Embroidery Hub Ep. 37: Top 10 Mistakes Embroiderers Make Pt1 | Embroidery Tips

Embroidery Hub Ep. 37: Top 10 Mistakes Embroiderers Make Pt1 | Embroidery Tips


Today i’m gonna talk About the top 10 mistakes and new embroiderers make so if you are doing one of these you need to stop Immediately stick around and find out, what they are So before we get started i just want to remind? You, guys, that if you have, any questions at all throughout the video to go ahead and leave a comment Below and we will get back to you and i also want to thank everyone Who has subscribed so far if you haven’t done so yet go ahead and click subscribe So i was actually inspired to create this video because i recently had a little bit of a moment or what you would Also call a rookie mistake moment so basically i wanted to put together a list of the top mistakes that new embroiderers make And there are just so many mistakes that you can Make, when you’re starting off that you’re just overlooking small, details so i’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 that we see the most often and i’m going to go ahead and start with number one and that is improper hooping so i just wanted to mention that these mistakes are in no particular order and it can happen to both rookies and veterans and in Fact veterans have probably, had these mistakes happen to them more than once it’s just a matter of You kind of turning on autopilot so you tend to overlook small details so back to number one which is? Improper hooping now this goes back to embroidery 101 we’re all taught to hoop tightly And to make sure that all areas of the garment you’re embroidering on are hoop and Awesome to make sure that all areas of the stabilizer are tight in the hoop so Sometimes we’re kind of just going through the motions and we’re not hoping Tight enough, and we might loosen the ring a little bit too much so once the needle starts penetrating it starts loosening the hoop Okay, now this can Cause so many problems and you definitely don’t want this to happen to you, because you might end up. Like. This guy All right so this guy has a little hole i’m not sure if you all can see it But here he has a hole, and he’s officially ruined and he was turning out so cute but This, was hooped improperly because the ring, was too loose so once the needle, was penetrating on that fabric after a? while the hoop, gollu, and We got a giant, bird nest and now, we have this giant hole to show for it so Just because of a little detail that you overlooked, because you’re kind of just going with emotions going Through, the motions you can ruin your poor little, sad unicorn so remember always hope tightly remember to always Cover all areas of the hoop with your backing and your fabric Make, sure it’s secure and that you’re not playing around with the hoop ring when you’re Hooping, because that can, also do the reverse and you can kind of hoop it too tight and then i can Cause puckering number two is using the same materials for different types of garments? So as we know with embroidery you can Use a lot of the same materials for different types of garments for instance you can Use your 7511 sharp point needle for a lot of things that you embroider but then there are Also, special instances where you should be using different needles even different weights of threads different backings etc one of those instances is polyester Performance, wear now, that type of fabric requires special care there are, also other fabrics out there that Do require special care so you should, do your research before especially if you’re, new To, see what you should be using because you don’t, want to ruin it because what happens Is that you test your embroidery on let’s say backing and then you get a Piece of fabric like this and you think that you can, embroider the exact same thing with the exact Same needle and you end up with. A, mess like this, so i’m going to just show You, what was used and what you should be using instead so most of you know? This is 100% polyester performance, wear and as you can see this design looks crazy you have your backing Showing really, stiff through you have a Hole right here i don’t know if you guys can see it we have a hole You, have this crazy, dense design that’s causing puckering on this fabric so Certain fabrics especially knits will require special care so here, we use this for demonstration purposes We used a size 75 11 sharp needle Which is just your standard embroidery needle and it caused a bunch of issues you can See here that it’s the fabric has actually torn through Instead you should be using your ballpoint needles because it’s What’s suitable for knits because it’s not puncturing a hole straight through your fabric it’s actually just slipping right in through the threads so That’s going to help, eliminate the holes that you see here Alright, what else, we have, we see the are backing Okay, here we use just a standard cutaway backing and although cutaway, is soft it’s still a little bit too Too, bulky i would say for this like very thin attire so instead try using a positive machine. Oh show That’s a little bit thinner it’s not gonna show. Through your garment as much so it’s not gonna look, blocky Next you definitely, want to consider