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Topic: BROTHER SE400 Questions (Jump/connecting stitches, thread color order, etc)  (Read 3249 times)
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armywife116
« on: November 28, 2011 09:51:15 AM »

I just bought the Brother SE400 and it sews beautifully, so much better than my little old singer simple LOL

2 questions:

When I go to embroider a phrase i get the stitches between the letters that I don't want to be there but i'm not sure if there's a special way i need to go about trimming so any advice would be great. I've also been debating on saving up for a digitizing software so I can edit out the stitches or atleast make them less visible.

and next question...

Is there a way to change what part/color of the design stitches first?

any other general advice with this machine would be great

I'm slowly working on mastering lining up the fabric to stitch longer words/phrases so if anyone has any advice for that too, it'd be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011 09:56:54 AM »

Hmm, I just got my embroidery machine, but I had my tutorial with it today, and the woman told me to just trim the jump stitches with small scissors.  I did that with my 'practice' one and it looks fine and isn't unraveling or anything.

I don't know the answers to your other questions, though - sorry!

And have you considered using erasable/disappearing pen to mark where you start one letter so you can line up the next?
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armywife116
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011 10:51:37 AM »

ooh no i haven't thought about that! will definitely try it bc it sounds like it's bound to be better than just eyeballing it lol. thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011 05:40:11 AM »

I have the same machine.  If you're using the built in fonts there is an option to change the color of each individual letter.  You could select that and just use the same thread.  I clip the in between threads and have never had a problem.
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madannevain17
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012 07:36:39 PM »

There is a way to change the order as far as which part of a multi-color embroidery design sews first, but bear in mind that if the stitches overlap one another (eg; a completely brown dog with white spots. If you embroider it in reverse, the spots will be covered up by the brown if you sew them out of order). To do it, you just need to manually select which part of the design to embroider, and select your own order. To do this, stop the machine, select "adjust", and then select the menu option that looks like a spool of thread, and select the +/- keys to select which part of the design to embroider. These directions might not be 100% correct, but look at the manual, and there should be a section on redo-ing a color if you make a mistake. These same instructions can be adapted to change the order everything is sewn in.
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buteo
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012 05:11:35 AM »

Hello, I am a very experienced at sewing but have never had an embroydery machine. I am looking to purchase one and i had a question....
Am i able to upload my own designs to this machine? Is this something that can be done on any embroydery machine?
Thanks in advance...
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sewcrazyquilter
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012 09:17:55 AM »

I just got this machine for Christmas so I'll be following this thread!   Smiley
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