Embroidery Basics 101 Part 2
First Steps To Quality
Sewing The Project
Your plan is in place. You have collected the things you need for
a glorious embroidery project. In this second installment of How To Embroider, you will learn how to sew out your
creation like a pro. Just follow the next four key steps and celebrate your accomplishment.
Then, your project must be hooped.
Hoop the fabric and stabilizer by laying them over the larger hoop
placed on a solid flat surface. Press the smaller hoop portion in place while smoothing, tightening, and stretching
Seventh, select threads to fit your project.
Color and texture of the finished product depend on the threads
used. These may include synthetic polyester, rayon, or metallic threads. The size, color, and combination of
threads greatly affect the final results. Therefore choose threads carefully.
Then turn your machine and let it sew.
Once everything is set, the project is properly hooped, the design
is installed in the machine, and you are ready to sew; sew a few stitches. Stop the machine and trim the thread
tail. Start the sewing and watch it sew. It is a temptation to walk away because the machine automatically keeps
sewing. Do not give in. Never leave your embroidery machine sewing unattended. Periodically, the machine will stop
after completing a portion of the design. This permits your to change threads. Repeat the start procedures.
Continue sewing until the project is completed.
An issue that can be very challenging is breaking threads. It
happens. Entry level machines offer fewer options than higher end machines. The features for backing up stitches to
find exactly where the thread broke is a wonderful benefit. However, in most cases you can back up your sew out a
small portion of the design at a time or walk the machine through until you are close to the break point. Then
start stitching again. Professional service on your machine may reduce thread breakage. Changing thread brands may
Step Nine: Remove the hoop and excess stabilizer.
Your project is almost complete. Remove the project from the
machine and hoop. Separating the stabilizer from the fabric can be a challenge. Tear away and cut away stabilizers
must be removed by trimming the excess materials away from stitch area. Use your trimming scissors. Wash away
stabilizer may be trimmed away and later dissolved with water.
Now display your masterpiece. Take pride in your accomplishment.
Build on your success with many more creative adventure. Remember to take Two step at a time. Select the right
equipment, designs, and thread for your work of art.