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Embroidery Blog

Easy Tip: Hooping Fundamentals

Easy Tips

While one of the first things we do when we set out to embroider a design, proper hooping is crucial to getting the perfect result every time. Small insider tips such as framing perpendicular to the fabric’s grain will help you get better registration and save you from a potential headache later on. Here’s a video showing a few techniques for getting the hooping absolutely perfect:

Easy Tip: Embroidering on stretchy fabrics

Easy Tips

Puckering in machine embroidery is a common problem; no matter how well the file you use was digitized, not using the right backing, needles, and framing technique for your fabric will lead to bad results. The stretchy characteristic is a quality of polyester fabrics that are commonly found in performance apparel such as gym and sports attire and other athletic wear. Embroidering polyester fabrics can be tricky, but by using the right backing, needles and hooping your stretchy fabric correctly…

Easy Tip: Unzipping a zipped file

Easy Tips

Designs that you order from us are delivered as a single .ZIP file which in turn contains the individual .DST, .PES, .EMB, .PDF files. Sometimes, unzipping a zipped file can be confusing; so here’s a video that can help you figure it out. .ZIP files are not just a niche file format we use in our work, it is the most popular way of “grouping” or “zipping” multiple files together in one to save space.