Posts Tagged ‘Embroidery Design’

I am learning embroidery, can any please suggest a list good embroidery software’s. thank you?

January 10th, 2013 1 comment

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,,, 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 : — list of top embroidery sites !! and they update this regularly.
and if you want free designs, you can join to this group…

hope this helped

embroidery design question?

December 25th, 2012 2 comments

hi i just downloaded a curlz font to my embroidery machine and need to know how to put more than one letter at a time on my fabric. it is only allowing me to work with one letter at a time

Some machines will only allow you to pull up one letter at a time.

Editing software may be the answer.

This one has a free trial.

Download, open your designs and save as a new design.

No digitizing required.

Remember, you can only add so many letters depending on the size of the letter and the size of your hoop.

I have very little experience in sewing but would love to try my hand at quilting. Is this possible?

December 5th, 2012 6 comments

My mother has made quilts all her life. some completely by hand, others completely by machine or a combination of the two. I think I would like to pursue quilting on a mahine. Any advice on how to get started? Not that it matters, but I’m a guy.

Sure you can, sewing is not just for girls! Quilting is an art form, and guys do art. And guys quilt.

There are several, as you pointed out, kinds of quilts, patchwork might be good to start with. It has to do with some math, a ruler, some precise cutting and sewing, perfect for a guy’s brain.

There is also applique, where designs are cut out, and top stitched onto a quilt. I have a handmade applique quilt the design is dogwood. This might be great for someone who loves color and design, but can’t draw or paint very well.

and there is embroidered, where a quilt block is obtained, it may have a embroidery design printed on it, or this can be done from scratch. You embroider the quilt top, an then choose a backing and filling just like the other quilts. My Grandma did this kind, I have several.

The internet is loaded with how to instructions, mostly free, and patterns and ideas., e-how, and this place:​quilts.html -all three have some nice help, the browser, when you type in how to make a patchwork quilt has pages of ideas.
In my area, we have several quilting stores, they sell the fabrics and supplies, and patterns, one even has quilt blocks and other household goods with blank patterns. They also sell antique and newly made quilts. Go find a store, or look online, and see what the quilts sell for. You will definitely be considering starting quilting. It can be profitable. And quilt making is definitely back in style. and I found the employees at all the places to be very knowledgeable and helpful.

There are also sewing classes in my area, my friend teaches some for someone. She teaches quilts, and just taught a class about aprons, they are back in style too.

You could find joy in creating an heirloom, for your own heirs, or for someone else. And they make marvelous gifts, an heirloom baby quilt for new parents, a wedding quilt. Patchwork purses, tote bags, Xmas decor, lap warmers, the list goes on and on.

Find a simple design, where you do not have to match a design, in other words avoid stripes for you first project. Find a pattern you like, and follow it. It should tell you how many yards of how many fabrics to purchase. And give you templates, or instructions of how to cut the pieces, and how to lay them out and sew them.

there are competitions, and showings out there for quilts, there is one in this area every year. Oh, my goodness, so ornate and beautiful.

things you should know? Buy the best dacron quilt batting you can, so it will not bunch up and ruin your work. Be precise with your work, one little error can snowball, since each pattern on the quilt depends on the precision of the one before it. You could have a really ugly mess very quickly. Learn to bind the quilt, put it together yourself. My grandma belonged to a church group who did this for people, to make money for the church. They were good. You can also hand quilt, this can be very beautiful It involves buying quilt frames, my Aunt inherited my Grandma’s frames.
Check out tying a quilt instead of quilting it. That could be cute for a casual quilt, I have one of those, too. I made that one.

I hate to ask, but is your Mom still available for lessons, or does her work still exist? It might honor her, if you wish or want to do so, to utilize some of her work, finish something she never got done, recondition something, remake, or re-purpose things. I have an old patchwork quilt I am going to repair and use, it is just waiting for Rivers to have the time. Don’t know who made it, probably Grandma.

How can I find help creating a crewel embroidery design?

