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Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar coming at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Teddie is a student from the November 2012 class.

Teddie is a student from the November 2012 class.

Jenny’s Sewing Studio will hold a 2 day Singer Futura seminar in Salisbury, MD at Hancock Fabrics. Class is scheduled for March 28th and 29th 2015.  Enroll early as space is limited.  I hope you will join me as we explore the use of the embroidery machine.  This seminar is designed to benefit the brand new user as well as those who want to brush up on their skills. Class is limited so enroll early.  Call 410-677-3461 to enroll at Hancock.

 

 

 

 

 

The Singer Futura Embroidery seminar will be held  Saturday 10-5pm and continuing Sunday 10 – 4pm. Singer has introduced quite a few Futura models and I will cover how to use them all including the The Futura Quintet, XL580, XL420, the XL400, 4-1, XL550, Futura Quartet or the SESQ6000 SEQS 6700 and more.   The software for all the machines is basically the same.

You will cover how all the basic embroidery functions like loading a design, centering, printing a the template for positioning, changing colors, use the design browser, copy and paste designs, use the embroidery anthology, change the screen color, load the hoops, use the grid, use the lettering engine, learn the draw package and more. I will also cover all the options. Learn to use the Auto Punch, Hyper Font and Photo Stitch. Once you create a design we will edit it using editing option. Make lace, make a simple applique, and add texture to your design. If you own the options you can create along with me. If you do not, watch the demos.  If you are interested in purchasing the options like Auto Punch, Photo Stitch, Cross Stitch, Hyper Font and Editing, order about 2 weeks before the class to make sure you get the option and have it loaded on your computer to use in class.

The Futura’s must be in working order and all software must be loaded in a laptop and ready to use. If you own an older Futura, all software updates must be applied before class. If you have a Futura CE100/200 you will need to upgrade the software before taking class. All students must be knowledgble on basic computer use and file management.  Jenny’s Sewing Studio has the upgrade for purchase.

I hope to see you in Salisbury, MD !  Class is $150.00. Once you enroll, email jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com for class outline and what to bring. I will need your name, address, phone number including cell phone, make and model of Futura and options owned.
Call Hancock at 410-677-3461 to enroll.

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March 28th and 29 2015 marks our latest Futura 2 day seminar

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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March 28th and 29th 2015  I will offer our next Singer Futura 2 day seminar. As a beginning embroidery student learn to stabilize and position your embroidery. See how you can find embroidery on the internet, download and load the designs into your computer. We start out the class by making files and learning how to categorize and store your embroidery, what embroidery formats you can use and how to copy and paste files so you can find them later. We will then use a printed template to position and sew out a design. Next we will explore the functions of the basic Singer Futura embroidery software.

Class is scheduled for Saturday 10am till 5pm. Learn to use auto punch and the lettering options. Make your own monogram and embroider it out. Next learn to do a auto punch embroidery. If you have the endless hoop we will use it, if not we will work with templates to create continuous borders.

To enroll call Hancock in Salisbury, MD at 410-677-3461. Hope to see you there!

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Embroidery is fun

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Lynn sept 2014I am including some pictures of projects I have recently embroidered. I have a couple of reminders to pass on to all of those who love to embroidery as much as me.

December 13th and 14th Saturday and Sunday is my next 2 day Futura Seminar at Hancock in Salisbury, MD. To enroll call 410 677 3461. The class is small and jammed packed with all the basics of machine embroidery. Learn how to make the most of your auto punch, editing, hyperfont, photo stitch and cross stitch embroidery. Do monograms, create fancy letters, learn how to position your embroidery and more.

usbDo not miss the great buy in embroidery I am offering for the gift giving season. Buy the new embroidery only Studio S10 and receive a USB filled with auto punch, editng, hyper font and 2800 designs. The USB is worth at least $600 in free give aways. Singer will be shipping until December 15th for Christmas 2014 and then they will be closing from Christmas till the 2nd week in January for inventory. Do not wait for the best deal of the year!! I have prepared a video on the basics of the program and on auto punch. Take a look.  I have also add a new project for you to try using my free embroidery made with the Singer auto punch. Here is the red flower download.

Here are some of my embroidery projects.

You can download a free pattern of my sewing machine cover. sewing machine cover

Make a crazy quilt pillowDSCN2438.crazy quilt pillow

Hope to see you soon at your embroidery machine. Jenny

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Multihooping using templates

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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hiafutura.jpgWhat is Multi-hooping? When you have a large design layout, you can plan and execute the marking, hooping and embroidering one area at a time to build the large design. A good example would be embroidered borders.  I Multi-hoop using printed design templates. This technique can be done on most embroidery software. If you need a program to print your design template download EOS for free. Open your design, center and print the design at 100% of size.

First center the design.

Print of each design template in your embroidery software.

Tape the printed templates together to form the completed design. This will allow you to visualize the complete size and how much fabric you need.  ( completed Border repeat or Quilt Block, Pillow Case border Belt or Purse Strap etc.)

Using an awl or hohiatemplatemarking.jpgle punch, punch 5 small holes to locate the center. (center, and one on each of the 4 cross hair ends.)

Lay the new and larger template on your fabric and mark the centers and cross hair and connect them to form the design centers.

When hooping the fabric I use sticky paper.  Remove the release sheet after the paper is hooped and mark the cross hair with a permanent marker on the sticky paper. Align the cross hairs of the marked garment with the sticky paper marking.

