Embroidery Density, Stitch Count, Size

Consistency:

When we talk about consistency of a needlework pattern, we take into account number of stitches and their size on a given stretch of the design. Strictly speaking it is impossible to assess consistency of the whole design due to diversity in the used forms of stitching. Very often one design incorporates areas of alternating stitch thickness.

Textile, on which the needlework will be used, should be chosen depending on consistency of the pattern. The thicker the pattern, the firmer the fabric should be used in order to prevent any unwanted effect. Some designs require stabilizer. Looser or thinner designs ask for lighter types of fabric and backer.

Digitizing of embroidery usually solves the problem of stitching arrangement. Balance should be achieved in quantity of stitches throughout the design in order to avoid unnecessary rigidity of the finished project.

When choosing fabric types and their backing it is important to have already established size and count of stitches.

Embroidery Density, Stitch Count, Size

Embroidery Density, Stitch Count, Size

Knowing your design’s stitch count and size can help you in making stabilizer and fabric decisions.

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Embroidery Density, Stitch Count, Size

Stitch Count:

When evaluating density of the stitching and time you will need to complete a certain design you must know an overall quantity of stitches used in the pattern and the size of the pattern itself. Then by simply taking your machine’s ability to make particular stitches per minute (SPM) and adding time you need to replace threads, if needed, you will have the total. Stitch digits are usually given in the “Sewing Information” part of each design leaflet.

Size:

The whole size of the embroidery pattern is a must to know for you to be sure your machine’s hoop can manage it and also the piece of fabric, you are planning to use, can fit it. The first query is solved by checking characteristics of your machine’s hoop in its manual. In case you have trouble with translating inches into millimeters while determining size of the pattern, it can be overcome by looking at the “Preview sewing information” on Royal Present website. There, among other information, you will also learn about colors used in the design and the stitch count.

As for the area, which you want to put the embroidery design on, it is important to take into consideration its size and possible interference of extra seams or layers of fabric.

 

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