/r/Machine_Embroidery

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This is a friendly place for those of us with embroidery machines to share our creations, designs we found on the interwebs, sales we want to share, etc.

Share your creations! Share your embroidery shop! Find an awesome deal on a really cool design? Share it!

Advertising digitizing services is not allowed unless permission is given first. Contact a moderator.

Be friendly to each other. Reddit is huge. Sometimes when we search for something, we can't find it and need to ask. If a question has been asked before, or 700 times before, be kind and simply link to the thread with the answer, or answer the question. Let's be nice and help each other, not shame one another.

Please mark NSFW stuff accordingly.

If you are posting a sale, please add the sale end date to the title of the post. For example:

Urban Threads BOGO design packs! [Ends 6/28/15]

or

Urban Threads BOGO design packs! [Ends 28 June, 2015]

(You get the idea)

If you are sharing your store/shop, post [ADVERT] in the beginning of the title.

Please give credit where credit is due. If you are sharing a completed piece that you found online, please post the URL to the piece and credit the source.

Please report any posts that you feel are inappropriate or break these "rules."

This may be updated at any time, so please stay familiar with the sidebar :)

Happy stitching!

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/r/Machine_Embroidery

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Who is selling designs ??

Drop your info I want to buy some designs !!(: I like most art, mostly the ones in the rectangles and anime etc

1 Comment
2024/04/18
21:18 UTC

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What is the best brand for bobbin cases??

I have a Ricoma 1502

2 Comments
2024/04/18
20:50 UTC

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Need help with Ricoma em1010

I'm the begginer in embroidery. When I start to embroider my design the machine after several stitches stops, starts beeping, the start botton starts flashing red. There is no error message on the screen. There is no thread break. What can cause this problem?

2 Comments
2024/04/18
09:04 UTC

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Janome machine won’t recognize USB drives?

Hi! My mom has a Janome Memory Craft 350E and has been loading patterns onto old 4GB USB drives that have already been formatted with the machine, and she hasn’t had any issues with that. (Put the usb in the machine, it says don’t touch anything while it formats and then a My Design folder pops up on the USB and you can transfer files) She got new USBs that were 8GB and the machine wouldn’t format them. It would recognize that you plugged in a USB but it wouldn’t format it. Did some googling and it said the machine wouldn’t handle anything bigger than 1GB, so we ordered new 1GB sticks. When we plug the 1GB sticks into the machine, it doesn’t even recognize that there’s a USB there, it keeps saying ‘please insert the USB memory stick’. Even when I go into Mode/Set/Format and attempt to format it manually it says to insert a USB while there is one currently in the machine. I’ve spent hours searching google and have tried everything that comes up, but nothing is working. Does anybody have any ideas or hints? (We’re also in a very rural area with no shops to repair or look at machines, unless we travel 2+ hours and leave the machine for 2-3 weeks. We’d like to avoid that if possible lol)

3 Comments
2024/04/18
03:36 UTC

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Free Pattern Websites?

Hello, I've been looking for sites that offer free designs outside of the few that pop up on google. I've been looking for a goat design in particular but no luck. I have a Bai machine that uses DST files if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you in advance.

1 Comment
2024/04/18
02:57 UTC

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digitizing suggestions

hey all, I've been embroidering for about 4 years but never actually learned or tried to digitize. I am about to finally purchase either Hatch or the full wilcom embroidery studio program - and i currently have a mac looking to switch over to a PC. Is tablet digitizing possible/easier? or is it generally preferred to use a laptop/PC. Also considering the lenova flex to maybe have the best of both worlds. Looking to hear any software/ PC opinion, preferences etc. Thanks

7 Comments
2024/04/18
00:04 UTC

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Are brother embroidery tables compatible with different machines?

