Archive for November, 2012

How do I change the file language from PCS file to PES file for my sewing machine?

November 29th, 2012 2 comments

What types of programmes are out there and which is the best to buy? Is this what Buzz tool does?

Buzz Tools has more than one software program.

There is a free software download that I have used many times for conversion of machine embroidery formats.

For your embroidery machine, you can convert a PCS design to PES or any other format (except ART) by using Pulse Ambassador.

Open the design you want to convert and then and SAVE as "name of design" and choose the format, PES.

where can i buy or order a kit for a cross-stitch pattern from a photo i have?

November 29th, 2012 3 comments

i’d like it to be as cheap as possible– either a computer program i can download or buy, or a service where you send or e-mail your photo in and they provide you with the pattern and a list of all the thread-colors needed, etc. all the programs i’ve looked at online are expensive because you can use them for as many projects as you want. i just have one project i’d like to do, so i don’t want to pay for something i can use for all eternity. anybody heard of this or know where to find the service? also, anyone know the cheapest way/place to buy embroidery thread? thank you!

there is a free program called PC stitch you can dowload it and use the only thing that you cant do with it is save the project unless you buy the actual project.

as for buying threads for any projects browse around on google or any other search engine and see what it pulls up. also try looking on ebay you can get some great deals on there

What embroidery machine do i need?

November 29th, 2012 5 comments

I want an embroidery machine. I just want it to monogram towels or things like that for cute gifts. I want one with some cute fonts on it. I have never done it before so it needs to be easy to work. I also cant spend over $400-$500 on it. Help!

The problem with picking up a Brother embroidery machine from WalMart is you can’t just take it out of the box and start embroidering.
It is really something you need lessons for. There is special thread, bobbin thread, and needles you need. You need to know how to hoop and what stabilizer to use and how to use it. I took one class in just stabilizers. Towels for example, need a special stabilizer on the top. It looks like a think plastic. It pushes downt the loops of the terrycloth so they don’t poke through the threads of your design.
Getting a used model at a sewing machine dealer would give you free lessons on how to operate your machine. And offer other lessons on how to embroider

Does anyone know about antique linens and how I can determine the value and good web resources?

November 29th, 2012 1 comment

I need some help in determining the value of some family antique linens. Many of the pieces are white work – or cut work and embroidery (pillowcases/shams, sheets, towels). The most interesting white work piece is a welcoming sheet for newborns (37"x108") with an alternating pattern of cherubs and roses (mint). As for a hand crocheted item, there is an antique bedspread 90"x95" made from individual blocks of raised rosettes. It has a very nice border (needs minor repair). Any thoughts on selling at auction, selling privately, or holding on to them (although I know this is a personal decision).


There are a number of books on valuing linens out that can help you get a rough idea – check local bookstore or library. . A general rule of thumb is that if the piece is 50-100 years old it is considered vintage. After 100 it is considered an antique. If you can do the repairs yourself do them or hire a seamstress. If they aren’t clean I recommend soaking in the bathtub for several days. You can add some "Linen Wash" if plain old water doesn’t do the trick.

Once clean and expertly pressed take digital pictures. Usually an overall and then detail pictures including any mended or damaged areas.

Value is determined by age, condition, intricacy and type of embroidery etc, whether it is hand made, rarity, ownership (belonged to a queen for example).

Also check listings on Ebay in the antique linens section and see what items like yours are going for.

Most auction sites are very user friendly for both buyers and sellers. You could also contact some collectors privately and inquire as to whether they would be interested in what you have (this is where good, clear photos are your best friend).

Or you may wish to keep some or all – I have items that I would never dream of selling because of who owned them and they will be passed down to my youngest who is the only one who would also keep them. Such items are priceless when it comes to sentimental value.

Best of luck. They sound lovely.

Can a home sewing machine work as efficiently as a industrial machine?

November 29th, 2012 2 comments

I’m a student and i work primarily on a tabletop juki machine. They are very fast and i can get allot done in very little time. But I’m going to be moving soon and i will need a machine that can complete all different types of garments at a relatively fast pace.
Can I complete the same in of work at the same pace with a home sewing machine?

Thanks for the help.

Yes, and no. There are a few models of home machines that are designed for pros and do work at a faster speed than others. Janome produces a professional model, the MC6600P machine that sews 1200 stitches a minute straight stitch. The el-cheapo machine at wal mart or Target…not so fast. Or as reliable. if you are used to the speed and the stitch quality offered by a fast machine then the majority of the home machines will be far too slow and you’ll be waiting for the machine to catch up to you.

Since you do so much sewing the professional model is a much better investment. It looks like a home machine on the outside, but inside it has the speed and stitch quality that a professional advanced sewer needs. It will complete a wide variety of garments quickly and efficiently. It has lots of utility stitches and a good variety of decorative stitches too. It doesn’t do pre-programmed hooped embroidery -which is a good thing! You can do free motion embroidery easily. It is a table top home machine with the motor and head in one unit.

If you wish to buy an industrial machine that does a variety of stitches then the Bernina 950 is a good machine. It is a true industrial meaning the table, motor and head are separate. It offers 14 stitches and a semi automatic buttonhole.

