Machine embroidery for beginners - thoughts on Embroidery machines
Where do I get my designs from?
There are designs built into your machine to get you started . You can find free ones online to download from Brother and other companies and there are designs to purchase online. Take a look at the Brother UK web site for their designs and project ideas Brother Sewing UK
You will notice that I have used easily removable chalk to mark the positioning of my design.
The design is chosen from one built into your machine or you can download one from the internet, load it into a pen drive and insert it into the USB port on your embroidery machine. It really is that simple.
All you need to do is change the colour of the thread when the machine tells you to. This is a Sweet Pea design I am working on, but the process is the same.
The display shows an image of your design with a marker at the point you are up to.
On the right is a list of the current and following thread colours which are needed. I like to get them lined up ready whilst the machine embroiders the current colour
Should your thread snap or your needle break the machine will tell you and stop. There is then the opportunity to either go back a few stitches or to the previous thread colour.