The eye-pleasing craft known as embroidery has become more popular than ever. Machine embroidery has two sets of functions. It can be used as a sewing machine, designing designs manually and also using a specially designed embroidery machine to create designs from a pre-made pattern which are available on computer software's. Embroidery machines have become increasingly popular because of the digitization of built-in patterns, alphabets for adding monograms and several styles of buttonholes.
While some machines focus only on embroidery, others have a dual function namely sewing and embroidery. For many embroidery hobbyists, quality machine products were unavailable for a long time. With China entering the machine industry, costs have fallen, and computerized software's have become cheaper than they were before. Many machine manufacturers sell their own computerized designs for people who don't wish to create their own. However many people prefer purchasing the embroidery software and resizing, editing and designing their own patterns.
Today, one can purchase a machine along with the software for about $500-$700. Machine companies have also made embroidery designs freely available on the internet to download, giving people a wider selection to choose from. All you would need is a memory card reader when downloading the designs. When choosing an embroidery machine, think of the purpose that the machine will serve. If you are a beginner, then a cheap but simple machine should do fine. For a person in the embroidery profession, the quality of the machine has to be superior. Things to lookout for in an embroidery machine include a walking presser foot, a scanner, a variety of needle positions, a bobbin and a mirror-image capability to name a few.
Purchasing an embroidery machine isn't easy, especially if you're a first time buyer. With the help of family and friends who embroider all the time, select a machine that is uncomplicated and straightforward. State of the art embroidery machines are those which have the hoop embroidery feature. By balancing your budget along with the features you would like your embroidery machine to have, you can end up the winner both ways. Embroidery machines are constantly updated making it impossible to highlight any one machine. However the most sought after brands include Bernina, Babylock, Singer and Viking who give you a large array of choices and also provide great deals.
As soon as the machine is delivered home, don't wait but delve right in. Begin with reading the manual and following all the instructions carefully. By having someone who is familiar with the workings of an embroidery machine present, the process may become a little simpler. Familiarizing yourself with all the features and having a test run on an old piece of cloth can add to the excitement. By acquainting yourself with the embroidery machine at the very beginning will make the process easier in the future.
Embroidery patterns can be categorized into hand embroidery designs and machine embroidery designs . These designs can be embroidered on any apparels including teen clothing, womens plus size clothing, wedding dresses and informal dresses.