your design you don’t want anything too dense because you’re Gonna get this unwanted puckering and it’s gonna, also make your design kind of look blocking it just doesn’t flow very, well So i’m not gonna go too into detail with how, to embroider knits i just wanted to show You guys, what can happen if you, use the same materials that you use on other garments on? Different types of garments that require special care so as always do your research, make, sure that you’re Using the right materials before you ruin something that you’ve paid money to of course embroider so if you guys Want to learn more about actually embroidering on knits, we have a couple videos on that i’m going to link them so you Guys, can go ahead and check that out Number three is not testing your design on a similar piece of material as the one that you plan to embroider So i kind of already touched on this in number two but, basically it’s What i mentioned before that you let’s say are embroidering a knit and you have tested your design on two sheets of Backing you’re, not gonna get the same result on that really light knit as you will with your backing so you Want to test it on something as close as possible so that you can, make sure that the attention is okay you can Make, sure that you’re, using the needle the right backing if you’re Using the right materials and if you have the proper technique you’re, going to get what you want Number four is not having enough stock so if you’re an embroidery for business you know. How Important it is to have a good amount of stock in order to keep up with your customers demands you know that You having something and not having something can be the difference between getting a sale and losing a sale and also between attracting, new Customers to begin with so it’s very important to make sure that you have a good amount of items on hand So this, is where it gets tricky, okay, because you, don’t want to under buy but You, also don’t want to have too much and then, waste money on stock that you don’t need, this applies to your blanks That you’re Buying and it also applies to the threads that you have on stock so the best thing you can Do is to pay attention to your customers see what they’re Asking take note of it and also to do some research and see what people are buying that way you can know What you should have on hand now a question that, we get a lot is? What type of thread should i start with how, do i you know how much thread do i know how, do i know, what how, much thread i need to have and What, we tell them? Is that it’s best to have a large amount of small spools and from there to kind of take know And see what the customers are asking for and then you can, determine whether You, want to buy larger spools of those small spools so there’s a bunch of like Starter kits out there that have a bunch of different colors and they come with the smaller spools and it’s a lot more cost effective than, buying a Whole bunch of large spools that you might not need it also depends on your location, and the market that you plan to target so let’s say that you’re working with the greek apparel market and You, want to figure out, what colors you should, buy, which you should have more of which you should have less of then go ahead and look at the schools that you’re planning on serving and Kind of see the colors that are you frequently used within those organizations You can just go on your social, media and their website and you can get an idea of the type of colors that they typically Wear number five is another one that has to do with using the right materials but this one is a little bit trickier because a lot of new embroiders tend to overlook this detail and That is not changing your needle size when you change your thread size So i’m gonna give you a quick example of what i mean, by that let’s say You’re, using a regular, 7511 needle and you’ve gone up. A thread way or let’s say, you’re using a metallic thread, which tends to be thicker you have to realize that your needles i Okay, it’s going to stay the same and your thread is actually going to get larger so what happens you’re getting more friction between the Thread and the needles eye and that can. Cause thread breaks So, what you should do instead is to go up a needle size or if you’re, using metallic threads you can Even buy a specialty metallic needle but, always keep in mind whether you go down or up that your needle size might as, well change now moving on to number six and number six is You’re, gonna have to wait for it until the next video so go ahead and subscribe and make sure that you are here to watch The part two Where i will go over five more mistakes and these mistakes are even juicier because they actually have to do With mistakes that you’re making on the machine and these are things that, we tend to overlook, that can make, such a difference and that people are just like, oh oh i company if i forgot About that so stay tuned for that one you’re. Gonna see that in the next couple of days And click subscribe right now the mistakes Just with, little tiny of look Our kind of turn on top step and number six is you’re gonna have to wait for it in the next week

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