November 21st, 2012 1 comment

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…. – Cached

Where can I get free embroidery patterns?

November 17th, 2012 1 comment

what are good websites with free embroidery patterns?

Machine Embroidery:

Hand Embroidery:

how do you downnload embroidery designs for the brother ped basic?

November 13th, 2012 2 comments

my documents on my computer have embroidery design their but the ped basic can’t open them

1) Check out the Online Manual for your machine at this link:
2) See Page 6. You need to use PES files.
As I see it, you can make some Folders on Your PC such as MyDesigns, Downloads, Fresh From the Web or any name that seems logical to you. On my PC I have a folder where I save my Embroidery Downloads to. Let us call this Folder "Downloads". (Don’t use the quotes). Make a Sub-folder called "Brother Freebies". Make as many sub-folders as seems logical to keep things organized. You can also have a sub-folder called "Purchased". Get the idea?

I surf the web and find freebies. Let us go to the Broter Site, which has plenty of freebies in the PES format. Download these files. If they are zipped, you can later on unzip them. Now, you will have a collection of Embroidery Files that you downloaded in the PES format. {Eventually you can download other formats but for now keep things easy and concentrate on the PES designs.}

You will eventulally have a large collection of PES format Embroidery Designs. Move the ones that you like to the folder "MyDesigns" (or a similiar folder.). On page 6, they have a chart. It appears that you can browse your Folders on your PC to find your PES designs. Follow the directions to embroider the embroidery design that you chose while browsing in Folders.
After you are familiar with Downloading PES files and using the PED to embroidery your PES files, you can expand your horiazons to include freebies that are in other formats such as HUS, DST, JEF, SEW, etc. You will download these files to your folder "Downloads" putting them in a sub-directory for HUS files, etc.

You might need software to convert the other design formats to PES files. Maybe you have Brother software that will do such conversions. If not, look into Embird that converts, organizes, edits and allows you to view your embroidery designs on your PC. There is a thirt day free trial for embird at Alternatively, Buzz Tools has embroidery editing and viewing software and a free 30 day trial. I have Embird and it is very reasonable. But both are very good.

Now that you got some freebies from the Viking site, you will then be able to convert the HUS files to PES files and then use them in your Brother PED machine. With such utilities you will be able to save a huge collection of Embroidery designs, many free. I have found some of the best designs that I loved are free, such as from Brother, etc.

Good luck! Please feel free to email me to ask about embroidery.

Happy Embroidering!
My previous comment to you prior to my finding the PDF manual on your Brother PED machine:
Could you download PES files and then use your Brother Embroidery software to export them to the proper file extension that your Brother PE uses.

Brother Machines usually use PES format. I have a Viking but the concept is similiar. The Viking uses the HUS and or VIP format. These type of formats are the stitch files for your particular embroidery machine. Then in order for your embroidery machine to understand these files, often there is another utility that converts the file to a file extension that the machine embroidery hardware can understand. The utility is often a reader writer box or even a direct link to your embroidery machine. This utility will convert the Stitch file such as the PES to the proper format for your embroidery machine to understand. In other words, on your PC you work with PES files and then later you have your Reader/Writer Box convert these PES files to formats that the hardware (embroidery machine) understands. The reader/writer box would save to cards for the brother or save to a floppy.

In my Viking, I download HUS files and then use a Reader writer that converts the format to SHV for my Designer 1. The Brother probably also needs to convert the Brother PES stitch file to a another file extension that your embroidery machine can understand.

I wonder if the Brother PED files are the Native Files that you digitize. After digitizing, you convert to PES and then later use the utility to send these files to another format for your machine. Maybe I’m getting too technical…but basically you will need to download PES formats and then use your Brother software to send these designs to your Brother machine.

What is a good web site to buy cheap embroidery fonts?

November 13th, 2012 4 comments

I’m looking for a cute script or something.
Embroidery fonts are for a embroidery machine, not just my computer I don’t have th eprogram that uses my computer font to make them embroidery design.

these are som free sites

What format does a Janome Memory Craft 200E embroidery machine read?

