For the next 31 days I will am writing All About Machine Embroidery. My reason for choosing this subject came about when a reader had a few questions on this topic. It reminded me about my “in the dark” experience purchasing my first sewing/embroidery machine. If you are like me and have no clue what questions to ask, then I hope I am able to answer a few of these questions before you plunk down your cash on a machine you don’t understand.
I want to first say that there is A LOT to learn about machine embroidery and I am going to attempt to remove any confusion and help you better navigate through a sea of terms that would baffle any seasoned sewist.
So, exactly what kind of machine am I talking about?
It’s a sewing machine that has embroidery capabilities. That means that the machine can sew straight and decorative stitches, make buttonholes, etc. AND it can do this:
It has a built in computer that takes digitized (I will later explain this term) designs and converts them into embroidery designs.
Once these designs are loaded into the machine, they can be stitched out.
Of course, the devil is in the details and throughout the month of October, I hope to make you a better informed shopper and save you from buying either not-enough machine(like me) or too-much machine(like my sister).
Today, I want you to know what it is (a sewing machine that can also embroider) and many of the details that must be understood before you purchase one.
Feel free to use this to spread the word.
Tomorrow’s subject is software; can’t wait to see you there!
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