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« on: April 18, 2014 06:21:52 PM »

So I make a lot of stuffed animals and usually draft my own patterns. Up to this point I have used Safety eyes and hand stitched/drawn on faces/eyes/facial features.

It has come to my attention recently that there's a way to embroider a face onto fabric. I've gone to etsy and seen a few files for sale for eyes and the such.

My question is this:

How would I use this file? What type of machine do I need to have?
How does this work?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014 02:26:38 PM »

The type of file you'd need would depend on the machine you have. Different brands use different files (I have a brother which uses PES files, for example).

I thinnk most any embroidery machine will work. You just hoop your fabric (with stabilizer), load your pattern you want to use (usually either from your computer or a USB stick) and stitch it out. ..though that does over-simplify things a bit.

It might be a good idea to have a look around youtube for demo videos to get a general grasp on how things work. There is a user called BurleySew who has a collection of vids on machine embroidery that would give you a fair idea of what's involved. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014 11:56:41 AM »

Thanks so much! It looks like something I want to do and now I have a better idea of what it entails! Thank you so much!
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