Embroidery machines have a huge variety of applications; there are hundreds of clothing items and things that can be customized with embroidery. Embroidery heightens the value of any item it is applied to, and many luxury brands and sports teams use embroidery to sell their items at higher prices. It looks nicer, it feels nicer, it is more unique, and overall people will see it as more valuable – especially when the embroidery is done by hand. But, even done by machine, it will add value to the piece.
When it comes to choosing an embroidery machine (provided that you are looking to do it yourself rather than hire a wholesale embroidery company to do it for you), you have to think about what types of embroidery you are looking to do. If it will be embroidery on a clothing item, or just on cloth.
If you are going to embroider on clothing, you’ll need a different machine that can embroider on curves and not just flat surfaces. Hats, for example, can’t be done on a regular machine because they aren’t flat. However, if you were to embroider flat fabric and then make it into a hat, a normal embroidery machine might work.
And, if you are looking to do large embroidery pieces, you’ll need yet a different machine. You could use a normal machine, but the problem is that you’ll have to divide the design into smaller pieces and try to get them to seamlessly fit together, which can take a lot of skill and expertise.
So, a better option, if most of your embroidery is large, is to get a machine that is capable of it.
Just remember that you’ll need more space than normal to place and work the machine, and that can be a disadvantage for some.