November 9th, 2012 3 comments

I have a Janome Memory Craft 200E. I have never used an embroidery machine before, so this is all greek to me! What format do the designs I purchase/download need to be in?

If this is your machine –

You need the jef format.

If you find designs that you like, but they are not jef, you can convert them by using Pulse Ambassador. This is a free software download used by many machine embroiderers.

Before you download designs, create a folder on the PC’s hard drive and name it Embroidery or something you can easily recognize.

When you download a design, select SAVE and the folder you created.

The design file may be compressed or zipped – you will have to open this before sending to the embroidery machine.

Highlight the design file and select open or extract. You will now have two files; the zipped file and the open file. You can delete the zipped file.

If the file has to be converted to jef, open Pulse Ambassador and find the design file. Open and then SAVE AS using the jef format.

Make sure the designs you download are within the limitations of the embroidery machine – this is usually signified by the size of the hoop.

Back up your embroidery folder to flash drive or cd every time you add or make a change. This will ensure the saftey of the folder should the PC go wonky and loose you hard work.

It is also a good idea to have a catalog program so you can see the designs – Windows cannot read machine embroidery designs.

You can check Embird, Buzz Tools or Ann The Gran for this software. ATG has a demo you can download and try for a limited period of time.

Embroidery Library has several free tutorials, videos, tips & techniques that are very helpful.

What is the best embroidery machine for a beginner?

November 5th, 2012 3 comments

I have never used an embroidery machine and would like one. I have a very old Bernina sewing machine which I love, but would it make more sense to buy a combo machine?

Combos are usually a little more expensive, but it is always a good option to have a second sewing machine.

Brother is the leader and first to offer home embroidery machines.

I purchased a Brother embroidery only machine from Walmart and used it for several years and then upgraded to a Babylock (same family) that is a combo, has a larger embroidery field and USB connectivity.

The standard embroidery area (based on the largest size hoop that comes with the machine) is 4 x 4, which limits the size of the design that can be stitched without using editing software for machine embroidery to split the design into smaller segments (2 or more).

USB connectivity makes it easy to send designs to the embroidery machine from the PC (or flash drive) as this is where downloads will be stored.

Most of the new models have either a cable (USB Port B) that connects to the PC (after sending the designs to the embroidery machine, it no longer has to be connected to the embroidery machine and PC).

Or, flash drive (USB Port A ) which comes up on the PC screen as a removable drive. This product is good to have as storage as well as a method of providing designs for the embroidery machine once it is plugged into the machine.

Without USB connectivity you will need to purchase a reader/writer/memory card unit for machine embroidery that is compatible with the format of the embroidery machine.

Brother and Babylock use the pes format. Example roses.pes.

Bernina makes great machines, but they are too expensive and so are the accessories. The format is not that compatible for conversion (formats can be converted if you find a design you like in a format different than what is required by the machine).

Pulse Ambassador is a free software download for conversion. I have used it with success, with exception of the art format (as in which is one used by Bernina.

With these basics in hand, shop the sewing machine dealers and see what is available.

Buy the machine you like the best from the dealer you like the best.

what program do i use to open a zipped file?

November 5th, 2012 5 comments

i purchased and downloaded files from an embroidery design website with the PES format. i cant seem to open them, what program should i use?

From your descriiption that’s not a zipped file. Embroidery designs are commonly saved as pes files. If the file ends with the extension .pes then that’s what it is. Some Wordperfect programs can open it depending on what prog the designer used. More up to date progs that they most likely used are:

Designer’s Gallery StudioPlus
Embird Suite
Buzz Tools BuzzXplore or BuzzEdit
S & S Computing SewWhat!
Threadsmith Format Foundry

Great programs that will easily handle pes files. Good Luck !

Forgot to say that BuzzEdit has a 21 day free trial so if it’s just this one time you need to open it go for it. If you have further use for it compare pricing with the others I named.

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