Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Excitement of Machine Embroidery

HE240 brother machine
Machine embroidery is a fun way to add unique touches to our sewing and home décor projects. I found that once we figure out how to setup the machine by switching the embroidery foot, inserting the panel, and embroidery hoop, it becomes simple as pressing a button and changing the thread.
Before starting to explore this creative aspect of sewing machines, having the right tools would help avoid frustrations that we may encounter. 

I found wonderful deals on Amazon.ca to get a collection of forty different colours of polyester embroidery thread, Sulky tear easy stabilizer, and needles. I found having the different coloured thread helps to do a variety of projects without purchasing thread in a project by project basis. Using a stabilizer is important to avoid the thread from pulling and to keep the project neat. 
HE240 brother machine
I use my HE240 Brother Machine to sew, and found that it is a good machine to get started on embroidery. This HE240 Brother machine is available on Amazon.ca. Check out the details of this machine on my previous post here. There are a few simple designs programmed into the machine, however we can connect the USB to a computer and use free embroidery patterns on the Brother website. 

I find that machine embroidery is a rewarding hobby that can be easily done, as it doesn't require much from our side other than setting it up. It gives a personal and unique touch to many of our creative projects from placing embroidery on clothes, towels, pillows, cards, and more.  

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4 comments:

  1. When my daughter took sewing lessons in the city when she was young they had these machines there...very expensive but so cool lol

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  2. What a great machine you received. It would make some very intricate looking patterns.
    jan

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  3. That would be really neat to make all sorts of unique embroidered projects. They would make for great personalized gifts!

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