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I'm new to sewing and don't know too much about it & the machines, but I'm looking for something that will let me do different fonts and adjust the size of the stitching. Hoping for something that's no more than $400.. Would Amazon or perhaps Walmart sell ones like this? Thanks

There are two major methods of machine embroidery — free motion, where you guide the hooped fabric, and can be done on any sewing machine, and computerized, which requires a special machine. I do some free motion embroidery — here's sort of the great grandfather of textbooks of machine embroidery. free motion on a treadle machine: http://archive.org/details/singerinstructio00sing and the best modern book I know of: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Machine-Embroidery-Creative/dp/0801976480/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1 done just before embroidery machines became commonly available to home sewing.

The other method is computerized embroidery, and there are several types of machines there: combination sewing/embroidery machines like http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Products-us/BERNINA-products-us/BERNINA-Sewing-and-Embroidery-Machines-us/BERNINA-8-Series-us/BERNINA-en (this one was a mere $12.5K when it was first released) or more reasonably, http://www.amazon.com/Brother-SE400-Combination-Computerized-Embroidery/dp/B003AVMZA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1359239253&sr=1-1 and embroidery only machines like: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-PE770-Embroidery-Memory-Stick-Compatibility/dp/B002MQI2NM/ref=sr_1_2?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1359239253&sr=1-2 or a multihead (many needles at a time) machine like: http://in.bernina.com/product_detail-n3-i258-sIN.html which sews many colors at the same time, and is typically used by an embroidery business.

Most of the people I know who do computerized machine embroidery have started with a 4×4" hoop combination machine, then discovered that 1) they wanted a bigger hoop and 2) if they didn't have another machine, they couldn't sew while the machine was laboriously stitching out a design. The folks I know who bought embroidery only machines plus a sewing machine didn't pay much more (if any) than the ones who bought a single combination machine, and most of them seem happier with their initial purpose.

On top of the machine, you usually wind up buying several types and weights of embroidery stabilizer, perhaps a digitizing program so you can make your own designs, another program to help convert predigitized designs into a format your machine can use, and thread. Lots and lots of threads. So the machine is only the tip of the iceberg.

If you can, see if you can find a basic machine embroidery class where they supply the machines. There's a fairly steep learning curve at first, I understand, and see if it's something you really want to invest in. Me? I'm happier doing embroidery by hand.

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Well, Initially I would like to learn it on computer, I know hand embroidery, now I want to design new embroids and implement it practically on various cloths with differential patterns

are you looking for free patterns, instructions on various stitches, any particular stitch, ….
what do you mean by software – are you learning computerized embroidery or hand embroidery?
if you add some details, i can give you a specific answer. i have quite a few sites on hand & machine embroidery.
meanwhile, you can try google, youtube, expertvillage, about.com, ehow.com, etc.

will wait for you to update …
all the best

okay, here's a list i've compiled for machine embroidery – most have free patterns, but if you browse through them, i'm sure you'll find a lot more & further links too.
hope you find what you are looking for & more :-))

first, though :
www.embroiderytop.com/index.html — list of top embroidery sites !! and they update this regularly.

www.embroiderydesigns.com/freeembroiderydesigns.aspx
www.abc-free-machine-embroidery-designs.com/archive/
www.annthegran.com/FreeDesigns.aspx
www.s-embroidery.com/free-machine-embroidery-designs.html
www.swfeast.com/en/FREE_embroidery_Machine_Designs.asp
www.embroiderthis.com/downloads1.html
www.dekatzenembroidery.co.za
www.stitchpatch.co.za
www.hatchedinafrica.com
www.emblibrary.com
www.embroidery-free.com
www.embroidery-freebies.com
www.embroideryfree.us
www.embroideryhorizons.com/
www.oriental-embroidery.com/
http://www.bunnycup.com/
and if you want free designs, you can join to this group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orientalto…

