Embroidery Digitizing: Do’s and Don’ts, You Need To Know

Hello digitizers! Welcome to another interesting blog by Cre8iveSkill. Today we will be looking at the Do’s and Don’ts of Embroidery Digitizing. So let’s get started.

Digitizing is an important aspect of embroidery that can either create or destroy your design quality. Taking out some time to learn digitizing properly will save you from making mistakes. This will help you to save your precious time and money from getting wasted in rectifying the mistakes which you made due to insufficient knowledge about digitizing. With this blog we will know about the list of things which have a big yes, and about the things, doing which is a big no-no. So that whenever you are digitizing, your design comes out perfect at the 1st go itself. Firstly let’s start with do’s of embroidery digitizing.

  1. Digitizing in the right sequence- sequence in which the design is embroidered by the machine is very important in digitizing. If the right sequence is not maintained, the machine will embroider out of sequence, leading to distorted and badly stitched designs with many issues. Make sure that you stitch the smaller or minute details of the design last. Start embroidering a design with a placement stitch, then the underlay, and then the top stitch, to maintain the sequence.

2. Look out for the stitch angle- the stitch angle is the angle of stitches embroidered by the machine. These angles can vary from horizontal to vertical, to diagonal. To make your design look good, make sure it has different stitch angles for different parts of the design. The variety of angles will provide us a design with great textures, and with greater contrast between the different elements. But if you use a single type of stitch angle, it will create one dimensional, boring and a design with less texture. To give more volume and dimension to your shape design, split it and add numerous stitch angles to it, instead of embroidering a large shape at once.

3. Keep a garment in mind while digitizing- keeping in mind the garment you want to digitize for will help you a lot. You must think about what you want to do embroidery on, before digitizing. The design to be digitized on a flat surface would not work on a curved surface due to its 3 dimensional nature. This won’t give us good results. Also certain techniques work well on a particular type of fabric, but the same technique doesn’t give best results on the other fabric. For example, a design digitized for denim may not look good on stretchy knitted fabric, because it is not digitized with the stretchiness of the knitted fabric in mind.

Now let’s have a look at the list of things which should be avoided while doing embroidery digitizing.

1. Never digitize without a plan- planning is the most important stage in any project, be it digitizing project or any other. It helps to reduce the chances of mistakes and ensure better quality of design. Before digitizing, think about what you are embroidering on, which colors do you prefer to use, how you want your design to look like etc. Once you have looked upon these factors then you can import a good high quality image, and then trace over it to create shapes, and then fill them with the stitches.

2. Avoid having too many jump stitches- Jump stitches are the extra threads that are left behind on the embroidered design. Having a lot of jump stitches can result in more labor intensive embroidery work as these stitches have to be trimmed manually. The jump stitches can also cause puckering which can give your embroidery design a low quality look. Jump stitches occur when a needle moves randomly from one area to the other. This can occur due to poorly digitized design or when the design sequence is not taken into consideration while digitizing. Jump stitches can be reduced by digitizing a design in correct order and by reducing the use of running stitches in design, as designs with lots of running stitches tend to have more jump stitches.

3. Don’t get the density wrong- too much and too less density, both can lead to serious problems as density has a great impact on the design embroidered. High density can lead to thread breaks, broken needles, fabric tears etc. and you may end up having distorted design or even stiff design that becomes difficult to wear. If you have less density then chances of thread breaks and broken needles are less.

So these are some of the do’s and don’ts to be kept in mind during the digitizing process. This will help you to deliver high quality and amazing designs to your customers quickly, saving your time and money as well. For more such information about embroidery digitizing follow and subscribe to Cre8iveSkill YouTube channel. Cre8iveSkill is a firm with over 2 and half decades of experience in this industry. Knowing about the every hook and nook of the industry, we at Cre8iveSkill have developed some amazing tricks that are exclusive to our company that helps us in delivering amazing quality products to our customers.

A list of do’s and don’ts of embroidery digitizing will help you to deliver high quality and amazing designs to your customers quickly and also help you in saving your time and money as well. Cre8iveSkill is a firm with over 2 and half decades of experience in this industry. Knowing about the every hook and nook of the industry, we at Cre8iveSkill have developed some amazing tricks that are exclusive to our company that helps us in delivering amazing quality products to our customers.

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