Which machines can you use for embroidery?
Not every sewing machine can also be used for embroidery. Look for the name and the description of the sewing machine to ensure that it also has an embroidery option. With us, you will find high-quality branded sewing and embroidering machines.
The sturdy and durable models provide you with a practical combination which benefits you greatly whether you’re using them for private use, or for schools and sewing schools. Sewing, embroidering, quilting and patchwork – everything with just one machine.
Based on the model, our computer-controlled sewing and embroidering machines can fulfil different requirements. The machines can be divided into the following three categories: Beginners, advanced users and pros. The differences lie in the extent of the respective features.
All sewing and embroidering machines score points from being very easy and uncomplicated to use. You can operate the controls conveniently via the LED screen. You will quickly get to grips with it and can make all your embroidery ideas a reality. You have a vast selection of sewing programmes to choose from: as well as utility stitches, there are elastic, hem, patchwork and quilting stitches, as well as programmes for buttonholes and, of course, embroidery programmes.
Many other handy functions are integrated to give you the best sewing and stitching comfort, such as an adjustable foot pressure, knee lifter, needle threader, automatic thread tensioning and more.
Requirements for your embroidery project
For embroidery, there are certain requirements which are not just limited to a capable sewing machine. You must have a computer or laptop at home, W6 can supply the USB stick, the embroidery unit and a basic version of the embroidery software. You need embroidery software to be able to process or create embroidery motifs. This is installed on your PC or laptop.
First of all, check whether your existing technology meets the system requirements of the embroidery programme. If this is the case, the embroidery software can be used and you can prepare your motifs, wording and initials for the actual embroidering process. The motif is then transferred to the embroidering machine via a USB stick. Now, the actual embroidery work begins.
These accessories are part of a sewing and embroidering machine
Before you start your embroidery, set up your sewing station and computer with the right high-quality accessories. These are what make it possible to embroider with your sewing machine in the first place, and they guarantee beautiful results.
Work with the comprehensive embroidery software Hatch Embroidery and manage all your embroidery motifs. You can even simulate the actual embroidery process using the programme. This allows you to iron out little mistakes in advance and you can be thrilled about perfect embroidery.
We have different versions of the embroidery software to choose from, depending on your individual wishes and needs. If you are still undecided, you can try out a functional Hatch Embroidery demo version for 30 days, free of charge.
The embroidery table is also sometimes referred to as an embroidery unit. You slide this module onto your sewing machine and your W6 sewing machine is transformed into a fully-fledged embroidering machine in an instant. You can carry out large embroidery projects yourself with ease. Exclusively with the models W6 N 3300 Exklusive, W6 N 5000, W6 N 6000 to W6 N 8000, you have the option of connecting an embroidery unit / embroidery table onto the machine
The embroidery unit brings with it countless features, such as an embroidery pattern preview, embroidery motifs, fonts, symbols and so much more.
An embroidery frame will give you a neat embroidery pattern. The material you wish to embroider is clipped tightly into the frame. The fabric doesn’t slip or become twisted, and stays in the desired shape.
The size of the motif determines the size of the embroidery frame. It’s beneficial to have various embroidery frames which are compatible with your sewing and embroidering machine. This means you always have the right frame handy.
A recommendation from the experts: Pay attention to the compatibility between the embroidery frame and your machine.
Embroidery frame template
This product can be helpful, but it isn’t necessary. With an embroidery frame template you can make it easier to position the fabric in the embroidery frame.
The template has a grid pattern printed on it. This means you can easily tell where your selected embroidery motif begins and where it ends.
Even when using an embroidery frame template, you should pay attention to the size and fit within the embroidery frame.
In our online shop, you will find templates to suit the embroidery frames we offer.
For cutting work in embroidery, it’s worthwhile buying a pair of W6 special embroidery scissors. These have an extra curved blade and a special tip. You can cut threads within the embroidery frame directly. Thanks to the shape of the scissors, this doesn’t damage the fabric and the embroidery.
If you opt for a pair of W6 embroidery and buttonhole scissors, you have two functions with one accessory.
Embroidery foot or freehand embroidery foot?
The freehand embroidery foot from the sewing machine range is a real alternative to embroidery with the embroidering machine. The freehand embroidery foot allows you to guide the thread freely during freehand embroidery. You can even darn holes in clothing, or make quilts and freehand quilts with this special foot.
Before you choose a particular special presser foot, consult the manual of your sewing and embroidering machine to find out which type of presser foot and metal bar is compatible.
Embroidering machine needles
These needles are designed for embroidery. You will achieve clean results without annoying torn threads. Before you start the embroidery process, choose the needle that meets the needs of the fabric you are using.
The best needle for embroidering stretch materials is the super stretch sewing machine needle. The top-stitch needle can be used for all sewing work, especially for embroidery and decorative stitching. If you’re looking for something hard-wearing, a titanium needle is the ideal choice.
the adhesive stabiliser gives the fabric more stability during the embroidery work. A firm stabiliser gives your fabric permanent stability, especially when it comes to appliqué, buttonholes, decorative seams and stretchy or bulging fabrics.