hope this helped

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Do you mean free motion quilting? I have an Ellegante, too. You drop the feed dogs, put on the darning foot, have your machine set on straight stitch, then start quilting. It involves eye-hand coordination. The faster you run the machine, the faster you have to move the fabric. Soon you'll be making nice, even stitches, but it does take practice. Mark your quilt with stencils or follow the designs in the fabric. You have complete control of the fabric "sandwich" in this way. I use temp adhesive spray to hold layers together.
You also can use the walking foot for SID or echo quilting. I teach from the Better Homes and Gardens "Teach Yourself to Quilt" book. There are many books available on the subject
There are many emb. quilting designs available for quilting "in the hoop". I never hoop the quilt; I use Aqua Magic Plus (TM)-(there are other brands, too) and stick my quilt to it. You hoop the AM+, then use a pin to score the paper and then tear the paper off exposing the sticky surface. I then use the hoop's plastic placement grid to center the block then sew it out. It's water soluable and merely washes off the back when you're done quilting. You can quilt in "sections". See the book "Divide and Conquer" by Smith & Milligan.
You have an awesome machine and I hope you have support nearby. My nearby dealer retired and closed her store. Now I'd have to drive over 2 hours for instruction. Support your local dealer!

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Prefer "Cat in the Hat" but anything Seuss will do.

If you are looking for hand embroidery, then you can find
free coloring pages online that you could use at~~
www.lucylearns.com
www.seussville.com
www.gpschools.org

For machine embroidery, try www.eBay.com
or try one of these,
www.pleasingpillows-plus.com/embroiderydesignchoices.htm

www.christmascarnivals.com/quotes/dr-seuss-christmas-quotes.html

www.website-design.cafeuk.com/free-pes-pokemon-embroidery-designs.php

And then there is the Dr.Seuss Store~
http://www.hatful-of-seuss.com/

Hope this helps!!!

Nana07

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I can't find any classes, any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you.

The "classes, lessons" are listed here and I hope that you will find the one that you get the most information from. Please, when you find it, put it in your favorites so you won't have to hunt for something you can find in the lesson you "took".

Free embroidery designs and lessons for you to stitch
A page to help you find all the free embroidery designs throughout my site. For anyone looking to start hand embroidery free patterns allow you to try lots of new …
http://www.needlework-tips-and-techniques.com/​free-embroidery… – Cached
Free Embroidery Stitch Glossary Free Sewing Stitch Lessons A-L
Free Embroidery Stitch Glossary. Stitches A-L including buttonhole, chain, couching, feather, fern, fishbone, fly, interlaced bank, lazy daisy, long and short stitch.
http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/stitches/​free_embroidery… – Cached
Embroidery | Free Embroidery Patterns | Embroidery Stitches
Free step by step instructions for embroidery. Lessons are illustrated. Learn the art and stitches of this wonderful craft today.
http://www.craftown.com/instruction/​embroidery.htm – Cached
My Embroidery Mentor, Deborah Jones
Do you want two full days of private embroidery lessons from embroidery expert … Sign-up for the Embroidery Insider – a free monthly e-mail for embroidery tips and inside …
http://www.myembroiderymentor.com/lessons.php – Cached
Shadow embroidery lessons. – Crafts – Free Craft Patterns …
Learn the beautiful art of shadow embroidery for free at Craftown. Illustrated instructions, step by step instructions.
http://www.craftown.com/instruction/shadow.htm – Cached
Generations | Free Embroidery Lessons
Follow along these helpful lessons for your Generations Embroidery Software. The sky's the limit in embroidery designs.
http://www.generationsemb.com/​embroidery…archive-lessons.html

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How do I connect font characters to spell a word? I want to embroider my daughters name on something using a font I downloaded from the internet. I cannot group the characters together on my machine. Is there any way to do this?
Thank you so much! That is helpful. I wish I could do it with what I have 🙁

I am afraid not. You can combine the letters already built into the machine.

You will need an editing software program to combine the letters or do one at a time.

If doing one at a time is the only option, bring up each letter and send to the card.

Then make a sample by stitching out each letter, noting the size and then determine how far to space each letter. Start by making a cross hair with a pen for each one – this will help you to find the center of each letter after stitching.

Remember, the center for the letters a and y (as examples) are going to differ as will as upper and lower case letters.

You can use the jog feature on the embroidery machine to calculate the perimeter of each letter.

There is a trial of Embird that may be of help as well as a tutorial for lettering at ABC Embroidery (free).

http://www.secretsof.com/content/1853

http://www.annaboveembroidery.com/usemfo.html

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions at any time.

