Has the sewing machine embroidery designs desire bitten you yet? Do you want to get into machine embroidery, but just don’t know where to start?
Do you wonder if the investment is worth it?
About four years ago, I purchased my first embroidery machine, and I have been hooked to the art ever since.
I’ve slowly built a library of designs and I’ve learned how to hoop, stabilize, and choose the right thread!
I started by researching the vast array of sewing machine embroidery designs available, many of which also do standard sewing.
Machines are priced anywhere from $400 up to many thousands.
Search the Internet or go to your local Sew Vac or fabric store for a demonstration!
Choose a machine based upon how much embroidery you want to do and what your budget will allow.
To tell the truth, I felt weird about using machine embroidery or sewing machine embroidery designs at first.
I wanted to be the designer and I didn’t want to depend upon someone else’s creativity to make my work look beautiful.
Then, I discovered that I had lots of choices and I couldn’t resist the designs that are available.
I discovered that quilt embroideries can be used to quilt blocks in the hoop and obtain finer results instead of using free-motion or a long arm machine.
I laid my hand on all types of vintage looks in redwork, bluework, and even netted material that you embroider absolutely on a dissolvable stabilizer in the thread color that fits your project best.
Naturally many are the modern detailed designs in every motif from children and kids to holidays and weddings.
Embroidery designs are “digitized” from artwork.
While most sites sell artwork that can be picked up by many digitizers, some sites selling machine embroidery files such as SWAK Embroidery and You Can Make This also have designs from original hand-drawn art.
This means that those designs can only be purchased from those sites and therefore, you won’t see them just anywhere.
One great thing about sewing machine embroidery designs is that they have a color palette selected for you in advance, but you can also adjust the colors to your specifications by choosing from color families and tones.
Filled designs are those made up of all embroidered stitches.