing. The only difference between it and rayon is that it has less sheen than its counterpart.

While cotton is also a popular thread when it comes to embroidering, it is not as durable as the others and is prone to snapping. The heavier the thread, the more desirable due to durability.

Silk is another fiber that can be used for embroidery. It has an attractive sheen and provides luxurious looks. Its strength is just outstanding and makes it an ideal choice for the work of embroidery.

What are the benefits of machine embroidery?

When it comes to creating customized designs, patterns, and logos for commercial or decorative purposes, machine embroidery has many advantages over other techniques such as hand embroidery and printing. We are going to outline those here, in the following:

Reliability

When branding or decorating a garment with machine embroidery, every piece of fabric is branded equally and in the same manner. You do not have to worry about quality maintenance much. It is because the same design file is used every time to copy the design to the fabric.

It is a great thing for the mass-production of school uniforms and company t-shirts. It is commercially suitable and desirable.

Efficiency

Computerized embroidery is fast and efficient. While it may take some time to design a logo or pattern, it is easy to replicate and reproduce it countless times. All you need to do is save a logo file and then set the instructions to copy it. The speed of the process is remarkable and iconic.

Automation


The great advantage of machine embroidery is that it takes very little manpower. You do not have to put a lot of manual labor into it to get the results, as is the case with hand embroidery where you have to spend a lot of money to get premium results.