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Are there any sites where I can print a decent variety of monogram designs/fonts to hand embroider? Obviously this is for the purpose of making a pattern. I am looking for free of course if possible but all info is appreciated.

Yes there are. If you click up in the search bar at the top of the page and type in "monogram embroidery patterns free" you'll find a bunch. And you can do that just as easily as I can.

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I want to learn how to sew. i want do be able to make dresses for my two little girls and start selling some I make but first I need a sewing machine. I saw a Singer Futura CE-150 Sewing and Embroidery Machine at walmart because I would also like to embroider but costs $539 and I cannot afford that. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good sewing machine.

For embroidery, consider learning to do free motion embroidery on a sewing machine… any sewing machine will do. Here's a pro working — though his setup is a little easier, it's the same idea:
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3833/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique
And something less fancy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8hFRab26BE

As far as a sewing machine, I'd definitely suggest you want to get a model with a blindhem stitch… otherwise my basic suggestions are below. Please note that using a home sewing machine for business voids the warranty (they're not meant for the duty cycle of sewing for a business), and that as soon as you learn the basic machine operation, I'm going to strongly suggest that you want to borrow Carol Ahles' book, Fine Machine Sewing, from the library and at least learn her methods of machine blindhemming — it'll save you lots and lots of time.

If you truly are going to use home machines to make stuff to sell, I'd buy a basic sewing machine (see below) and a decent 4 thread serger ASAP. Add computerized embroidery to that if you wish later.

My basic beginner sewing machine rant:
Take a look at Kate Dicey's essay on choosing sewing machines at
http://www.katedicey.co.uk (and take a look around at her site…
there are a lot of nice little tutorials there!). The FAQ she
refers to is at http://preview.tinyurl.com/l5rzu6 now.

What I want for beginners in sewing:

– a machine that doesn't scare you

– a machine that isn't balky (cheap new machines are often very
balky or need adjustments often and are rarely repairable — just
too frustrating to learn on!)

– very good straight stitch

– good zigzag (4-5 mm is fine, more than that is gravy)

– a method of making buttonholes that makes sense to you

– adjustable presser foot pressure (which helps some fabric
handling issues)

– accessory presser feet that don't cost an arm and a leg
(machines that use a "short shank foot" typically handle generic
presser feet pretty well. Some brands of machines use proprietary
or very expensive presser feet)

If the budget stretches far enough:

– blindhem and stretch blindhem stitches

– triple zigzag (nice for elastic applications)

– a couple of decorative stitches (you won't use them nearly as
much as you think)

– electronic machine because of the needle position control and
because the stepper motors give you full "punching force" at
slow sewing speeds — mechanical machines often will stall at
slow speeds.

Please go to the best sewing machine dealers around and ask them
to show you some machines in your price range, *especially* used
machines you can afford. You'll get a far better machine at a
specific price buying used than new and a good dealer is worth
their weight in sewing machine needles when you get a machine
problem — often they can talk you through the problem over the
phone. While you're trying things out, try a couple of machines
(sewing only, not combo sewing-embroidery) over your price limit,
just so you can see what the difference in stitch quality and
ease of use might be. You may find you want to go for the used
Cadillac. Or you might want the new basic Chevy. Might as well
try both out.

Suggested reading: John Giordano's The Sewing Machine Book
(especially for used machines), Carol Ahles' Fine Machine Sewing
(especially the first and last few chapters) and Gale Grigg
Hazen's Owner's Guide to Sewing Machines, Sergers and Knitting
Machines. All of these are likely to be available at your public
library.

Used brands I'd particularly look for: Elna, Bernina,
Viking/Husqvarna, Pfaff, Singer (pre 1970), Juki, Toyota

New "bargain brand" I'd probably pick, if new, decent and budget
was my choice: Janome (who also does Kenmore).

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I am at a beginning level and would like to reproduce an image from a book. Is there anyplace I can find people who can give me advice? Thank you.

Go to this site and go down to " Description of the technique"

Crewel embroidery – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Description…|See also|References|External…Crewel Embroidery, or Crewelwork, is a decorative form of surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric….
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewel_embroidery – Cached

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