The debate over whether embroidery digitization is an art form or a science has continued. However, while this argument may require more time to resolve, troubleshooting is one aspect that needs to be addressed now. With the emergence of a large number of fabrics, threads, rings, needles, stabilizers and software tools, even the most experienced digitizers will naturally appear occasionally. In addition, these complex designs have been spurred by highly creative graphic designers, and the problem of reproducing them in embroidery becomes apparent.
Although the above-mentioned facts cannot be used as an excuse for sloppy digitization. Each digitizer needs to understand some common mistakes and solutions. This is why I am going to share with you some tips that will help you to solve some troubleshooting problems.
Gaps between elements can be caused due to various reasons, where the outlines don’t meet the inside stitches. Meanwhile, the exclusive stitches tend to pull the fabric inward, lack of pull compensation, insufficient underlay and incompatible type or weight of stabilizer should all be considered into by the digitizer. At that time, you may need to increase the layers on your stabilizer.
Despite the fact that a satin stitch column can look great in theory or in the software, it may sew out of narrower than expected. In this scenario, I suggest editing to increase the column width, if this too does not work out, then increasing the strength or layers of stabilizer and checking the top and bobbin thread tension is recommended.
At what time when your stitches are too light, I suggest you to increase the density by decreasing the size of the design or you can switch a heavier thread type as well. On the other hand, if you are stuck in the opposite situation, where you end up with a bulletproof patch, we recommend increasing the size of the design whenever possible or switching to a lighter thread type.
Each and every time you take notice that the fabric wrinkles around the external edge of the design, make it double sure that the density is not too bushy or thick and the stitching length is not too short. At times it is helpful to rise the design size by 10 to 15%. Though, if you have knitted or lightweight fabrics on hand, you need to create a solid basis for the proper use of stabilizers.
Many times, embroidery digitizers are troubled by the distribution of stitches that appear in the software, but they are missing during sewing. This situation occurs mainly in the case of satin stitches, because some machines do not program a wide and simply ignore their stitches. The best solution is to reduce the design size and make a thinner column, or to completely replace the satin to random fill. Although the above tips are helpful for quick fixes, the test run is the only way to help you solve all problems before the files reach the client. This is a sign of a truly professional embroidery digitization service providing company or digitizer.