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How do I find an embroidery machine that will do custom logos?

October 28th, 2012 3 comments

I’m looking for an embroidery machine that will do custom logos. I need to upload images (gif/jps whatever) from my PC. All it really needs to handle is one color, but the more the merrier. Would also like it to be able to do at least a couple of fonts so I can write names. Thanks!

Any embroidery machine will do what you want, but the design has to be in the embroidery format of the machine (pes, sew, hus are examples).

The machine will not recognize gif/jpg/jpg and whatever.

You will need to purchase digitizing software and then you need a way of getting the design to the embroidery machine.

The less expensive machines use a memory card for machine embroidery, which requires the purchase of a reader/writer unit and rewritable memory card. These have to be compatible with the brand/model and format of the embroidery machine. These are usually less expensive online.

The more expensive embroidery machines either have USB Port B (direct connect) where you have to have the PC next to the embroidery machine or both, USB Port B and USB Port A (removable flash drive/stick), which is self describing.

You can download trials and demos of the software before you purchase – the easier to use the better. However, even auto-digitizing can need tweaking. Here is one that is free during the trial stages

Visit sewing machine dealers and tell them what you want to do and they will show you what they have. Expect to pay out at least $2,000 for the entire kit and caboodle.

Or, you can buy the Brother at Walmart and the reader and card at Allbrands for a total of around $700. This how I got started – it may appear confusing, but it is not rocket science.

How do I fit the Janome embroidery/darning foot?

October 28th, 2012 1 comment

I have a 525S Janome machine and need to fit the free style embroidery foot. Idiots guide please ­čśÇ

Thanks in advance!

Start at page 7 of the manual for the instructions for removing the presser foot adapter for the snap-on presser feet.

The darning foot is then attached to the presser foot bar with the screw from the adapter.

You can download here, if you need a manual – click on specifications and then the PDF file –

How to transfer embroidery pattern to fabric???

October 28th, 2012 4 comments

What is the easiest and the best way to transfer embroidery
patterns to your fabric?


Here are four ways I know of :

1. Scan and print it to a piece of Iron-on T- shirt Transfer paper. Following the directions on the Transfer paper. Using a hot steam iron transfer the design to the fabric and peel the backing off being careful to not pull the design off it – A Note of Caution : Do this with only Cotton or Linen Cloth – (Do not use rayon or synthetics they will burn or melt ; if you try this method with them)

2) Scan and print a copy of it on a sheet of paper secure it on the fabric with quilting or dress pins as long as it there are not on the pattern lines Than start cross stitching from the center of the pattern working you way out toward the outside of the drawing pattern when your done cross stitching Than wash the pattern to remove the paper- this is the easy way I know how to do this without doing # 1. above.

3. Draw a grid on both the pattern and the fabric – make sure the grids are identical except that they are proportionally larger or smaller depending on the design. Then draw your picture on the fabric until it look like what on the pattern grid only the fabric drawing of it will be proportionally larger or smaller

4. Do a free hand the drawing on the fabric if your design is simple or use tracing paper to trace out the key design elements Number it – put some marks or lines so you can originate your pattern pieces with one other. Secure it on the fabric with quilting or dress pins. Do your cross stitching over it .Or you can transfer your drawing from the patterns on the tracing paper with a fabric pen or pencil. (Be careful with fabric marker pens – you can not ease them as easily as you can pencil marks). putting your orgination marks on so you can match the other pattern pieces with it and draw them in as well – remove your pattern pieces when your done drawing it. Do your cross stitching on it. and your done

Hope this helps

What are the leading embroidery sewing machines?

October 28th, 2012 4 comments

Large embroidery design area, Help with color, user friendly, used with PC or Mac, Economical, up to date and not likely to be outdated soon. Easily available technical support.

Bernina’s top-of-the-line embroidery/sewing machine, the Embroidery/Sewing Machine Artista 730E, is one of those few "best that money can buy" models. With all that any embroidery-sewing hobbyist could possibly want and maybe more, the Artista 730E requires a sizeable investment. Fortunately, the size of the investment is highly negotiable. With a list price of $7999, the actual cost of this sewing machine can vary greatly from region to region and dealer to dealer. For this reason many home sewers start small and gradually trade up to this Cadillac of models. A wise consumer will shop all the dealers in their area, selecting one with appealing pricing as well as a supportive staff.

