To learn the process of embroidery digitizing it is important to understand the different types of stitches and their use. It also depends on the tools that you are using. In machine embroidery, there is only one stitch. But it is a truth that an embroidery machine can make the same stitch in different ways. A single stitch is the building block of everything in embroidery.
There are main three categories that are using in digitizing software;
It is a basic type of embroidery digitizing and it is useful if you are going to create the thin lines, whether it will be a decorative or underlay stitch. In the embroidery, this stitch is a foundation of fill and underlay stitch. It is used for underlay, outlining, and fine detail. It is used in the areas of 1mm. You can use it on jackets, outerwear, uniforms, caps, hats, bags, or apparel, etc.But you need to practice more to improve this skill like many others. The demand fordigitizing has been increased from a few years. If you will practice more, you can produce the best results with less time and production costs. Before starting any new design, try some runs. Then compare different options and choose that suits best with equipment and fabric.
It is best for creating different writings in embroidery. It is useful when stitches are not uniform. It is also known as column stitch and you have already seen it in the embroidered text. Satin stitch is useful for embroidered the narrow areas and it can be altered between straight and angled stitches like zig-zag. This stitch gives a shiny look due to its longs and unbroken threads. It is often used in text strokes, thin borders, narrow elements, and everything with less than a centimeter.
Mostly digitizers use this satin stitch for enhancing their artwork pieces’ dimensions due to their propensity, raised crown, and high sheen for showing shadow and light. If you create an embroidered design in a single color all its definition and depth will be due to satin’s nature. This stitch has some limitations because we cannot change its width over 12mm and a long stitch tends to be a snag, loopy, and loose on anything. Computerized machines can easily manage multiple stitches. A design with high stitch density has an enhanced effect of the design. Although, it is a very tricky task for this purpose you should use long stitches. All the designs must have strong satin stitches and borders.
It comes in different patterns and shapes and using for large fills. You can use it for embroidery digitizing for creating a blended artwork. It is the most versatile embroidery in which needlepoint techniques are used that have numerous uses. This type of embroidery creates thick lines the same as chains. It gives a complex appearance and a beginner may scare due to its physical look. The stitches look neat on the clothes and other accessories. But you can also use them on bed sheets, pillows, curtains to create intricate patterns.
It is mostly used to outline the design and provides a bold appearance. It is more pronounced as compared to running stitch. It will help you to promote your company and get unlimited visibility of the brand. A digitizer should assign the types of stitches to every design section. For embroidery digitizing there are some basic steps that you need to follow like understand the artwork, fabric type, design size, and any specific requirement, prepare to digitize artwork, decide the running of design from start to end, assign types of embroidery stitches.