I was sold a brother se-400 with out the embroidery table and i cant seem to find one for sale anywhere for my machine. I did however find one for the brother SB7500. It looks like it will fir but its also 165$ so not looking to spend that kind of money on something that dosent fit. If anyone has a spare laying around id love to buy it from you

this is what i found online

https://preview.redd.it/beaoa32ek4vc1.png?width=539&format=png&auto=webp&s=01f913ecc136fd65c68140e9406c223c10781300

1 Comment
2024/04/17
23:33 UTC

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starting, should i go big?

hello, I was going to commit to a brother pe900 machine. considering I haven’t done embroidery at all. Now I’ve been given the chance to invest more as long it’s able to do hats. what others should I be looking at?

8 Comments
2024/04/17
22:46 UTC

1

Best Design/Digitizing Software for Mac

Hello All! I recently got into machine embroidering with my Husqvarna Topaz 40 and am looking to expand some of my design options.

I have attempted to download Design Doodle, Hatch and MySewNet. MySewNet was successful in providing me more font options and downloaded all of their apps to my Mac, but for the life of me I cannot seem to purchase or start a free trial on their website. Does anyone have any clue how do so? Or- could recommend a better software that is made for Mac?

I would really appreciate all the help I can get, I'm so excited about this hobby!

1 Comment
2024/04/17
22:41 UTC

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How do I do designs on smaller fabrics?

I’m looking into getting an embroidery machine and I want to put designs on underwear/things which is much smaller space compared to a hoodie or something. The machine I’m looking at is brother se600, would be for a 4x4 design. I was wondering if it’s possible to get a smaller hoop that attaches to the machine for stuff like underwear, and what size hoop? Sorry this is probably a really dumb question but I can’t find anything else online

6 Comments
2024/04/17
20:00 UTC

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do you charge sales tax on your digitizing fees?

I know this may vary by state but generally do you charge sales tax on digitizing to the end customer? I know there is some debate on charging sales tax for embroidery on customer-supplied garments but I could not find any info for this online.

2 Comments
2024/04/17
19:48 UTC

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Skin Color Threads

After having a Ricoma Em 1010 for over a year I’ve finally gained enough confidence with it to start producing and selling. I’m trying to do the niche and trendy anime and cartoon designs all over insta. My only issue is I suck at knowing which color threads are more adequate for certain jobs, specifically when it comes to skin tone. Does anyone know what colors are used for skin tone? I usually use Rayon threading.

4 Comments
2024/04/17
17:40 UTC

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Designs' overall bobbin usage is very large

I've recently started digitizing using Hatch 3.
When I compare designs I've used the auto-digitizer tool on, and reshaped them to my desired result, the number of overall stitches is really large compared to a design I can buy online (about half of the amount of stitches). For example the given design is 3.3 x 2.3 inch and its bobbin use in length is 135.6 ft, while when I auto digitize it, it amounts to 240 ft. (If that helps the whole design is set to be embroided in Tatami stitch type)
Is there something I am not familiar with in terms of stich types or ideal format for letters for example ?
It looks simple on the example design but I guess that is because it is designed really well..
Would appreciate any shed of light :)

Example design

3 Comments
2024/04/17
14:34 UTC

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LIke it or recommend your suggestion if need some improvement

4 Comments
2024/04/17
13:28 UTC

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Easy Step-by-Step text tutorials?

Hi there folks,

I am TRYING to learn to digitize my own designs but it’s not going well. At all. I’m using InkStitch with Inkscape and have gotten an okay way with at least getting good line work but can’t seem to make the program do a nice satin fill or stitch without too many jumps. I really cannot afford any program too expensive but I’m getting frustrated!

Any one with good text tutorials is welcome to drop links! I find videos too hard to sit through and scrub when looking for exact commands.

My last resort is just paying someone else to digitize but that gets expensive quick too.

1 Comment
2024/04/17
10:41 UTC

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Looking to embroider on 1" webbing

Hello everyone. I have a Brother SE630, limited to 4" print area, that I want to use to embroider on some 1" webbing. Maybe I am overthinking this, but I am trying to figure out the best way to do this and was wondering if anybody has had success on this type of machine and what they did?

