Embroidery In High-End Fashion: 5 Things You Should Know

Embroidery In High-End Fashion: 5 Things You Should Know

There’s no doubt that embroidery is a timeless trend in the streets of fashion, dating back to the fifth century. Having stood the test of time, it’s still a trendy style to incorporate into your clothing.

It’s no surprise most fashion designers include embroidery designs in their clothing lines. Notably, it’s commanding all the attention, seeing its resurgence from several fashion houses and social media influencers.

That said, you should also join the wagon and get on board. 

Before that, here are five things you should know about embroidery in high-end fashion: 


Embroidery & Couture

The simple art of using a needle and a thread to make a picture or a pattern is gaining ground in most clothing designs.

Embroidery can be done on loungewear, caps, dresses, t-shirts, jeans, coats, jackets, and pants. The versatility of the patterns makes it easier for designers to decide between complex and simple styles. For instance, you can have a multi-coloured flower embroidered on your dress or a mono-coloured minimalist line art. 

The style has been welcomed even in the corporate world, where entrepreneurs and their staff wear business shirts with embroidery. Instead of having the logo printed on their work attire, they choose to have it embroidered.

Casual wear has also included embroidery in its style. You can have embroidered polo shirts if you want to diversify your look in informal or semi-formal settings. You only pick your style and design, inform the clothes firm, and voila!


Embroidery In High-End Fashion: 5 Things You Should Know


Types of Stitches

Knowing the different stitches you can use for embroidery is essential.

Note that you can embroider using a machine or by hand. Hand embroidery requires more attention. It’s also time-consuming, and you may not do an entire design in one sitting. Moreover, it’s best suited for simpler designs without intricate details.

With that in mind, here are some stitches common in hand embroidery:

Running Stitch: It’s the regular stitch. However, you can make long and short stitches. 

Backstitch: When making the stitch, you pass the needle through a marked line on your design. 

Split Stitch: It’s similar to the backstitch, except that you must pull the thread to make a smaller stitch. Then, come back through the middle and take it down on the fabric.

French Knot: In this type of stitch, you pull the thread to a knot and secure your embroidery.

On the other hand, machine embroidery lets you do complex designs much faster. But you must get a good embroidery machine and practice enough to get the hang of it. 

Machine-made embroidery includes:

Satin Stitch: The stitch repeats in a left-right-left-right fashion on the fabric. It’s also called a jump stitch. It’s best preferred since it comes out neat on the material. However, you can also use them for inside text and borders.

Bean Stitch: They’re back-and-forth stitches used to outline the design. Its appearance is much denser than that of the satin stitch. 

Straight Stitch: As the name suggests, the stitch is along a line and can have varying lengths and breadth. It’s best for designs like logos and monograms because of its thickness which is essential for making curves and detail work or shading.

Fill Stitch: It’s much thicker than a straight stick and is closer to covering the entire surface. You can enhance their beauty by making alternating stitches around the pattern. 

Some factors, such as the fabric you want to embroider on, determine the best technique.  Therefore, you must consider how neat the embroidery is before using a specific type of stitch.


Embroidery In High-End Fashion: 5 Things You Should Know


Choosing Fabric For Embroidery

As noted above, the fabric influences the type of stitch to use. You avoid ruining your material or not making neat patches on your garment. An excellent strategy to use when choosing fabric for embroidery is considering the thread count. The denser the threading, the stronger your material will be.

Nonetheless, there’s no best fabric for embroidery because you can use most materials. However, the stitch type and the kind of embroidery you want to make significantly influence your results. On this account, you can avoid thin, delicate materials like polyester and Aida.


Embroidery In High-End Fashion: 5 Things You Should Know


Advantages of Embroidery

One major factor influencing the status quo embroidery holds in the fashion trends is its numerous advantages over printing or colouring. These advantages include the following:

A professional and stylish look that ensures you make the right impression.

Embroidery is highly durable since it hardly comes out or fades. 

Embroidery makes your outfits more unique because you can choose any design. 

The texture element of embroidery makes it classier and more appealing.

Based on the advantages, embroidery designs are here to stay. 


Fashion Trends In Embroidery

The fashion industry is full of trends. Embroidery is taking the fashion industry by storm. You must have noticed many businesses are using embroidery for marketing and promotion. Not only on t-shirts but also on accessories like handbags, belts, scarves, or sandals. That implies you can embroider virtually any fashion accessory as long as you employ the necessary creativity.

Another embroidery trend revolves around minimalism. Instead of complex multi-coloured and textured designs, you can have thin-line art and look chic. 


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