Sewing and Embroidery Machines
The sewing and embroidery machines are for working with fabric. In the Maker Lab we have a Janome HD-1000 sewing machine and a Brother SE-400 embroidery machine.
Training Required: Basic Training
Workspace: 4"x4" embroidery hoop for embroidery designs
Materials: Various fabrics
File Types: .pes for embroidery machine or built-in designs
Material Fees: We don't provide any fabric. You can bring in your own materials.
Common Terminology: Backstitch - reversing the stitch at the beginning and end to secure the stitches so they don't come out; Bobbin- spool or reel of thread. The stitch is formed by looping the needle thread and bobbin thread.
Software for creating embroidery machine file:
My Editor software to edit embroidery files (free registration required to download)
SophieSew free embroidery and design software
The embroidery machine also has built-in designs and fonts included.
Used the sewing machine to make a purse. Sections of the fabric were put in the laser cutter to raster accent detail.
Monogrammed Pocket Squares
Used the embroidery machine and preset alphabet to monogram pocket squares.
Other Resources for ideas include--