Everyone makes mistakes! Even when we start doing something passionately, even then we’re prone to making mistakes. When it comes to sewing or embroidery, either by hand or machine, we make mistakes. Let’s go through some commonly made mistakes that every embroidery designer goes through and must avoid!
Not Reading The Instructions Guide Book:
Every embroidery machine comes with a set of instructions on how to carefully and properly use it. We often make mistakes while making our embroidery patches or designs. And these mistakes can include, not being able to properly change the threads, not setting the machine right or simply, and clumping up our threads! And such mistakes can easily be avoided only if the reader begins their work on the embroidery machines and needles by carefully reading the guidelines! This can also help them avoid getting hurt my needles and other sharp objects, as the guidelines will tell them where every part of the machine is.
Selecting Wrong Needles for Embroidery:
Using an embroidery needle that is too large for the certain embroidery patch, can result in holes in the fabric where the needle and thread enter or exit. After that, even if one completes the patch, the tiny whole look messy and does not give a tidy look to the design work. A needle that is too small can be difficult to thread, and can cause unnecessary wear on thread, resulting in unwanted “fuzzies.”. A small needle can also make it very hard for the user to pass through different types of fabrics, like cotton and leather etc. Similarly using a sharp needle in place of a ball needle can also, damage the fabric!
Selecting Wrong Thickness of the Thread:
Generally, bold lines of embroidery require thicker embroidery threads and narrow lines require finer threads. For thicker embroidery threads, we need around 2-3 or sometimes 5-6 embroidery strands put in the needle at the same time, and vice versa for thin strokes. Combine threads to make a thicker strand and separate floss into single strands or groups of strands for working thinner lines. Also, using a thread that is too thick for the fabric chosen can cause problems as well. Also, once you work with thick strands and then if you realize you needed thing strands for this one, and if you remove the thread, it will leave your fabric holed and damaged!
Marking Your Fabric with Regular Pen:
It’s best to use a water-soluble fabric marking pen, chalk pencil or fabric pencil to mark your embroidery design on your fabric. Regular can bleed into the fabric with handling or laundering, or may not wash out completely. And always remember to carefully wash your embroidery piece if you have pen marked underneath, but do not wash roughly, as it can damage the embroidery.
Starting and Ending a Thread with Knots:
Although not the worst mistake ever, it’s best to avoid knots in any type of embroidery project. Knots cause unwanted bulk on the back of the piece, resulting in the work not lying flat when pressed or mounted. For product reviews and buyers guide, visit this website.