Since learning to use all of this machine’s features can take years, you’ll want to have a dealer who can help you every step of the way. While many machines provide excellent sewing or embroidery options, the Artista 730E offers the best of both worlds. This model is for you if you are looking for one of the finest computerized sewing machines available, paired with some of the most versatile and complete embroidery options on the market. Embroidery customization on this sewing machine is incredibly versatile. Designs and alphabets can be rescaled with stitch count changes on screen. Or, for a more familiar format and complex design alterations, plug your PC into the Artista 730E and make your changes on the large screen. Using both computer and sewing machine, you can make these changes with the included Editor Lite software. A design stick is also included for easy loading, transporting and saving of designs.

The primary design storage system of the Artista 730E is what sets it apart from machines by other manufacturers. While some manufacturers use primarily CD-Rom for design storage, Bernina relies heavily on embroidery memory cards. A built-in card slot accepts Bernina and OESD design collection cards into the machine. As an alternative, a CD- Rom drive may be purchased for using designs from other manufacturers. One particularly desirable sewing feature on this machine is the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). It makes free motion sewing far easier to learn, by automatically regulating stitch length for both straight and zigzag stitching. This technique is particularly useful for those who enjoy quilting and can be used in place of the stippling stitch feature offered by other manufacturers.

An extensive menu of over 855 stitches is packed into this sewing machine together with 10 buttonholes and 31 quilting stitches. A very wide stitch width setting of 9 mm also serves to set this model apart from others. As amazing as this machine is, we would recommend you test it and the few others that are available in this price range. The decision should be based on how you sew and what is important to you, versus what machine is truly "best." In shopping for a machine of this quality, the best choice is the embroidery-sewing machine that meets the most of your needs and is offered by the dealer best prepared to help you learn to use it.

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A step by step guide on how to do sewing machine embroidery?

October 26th, 2012 2 comments

So for D&T textiles i need to give a step by step guide on sewing machine embroidery. Only half the class have used the sewing machines so i dont know. Could somebody please help. Thank you.
Our teacher said sewing machine embroidery:)

This is a sewing machine and not an embroidery machine?

Do these machines have built-in decorative designs (sometimes called embroidery)?

Are you expected to do free-motion stitching (embroidery)?

All three methods require the use of stabilizer.

The embroidery machine comes with hoops and the stabilizer and fabric are hooped together with the stabilizer on the bottom.

To emulate with a sewing machine, you need to baste the stabilizer to the back of the fabric and the sewing machine will then stitch the selected design. There is usually an open toe presser foot for this process.

For free-motion where you are the designer, baste as for the decorative stitching, disengage the feed dogs (or cover them with an index card and tape it securely to the bed of the sewing machine) and use a darning or free motion presser foot. Presser foot down and then you move the fabric to make the design. You can draw the design first with chalk or air soluble fabric marker, or draw on tissue and fasten over the fabric and trace with stitching.

Stabilizer for machine embroidery comes in tear away and cut away. Cut away is trimmed close to the stitching and left in. Tear away can be gently torn from the stitching.

Use a needle for embroidery.

Vector – Tajima DGML by Pulse Embroidery Software

October 25th, 2012 1 comment

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Wilcom DecoStudio e1 overview

October 25th, 2012 10 comments

Are you…

About to set up your own embroidery business?
Wanting to add other decoration techniques to your service offering?
An embroidery business wanting efficient way of producing simple custom orders?
A promotional product company customizing a range of products?
Renowned Wilcom embroidery innovations combined with the creative power of CorelDRAW® is the ultimate tool to get you started in the decoration business.

Whatever the medium, be it screen printing, digital printing or embroidery, DecoStudio┬ę is your in-house expert. Tackle projects from logo creation to eye-catching signs, screen prints and vector-based embroidery. Design multi-decoration pieces by freely working with both embroidered and printed elements in the one file. Regardless of your skill level, DecoStudio┬ę transforms your ideas into professional results!

DecoStudio┬ę takes care of:

Any vector art creation
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TRW Monthly FREE Giveaway Drawing TRW Style Tote Bags The Rhinestone World

October 25th, 2012 7 comments

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This video is showing you the drawing for our monthly giveaway. TRW Style rhinestone embroidery tote bag made by The Rhinestone World.

We also offer Custom Rhinestone Templates, Sticky Flock Material, Hot Fix Korean Rhinestones, Hot Fix Tape, Rhinestone File Downloads, and advise to run a successful business.

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Upgrade Kit for the PR1000 and PR1000e

October 25th, 2012 1 comment

Features include: Scanning function allows for the first ever scanner to be included in a multi-needle embroidery machine, pattern connection by camera, onscreen auto density adjustment feature, new embroidery fonts, new designs, Color ShufflingÔäó Feature

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English embroidered binding, 1635.

October 25th, 2012 No comments

The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meeter.
London: The Company of Stationers, 1635.
English embroidered satin binding.

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