Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar – 2016

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Singer Futura seminar will now be a “one on one” all day session. Class scheduling will be done as a private appointment. Appointments will be taken starting January 2016.
I hope you will join me to explore the use of the Futura, Studio or Legacy embroidery machine.  This one day seminar is designed to benefit the brand new user as well as those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. email jenny at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio for more information. Class is by appointment only. Our Seminar is in Salisbury, MD.

The Singer Futura Embroidery seminar
will be held 10:00am-4:30pm with an hour reserved for lunch. I am flexible but prefer Wednesday or Saturday.  I will provide a Futura Quintet and a laptop and basic sewing supplies to make it easy to attend.  The embroidery technique and software is exactly the same on all Futura models. Just bring a spool of red embroidery thread and a jump drive to copy files too. 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.

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. 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 you can buy these from me.

I hope to see you in Salisbury, MD !  Class is $80.00.  I will need your name, address, phone number including cell phone, make and model of Futura and options owned. Also tell me your computer operating system.
To enroll call me at 410-543-1212 and leave a message or email me. We will then set an appointment for when you want to attend.

Follow-up with additional sessions. If you have taken a Futura class from me in the past and wish more instruction, contact me: and we will discuss how many hours and what you wish to review.

Any cancellation can be made within 48 hours. No refunds or rescheduling will be made after 48 hours. Exceptions  will be made for weather and sickness only if you contact me in advance.  I will give you my personal phone when you enroll so please do not attend if you are ill.  I will set a new appointment time asap. If 2 cancellations are made in a row by the same customer, fees will be forfeited. Remember, I have set aside the scheduled time just for you, I will call you to remind you about class, so be on time.



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Photo Stitch Embroidery

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio has  created several photo embroideries to give you some ideas of how to create a good, bad, ugly and great embroidery photo. If you own the SINGER Futura or the Compucon Stitch and Sew option called Photo Stitch you can add the photo stitch option for a very smart price. Now you can take a photo of your pet, your grandchild or even yourself and stitch it out.

The secret to a great embroidery photo is a clean background and a photo closeup. If you consider the hoop is only 4.5″ X 6.75″ it will help you relate to the artwork. If you have ever done cross stitch you know the count, or the number of pixcel determines the clarity of the finished product. Take a look at the designs we illustrated here! Notice how close-up we are! The cat was the hardest design to do as the contrast was minimal however the result was great. If you desire photo embroidery consider the Photo stitch option for the SINGER Futura. If you have the older Futura you may consider upgrading to get the new line design feature in the photo stitch option.

Here are the 3 options in the photo stitch. You can do running stitch which is our 1st example. You can choose 4 color, which sews faster, you can add special cropping, and the design is less intense with great results. This is the second example. Lastly You can choose monotone for the hint of the image. It all depends on the effect you want. Here is a video of how photo stitch works. This demo uses the Compucon version.

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Advanced Futura Class

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Advanced Singer Futura Embroidery class will be held August 1 and 2nd Saturday and Sunday. I know many Singer Futura owjanomepursesmners who took the Futura Seminar would like to come back and review techniques and learn new ones. I am designing a class that I think you will be excited about. I will provide fabric to sew a multi hoop design. The Multi hoop design will create the center of the purse front flap.  I am suggesting white designs on black twill. Here is a picture of a similar purse I have done in the past. A pattern will be provided for you to complete the purse later.

Next we will work with the draw program to create the several designs. Try free standing lace. Design a pocket and then create circle monogram applique. Image files and designs will be included in class. Videos will also accompany the techniques shown.

I have included several photos in my files for you to play with in photo stitch. We can run the software wizard so you can see how the quality of the photo and background really affect the end result.

Make sure you have all the options installed and ready to use for class.

There is a $20.00 kit fee for the materials that will be payable to the instructor. You will receive sample fabrics to sew all your designs outs and Hancock can sell you any coordinates you might need to complete the projects.   As you know seating is limited so enroll asap.

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

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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

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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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Christmas embroidered wreath

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fillAs promised I am sharing my embroidered wreath. This is a very easy project. The hardest thing was wrapping the tinsel garland around the styro foam wreath.  Using my Futura Quintet and my new Singer Studio S10 I loaded several floral designs to embroider with red thread. I hooped 2 layers of sparkle organza and embroidered many of these flowers in my spare time. I cut each flower out and pinned it to the wreath.

It took a lot resizeof flowers. The purple flower design I found on the Singer Studio. I am including a link to a free design I made using auto punch. I am offering Auto punch as one of the 3 programs that will come free with the Studio S10.

I howreath60pe you  like my new Christmas wreath. Nice thing is I can keep adding things to the wreath using 3-D embroidery.

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Great new embroidery project from Brother

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luggage tag

I opened my email this morning to find this great project from Brother. It looks easy enough for any embroidery machine. Watch the video and try this super easy luggage tag using built in lettering. If you have a machine that allows design combo it is even easier.

I have recreated the tag using the Singer Futura software. Watch my video and see how easy creating this tag as a design is. Optional video link for Futura video.



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Singer introduces the Futura XL580

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio now sells the new Singer Futura XL580.

For Creativity that Knows No Limits! The SINGER Futura XL-580 embroidery and sewing machine includes innovative features that allow you to do more than ever before. With an endless hoop, knee lifter for hands-free presser foot lifting, extra-large sewing space for quilting and 250 built-in embroidery designs – including 50 endless designs – it’s just what you need to make your sewing creativity truly limitless.

Convenience features like the SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader, Drop & Sew bobbin system with automatic bobbin thread pick-up, and presser foot sensor make getting started quick and easy. Six StayBright LED lights keep your extra-large sewing space well lit when working on big quilting and sewing projects.

Advanced sewing features like an Independent Bobbin Winding System, Electronic Thread Trimmer, 215 built-in sewing stitches including block letters and numbers ensure that this is a machine you can grow into. 6 Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes plus 1 Endless Buttonhole provide the perfect finish to garments.

When creating monograms and other embroidery designs the possibilities are endless. With a larger embroidery hoop size of 10” x 6” and multi-hooping capability, you can create designs up to 12 by 20 inches. This fantastic feature and will allow you to embroider large format projects such as table cloths, bedspreads, dresses and more.

Get the same quality embroidery results as high-end embroidery machines but at a fraction of the cost by using your own PC. Simply connect your PC to the Futura XL-580 sewing and embroidery machine via the included USB cable, use the included software with built-in tutorials, and send the design to the machine. Push a button and you’re embroidering.

New innovations like a knee lifter for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot, USB Key so you can edit embroidery designs without being connected to the SINGER Futura embroidery machine and 250 built-in all new embroidery designs keep you ahead of the curve.

The new Endless Hoop 6.75” x 4” allows you to create border designs on tablecloths, fashions and draperies. With the Quick Release lever, lining up the Endless Design is quick and easy.

Bonus software Included! AutoPunch™ allows you to convert images to embroidery. HyperFont™ allows you to convert all your True Type® fonts on your PC into embroidery. Advanced Editing allows you to easily edit existing embroidery designs.

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