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How To Clean The Race On An Embroidery Or Sewing Machine

Do you have bobbin thread showing on the top of your project? Is your bobbin case making weird sounds? Or have you just used your machine for a few hours (or days..) on end and it’s time to give it a clean? There could be many more reasons why you need to clean your embroidery machine, but no matter what the reason is you will need to clean under the bobbin case at some point! Are you new to embroidery? Are you new to sewing? Your sewing and embroidery projects will suffer if there is lint and dust in the bobbin case. This is why you must clean it often. Prevent having the struggle, clean your machine! Wait, but what is the race? Here are the 10 super easy steps to cleaning the race for your machine:  1. Raise the needle on your machine. 2. Turn off and unplug your embroidery and/or sewing machine . 3. Raise the presser foot and remove the needle, the presser foot and the presser foot holder. 4. If applicable, remove the flatbed attachment or the em

10 Machine Embroidery Projects To Do During Quarantine

Here are 10 machine embroidery projects for you to do at home during quarantine! With plenty of ideas for the designs to go onto the projects! There are three sections, just sewing, just embroidery or options for both. New to embroidery? Have you ever gone into your sewing room or area and felt stuck for ideas? I know that I have! I’m always stuck for ideas! So I thought I’d share a few ideas and projects for what you can do!  Sewing and embroidery 1. Reading Pillows To do these, you're gonna want to sew a reading pillow together and embroider the fabric for the pouch before you sew it on! This is a great project to motivate your kids to read a book! Or even motivate yourself! This design can be found in my shop here . Here's a list of some ideas for sayings you could add! "A book a day keeps reality away" (This one is in the photo above) "Book worm in training" "Once upon a time" "I've read past my bedtime" &q

Guide To The Three Main Machine Embroidery Stabilizers

Here is everything that you need to know about the three main machine embroidery stabilizers! Stabilizers are important in machine embroidery, they prevent puckering and support the fabric.  The stabilizer goes underneath the fabric you are embroidering. Although there are some stabilizers that will go on top of certain types of fabric, this is called a topper.  The three main types of stabilizers, cutaway, tearaway, and wash away.  The first is a cutaway stabilizer. A cutaway stabilizer can be used on clothes and many different types of fabric. The cutaway stabilizer is permanent and is mainly designed for knit fabric. It is non-woven and helps get rid of pulled or sagging stitches.  The cutaway stabilizer has a lot of stretch resistance and stays intact after wearing, using, and laundering. Some people use cutaway on the back of towels too. I use cutaway the most, and you can purchase it pre-cut, or in rolls.  This design was stitched out on fleece, using a cutaway s

How To Embroider And Hoop Towels

Embroidering on towels is one of my all-time favourites! And I’m sure you’ll love it too! What embroidery design should I use on a towel? The best embroidery designs for towels are the denser ones. For example, my Baby Nut design and skier shadow design . Dense designs tend to give a better overall look because they don’t sink into the towel. You might be able to find some nice designs at Creative Fabrica too. Needle For a towel, you should use a sharp needle size 75/11. I suggest using a Schmetz embroidery needles. If you are more of an advanced embroiderer, you can try ordering a bunch of needles on somewhere like Amazon and just simply seeing if they're good or not! If you're new to machine embroidery I suggest using some good branded needles, so you won't run into any problems. If you break a needle or want to prevent breaking a needle, learn how to fix it . Stabilizers Speaking of designs sinking in, that leads us straight into stabilizers! For towels

How To Transfer Embroidery Designs To USB Stick To Embroidery Machine

Ever bought a machine embroidery design from somewhere like Etsy  or Creative Fabrica and did not know how to transfer that to your embroidery machine? Or have you just purchased a design and don't know how to now transfer that design to your embroidery machine? Either way, here's how! After you have purchased an embroidery design, you will most likely get a zip file. First, you want to unzip the file. On a Chromebook, you will double-tap the file On windows, you will want to right-click the file and select the option unzip or extract all And on a Mac, you will right-click on the file and click into services, from there you will want to click unzip Now you have successfully unzipped the file! After that, you will want to drag the format that your machine uses (for example Brother is PES) to where the USB is in files.  Or you can click the format, click CTRL+C and click into the USB in files, and click CTRL+V. If you’re not sure which file format you need, no wor

10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today

How to start machine embroidery! Here’s everything that you need to get started with machine embroidery! Without spending too much! Are you interested in sewing? Recommended read:  10 things you'll need to start sewing! 1. You are going to need an embroidery machine . You can use any embroidery machine you want. Here are a couple of examples: The Brother se600. This machine can do both sewing and embroidery, and is the best budget embroidery machine! I highly suggest this machine. The brother pe550D! This is an embroidery-only machine, with awesome Disney embroidery designs! The brother se1900. I recommend the Brother brand for sewing and embroidery machines. To note here: determine your budget, determine how much you have to spend on embroidery supplies (and blanks ) and how much you have to spend on your machine. Purchase the largest embroidery hoop that you can afford! The se600 is an amazing machine and I highly recommend it, but you will outgrow that 4x4 hoop quic