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What is a good sewing/embroidery machine? I am just wanting to do name and intials.?

December 7th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments


The Brother 400SE at Walmart is a good bargain. You get a quality name brand machine that you can use as a sewing machine or an embroidery machine (EM).

There are designs and fonts for names and letters built into the EM.

You can select letter types, size and enter on the screen.

As long as the size is within the size of the hoop that comes with the EM, no additional software will be needed.

The hoop that come with the EM indicates the largest area that the EM is designed for.

In addition, this model has USB connectivity, which means you can connect to your PC and send designs that you have downloaded to your PC to the EM.

Create a folder on the hard drive of the PC and name it Emb Downloads.

Then search the Internet for free downloads and save them to the Emb Downloads folder.

Make sure they are .pes format and sized within the hoop size of the EM.

Then as you want to use one of the downloads, connect the cable that comes with the EM to the PC.

A new drive letter will appear on the screen of the PC.

You send the design from the folder to new drive letter and then to the EM.

  1. q
    December 7th, 2012 at 08:57 | #1

    Any embroidery machine can do that, but it is more important that you know how you will get the designs to the machine. You will need a software to combine letters and create a nicely spaced layout.. Some embroidery machines have built in fonts and you can create them in the machine, but that is very limiting and you will really have to practice to know how it will turn out when actually stitched. I recommend getting a software like Embird where you can expand fonts and not be limited to a certain layout or style. You can create and view various layouts, print templates of how it will look and use them for placing the design. If you are looking for a basic starter machine, check out Brother machines for ease of use. Make sure you ask about how the designs are transfered from computer to machine and that the set up is one you can manage. Some machines require a cable to the computer and some take USB. If your work space won’t allow for a machine to be right next to a computer, that may be the deciding factor on the machine.
    Most people, like me, start out saying they "just want to" and wind up loving it and wanting to do more.
    Now I have a 15 needle machine and a business out of it ­čÖé
    Patty
    http://www.sew-n-2-u.com
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  2. whimwinkle
    December 7th, 2012 at 09:47 | #2

    Your best bet is to go shopping around. Janome 300E is a good machine – embroidery only, though. You can purchase after-market softwares that let you design your own stuff and enlarge designs, too.

    I have a Janome MC10,000 that is embroidery and sewing. I love it. On the screen of the machine I can create Monograms to personalize all sorts of things. I can also create my own designs on the screen (though limited compared to the softwares out there).

    To get started, I don’t think you need a software. Whatever machine you get, make sure you can create some designs on it, without the need for extra software. You can always upgrade if you want more designs! Start with a basic machine.
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  3. pattiann42
    December 7th, 2012 at 10:02 | #3

    The Brother 400SE at Walmart is a good bargain. You get a quality name brand machine that you can use as a sewing machine or an embroidery machine (EM).

    There are designs and fonts for names and letters built into the EM.

    You can select letter types, size and enter on the screen.

    As long as the size is within the size of the hoop that comes with the EM, no additional software will be needed.

    The hoop that come with the EM indicates the largest area that the EM is designed for.

    In addition, this model has USB connectivity, which means you can connect to your PC and send designs that you have downloaded to your PC to the EM.

    Create a folder on the hard drive of the PC and name it Emb Downloads.

    Then search the Internet for free downloads and save them to the Emb Downloads folder.

    Make sure they are .pes format and sized within the hoop size of the EM.

    Then as you want to use one of the downloads, connect the cable that comes with the EM to the PC.

    A new drive letter will appear on the screen of the PC.

    You send the design from the folder to new drive letter and then to the EM.
    References :

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