Brother Embroidery Machine
We have a Brother SE-400 Embroidery & Sewing Machine.
It is stored with the other sewing machines, underneath the table near the elevator. The manual, foot pedal, and power cord are stored alongside it in a clear Ziploc bag.
Some notes about using the embroidery functions:
- You can use the machine's basic functionality straight from the touchscreen display. It can embroider text, frames, and some preset images, as well as utility stitches like buttonholes.
- You can also load your own embroidery files onto the machine. We haven't experimented a lot with this yet.
- It comes with several hoops; check the Ziploc bag with associated notions for the other hoops. Hoop sizes: 4 x 4in or 6.75 x 4in.
Things to keep in mind:
- A sharp needle is essential. If you're starting a large project, change the needle.
- Don't use regular sewing thread with the machine. Use special embroidery thread -- you'll get a better result. You may want to bring your own embroidery thread; we don't have a large supply.
We have an Embrilliance Stitch Artist Level 1 license, which you can use for digitizing embroidery designs. The software is installed on two of the Mac laptops in Cubesville. The manual is located at http://embrilliance.com/Help/Platform%20Win%201159/index.html#!welcome.htm .
Consider using Inkstitch (https://inkstitch.org/), an Inkscape plugin available for macOS (
brew install inkstitch), Windows and Linux.
Embroidery software is complicated! Let us know if you have recommendations.