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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie q: is there EASY software that will convert a hand-drawing for a machine? on: March 12, 2017 08:46:51 PM
Reviving an old thread but I'm a bit confused -- I got an embroidery machine a couple of weeks ago, it was a really good deal on a second hand Brother machine and it came with software called PED-plus. While I appreciate it's not 'cheap' software, it's RRP is 349 so it's not *astronomical*... and it does exactly what the OP wants. I can import an image and it will digitize it for me. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn good considering it requires almost no effort on my part --- is this not available in the US? Or am I missing something?

1. this is an OLD thread. the digitizing has become much better over the years.
2. it's about what you are satisfied with. when you know how good the digitizing CAN be, the automatic features on a cheap digitizing program WILL make you cringe. I've used the Husqvarna's own 3D-program (which has been upgraded to maybe 5D by now) and DraWINGS softwares, and man they SUCK at getting your drawing into a embroidery. You can attach a picture of your embroidery and the drawing here, if you want to show how well the Brother's own digitizing software works. Smiley I have not seen a good one, except when you have the drawing in a vector image and make the digitizing with Wilcom or Pulse (both are over 5000 euros here, Wilcom's best software was 15 000 euros + taxes a few years back when I last asked).
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / Re: Viking Rose 605 Embroidery Area on: March 12, 2017 08:36:44 PM
Ask your local Husqvarna dealer (or any Husqvarna Viking dealer). My Husqvarna Viking Platinum Plus had (I'm not sure if I remember) something like 150*200mm as the largest hoop. The area is not the biggest with a. home embroidery machines, b. older machines. Good luck!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: February 02, 2017 02:14:43 AM
OMG THESE ARE AMAZING! I wish we had a great team where I live. I rolled with the locals for a while, but most of them were... Not my kind of people Sad I'd love to be able to get into roller derby, but I'm too much of an introvert to put myself through being with people I'm not that keen on...... :x
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Yoga mat cover (no pattern) on: February 02, 2017 02:12:36 AM

I made this yoga mat cover with no pattern, just eyeballed it. I used a bright green cotton, possibly from Eurokangas. I added a patch with an embroidery from Urban Threads on the side. http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UT5269

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/r0-elUJrfy0

I cut one large rectangle, in wich the yoga mat will fit. If you want to, you can just cut one large rectangle and a small rectangle, make the strap and attatch it. Then just sew two of the edges of the larger rectangle and put the draw string opening on the other end and you're done. I wanted to do a circular (came out oval) shape to the bottom.

Below are pictures of the parts you need for this project. Further instructions are in the video. Happy sewing and have fun at the gym, friends! Smiley

The address to my blog, if you want to visit, is: http://stitchesandcuts.com/
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Really terrible thrift store sweater into cute winter gear. on: December 30, 2016 12:51:05 AM
i've tried something similar once, and it DID NOT WORK OUT Cheesy maybe need more lessons on using my serger. Smiley well done! the knit actually looks pretty on something smaller than a sweater!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bohemian Hippie Dress (Burda 7224) on: December 16, 2016 06:50:13 AM
Well done, I love this!
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Tron hat on: December 16, 2016 06:45:23 AM
My boyfriend asked for a hat to wear when they go to a cottage with the guys on the weekend. The only instructions I got were something Tron-related and that it keeps him warm. Found the picture from Pinterest, searched for "tron", then made the embroidery off the picture using DRAWings 6 PRO.

Here's a tron hat I made. I shot a video of making it with my GoPro attached to my head, but the direction was all wrong, so I'm sorry for that! The hat was made with the earflap pattern from https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2016/02/22/wool-cotton-sewn-ear-flap-hat/ and it's a free pattern you can find at the bottom line of the "Materials"-section. It's a PDF that you just have to print out, cut and tape together. This is one of the easiest hats to make, ever!

I also made a YouTube-video on the making of the hat. https://youtu.be/z-65eEIEZxQ

8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: New embroidery designs on: March 05, 2014 11:07:31 AM
Wow! These are impressive.

What kind of sewing machine do you use?

I love the horses!

Thank you so much! My machine is a six-needle Brother PR-620.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: the Sherlock Polar Vortex coat on: March 05, 2014 10:58:35 AM
omg this is AMAZING! great job! i can imagine how awesome you feel wearing that Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY needle stopper on: February 04, 2014 02:54:43 AM
ohh and remember to use such fabric that the needles don't easily puncture through! or just put a second layer of fabric to the folding point! happy knitting Smiley
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