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Novice’s Guide: Are Embroidery Machines Hard to Use?

Novice’s Guide: Are Embroidery Machines Hard to Use?

Novice’s Guide: Are Embroidery Machines Hard to Use?


Hey, welcome to Castoff knitting and sewing club. Today we will introduce you to a tutorial on how to use an embroidery machine.

We all know that fashion is always changing. However, there is one element that is always at the forefront of fashion – embroidering. Before this century, people often stitched designs by hand. But after entering this century, with the development of science and technology, with the acceleration of people’s life rhythm, machine embroidery has become a leader in the embroidery field.

In addition, fashion-loving people will also place an embroidery machine in their home to meet the possibility of embroidering their own unique patterns. So how to use an embroidery machine correctly? Read today’s article, and you will find a satisfactory answer.

See also: Tips For Opreating Embroidery Machine

Preparing Materials

The first step in learning how to use the embroidery machine is to make sure you have all the necessary things. These items include embroidery needles, embroidery threads, fabrics, embroidery pattern, and so on. Most importantly, the embroidery machine itself. Once you’ve prepared these essential materials, you’re ready to start embroidering.

Bill of materials:

  • Embroidery needles
  • Embroidery threads
  • Embroidery hoops
  • embroidery pattern
  • Bobbin
  • Fabrics
  • Embroidery machine

Embroidery needle

The perfect needle should be a needle for embroidery. They are usually classified according to standard numbers. Generally, larger numbers indicate larger pinholes. The choice of embroidery needle usually depends on the thickness of the fabric. In addition, the choice of embroidery needles varies depending on the application.

Therefore, you should choose the right embroidery needle according to your situation. A good way is to find a piece of waste cloth and try different types of needles.

The following are commonly used commercial embroidery needles: GROZ and ORGAN Brand

Embroidery Threads

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of threads to choose from during the embroidery process, one is bobbin thread, and the other is embroidery thread. For the embroidery threads, unlike the ordinary sewing threads, embroidery threads are often lighter and thinner, and the strength is stronger than the regular sewing threads. Besides, the function of the bobbin thread is to make the back of the embroidery design lighter than the front side. Besides, embroidery threads can often be divided into polyester and rayon. In general, rayon is a little worse than polyester, but polyester is more expensive.

Embroidery Hoops

Embroidery machines are generally supplied with hoops which attach to the machine. The purpose of the hoop is to hold the fabric stable and taut while the machine embroiders a design.

If your fabric moves while the machine is doing its work, the design will not turn out as it should. You can think of a hoop as being the presser foot of your machine, keeping your fabric stable while it sews.

Embroidery patterns

Some embroidery machines come with designs already built into an internal memory. However, if you want access to more, it’s a good idea to make sure your machine has that capability. You will generally find such machines can connect to an external computer via a USB port. Some will have a slot for a memory stick or SD card.

Some machines will also have digitizing programs so you can customize your own designs. Check whether the software is compatible with the machine you have, or the one you choose. All the above functions are owned by BAI embroidery machine.

Thread the bobbin

Every embroidery machine is different and hence it is essential that you thread the bobbin in a way that has been described in the operation manual. The whole procedure for this will surely be mentioned in the manual as well. If you can see the bobbin thread on both sides of the fabric, that means that the bobbin has not been installed correctly. This error can also cause the needle you are using to break.


Embroidered fabrics often have no requirements, as long as you like, what kind of fabric can be used for embroidery.

Embroidery machine

Choosing a good embroidery machine usually requires considering several factors. First, you need to decide what to use for your home or business. Second, you need to consider whether to use the embroidery machine alone or the all-in-one. Then, whether to use computer equipment or a regular embroidery machine.

There are many factors involved in the choice of embroidery machine, so I will not repeat them here. You can watch specific machine operation instruction videos to learn how to make the best use of the embroidery machine


The takeaway from all this is practice, practice and then practice some more. Remember to read the instructions for your particular machine before you get started. Familiarize yourself with the components and materials you need.

Even for those of you experienced in using sewing machines, embroidering is a whole new ball game. Get comfortable with each step needed to produce a perfectly embroidered design.

In no time you will have beautifully-monogrammed towels and individual designs on your clothes. You will be creating personalized gifts for friends and family. Once you master what your embroidery machine can do, you will fall in love with the results.

After reading today’s article, you may already know how to use an embroidery machine, but to give you more intuitive guidance, we have prepared a small video for you.


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