5 things to keep in mind when creating embroidery for shirts

5 things to keep in mind when creating embroidery for shirts

You have always wanted to try your hand at creating embroidered clothing, but you always put it off, thinking that you did not have enough time. But, you have finally decided to bite the bullet and start making some embroidered t-shirts.

It is a beautiful art form that can make any article of clothing look better. But, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you create your first embroidered design.

1. You Should Use an Embroidery Hoop

It is always a good idea to use an hoop when you do your needlework. It will put the proper amount of tension on your fabric so it will be steady when you work. When the material is stretched tight,  your stitches will not pucker, and you will be able to see the holes in your pattern clearly.

2. Hand Stitching Takes Patience and Skill

You have probably seen women on public transportation or in the breakroom at work using an embroidery hoop and sewing away as if it were the easiest thing in the world. However, there’s nothing particularly easy about embroidery.

There are many small mistakes that a person might make when they are new to embroidery. Newbie mistakes include:

  • Leaving materials in the hoop when you are not doing needlework.
  • Having bad posture.
  • Clumping thread in the back of the design.
  • Working with dirty hands.

3. Think About the Location of the Design on the Shirt

The size, shape, and style of your design will depend on where you want it to go on your shirt. If you put your design in the upper left-hand corner, it will obviously have different dimensions than if you put it in the middle of the shirt.

An online mockup generator can help you see what your design will look like on a garment. All you have to do is Google “mockup generator,”` and several will come up. Simply, upload your design to the website and select a shirt. Paste the design onto the shirt. The mockup generator will show you how the shirt will look in real life.

4. There are Machines That Can do Embroidery

If you have a great idea for an embroidered shirt but are not especially dexterous, you can use a sewing machine. Technically, you can use an ordinary sewing machine; however, you must use an embroidery hoop and a special foot on your machine to do this. It can be just as difficult to embroider on a traditional machine as doing it by hand.

There are embroidery machines that are very easy to use. All you have to do is upload your design using a USB port, and the machine will create beautiful stitches for you. These machines can be somewhat expensive, with some of them costing thousands of dollars. However, the stitches these machines create are flawless. You can also use professional embroidery services if you do not own an embroidery machine. They will help you create your desired design with precision and expertise.

5. On-Demand Printers Can Make Embroidered Shirts

If you cannot afford an embroidery machine or if you aren’t ready to make that kind of commitment, an on-demand printer can make the shirt for you. Simply find an on-demand printer online and upload your design to their website. Select the shirt you want and paste the design where you want it to appear. They will use their embroidery machines to create your garment and ship it to you. You can click here for more information.

Embroidery livens up any outfit, and if you know what you are doing, you can add a few beautiful pieces of clothing to your wardrobe.


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