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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!


Rotary cutter and rotary cutting mat

This will make cutting fabrics to the size you want them not only easier but much more accurate! It will also make it easier to cut bigger pieces of fabric!

   3. Measuring tape

You’ll be surprised at how many times you’ll use your measuring tape! If you need to make sure that you centre an embroidery design the measuring tape may help. There are plenty of reasons why you might need it!

   4. Little garbage cup

This is in my top 3 favourite tools for machine embroidery! A little cup with a lid that you can open to put garbage in is a lifesaver! All those little threads that you cut can go in the little garbage and you won’t have threads laying around everywhere!

   5. Thread rack


You’re gonna need somewhere to put your threads, and I suggest using a thread rack! I actually just use a shoebox, and it works just great!

I hope that you’ll love at least one of these tools and that they’ll make your machine embroidery projects easier!

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