Embroider a belt on your machine

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I have updated the post! Using any embroidery machine you can embroider a sectional belt easily. I have loaded 3 autopunch designs you are welcome to try. The designs are .jef and .pes and you can download them by clicking on the picture. The clip art used made the autopunch software perfect for the formation of my designs. I used the Singer Futura and the Stitch N Sew software to create with. To see how auto punch works view the process here.

To embroider the designs and construct the belts, pick a background fabric that has some body. Use denim, canvas, or sandwich a fusible fleece in between to pieces of broadcloth. This heavier fabric will give your sections a rigid body. Trim each embroidery to the edges. Mend the embroidery together to create enough width to fit your waist.  The multi zig-zag stitch or the feather stitch will work well. To finish tack a cord to each edge so you can tie your belt in place or velcro an overlap. You can also make a buttonhole and button as a closure. Hook and eyes will work too. Check out the buttons and fastener at your local fabric store for other finishing ideas.

Remember I have not always stitched out every embroidery so test the designs before committing them to a garment.


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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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Embroidery machine clubs at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

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Machine Embroidery club

In store at Hancock Fabrics in Salisbury,MD
Let’s have fun with the embroidery machine.  To keep using your embroidery machine skills sharp,  Jenny will create a special project for you to embroider and give you a free embroidery to download.  $5.00

At Hancock’s Fabric in Salisbury, MD  I will use auto-punch with clip art, or Photo stitch with photos, or manually digitize the artwork to show you how the embroidery was created.  We will also save time for show and tell.  Bring a project to class to show and receive a free pre wound bobbin for your machine from Jenny.  Designs and instructions will also be available on line for a $5.00 fee.  Visit our local Hancock Fabrics at the Twilley Centre in Salisbury, MD to enroll or call 410-677-3461.

Samplers and lettering- Sunday Jan 22nd 1:30-3:30    
Project Accessory by Jenny-Jan 29th 1:30 – 3:30
Create a Heart block- Sunday Feb 19th 1:30-3:30
Bunnies to appliqué- Sunday March 18th  1:30-3:30
Circle quilting- Sunday April 29th  1:30-3:30

On LineYou can also enjoy our Embroidery Club.  January 2012 embroidery club is the “ Sampler”. This lesson contains a video on the presentation and several software video on the techniques used with clip art. The designs are also included so you can make your own sampler. Finally a clipart file will be attached so you can create your own designs. There are 3 files for January 2012. See the designs, videos, and clipart. Purchase the club and Jenny will send you an email containing the password for one user.  Files will be available January 1st 2012 for the 1st club topic.

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