Shopping for a first embroidery machine can be a little intimidating to the uninitiated. There are quite a few options to choose from at a wide variety of price points. Fortunately for you, we did our homework in preparation for Monogram Week, and have broken down the necessities to a few top-level considerations.
When you're sewing your first projects, just joining two pieces of fabric together is a great achievement. However, as your skills increase and your projects grow in complexity, using more professional sewing techniques will give your finished items greater durability, and you a higher level of satisfaction – a job done right and all that. Our seam finishing tutorial takes you through the various ways to finish seams with your regular sewing machine – from pinking shears to an overcast stitch.