The art of embroidery has long been used in order to improve the aesthetics of plain garments. With just a few stitches and hoops using a needle and thread, anybody can make a unique embroidered product. More than just a hobby for the ladies, embroidery is an art form that has crossed the bounds of gender, age and social status. And with the introduction of electronic sewing machines and digitized printing equipments that permit the creation of free embroidery designs, your imagination is the limit when it comes to embroidery projects.
If you're a stay at home mom and you have the skills to sew, why not use your time and skills wisely by doing embroidery Not only would you be able to craft personalized items to dress up your home, this could also be a fun way to start a profitable business. You don't have to worry about the materials for your embroidery projects as you could easily purchase them from almost all arts-and-crafts stores at discounted prices. You would only need embroidery fabrics, a variety of colorful threads, thread organizer, needles, embroidery frames, scissors, magnifiers so as not to struggle with your eyesight, masking tape and fray check to prevent fabric snagging and fraying, and fabric markers. When it comes to the patterns, the Internet holds a whole new range of contemporary free embroidery designs that you could just download right from your own computer.
If you lack the skills in doing hand-embroidery, you always have the option of purchasing an embroidery machine to make things easier. Most computerized embroidery units have pre-programmed design options that could certainly meet your needs. This is also an economical and perhaps the fastest way to create embroidery projects that you could give to your loved ones. With this option, all you need are garments where the designs would be sewn. With the use of an embroidery machine you could incorporate designs on the clothes of your family. Simply add images like rabbits, turtles and other fun designs to your baby's bodysuit, bibs and shirts. As for your teenagers, you could try using monogram designs or catchy words like "rock icon" on their caps, bags and handkerchiefs. And for your husband, try embroidering his jacket or cap with the emblem of his favorite sports team.