Embroidery machines have existed for a long time and has stood the test of time. It has evolved over time become more efficient and easier to operate. Unlike the first generations of embroidery machines which could fill a basement, new era embroidery machines can be found in a typical home.

Many years before the sewing machine every existed, the first hand embroidery machine was created by the Frenchman Josue Heilmann. With the ability to stitch in any direction, the machine required a great amount of coordination for a successful stitching process.

The main operator would guide a scribe around the pattern diagram with his left hand, while his right hand cranked a wheel used to push the needle through the fabric. His feet were also involved, operating the cramps that gripped the needles. This invention didn’t go far as only 2 of the machine was bought. But it was this machine that paved the way for the modern day embroidery machines that can now be found all around us.

It wasn’t till the 1950s before home embroidery machines went viral into the market. The first computerized embroidery designs were introduced by Wilcom in the 1980s, available to small business and home embroiders. Overtime, these machines have evolved and it now possible for embroiders to stitch every materials ranging from lace, quilts, cutwork and leather for a shorter time than it would take if it was done by our bare hand.


Embroided materials are unique in their own way. They subtly standout in environment without being too noisy but just noisy enough to hold grasp your attention.

The new method of embroidery has become cheaper and hence, created more uses for embroidery materials. Interior decoration for homes are one of the many places embroider materials are now being used.

In recent times, the technological advancement of embroidery is beginning to tilt from the hardware side to the software side. A new onsite business management software has been developed.

It is a software package which was uniquely designed for embroiders and those working in the embroidery industry.

Some of the features of this software that can bring about ease to embroiders involves; creating more design and production variables which helps onsite embroiders manage all aspect of their business with one single software.

There is now also a software called the proofing software which allows customers approve a piece of embroidery work online. It includes a price calculator which has been designed to work based on the number of colours, or stitch count in a design or fabric. This features are useful for buyers and sellers of embroidery products, bringing about ease, convenience and authenticity to the art