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How To Use Singer Sewing Machine For Embroidery

How To Use Singer Sewing Machine For Embroidery
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Singer Embroidery Machine is the best in the market to create some of the most beautiful, unique, intricate embroidery designs.

Those who have one know how good it is. However, if you have a regular Singer sewing machine, you, even then, can make some stunning embroidery designs on your projects.

To know how we are here to help you. Follow the steps the way we are explaining, and with a little bit of practice, you can be a Pro in making embroidery designs with a regular Singer sewing machine.

Things You Will Need

  • A Singer sewing machine
  • Quilting Foot
  • A 7-inch diameter hoop
  • A square piece of water-soluble stabilizer
  • Two pieces of thin mesh fabric
  • Waterproof pen and paper
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Step #1 – Draw Your Design

If you are a beginner, start with a simple design. And if you think you can manage, go as intricate as you want to. You can print your design or draw a simple design on a piece of paper. Now place the design paper on a flat surface, put the stabilizer sheet over it and draw the design on it with the permanent marker or waterproof pen.

Step #2 – Put The Stabilizer In Between The Thin Mesh Fabrics

This is where things get a little complicated where you have to make a sandwich with the two pieces of mesh fabric and the stabilizer with a design drawn on it in between. You have to make sure that the three layers are well-coordinated for them to set in the hoop.

First, lay one piece of mesh, then on top of it, place the stabilizer sheet. Now put the second piece of mesh over it with utmost care and slow pace. Your design is showing up through the fabric quite vividly.

Step #3 – Hoop The Layers Up

Now hold your inner hoop and set it over the three layers so that you can easily lock them through the outer hoop and tighten the screw. You must complete this step with much patience because the three layers have to be super tight, and crispy, but not so badly screwed that they start shredding.

Nor do you want any crease because it will only ruin the design-making process. Keep in mind that you will place the underside of the loop under the machine, so the main design should be prominent from the underside, not the main. Lock the hoop, keeping that very clearly in mind.

Step #4 – Install The Quilting Foot

If your machine comes with a  quilting foot, it’s good. However, you can do without it as well. The foot will hold the layers well and will be in sync while making the design; that’s it. Take the tool and unscrew the already installed presser feet and replace it with the quilting foot. Tighten the screw to lock the foot properly.

Step #5 – Thread The Sewing Machine

At this point, you have to thread the sewing machine. Place the bobbin case in the slot after inserting the bobbin and setting up the tension. Then put the thread spool on the pin and take the thread end through all the guides.

Your threading will end with you putting the thread end through the needle eye. As the final step, rotate the handwheel once, and your needle will bring the bottom thread on top and connect the top and bottom thread to prepare your machine for stitching.

Step #6 – Place The Hoop Under The Needle

Now hold the shank and bring the quilting foot up, and then place the hoop under the needle. If it doesn’t fit well, try angling the hoop and then place it on the needle area.

Step #7 – Select The Zigzag Stitch And Adjust the Stitch Length And Width

Push the buttons and select the zigzag stitch. It’s basic and will be one of the top stitches. And then adjust the stitch length and width. Keep both at a minimum for precise and dense stitching of the design.

Step #8 – Move The Hoop And Stitch The Design Slowly

Keep in mind that it is not an embroidery machine. So, you have to stitch very slowly. Keep on moving the hoop forward and backward and feel the design with zigzag stitches. Once you are done, remove the hoop from beneath the needle.

Step #9 – Wash Out The Stabilizer Sheet

The final step is to wash the fabric and sheet with the stitched design on it. It will rinse out the stabilizer sheet, and you will have just the fabric with the design. Iron it well with the lowest heat possible. And then cut out the design from the material with the scissors. Be very precise and careful. Otherwise, you might ruin it.

You can also sew the whole thing on your project and then cut the extra fabric. That way, the risk of ruining the design will be way less.

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