By knowing the speed of your embroidery machine, you can find out how long it will take to embroider a design.
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Laminated fabrics (oilcloth, vinyl) are fabrics (both woven and non-woven), which are, yes you guessed it, laminated with a layer of synthetic material (PVC, PU).
We’ve included laminated fabrics into the non-woven category as their surface is of such nature.
There’re many different styles of laminated fabrics. Table oilcloth, vinyl, and faux leather are all laminated fabrics. Some types of vinyl and oilcloth, on that matter, also come without the textile backing. We’ve already covered the faux leather category so you have a general idea about how such fabrics behave during machine embroidery. Oilcloth and vinyl are to be discussed separately from faux leather because they have different fabric properties. They have a more distinct plastic feel and look and are not as pliable and soft as faux leathers.
So how to machine embroider vinyl and oilcloth? Further, we’ll give you some tips
Choosing a fabric for machine embroidery: when working with oilcloth, try to opt for the types, with textile interfacing. Not that you can’t work with the other type, but it’d be easier to embroider on the “backed” oilcloths.
Hooping oilcloth and vinyl: Generally these fabrics are quite durable and resilient. This means that they can easily withstand stress from the hoops. However, as some vinyl fabrics are elastic (usually they have a two-way stretch), hooping should be done very carefully.
Stabilizers: Cut-away backings are used in all cases. These types of stabilizers provide the necessary support for stitches of the embroidery during the work and afterward
Needles and threads: Neither oilcloth nor nylon fabrics like unnecessary needle-perforation. They can support relatively dense stitching, but the holes that the needle leaves during color-change jumps or basting might remain unclosed. If you want to avoid it, use thin and sharp needles. Also, if it’s possible, reduce the number of stitch-jumps in the design.
Design choice: Designs of light to medium stitch density (e.g. open-work ornaments and monograms) can be embroidered on oilcloth and nylon.
Go on reading our blog Choosing fabric for machine embroidery. Part 4. Characteristics of non-woven fabrics. Role of stabilizers, designs and embroidery experience in the fabric choice