I've started a custom embroidery business and just wanted to talk about some things I've gone thru so far hoping for some feedback and conversation about all things embroidery and digitizing.
I've got a lot to learn and did my first couple of logos last week. I'm still stuck mostly in auto-digitize world, not quite fast enough or know enough to manually do it, which is where I'd like to be. I want to be able to understand is but I'm guessing that comes with time and help (which is why I"m here, lol)
One of my logo's was too bulky in the area where it had to stitch the wording on top of the other items and it just didn't look good. I wanted to try and "cut out" the area where the font would go so I could make it denser, but the font was a thin font and since I didn't know what I was doing I didn't want to take hours to do it. I thought I'd try it another time.
My other logo....and someone please throw some feedback out there, I did on polo's and sweatshirts...it had a big round circle, among other things, that every time it stitched it left a small gap when it met itself at the beginning. It was like it had pushed the fabric down as it went along and that was like the fabric that didn't have anywhere to go.... I used two layers of cut away and a solvy on top and it still left the gap. I can't figure that one out.
Anyways, now I just got thru with a move and am getting ready to start working again and would love to get a good thread going to talk about some various aspect of this business.
I'm also trying to figure out pricing and time....
I'm charging $3-$4 per 1000 stitches for digitizing and embroidery work but what I'm finding is that I'm still so new and I'm such a perfectionist that I spend way too long on the few jobs that I'm doing. I would like to hear some tips from people so I can try to work that into my routine.
Well thanks everyone! Hope to chat with you all soon!