To someone who has no prior knowledge on embroidery, understanding how the complicated patterns are made is not easy. Apart from this, those who have been practicing this skill but have no knowledge on how to operate machines which print and create these designs find it daunting too. Use of machines is better than sewing with a hand-held needle because there are many designs which can be created and the patterns are complex. Training yourself in the use of machines is highly advisable if you want to do better in this industry.
The first thing you need to master in this process is the machine you will be using. Make sure you know the proper foot to use, how to attach such to the machine as well as design loading and selection. In mastering the machine, you need to know the dynamics of fitting large designs to the hoop setting of the particular machine, how to feed different threads to the machine including its bobbin and needle and attaching a particular embroidering unit to your machine. Once you have taken care of the issues mentioned above, you can claim to be an expert in operation of the machine
Look through the user manual for information on issues you find difficult to comprehend. There are benefits in starting small. Many beginners go wrong in wanting to go big in a short time. There are easy things to master like lettering because they are beginner-friendly. Not only do they prepare you for what lies ahead but by the time you master them you will be well accustomed to the machine. Beginners who insist on taking up complicated patterns from the start only self-sabotage themselves.
You cannot think your creations will be perfect by the virtue of having a good machine if you have not taken the time to learn the basics. Make sure you sign up for lessons if you are clueless about printing. Education is one of the best ways to invest in yourself and signing up for classes will help you have a future in the embroidery industry. If you want to learn faster, dedicate yourself to learning full-time but you can as well as take part-time classes depending on your schedule.
Do not let learning end just because the lesson duration is over. You will learn faster if you keep on practicing on your own which means getting stuck less when you are working on your own. Do not be discouraged if your progress is slow because you will eventually get where you want to be.