Here are the two machines: and in it’s price for purchase with table, motor, and head:
The Janome worthy of your talents:

I have several industrials and I find many home machines far too slow. I run home machines at a "pedal to the metal" speed and I find the Janome is the closest to industrial speed. Most domestic home machines, even the expensive brands, don’t have the same level of speed that a pro is accustomed to. Hope that helped a bit.

Can you embroider on a Singer 7430 Sewing Machine?

November 29th, 2012 2 comments

My sewing machine has a lot of "built in stitches" besides monogram…I was wondering if I could use it for embroidery..
I hate to have to have a special machine for the little bit of embroidery that I would want to do…

So long as your sewing machine can do zigzag stitches, go in reverse and forward and you can set the machine with zero pressure on the pressure foot, you can make some pretty darned cool embroidery. Just so long as you’re not trying to make precise stitches, as you would need for monograms.

What you need: An embroidery hoop, practice cloth, lots of thread, paper to back the design. A rough idea of what you want to do, as well as a washable drawing medium such as a chalk pencil. This works especially well on smaller, more free-form designs.

How to do it: Set the stitch for zigzag, draw the design on cloth, back with paper, set in hoop. Place under presser foot, with no pressure on foot. Go back and forth over drawing, experimenting with stitch length and bobbin tension. Caveat: doing this free-hand will not produce the smooth, professional style embroidery. More of an artisan style.

These instructions came with my sewing machine and I’ve used them with varying degrees of success. If you’d like more info, please just e-mail me; I’d hate to type exact instructions if you’re not interested!

What is the best website for buying personalised clothing online?

November 29th, 2012 2 comments

There are dozens of websites allowing you to create your own T-shirts and Hoodies etc. but they are generally quite expensive, charging around £10-£15 for sub-quality clothing. My cousin was telling me yesterday that there is an American based site which is outstanding and offers the best custom designs at really cheap prices. Do you know which one he could be referring to? I would ask him but he is away in Tenerife already!

We dont offer a web designer since every order is custom and unique. You can work with us directly on images you want custom made and we can go from there. Just let me know what you are looking for as far as color shirts, weight, style. Are you looking for Screen Print, Dye Sublimation or direct embroidery?

Visit our website and see what services we offer.

Feel free to call or email me with questions.

Luke Collier
Director of Marketing
CSE Graphic Outfitters

Office: 913-724-1000 Ext. 123
Toll Free: 1-800-624-5537 Ext. 123

Laser embroidery software demo for cutting patches, crests and badges direct to garment or bulk

November 29th, 2012 1 comment

Permaboss did not come from an embroidery background we started out avoiding it completely and launched embossing and rhinestones in North America in 1999. We always had to deal with poor quality artwork and especially vectorization, cleaning up, inline, outline, offset, registration, centering spacing etc. We have always felt restricted with traditional software like adobe illustrator, Photoshop and Corel. All are complex software that are 100% best suited for print media and graphics BUT NOT for things related to machinery where you can’t afford to have vectors crossing over each other and ones that move weird when you manipulate a node.
So because of this we took an entirely different route of thinking and every time an embroidery digitizer sees it they get nuts- in a good way, they can’t for the life of them realize just how fast we can vectorize and clean up artwork and create vectors for embroidery, embossing or rhinestoneing (is that a word?? ) !
The software is called RhinestoneWorx, its a Permaboss product and its included with every laser. Its 100% vista and XP friendly and has tools that $18,000 embroidery digitizing packages don’t have or offer and its included with every laser or costs less than 10% of the above mentioned competitors software when purchased alone. It includes a detailed training DVD and 1 hour personal advanced tutorials. You can purchase support but its not needed because its just not as confusing as your other digitizing and art programs!
Plus this software is not a memory and resources pig on your PC like some programs are. They are huge, take long to install and to startup and god help you when you change anything on your PC, not RhinestoneWorx.
In this video, you will see the NGL or Next Generation Laser from Permaboss cut patches and crests. With the forest services ones we just cut the crest itself out of the backing material. For the fire department one we pretend its on a real garment and show you how and when to use foil. Then when the foil is removed, we proceed to cut it out totally as well.
The point is that the NGL laser revolutionizes embroidery totally by allowing you to offer so many new decorations in combination with your existing embroidery machines!
Stay tuned or subscribe to this YouTube channel as we are adding more videos all the time. We will soon show how we can cut out the patch that has a satin stitch on the outside border instead of nothing!
So in summary, its fast and far more accurate than by hand! For more information visit or call +1-905-713-6514

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Bordados colección gigante 150.000 mil diseños Oferta $120 US

November 29th, 2012 18 comments

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2011 Award-Winning Designs in Hardanger Embroidery Showcase

November 29th, 2012 1 comment

Roz Watnemo, co-owner of Nordic Needle, Inc., introduces the 2011 Hardanger Embroidery Award Winners in this video showcasing each design. Roz discusses materials and techniques used, background information, and other interesting tidbits about each designer found in this year’s book.

The book is available online at our website in addition to many other beautiful Hardanger patterns and kits.

You can also find fantastic resources for Hardanger and other fine needlework techniques at our community website. – Needlework patterns, kits, & supplies. – Needlework techniques, stitch dictionaries, and more.

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