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10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today

How to start machine embroidery! Here’s everything that you need to get started with machine embroidery! Without spending too much!
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1. You are going to need an embroidery machine! You can use any embroidery machine you want! Here are a couple examples: The Brother se600 This machine can do both sewing and embroidery, and is the best budget embroidery machine! I highly suggest this machine.The brother pe550D! This is an embroidery only machine, with awesome Disney embroidery designs! 2. You are going to need somewhere to get your embroidery designs from! You can find some in my Etsy shop here!I also suggest Creative Fabrica!This site also has tons of embroidery designs!For now, you can even just use the designs built into your machine!Read how to transfer the designs you purchase onto your machine here.
3. You are going to need stabilizers. The stabilizer prevents many problems from happening,…
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Reference the photos for any help you may need with the instructions!
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5 Of The Best Tools To Have For Machine Embroidery

This article is almost like a part two! It is in addition to one of my previous articles, “10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today” so read that article before this one!In this article, you will learn everything you need in addition to the ten from the previous article!

Alright, now onto the best tools! 
   1. Iron + ironing board 
You will definitely need an iron and ironing board so you’re not embroidering wrinkled and creased fabric! If you don’t smooth out your fabric before you use it, it will ruin your final product, and we don’t want that!
   2. Scissors
If you’re interested in doing lots of appliqué, it’s definitely a good idea to get curved scissors! If you aren’t going to be doing applique very often then just a small pair of thread scissors will do you just fine!
You’ll also need fabric and paper scissors! That way you can cut the fabric you’re going to embroider and you can cut your patterns. I also recommend a spare pair of scissors!
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The worst advice I ever got when I was starting machine embroidery, was to change the tension!
Don’t change your tension unless you have to!!
If bobbin thread was showing on the top of my embroidery they would say, “change your tension” If my stitching was loose or my thread was shredding they would say, “change your tension”
Don’t listen to it! Instead of changing your tension, try other steps that might be causing the problem! 

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