What causes puckering in machine embroidery?
For novices, wrinkles in embroidery are very normal. After all, you have not touched an embroidery machine before, but this is actually a small problem. As long as you study carefully, you can actually avoid this problem.
This is a wrinkle that can be clearly seen from the embroidery of my son's clothes. Of course the windbreaker is always easy to wrinkle so you can see that the wrinkle we call is actually like this. This is what we need to avoid. It’s hard for us to sell the embroidery at a price. No one will even pay for such an embroidery.
The first step to prevent wrinkles is to know why this happens. When you are embroidering, your clothes will swim around so that wrinkles will occur. Imagine if your clothes move, then your When the machine is under the needle, the clothes will be sewn together. At this time, such a situation will occur. Therefore, during the repair process, we must keep our materials from moving to prevent this from happening. It is easy to say, but It's really difficult to make because some clothes are made of very slippery material, just like my son's clothes
So which fabric is the easiest to wrinkle? Different materials will have different wrinkles. Slippery materials like nylon and silk are easy to have such a situation because it is difficult for the stabilizer to stabilize them well. There is always a little bit Running this is unavoidable. Fabrics like this are difficult to embroider without wrinkles. Knitted fabrics such as T-shirts and polo may also have problems because they are all elastic. You may be embroidering. Very tight these materials will shrink when you take it off
One of the best ways to prevent slippage is to actually hoop (and not float) the fabric, especially if you are embroidering through two layers, like a lining and a top layer in a windbreaker, where the top layer can move around over the bottom layer. By hooping both layers with a layer of cutaway stabilizer on the back, you stand a better chance of keeping them all together.
Stitching with a new, sharp needle can also improve your pucker-free odds. An old, dull needle can snag and bunch up the fabric making it pucker. In addition, using a water-soluble topper can also help.
You will face additional puckering challenges if you try embroidering on a slippery, satin ribbon. Because ribbon is so thin, it can’t be hooped. What you can do, though, is adhere it to some hooped stabilizer and tape it down around the sides to secure it in place.