In the world of fashion, one of the best ways to transform an outfit into something spectacular is by adding embroidery designs to it. While our grandmothers painstakingly applied each stitch by hand, we have the benefit of having the art of machine embroidery designs at the tips of our fingers. The effect produced is as varied as the many professional designers out there. There’s a wide spectrum of available types of machine embroidery. Some machine embroidery is created to have a vintage or hand sewn look. Some of the most prominent are commonly referred to as redwork (but they can be stitched in any color). These are usually the most simple to produce.
Another benefit of machine embroidery is that if you enjoy appliqué designs but don’t like the work of applying it by hand or with your basic sewing machine, you can find appliqué designs already programmed and created for you. Think of little Johnny’s adorable tee-shirt with a multi-layered design of cars and trucks. This technique combines application of fabric with that of stitched out designs, so the body of the truck may be made of fabric (applied by the embroidery machine), and the wheels stitched with thread.
There are countless other styles and types of machine embroidery to choose from…from elegant to whimsical and everything in between. Most online designers offer free embroidery designs to try out something new and if you like it, there are more to match the set.
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro at the wonderful world of machine embroidery, you will be able to find a myriad of free embroidery and machine embroidery for purchase.