If you have skill, you can make every impossible possible. Why don’t you take the example of doing embroidery with a regular Singer sewing machine? The machine has all the embroidery-friendly features. What more is merely needed is your skill, a complete skill on how to use Singer sewing machine for embroidery.
Although it may sound a bit eccentric to you but once you are at the end of this write up, you will deplore how come you haven’t yet learnt it.
How To Use Singer Sewing Machine For Embroidery
To help you learn easily and effectively, our guideline is split into small chunks, which are then divided into steps. A series of helpful tips are also available at the end. Here we go!
- A towel
- A template
- Comparatively thick sewing needle
- Sharp scissors
Steps to be followed successively
- The template that you will be fixing to the towel should be cut out meticulously. Don’t forget to keep sufficient space on both sides of it; otherwise, keeping it fixed tirelessly while embroidering will be hassling.
- It’s time to seat the template exactly on the portion of the towel where you will embroider.
- You should use 4 to 6 pins to stick the template to the towel tightly. But, keep in mind that you just can’t hurt the template’s writing.
- Switch to a zigzag stitch from the regular one and lessen the stitch distance as much as possible.
- Never embroidery with a wide zigzag because it being somewhat loose never gives the embroidery a solid look.
- Measure the stitch width circumspectly so that it can coordinate with the letters of the template. To be error-free, we recommend you to practice the width with a piece of scrap paper or cloth. Until you get the perfect width keep practicing.
- Place the probable embroidery portion of the towel under the needle and lower the needle. Make sure that the needle pierces the template exactly on the left side.
- Adjust the template and fabric and bring the needle near to the corner of a letter line.
- Keep stitching down along the line’s length without drawing the fabric as drawing is often responsible for an uneven filling. As soon as you are at the end of a line, lift the needle and draw out a bit of threading.
- Use sharp scissors to snip the thread making sure that you leave a few inches of the thread tail.
- Repeat the same process for the remaining letters.
Hiding the thread ends
Is there any visible thread tail on the fore part of the embroidery?
- If there is any, then, pass it through a sewing needle and tug it to the back side of the embroidery where there is another thread tail. Tie the two.
- After that, thread the knot through the needle’s eye. Pull it through a section of the rear letter stitching. This prevents the knot from being untied.
- Finally, clip off the ends.
Embroidering the angular letters
It is expected to have angular letters on the template that you can never embroider following the usual way. So, what you should do is to follow a unique strategy that goes below for you.
- For example, there is the ‘N’ letter on your template. So, at first, enhance the lines of the angled portions of N. These lines will guide you to the specific spot where to begin the angular sections. As a result, you can fill the letter evenly and comfortably.
Tearing/cutting away the paper
- As the embroidery is accomplished well, tear away the unnecessary paper. Be gentle enough while doing this otherwise, you will cause damage to the stitches or make those loose.
- Apart from tearing, you may remove the paper by cutting it away. This will help you ensure more safety of the stitches although the overall process is comparatively time-consuming.
- If even after tearing or cutting, a slight portion of template paper is left, then don’t worry. It won’t be any more as soon as you wash the towel.
Exclusive tips to be considered
- If you want to make the stitches further strong and look gorgeous, it is better to use rayon embroidery thread. In case of unavailability of it, you may switch to pure polyester or cotton thread.
- Launch your embroidery with a bobbin that is fully wound. It is never a pleasing experience to wind the bobbin in the middle of embroidery. Interestingly, with bobbin you can use any thread that you would throw away for color or inappropriateness.
- Are you using a slippery or thin fabric? Then, it is expected that the fabric will keep puckering now and then harming the overall embroidery quality eventually.
To deal with the problem like a boss, you should use as many stabilizers as required. Remember that quality precedes the cost of stabilizers.
- Using an embroidery hoop helps you be further meticulous in your project. The hoop besides holding the fabric tightly and smoothly lets you move it spontaneously.
Can I use any sewing machine apart from Singer for embroidery purposes?
Ans. Yes, you can, but it is far better to use the machine that features special embroidery features like feet and stitch.
Is it possible to create any embroidery design with a regular Singer sewing machine?
Ans. It’s possible if you know how to create the design.
Should I use stabilizer?
Ans. You should especially when you are embroidering on a flimsy or slippery fabric piece.
Can I expect the same embroidery outcome with a Singer sewing machine?
Ans. Yes of course, only if you can make sure that you have followed our guideline scrupulously.
To conclude, every great achievement appears to be impossible at the first time. But, with appropriate knowledge and relevant experience you can accomplish anything you long for. Similarly, how to use Singer sewing machine for embroidery sounds impossible at the beginning but with our guideline that becomes a child playing.