Embroidery can be applied to improve esthetic or functional properties of products. However, the expected appearance of the original design may be discarded by unsuitable selected technological parameters of embroidery machine. Thus, the influence of the technological parameters and embroidery thread types on the embroidery geometric parameters and on tension characteristics of embroidery has been investigated in this research.
The research results revealed that the changes in geometry parameters of the designed digital image compared with the ones of actual embroidery samples are dependent on embroidery filling type, stitch density, and thread type. Mechanical testing of the embroidery elements has proved that embroidering influences the decrease in material breaking force and elongation at break compared with their initial tension characteristics.