Original text by: Irina Lisitsa
Embroidery on knitwear requires the use of supplementary machine embroidery materials. You have to embroider a knitwear jacket ASAP, but all the specific stabilizers have run out? You may replace them with a piece of cloth that does not stretch, thin organza for example.
This method is good for designs with loose fillings or made with columns, because organza will preserve the structure and prevent the stitches sinking into the fabric.
Original text by: Tania Makarova
This master-class tells a secret of embroidering a machine embroidery design, which must be oriented along the seam. It is important to place a design on the item and stabilize it when positioning along the seam. This master-class will tell you how to do it.
Machine embroidery design
Temporary spray adhesive
Tearaway stabilizer (non-adhesive)
Upper thread (metallic)
Original text by: Lena Craftwork
Sometimes you need to add a nice edging to an item. There are many ways to do it, and we will see one of them here: creating a lace edging. You can decorate a napkin, a handkerchief or any other item with lace. There are numerous FSL machine embroidery designs; choose the one that suits you and matches your item.
Water soluble stabilizer
Fabric for your napkin
Original text by: Lisa Prass
Once an idea came into my head — to change the size of the digitized machine embroidery design, which I have downloaded from one of the numerous machine embroidery design websites. Having loaded the design file into the machine, I resized it and pressed the Start button. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that the result differed greatly from the one I saw on the screen. I began to investigate this problem presented and arrived to a conclusion that it's better n
Original text by: Marina Belova
One would think that evaluating of tension of the thread is such an old chestnut. But no, last week it came as a revelation to me. It is strange that such an essential information is practically non-existent on the internet, whereas manuals only contain the instructions on how to do the most basic things. And it is such a shame, really.
So, everybody knows (including me) that after the embroidery has been completed, the backside of a perfect satin-stitc
I found these designs and did them for a friend who is a serious cat lover, 7 at the last count and actually has a ring in ginger. I did these for gifts and she loves them and already is pdeciding which ones match her babies.
I didn;t have time to iron them before I took photos. When I ironed them they looked awesome.
Thanks for the designs.
Original text by: Marina Belova
I have once written a guide to all sorts of embroidery stabilizers (fusible interfacing materials) for manual embroidery. As we all know, the market is full of such auxiliary materials, which can be helpful to an embroiderer. Nevertheless, in these days I often think that not all of them are useful for me in my day-to-day work.
In the past I used to buy a lot of stabilizers of various brands, to see if they could be really helpful. I liked some of them
If you want to engage in embroidery on a professional level, you should buy a reliable embroidery equipment with manifold possibilities that won't fail at the most crucial moment. Melco Bravo is a highly efficient 16-needle embroidery machine designed for amateur embroiderers turned professionals.
A distinguishing feature of this machine is that it provides maximum efficiency for it's price. Melco Bravo allows you to embroider high quality designs on garments, hats, bags and large variety o
Original text by: Marina Belova
Suddenly it struck me that marking the position of an embroidery design on fabric before hooping is a major stumbling block to me. Is is so because I often get fabrics and garments that cannot be marked with a leftover sliver of soap or even with a disappearing marker. Another reason for the issue being of such a great importance to me, because I don't have any magic device for positioning of the hoops and most probably won't have one in the nearest future. I
Ten Tips for Baseball Cap Embroidery
Embroidery on caps is one of the most challenging tasks, because they have a whole set of special features that render usual embroidery equipment unfit for them.
Use only those caps that will really fit your cap frames. It doesn't matter what you're doing: walking along the street, taking part in a corporate event or even — you never know — supporting you team during a baseball match, you see baseball caps everywhere, and they all look identical to
In some areas of leisure you will find niche markets, I have found one being able to make custom carpets for custom cars and sport fishing boats. So if you live near the water this is something you may want to offer, or if you have any car clubs in your areas. First you need to make a sample and bring it to car shows etc, or display it at your local dealers.
Hi have done mats like the like the item Below, this was actually done for a young kids room.. As it was no
Carving Your Way
Introduction to Line Carving
When it comes to digitizing vehicles, and other complex items the line tool can assist with adding dimension to the embroidery design with minimal embroidery effect on the stitch count this is great as stitch counts can be high when creating works of art.