Depending on the fabric and the function the item will have later, there are various types of stabiliser, including self-adhesive and water-soluble. The former can be removed carefully after the embroidery or sewing process. The water-soluble version is mainly suited to terry fabrics and knitted material.
A good embroidery thread depends on abrasion-resistance, sturdiness and tear-resistance. These properties allow you to embroider smoothly.
This is why you will only find high-quality polyester W6 branded thread in our shop, available in more than 415 colours, produced according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and which meets the best embroidery requirements and is also very affordable.
To prevent your embroidery motif from becoming warped in the washing machine later, embroidery threads should definitely be washable at temperatures up to 95° Celsius.
You can embroider anything you like onto fabric. Unusual embroidery motifs will immensely improve the hobby. Find what you’re looking for from the diverse possibilities at W6: whether Christmas images, Valentine’s motif, cute animals, garden gnomes or something quite different, we have something here to suit every taste.
With the embroidery software, you can also adapt your motifs at any time and change them based on your ideas. Embroidery motifs can be converted into various file formats using the W6 software, allowing you to use them with the embroidering machine of your choice.
This is how to make your first sewing machine embroidery attempts a success
The principles of sewing and embroidering with a sewing machine are similar in a few details. To make sure you have fun with your creative hobby, good quality equipment is important: a high-quality sewing and embroidering machine and good accessories. Cheap products often have errors, they break quickly and they don’t give you the beautiful results that you want.
You should be aware that your sewing and embroidery hobby can quickly take up lots of space
If you have enough room in your own home, set up a neat little sewing niche. You won’t have to worry about setting up and putting away your embroidering machine, and will have everything quickly to hand.
The sewing and embroidering machine is ready to go, with the embroidery software installed on your computer. Get some support for your first attempts. There are good embroidery instructions in the manual and W6 instruction videos which explain step-by-step how you can embroider your first motif on fabric, and what you need to do so.
The embroidery type should always be compatible with your chosen fabric and thread. Especially when you’re just starting out, fabrics with an even, box-like structure – cheesecloth or school cloth.
The W6 embroidery thread takes into account all the fine features of the motif and the fabric. It is also relevant whether the motif completely covers the fabric you wish to embroider onto, as is the case in appliqué work. Check that the colours of the base fabric and the embroidery thread harmonise with each other to give your item a chic look.
W6 stabiliser is placed underneath the fabric, which is fitted taut onto the embroidery frame. Transfer the motif to the machine using the USB stick. Now, the actual embroidery process begins. With stitch types such as cross-stitch, backstitch and other stitches, you can realise your motif perfectly.
Embroidery enthusiasts will find they have lots of room for creativity
Embroidery is a really relaxing and creative hobby. Countless embroidery motifs can be used. If you are already familiar with embroidery and would like to try it out, you are free to create and work with your own embroidery motifs on the software. All the options are open to you: Font, size, colours, stitch type and more.
Discover the true versatility of the world of embroidery as it unfolds out before you. A comprehensive sewing and embroidering machine will fulfil almost every wish that you have. A model like this also makes quilting and patchwork easy and brings you real pleasure. You can create marvelous embroidered creations for yourself, your family and your friends.
Learn embroidery in the sewing school
Would you like to run an embroidery course? Our W6 computer-controlled sewing and embroidery machines are an excellent start. Whether you’re a course teacher or a school: Brand quality machines are a worthwhile investment owing to their sturdiness, long service life, and even the broad range of functions.
The advantage: With our combination models, you can teach your students to sew and embroider. This gives you greater versatility in your course offering, for beginners, advanced users, and also for future pros.
You will benefit from our experience and specialist competence. As a reliable partner, we can support you in equipping your sewing course, and are happy to offer advice. In addition, course teachers and schools also receive a 30-day extension of the payment term when they place an order in our online shop, as well as special prices. If you would like to make use of this benefit, please get in touch so that we can activate it for you.
A good care regime guarantees a long life of enjoyment
If you take care of your sewing and embroidering machine, you are fulfilling the ideal requirement for years of embroidering fun and fabulous motifs in many colours.
You can carry out small maintenance tasks yourself with ease, with just a brush and a pair of tweezers. At regular intervals (every 2-4 years) you should also arrange for professional maintenance. As well as providing you with all kinds of sewing and embroidering products, we at W6 Wertarbeit also provide a first-class service. We would be happy to service your embroidering machine. If repairs are necessary, we can carry these out reliably as part of a fixed-price inspection. The fixed-price inspection already includes the shipping costs, labour costs and replacement parts.
At W6 Wertarbeit, you can find everything for your embroidery works of art
We are specialists when it comes to sewing, overlocking, covering, embroidery, quilting and patchwork. You can therefore be delighted about our sewing and embroidering machines, accessories and consumables, all in the best brand quality. A benefit: If you register on our website, you will receive a 10-year warranty for your new W6 sewing and embroidering machine.
Do you have any questions, or do you need advice? Contact us by phone or via email. We look forward to hearing from you!