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Alongside sewing by hand, the following table provides a summary of all machine application techniques.
Application using a sewing machine
The right choice of needle (strength Nm 70–100), sewing thread and
thread tension (upper and lower thread) are particularly important for
applications with a sewing machine. The fabric must not become gathered
and the upper and lower thread should run easily and smoothly.
Tests should be conducted on the original material before beginning production.
Before sewing on Crystal Buttons with a machine it is essential to set the sewing machine to the correct hole and stitch length, as well as stitch width. This prevents the crystal from being damaged during application and reduces the risk of injury.
When sewing high, multi-row products, there can be problems with the sewing machine feed, caused by a slanting presser foot. To avoid this, position a height compensator beneath the presser foot to ensure it sits parallel to the material, allowing the fabric to feed through properly.
Application using a button sewer
Amongst other Swarovski products, Crystal Buttons, Buttons with Plastic Shank and
Buttons with Metal Shank can also be applied using a button sewer.
Before application, it is essential to set the button sewer according to the used Crystal Button. This prevents the product from being damaged during application and reduces the risk of injury.
Buttons with Plastic Shank and Buttons with Metal Shank
Just like Crystal Buttons, Buttons with Plastic or Metal Shank can be easily affixed using a button sewer. To do this, they must be positioned in the application slot of the button holder, and the machine must be adjusted beforehand.
Application using an embroidery machine
The industrial application of single-row Plastic Trimmings
and Lochrose art. 3129 can be carried out on fully automatic embroidery
Lochrose art. 3129
An innovative product application solution has been developed in conjunction with the companies Laesser and Tajima for the industrial application of Lochrose art. 3129 with fully automatic embroidery machines. If using a Laesser embroidery machine, the Laesser Crystal Stone Head must be used. The application is based on standard embroidery technology and allows the unique combination of first-class Schiffli embroidery yarns (e.g. SETAFIL®) and crystal applications in a single production stage.
If sewing with a Tajima embroidery machine is preferred, the Tajima Lochrose Embroidery Device is used.
Hand application techniques
Some of the Swarovski products listed in the product overview can be applied by hand. This means a range of creative application techniques in addition to sewing and embroidery.
Please choose a sufficiently thick wire in accordance to the size and weight of the Swarovski crystals. For heavier products a nylon-coated wire is recommended. Crystal Pearls larger than 6 mm should be additionally knotted for a better hold.
Detailed instructions for these techniques and information concerning the necessary tools and aids required for the work are given on WWW.CREATE-YOUR-STYLE.COM.