Looking at some embroidery patterns, people who know nothing about this field have a difficult time comprehending how they came into being. Besides this, there are people who have experience in sewing the embroidery but are not good at using machines to print the same. Use of machines is better than sewing with a hand-held needle because there are many designs which can be created and the patterns are complex. Training yourself in the use of machines is highly advisable if you want to do better in this industry.
Before you can think of other detailed issues, you need to have a good understanding of the machine you will be using. Ensure you are aware of the right foot to utilize in machine operation, the process of attaching it, how to load your designs on the machine and also how to select them. The other things you should keep in mind include making a particular design fit the sewing machine’s hoop setting, how to feed threads to the machine to include the needle and bobbin not to mention how an embroidery unit should be attached. After you have perfected the aforementioned issues, you can comfortably say you are a master of the machine.
If there is anything you do not understand, the user manual can be consulted. It is always advisable to start small. Many beginners go wrong in wanting to go big in a short time. Beginner-friendly and easy tasks like lettering should be the first things to learn. Not only do they prepare you for what lies ahead but by the time you master them you will be well accustomed to the machine. The only thing beginners will succeed in doing by choosing larger and more challenging tasks is self-sabotage.
If you are clueless on how to make even the simple designs, you will not achieve much success even after investing in the best machine. Make sure you sign up for lessons if you are clueless about printing. Education is one of the best ways to invest in yourself and signing up for classes will help you have a future in the embroidery industry. If you want to learn faster, dedicate yourself to learning full-time but you can as well as take part-time classes depending on your schedule.
Let not the end of a lesson also signify the end of your learning. You will learn faster if you keep on practicing on your own which means getting stuck less when you are working on your own. Take pride in small achievements even though you are not learning faster like your colleagues.