By knowing the speed of your embroidery machine, you can find out how long it will take to embroider a design.
To use the embroidery calculator, click on the number of stitches in the product description.
Size: 38.0x99.0 mm (1.50x3.90 "), Stitches: 4498
Size: 45.6x128.0 mm (1.80x5.04 "), Stitches: 5808
Size: 52.6x153.1 mm (2.07x6.03 "), Stitches: 6982
Size: 61.3x178.7 mm (2.41x7.04 "), Stitches: 8568
Size: 68.1x198.8 mm (2.68x7.83 "), Stitches: 9868
Size: 74.9x218.7 mm (2.95x8.61 "), Stitches: 11517
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Felt: Craft felt, Eco-friendly felt, wool blend felt, wool felt.
We all know what felt is: a soft, sturdy fabric of various thicknesses. The structure of all types of felt is similar: soft fibers, either synthetic or natural, pressed (mated) to form a smooth, quite soft, pliable type of fabric. All types of felt, mentioned above differ from each other in their fiber content. Craft felt is synthetic. Eco-friendly felt is either rayon or also synthetic (but made from recycled materials). Wool blend (obviously) is a blend of wool and synthetic fibers, while wool felt is 100% wool. Further, we’ll speak about the details of choosing felt for various embroidery projects.
What an embroiderer should take into account when working with felt:
- Fiber content. Anything synthetic is not good for making garments and personal accessories. So, craft felt is an excellent choice for making in-the-hoop tags and ornaments, patches, etc., but not, say decorative pillow for nursery. Also, felts tend to shrink, some of its types shrink more than others. Wool felts shrink more, thus when machine embroidering wool-blend felts, make sure you pre-shrink the fabric.
Note: Some felts can’t be machine-washed. Thus, if in doubt, pre-shrink the one that you’re working with, by gently hand-washing it. At this stage the final embroidery result is sound.
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