Start an embroidery business
Owning your own business can be a big, exciting move! When it comes to starting up an embroidery business, there are a lot of good reasons to begin:
Embroidery is everywhere: Look around you for the next few days, and you will notice that embroidery is everywhere.
With over 70% of the American population owning or wearing decorated items in some form or the other, embroidery is an industry that offers something for everyone:
Caps, shirts, jackets, bags, linens, uniforms, baby items, fashion garments, hobby apparel, pet beds and blankets, linens...the list is endless. This 47 billion a year industry churns out items
decorated with stock embroidery designs, corporate logos, monograms, sequins, hobby club names, soccer team names and more.
Embroidery helps build brands and is a growing market: Many types of business and organizations buy embroidered or printed clothing and other decorated goods to help build brand identity or communicate a message. Embroidery fuels so many different industries, such as the fashion industry, and every turn in the fashion wheel offers newer and greater options for decoration
Many niche markets to target: Find a niche that interests you- we have embroiderers who have targeted many specialty segments such as horse blankets, baby bibs, personalized team jerseys, fishing clubs, home furnishings etc. If you have a hobby or belong to a special club or interest group, you can turn your embroidery business into a specialized niche business. The variety in this industry is incredible
Be your own employer: If you are driven by the satisfaction of taking direct control of your career, or wish to have more flexibility in your hours and not work for anyone else,
starting an embroidery business is a great option. You can choose where you work- in your basement, a dedicated retail store, or in a factory set up. You can be successful and grow at your own pace. Plus,
you don't need special skills to operate embroidery equipment or create great designs, you just need proper training
Get a second income: You can operate your business full-time or part-time in home or at a shop. Many embroiderers start working from home before they move into larger commercial premises. Embroidery is also a great business if you need to have a second source of income. You can continue to work at a job and use your evening and weekend hours to work on your business. It is also great for retirement income, as you can choose your hours and work only as much as you want to.
It is important to do your research before you start an embroidery business.
Access some great resources here.
Great embroidery begins with great software
Creating an embroidery design that runs well on the machine is an easy job if you have the right tools to create the design. Like with any job, the tool can become a hindrance or an asset- and that is the most important consideration when choosing embroidery software. Many beginners struggle with the question: to digitize or not to digitize? What software package is right for me?
If you’re new to embroidery, you can start climbing the learning curve to creating great embroidery designs in no time at all.
With a little help from experienced trainers, a vibrant community of users
and great training materials you can unleash your creativity and become a great digitizer .
Sometimes newcomers need only lettering and editing features in a starter software package, so they can personalize garments and use existing embroidery designs to create new ones.
A good starter software will have great embroidery lettering and the ability to add, edit,
organize and create basic designs.
With time and experience, newcomers will choose to move up to a digitizing package.
What to look for when choosing embroidery software
True Vector-Based Embroidery
Embroidery from vectors is the
quickest and easiest way to create
embroidery and can reduce your
digitizing time by more than half. The
ability to convert artwork to stitches
quickly is a must for any embroiderer.
Only Tajima DG/ML by Pulse uses true
vector technology to preserve colors
and to create the fewest vector points
possible for easy conversion to stitches.
Superior Stitch Quality
Pulse leads the industry in stitch
quality. Your business reputation and
productivity rely on the quality of your
work, which is why we are committed
to bringing you the highest
stitch quality possible.
Drawing on over 25 years of
embroidery expertise, Pulse continues
to lead the market with innovative and
unique features. Pulse software takes
advantage of the latest technology
including support for multiple-core
processors and full compatibility with
the latest Windows operating systems.
Pulse works closely with Tajima
Industries, the leading manufacturer
of embroidery machines. Being a
Corel™ and Adobe® Solution Partner
shows that Tajima DG / ML by Pulse
works well with CorelDRAW® and
Adobe® Illustrator® to provide
true graphics support.
Top of the Line Support
Getting help when you need it
is crucial to ensuring that your
business runs smoothly. The Pulse
support team is here to help with a
North American toll-free number,
e-mail support, online knowledge
databases, Pulse community forums
and blogs, and training CDs.
Pulse was the first
ever to receive the
certifi cation over 9 years
ago. Tajima DG / ML by Pulse software
was awarded the prestigious “Certifi ed
for Windows® Vista” logo and more
recently was certifi ed for Windows® 7.
Only our software meets the rigorous
criteria set by Microsoft® for this seal
of approval. Pulse is committed to
maintaining compatibility with the
latest available operating systems.