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An Embroiders Checklist: Industrial Embroidery 101


Working an 8 hour shift is tiring at the best of times, concentrating to produce the precision and intricate details of fanciful fashion, ornate fabrics and reliable equipment embroidery and sewing conjure up is just as exhausting. There are many things you need to look out for when putting needle to fabric and many things you need to make sure you're doing correctly. If you're sewing air bags for cars, for instance, you don't want your bag to deflate on impact thanks to a misplaced stitch. If you're embroidering an ostentatious piece of fabric, the last thing you want is to complete it only to find your design is wonky or disjointed. Precision in this industry is money, and one way to remove accidental human error is to provide your employees with precise and reliable industrial sewing machines and equipment for their talented use.



Before you put needle to fabric, first check on your thread. Is it the right colour for the section of the design you're embroidering? You don't want to end up with a surrealist design on a classical piece of embroidery after all.

Is the thread the correct type for your desired effect? Different types of thread can produce different visual stimuli, such as a shiny finish, easily able to maintain colour after being washed or a soft, matt appearance. Make sure you take extra care to place the correct thread in place before starting your embroidery; you don't want to waste valuable time and material.



Is your template in the correct position? Keeping an eye on the small details when preparing your industrial or commercial embroidery means that you avoid any misplaced designs later on during your embroidering process.

Check your fabric

Checking to make sure no fabric is caught in your hoop and that there are no puckers or creases for the needle to battle with will help for a smoother and faster embroidery time. Checking to make sure that your material, no matter how thick, is taught across your hoop also helps in a smooth embroidering experience.



Does your fabric need any toppings? Fur and fleece, for instance, will absorb the thread, preventing any design, no matter how intricate and wonderful, for being easily visible to potential buyers. Placing a topper or facing in place will help your embroidery to stand out from the material in all its glory. 



The song 'Wind the Bobbin Up' can come in handy here. Make sure that your bobbins are full to prevent constant bobbin change. Keeping the thread taught when changing bobbins over will, again, help provide a swift and precise embroidery.


If you're looking for industrial sewing machines for sale to help your business produce the best quality sewing and embroidery in town, contact us today on 0113 242 9378 and our friendly, professional team will be happy to help you find the right industrial machine and equipment for you.