The tool is available fo
Avoiding pit falls of working with Caps
When dealing with your customers you may need to educate them on what the placement and size of the logo for your particular machine is, as often the customer will want the designs to be too large for the cap frame. Some cap frames can accommodate a 270 degree rotation and some only do 180 degrees, the height will depend on the hat.
Rule 1 , Placement
In the spring, fall and winter you will often get asked to make machine embroidery designs for fleece, this fabric has some very unique properties compared to other fabrics. You should not be afraid of fleece if you follow some basic tips,.
The first thing you will need to know about fleece which way stretches, unlike jersey material fleece only stretches in one direction, so you will need to determine the fabrics yo
Organizing your Designs in DG15
At the end of last year Pulse Microsystems launched their newest version of their embroidery digitizing software, its called TAJIMA PULSE DG15 this program while it looks the same as DGML by Pulse 14 their is a lot of changes under the hood. Which makes organizing your designs easier and it even expands it for getting access to your designs on t
Machine embroidery design management
When you enter into the embroidery business you will soon learn individual ways to track and organize your embroidery designs, some people use a specialty program, a filing systems on your computer, a database and other. Today we are going to take a look at organizing your designs with Librarian. This tool has been around for a while, while it has some limitations its a great tool for searching for designs.
What is Librarian
Librarian is a sing
Thread Thickness and Digitizing Techniques
When digitizing or adding a new embroidery thread type to your system, you can also input the desired thickness of that thread.
this helps when trying to determine the coverage of a fill on a large area.
A bit of back ground the industry standard thread weig
Making Custom Thread Charts
In Tajima DG/ML by Pulse there is a number of pre-installed thread charts however there are times where you need to create a custom chart with different thread thickness and or colors
Thread Charts and Thread Palettes
Embroidery Thread charts are a collection of embroidery thread and color information. Tajima DG/ML by Pulse has thread charts ins
In the embroidery industry we often encounter issues with specialty embroidery threads, and or applications these sometimes require special threads, backing, and needles.
When working with Metallic threads you will notice that they have fibers wrapped around a core, which may be nylon, polyester, or rayon. This can cause issues when using standard needles and you may need to look at the following tips. below.
1. Use needle with a large eye
Embroidery stabilizer is often very confusing, in this blog we hope to enlighten you and help you understand why we use backing and why one doesn't one type work for all garments. Please note backing comes in all shapes and size, from rolls, to cut sheets and may be available in Black for dark fabrics too. When it comes to selecting the type of backing to use for a application its good to know a little about why you should use a certain type of backing. We will try and cover this. There are seve
Knowing your Needles
The needle: It’s a small innocuous component of every embroidery machine that tends to get overlooked, even ignored – until it breaks. Even then, the typical response is to change it out and keep going. Small, inexpensive, rather boring, but extremely critical to the embroidery process. Without a needle, stitches could not be formed. Knowing your needles are critical. Needles hav
There is a wide range of thread choices available to today’s embroiderer. However, unless time is taken to experiment with different choices, they may never get a chance to offer them to their customer. Most new embroiderers purchase a start up kit with their equipment that contains one type of thread. They start with and continue to use this same thread as if it is the only style available, without ever considering if there is a better alternative. As it turns out, t
Converting stitches to Outlines
When all you have is a stitch file like a DST or a design from a catalog its very important to know how to convert a stitch file to an Outline file their are two ways depending on your needs.
Sometimes when you convert a whole file you may get artifacts or portions of the machine embroidery design that do n
Drop Shadows and Simple Borders
Adding A Drop Shadow
1. Start with a NEW page in your Tajima Pulse version 14
Go to " New File "
Choose " Blank Design"
Click " Ok "
2. Click on your line angle text tool .
3. Enter in the name " John " it should be about 1 inch tall and about 3 inches long or proportional.
4. Now we can add the Drop Shadow,
Select the text on your screen
Go to the properties tab on the right
Scroll down to where it say
Traditionally for most of us we are self taught when it comes to techniques and how to punch, there are general course available that teach us how to use the embroidery digitizing software and some specialty course but very few delve into the advanced options. This topic is one of those advance options as we will take a look at the type of corners available, embroidery software settings for cornering and how to