Brother embroidery machines make it easy to create embroidered designs on garments. Details can be done in different colors, and a wide range of preloaded designs are ready to use. Patterns stored on the sewing machine are easy to retrieve and use.
Things You'll Need
- Brother brand computerized embroidery machine
- Sewing machine needle 75/11 for lightweight fabrics or 90/14 for heavyweight fabrics
- Embroidery hoop attachment
- Embroidery foot attachment
- Garment needing embroidery work
Turn on the embroidery machine. Select the "Home" key and then the "Embroidery" key. This will bring up the embroidery menu. Several embroidery pattern guides will appear. Seven categories are stored directly on the machine: Embroidery Patterns, Greek Alphabet, Floral Alphabet, Alphabet Characters, Frame Patterns, Utility Patterns and Brother Exclusives. Select one for your garment.
Touch the screen for the embroidery pattern needed. A new menu will be brought up. Press the up or down key to scroll the pages for a specific design. Once one is selected, press the key again to select the pattern. If a mirror image is needed for the garment, click the "Mirror Image" key at the bottom of the screen.
Attach the embroidery foot to the machine if it is not already in place and put an embroidery needle in place. Use the correct number for the weight of fabric. Use a 75/11-size needle for lightweight cottons and a 90/14 needle for heavyweight fabrics.
Hoop the stabilized fabric of the garment being embroidered in the embroidery frame by loosening it and removing the inner frame. Lay the fabric right side up and center the area being embroidered. Attach the inner frame and line up the arrows on both frames. Tighten the screw and pull the fabric to make it taut.
Attach the embroidery frame to the machine by aligning the guide to the edge of the frame and aligning the arrows. It will slide into place. The screen will show a Caution message if the hoop is not locked down correctly. Follow what the screen says to secure the hoop if necessary.
Ensure the layout is correct and use the desired color of thread for the embroidery pattern.
Begin to stitch, changing any colors as needed. Remove the embroidery hoop from the sewing machine after the sewing is finished.
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