Embroidery Sewing Quality of Machine Embroidery Designs
Many new to embroidery have experienced numerous problems
because of the inferior quality of free embroidery design files
that they downloaded over the internet. One of the biggest
mistakes that many new seamstresses make is using free designs
patterns that have problems built in. Even if you are lucky
enough to do everything else right and use inferior designs,
results will probably not be good. Many of the free embroidery
designs files that one can download are the first efforts of
someone that has just begun to digitize and thus are not very
well made. Many new to this great hobby use these because they
are free and easy to download without using a credit card, but
this is where the trouble begins. Then when outlines are off or
there are gaps in the sewing and poor results are evident, how
does one know where the problem lies? Is it the designs or the
stabilizers or even worst - Can it be the new embroidery machine?
We have a test so one can determine if the design is at fault or
if the stabilizer is the problem. We make available free designs,
free sewing lessons, free thread color charts and info that you
may need to learn so you can get great results with your
embroidery designs projects.
There is a big difference in the way embroidery designs
patterns sew out because of how the designs files were digitized.
All designs should have a foundation, underlayment stitches that
sews before the design itself, to help stabilize the fabric.
These underlayment stitches are put in so that the stitches on
top have a minimum stretching effect on the fabric, so
stabilizing will be easier. - this takes careful planning as one
needs to know what top stitches are needed to make the design and
what stretching effect this will have on the finished design
pattern and fabric. The goal is to put the underlayment in so
that the thread art designs on top will have no or very little
effect on the fabric. (no puckering, no cupping or off outlines
or miss-aligned parts) Without proper underlayment, it is almost
impossible for a design to sew out well, even with the best of
stabilizing. Another important consideration for sewing ease is
thread changes and jump stitches. Skill and careful planning is
necessary to eliminate all unnecessary jump stitches and thread
changes. So choose your embroidery designs well and avoid the
disappointment and frustrations of trying to use poor designs.
Even free designs can cost a lot more in time, garments,
frustrations and disappointment that a purchased quality one -
there really is no comparison in the pleasure you will have while
sewing quality embroidery designs patterns.
Terry Carter is the webmaster and author of embroidery
articles at embroidery
designs by Thread Artist. He has an article about embroidery
software for digitizing and lettering fonts at embroidery
software. There is free embroidery digitizing Tutorial at
this web address - embroidery by Thread Artists.
You can email Terry at this address - ThreadArtist@qx.net
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