Would I just use some heavy cut away stabilizer and use spray adhesive to attach the webbing? For making velcro-backed webbing, I don't mind having the stabilizer on it. But is there also a good way to print on the webbing without a stabilizer? I plan to also use this for custom packs that I make with webbing on them and I didn't want to see any stabilizer. Thanks.

3 Comments
2024/04/17
09:59 UTC

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Digitized a SD baseball player 😁

5 Comments
2024/04/16
22:51 UTC

20

Testing a new design!

4 Comments
2024/04/16
18:51 UTC

6

Eileen the Crow Bloodborne patch

still need to clean up and play around with colors some more (ignore my horribly melted edges

4 Comments
2024/04/16
17:24 UTC

5

What are those lines?

I am using Hatch to digitze a design of mine, but I always geht these lines. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

10 Comments
2024/04/16
17:14 UTC

1

Brother SE700 questions for minky

Hi! I have a Brother SE700 sewing and embroidery machine, and I cannot find any answers anywhere about this machine and working with minky.

The fabric I was hoping to use is minky cuddle fabric with 3mm pile. However, the Brother SE700 says in the manual not to embroider on fabric thicker than 2mm or the needle may break. Can this machine embroider on 3mm pile minky, especially after all the stabilizer is put behind it and on top of it? Does anyone know?

I also want to sew the minky fabric on this machine, if anyone can tell me more about that, too.

I am not sure if this machine will work for my current purposes. I'm very much a beginner but excited to make my own plushies with a machine instead of by hand (the only way I have done it before), so I hope it will work. Any and all help and advice is appreciated! Thank you!

2 Comments
2024/04/16
16:14 UTC

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how do you guys digitize letters?

I bought some bx files on etsy and they aren’t the best for small letters :) If you guys have any links for some good ones or some tips i would really appreciate it !!

3 Comments
2024/04/16
15:50 UTC

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Finally upgraded to a industrial/commercial embroidery machine!

I just wanted to share my excitement about this machine! The machine repair guy I've been working with for the past few years to repair my machines called me up and told me a woman was selling her machine for $2.2k. the machine and all the accessories she bought for it is worth at least $7-$8k.

I felt like it was too good to be true and that something must be wrong with the machine but when I arrived at the shop the machine was basically brand new with only 40 hours on it. He let me play with it for an hour in a half to make sure everything is fine-and it was.

It was such a once in a lifetime opportunity to get something like this at the price that I did.

5 Comments
2024/04/16
15:22 UTC

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We recently delivered ur order of the below letter embroidered patches ....what do you say about this work? #PATCHES #LETTERPATCHES #CUSTOMPATCHESMANIA

1 Comment
2024/04/16
13:11 UTC

5

Software similar to Hatch Embroidery Digitizer?

I have a Janome MemoryCraft500 embroidery machine and I've been looking for good inexpensive software for a while now. I downloaded the trial version of Hatch Digitizer and i really love it, it has all the options i need (except manual cross-stitch digitising which has it's own addont). But sadly Hatch is currently under my budget.

Do you know any less expensive/free software that has a similar range of options? It would be even cooler if it has a manual cross-stitch application. Or maybe i need several softwares for different types of tasks? Please share your recommendations, i would really appreciate it!

11 Comments
2024/04/16
12:18 UTC

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Grinding in the bobbin thread race

Hi all. I'm hoping someone can help. My machine started this grinding noise in the bobbin thread race. I took everything out and it is definitely coming from there. It seems like it's getting stuck. I used the handwheel to turn it and it'll go around a few times and then suddenly will stop completely getting stuck. I'll have to turn the wheel back and forth a few times and then it continues. Anyone know what this could be or any solutions? Thanks!

3 Comments
2024/04/16
02:31 UTC

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Happy Japan Vs Barudan

Besides the mechanics, is there a difference in the quality of work output by these two?

Say a single head 15 needle Happy vs. a single 15 Barudan both embroidering the exact same file.

7 Comments
2024/04/15
23:51 UTC

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