Here at SewPro, we offer an machine embroidery service that allows you to add long-lasting logos, crests, and bespoke designs to your clothing or accessories. This is ideal if you want to create professional work wear for your staff or high-quality kits for your sports team. What is machine embroidery, how does it work, and what are the benefits of choosing this method over some of the others? We’re going to answer all of the questions you might have about the process here.
What is machine embroidery?
The term “machine embroidery” refers to the process of using a sewing machine or specialist embroidery machine to create a pattern on a textile of your choice. It is most commonly used commercially, as it’s a great tool for branding garments. The industrial and commercial embroidery machines, like the ones we use here at SewPro, have a hooping or framing system that holds a fabric's embroidery area taut under the sewing needles. The area is then moved automatically by the machine to create the design from a pre-programmed digital embroidery pattern.
Embroidery machines will vary in their capabilities, and they all require different degrees of user input. Some will require you to change the thread colour during the process, while others will be able to trim and change colours automatically. Also, multi-needle machines can consist of numerous sewing heads, which means they can embroider multiple garments at once. At SewPro, we always try to ensure we have the latest technology in order to create the best quality products possible. So, we have very modern machines that do most of the work for us. We simply load them up with the most suitable threads, attach your garments, and let the machines do their magic.
What is embroidery digitisation?
You may hear us talk about digitising a logo this is simply the process of converting an existing piece of artwork, such as a company logo, into a stitch file that an embroidery machine can then read and use to replicate the design on a garment.
Benefits of machine embroidery?
When you're looking to have clothing and accessories branded or decorated with a design of your choice, there will be other techniques, such as screen printing & heat pressed vinyl that you can consider. But, there are a range of advantages to machine embroidery that will make it the most suitable choice for certain projects.
Its reliable, the equipment is provided with a design file. The design will then be copied onto your fabric, achieving an identical image each and every time. This means, if you're embroidering several pieces of clothing, they'll all be branded or decorated in the exact same way, which is ideal if you're mass-producing items such as work-wear to school uniforms. As well as being very reliable, machine embroidery is quick, which means big jobs can be completed in a short space of time. While the designing of a logo might take a long time, once the design file is created, it simply needs to be fed into the embroidery machine, which will get to work. And, a lot of this process is automated, which means everything can be done with minimal interruptions. Machine embroidery requires very little manual labour, and this will often mean that it's a relatively affordable option.
Whether you're looking to brand your work-wear or organise sports team kits, it's well worth considering machine embroidery. Not only will you get a very professional finish, but the job will be completed very quickly. Plus, you're likely to find it's a lot more affordable than some of the alternatives. If you decide to go down this route, make sure you get in touch to discuss your requirements.