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I want to do machine embroidery on the lowest budget possible.
I got the brother M280DE (max 10x10cm) for 500€, he cheapest machine i could find.
Now I think it’s time for a larger area! I have an offer for a Brother Innov-Is 700El for 450€ (13x18cm)
Is the jump from 10cm to 18cm worth it, or should I save for a larger embroidery area?
Hi! I'm curious if anyone has a favorite website or person to send pictures off to get digitized.
Anyone have any information on the be 1201? I can’t find anything online.
Why when embroidering a onsie did everything stitch fine and then suddenly all bobbin thread?
Hello! I just ordered a machine that has a 500X1200 mm hoop. Does anyone know of an embroidery collection that I can purchase that is able to utilize this hoop to its potential? For example, wall art, full length dress embroidery, etc. I am flexible. I just want to have fun with it. Thanks.
I was cleaning my machine and after changing all needles and oiling everything I had the ingenious idea to reset all my top tension and start again.BIG MISTAKE!!!! Now I can’t fix it. I believe i have the correct bottom tension I even change the bobbing case but only 3 of the 9 needles work properly. Those 3 come out great with perfect tension(1/3 of bobbin in the middle) but the others break thread as soon as it starts or a couple of stitches after. I tried tightening everything than loosing everything but the problem persists.
My machine is MySEW MFS800 9 needle.
I work in commercial embroidery and we create flags where we want reverse bobbin (same colour on both sides) designs.
I need the machine to stop after each colour change so I can change out the bobbin to the next colour, and have added stop functions in Wilcom, but the machine doesn't seem to read them and just changes colour and moves on.
As far as I can tell I need to change a setting on the machine maybe but I can't find anything clear in any info.
If anyone has advice please let me know!! I'm desperate for a solution.
For context: I digitise with Wilcom e4 & use Barudan BEKT & BEKY (single & 4 head) 15 needle machines
So I just purchased my first machine, a Melco Bravo. I was told it should be shipping this week. And I just want to be prepared. Should I buy more thread, needles and bobbins? What should I do to prep? To give you some background, I own a print shop. We currently outsource all our embroidery and this is our first time bringing it in house. We buy a lot of supplies from GSG and would prefer to use them as a supplier instead of creating a new account with someone else. Any insight would be great. Thank you!
In teaching myself to use Hatch 2 and for some reason when I make a shape or even digitize a closed shape it only does the outline. No fill. I don't know what I'm doing wrong as it's worked before. Anyone know what I'm missing?
What is the best entry level embroidery machine?
Is the brother se700 machine good?
What am I doing wrong?
How to embroider properly so it would look nice after washing at 40 (cotton)? Initially it does look perfect till the dorst wash.
Did some ironing after the first wash, but still way worse than how it looked initially.
Satin letters 0.38mm, single stabilizer. Probably 8000 stitches (7x6 cm)
Does anyone know where I can find regular fixtures for larger jacket hoops (Hoop E and F specifically or larger) that are NOT mighty hoops? I have a Ricoma btw. Any help is appreciated!
Friend going through a messy divorce, needs a fair market valuation for a SWF/MAS-15 seeing a wide array of prices for used. any guidance would help.
the ex is claiming it's only worth $500... I know nothing about these machines.
Hi All! Do you have any tips for getting better tension in the middle of a larger hoop? It’s a 12x8 and the middle never seems taught enough. It’s a hoop with 2 tighteners on it but it never feels tight enough in the middle and the designs show it. I tried to do multiple patches on the large hoop once and only the ones on the two ends were sellable.
Do you also have this problem? What do you do to keep your designs taught in the middle?.
I’m looking for some resources to keep my pe800 maintained. Specifically how to oil it. Tips and helpful videos are welcome!
As the title says! We are looking to kick off our business and get our first big machine. We have been getting quotes and have narrowed it down to these two vendors/machine makes.
Melco EMT16X: $16,000
Tajima TMBP: $23,200
Tajima TMEZ: $30,800
The melco quote also includes a bunch of fun starter stuff like mighty hoops and their software which enables barcodes to optimize our workflow.
(If I wanted a similar barcode functionality on the tajima machines I would have to get tajimas creator software which adds an additional $1500 to the quote).
I know most folks on here are tajima lifers but I wanted to ask if there is really that significant of a difference between the machines. I understand that the melco is a lesser product and it comes with its quirks. But at this point we realistically can't spend 25k+ on a machine where as 16k is way more feasible for us.
Also of note is that tajimas right now have an about 5 week time to deliver and melco is closer to 2 weeks.
In yalls opinion
Is it better to start with the melcos, build our brand and eventually upgrade to tajimas?
Bite the bullet and just start with the tajimas from the jump?
Or possibly stick with the melcos full time if they work for us since they are so much cheaper to expand. (every subsequent machine is ~$13k)?
We also recognize that if we grow like we expect to do multi-head tajima machines are the way to go but we will likely have way more access to capital at that point (1 or 2 years down the road)
Really appreciate y'all's opinion on this. Happy stitching!
Hello ! I’ve been purchasing some embroidery files on Etsy- one of them I purchased was really good and the stitches were super close together. Another few I bought it looks like they’re a bit further a part and it doesn’t look as neat. Is this from my machine or is it the file itself?
I purchased the b70 because I wanted a bigger hoop. I originally had brother with 4x4 hoop. The b70 hoops are just weird to me. I wish I stayed with brother or purchased something else. I’m stuck now, so any tips and tricks on this machine will help.
This is my first time digitizing and embroidering a final product. Any tips on how to fix the registration for the circled parts of the photo below? It's only happening on this part of the design; the rest of the design has correct registration for this color. I'm using Hatch 3 for digitizing/Brother PE800 for embroidering and I don't know where this issue is being introduced (in Hatch or in the Brother).
Also, any tips on how to improve satin outlines are appreciated! I'm still struggling with getting them perfect.
Hi everyone! I'm looking to get into machine embroidery and I want to invest in one that at least has a 5"x7" capability. I was looking into the Brother se1900. Does anyone have experience with this machine and know if it is beginner friendly? I'm willing to put a lot of work into learning. I just want to know what I'm getting into or just see if anyone has any different suggestions on another machine that is more suitable. I appreciate any help or input!!
I am very new to the world of embroidery and was wondering if any conventions were happening in Ontario or nearby provinces?