Some people have reservations about using machine embroidery. They think that it is not as durable as its traditional counterpart. This misconception is rooted in the notion that hand embroidery is the real art. While one cannot deny the craft of hand embroidered fabrics, machines are equally good at creating intricate patterns. The difference between the two is the precision and accuracy with which you can create digital embroidery.
There are two main types of machine embroidery. One follows a conventional route where non-digitized prints are added to a machine that transfers them on fabric. Design sheets are used for this purpose. Although this type of embroidery has been in use for decades, it may not offer greater precision. Improper feeding of designs or other mistakes can destroy an embroidery job.
This is not the case with digitized embroidery that is controlled through computers. You can select from a variety of designs on computer software or create your own. These designs will be transferred to the desired fabric with maximum efficiency. Digitized embroidery can also help you in creating unique patterns that are not possible with hand-made or old embroidery machines.
Embroidery is the best way of personalizing fabrics. Aside from floral patterns or other designs, you can use embroidery for creating personal themes or writing names. Computerised embroidery also has the benefit of cost as you spend less on threads and other items. The precision and economy with which the computer creates designs is also helpful in expanding the patterns to larger areas of fabric.
You can use machine embroidery for all types of fabrics. You will only need to take care of the structure of the fabric being used for this purpose. Cotton is an excellent embroidery material but polyester requires extra care in the selection of threads. With little effort, you can create a stylish and personalised embroidery pattern.