Here is a video I did a while ago on a quilt block planning using the Futura software . The embroidery multi-hooping technique is pretty much the same no matter which software you use.

Here is a video of the hooping technique using a hoop it all.

See Super Long Hoop it Alls!

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Embroidery on Ribbon and Webbing

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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embroidery on ribbonI am sure you have thought about placing lettering and embroidery designs on straps, ribbon, and webbing. I will show you how to do this embroidery technique using tools in the Futura embroidery!  I have used auto punch  and editing and lettering options and show this in a brand new video. Take a look!

A lot of these technique involves sticky paper. We sell “Stick it All” and “Peel and Stick”. Both sticky papers will help you embroider items that can not be hooped. To see technique on stabilizers and hooping read this prior article on design placement.  I have loaded a link for Singer video to watch on proper hooping and stabilizer techniques.

JeanniecropLearn more about using your Futura software in our upcoming Futura Seminar December 13th and 14th 2014 at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. The class is small for personal attention. Class is a 2 day event and held at Hancock fabrics. To enroll call Hancock’s at 410-677 3461.

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Singer Futura Quintet – article #1

Friday, November 29th, 2013
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I have been using my brand new Futura Quintet and have played with the endless hoop. I thought you might like to see what I have discovered.

Below see the Fonts I now have with the Quintet software.

I have also posted the steps of the endless hoop. The first task is to cut and stabilize the strip of fabric used in the endless hoop embroidery. I used a tear away product called “Fuse and Tear”.  Comes on a roll 6″ wide which is perfect for the hoop.  My embroidery was a built-in design I duplicated in the endless embroidery field so I embroidered 2 borders at one time. I will add a software demonstration at a later time so you can see that you can change the size of the embroidery field within the hoop.
lettering 1 stabilizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I marked a center line on the fabric strip with a washaway marker to make hooping the fabric easier.  To start, remove the hoop from your machine and then turn on the Futura Quintet with the embroidery unit attached. The machine will center. Slide on the endless hoop. You will attach the hoop.  Slide your fabric into the hoop. Align the top and bottom center lines of your fabric to the hoop. Clamp the hoop down to hold the fabric in position. Turn on the software. You will see endless hoop design field displayed. Load your design. Send the design. The machine will align to the top edge. (For the very first hooping of your design you might have to touch the straight stitch button so the design hops to the top of the hoop.)  Turn off the cutting button. This keeps your top thread from unthreading when you start embroidering and a jump stitch occurs.The first design will sew and make  L at each side of top and bottom of the design for you to align with. When the design is finished EH L will appear in the machine screen. Input the location of the first L location by making your needle point to the L intersection. To do this slide your fabric forward to the next hooping location and align the center markings. Use the arrows to move the needle to the correct location. You will input the needle location by touching OK. Input both sides and the EH + will indicate the design center. make sure the cutter is OFF. You are ready the embroider and repeat for each hoop set.

2 center line 3 stitching border 4 double border 5 second border 6 touch any button 7 line up with machine 8 line up second L 9 OK line up of second side enter OK

 

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Fall Futura Seminars at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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angel with bow jennyHave you purchased the Singer Futura recently and wished you had someone to help you understand all the options the machine offers? You can learn more about the basics on stabilizers, threads, and software at Jenny’s Sewing Sewing Studio. I cover the function of the basic software from A-Z.  Learn how to browse, open designs, find designs on the internet, how to open purchased designs, how to use the lettering program, edit letters, create mongrams, create embroidery from clipart, make new design and change the texture and outline. The  Singer Futura is amazing.  In class you will learn how to use templates and combine designs to make borders. Our next seminar is  the weekend of June 7th and 8th 2014 at Hancock’s Fabrics in Salisbury, MD.  Fee is $150.00.  We only take 4 students per seminar so do not wait!

Each class fills fast. There is a lot to learn and most students tell me I should offer an advanced or intermediate Futura seminar so I am doing just that. Class is called Singer Futura Seminar #2. Class will be held the weekend of  June 21st and 22nd 2014 and is $150.00. In class you will create several designs from clip art. Learn how to edit your clip art and new designs. Create lace textures  We will create applique and cut work designs too.  Trail stitch outs be be done using twin needle and applique. I will show you how to create my unique standing angel and all students will be given instructions and designs.  Video of the lessons will also be included.

Fabrics and stabilizers will be supplied for each class and students will asked to bring threads. Students are asked to have all software loaded and be ready to create. All students are asked to have a mouse and mouse pad.  All Futura repairs and computer problems should be  settled before sessions begin. It is recommended you have the Futura options of auto punch, hyper font, photo stitch and editing. Cross stitch will be discussed in the intermediate session. Call Hancock at 410- 677 3461410- 677 3461 to enroll.
XL400

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Singer Futura Seminar #2, the next step in learning your embroidery machine

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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There is so much information to pass along to the students that everyone felt I should offer Futura Seminar #2

3-D leaf embroideryIntermediate 2 day Singer Futura Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday July 12th and 13th. Several have been asking about more lessons to practice embroidery skills.  Here is what we will learn in class!  Corner embroidery placement, cutwork, 3-D embroidery, embroidery using shear fabrics, lace embroidery and twin needle embroidery will make up the seminar. (You should have a good understanding of your computer and basic software and know how to thread and use the Singer Futura). To enroll call Hancock at 410-677-3461 #3600913. Enrollment is limited to 4 students.

XL400

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