Tips from Brother:
It’s National Embroidery Month everyone! Check out this tip from Brother below for more seamless embroidery!
If you want news from Schmetz, the experts on machine needles, follow the link below for the latest information from them. Don’t forget to change your needle every 8 to 10 hours of sewing!
Check out the March Newsletter for Sew Much Fun News and More!
A new update is available for ScanNCut users!
The following features have been added:
– Undoing an operation
– Enlarging the Pattern by 400%
– Moving Patterns after Displaying Enlarged.
– Changed the name of the “Delete Size” key on the image editing screen and the default setting.
The following features have been enhanced:
– Converting recalled data to cutting line.
– Welding (Mergining outlines of multiple patterns) feature.
The following features has been added to the models of CM550DX:
– Cutting an Appliqué Piece
Please click the link below to update!
SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #12 is here click the link below to read:
The SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #9
In this special edition of “Inspired to Sew” Rita Gramsch and Feather King show us Creative sewing and Grabbit®!
Click Here to view the Article!
Have you checked your sewing or embroidery machine to see if it is currently updated?
Here are a list of instructions to see if your machine is updated:
1. Go to the setting page of your machine and go to the stitch count page
2. It will tell you right below what version your machine is on
3. Click right below on “Software driver models” to see which machine is yours and the latest update for your machine: Software driver models
4. Once you are done with step 3, click on the link to go to the Brother website and update your machine by connecting it to the computer by direct connect or USB:
Wednesday, Feb. 5 12:30pm-3pm
Have you ever had trouble sewing knits, chiffons, or heavy weight fabrics? Come and learn some tricks of the trade and get tips that will help make sewing these difficult fabrics much easier.
Bring along your recent projects to share with everyone and enjoy a 20% discount on all our fabric and notions.
CLUB IS FREE to those who RSVP – $5 day of event
Click here to RSVP Yes I want to learn how to sew difficult fabrics or call 561-999-9992
0% interest for 60 months on purchases of select sewing and embroidery machines with your Home Design credit card. For more information, visit brother.com
Have you ever had trouble downloading embroidery images and patterns from your computer?
and tips for embroidering downloads.
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS BAG FRIDAY!
The Convertible Bag
Friday, February 8, 2013
Donna will be teaching this class on how to make a convertible bag. We will be using a leather strap and cotton fabric for the structure of the bag and you will be bringing in your favorite fabric for the outer shell.
TIME: 10 – 12 PM.
(Remember to bring your favorite fabric. Your supplies of strap, cotton inner shell and Peltex are all included in the cost of the class.)
BROTHER & OTHERS – FREE
(20% discount storewide when you attend, excluding machines)
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Learn about stabilizer, thread, and needles.
Computer Embroidery: The Ins and Outs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 PM
Bring your computer, leave your machine at home! We’ll teach you how to quickly and easily download your favorite embroidery designs from the internet directly to your computer.
Bring your embroidery machine and create a one-of-a kind pillow or quilt block.
We will brainstorm through facilitated discussion the art and skills applicable to enhancing creative endeavours and income generation.
Future club meetings will focus on using social media for marketing purposes (storefronts on etsy, lulu, ect., rankings on search engines, creation of popular web presence, constant contact newsletter, marketing through advertising, etc.).
As of 1/1/2013 a private class will cost $35, a single sewing class will be $25, and a set of four will go to $80. We love our current students who been with us so for all you Sew Much Fun-ers you get one FREE class for every set of four classes that you purchase.
Please remember when buying sets of four classes that they must be used within 60 days of purchase.
All current unused classes from 2012 must be used no later than March 15, 2013.
This is a trial version of PE-DESIGN NEXT which allows you to try PE-DESIGN NEXT (Personal Embroidery Design Software System) with limited functions. Click here for download.
If you are interested in showing that your hearts and prayers are with the survivors of the Sandy Hook School Shooting – consider making several free standing lace snowflakes to be sent to the Connecticut PTA.
If you participate be sure to send in snowflakes to arrive by January 3rd 2013.
The following is from Embroidery Library:
Free through January 10, 2013
Words cannot describe the sadness and grief that we felt at the news of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Our thoughts and prayers have been with the community as we struggle to understand this loss.
Recently we learned of a great way to support the community. The PTA will welcome the students to their new school with a winter wonderland, and are asking people to send snowflakes to decorate the school.
You can read more about the effort at the PTA website here. If you have spare time this holiday season, please make a few snowflakes with this free lace design found at http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Free.aspx Send snowflakes to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
Embroiderers are so generous with their time and talents. We know that together we can fill the new school with snowflakes. Please mail your snowflakes so that they arrive at the PTA office by January 12th, 2013. Thank you!
If you’re new to making freestanding lace, click here for a free tutorial!
“Hi Lori, I hope you’re having an excellent week.
As this year comes to an end I am thankful for many great opportunities that came about during 2012, I want to personally thank you Lori and the great team at Sew Much Fun for your constant and amazing work.
I came into your store for the first time last year wanting to learn about basic sewing and stitching; at that point, I was new to the industry and had many, many, many questions. Lori, you never made me feel like I was a stranger and you never doubted my interest and potential in the embroidery industry. I knew from that moment that I had found a great friend and embroidery mentor.
Your help and vast knowledge, made it easier for us to choose the right machine for our business and today we are the proud owners of a Brother PR1000e. Our business is growing thanks to our new machine and our website has seen a significant spike in sales with all the new products we can now offer.
Thank you once again Lori for all the business conversations, embroidery and sewing lessons, and for being a great friend.
We wish you the best for the holidays and many blessings in the the new year!
P.S. I included a few pictures of some of our embroidery products made with our new PR 1000e 🙂
Have a great day!
Hector Sanchez, MGL Design INC
– compatible with embroidery machines
– preview your designs and fonts
– advanced user-friendly interface
– built for Mac
– recipes for fabrics and caps
– resizable fonts and designs
– design templates
– editing capabilities
Brother is having some specials for the production of its 50 millionth sewing machine. See details below.
THE PROJECT RUNWAY ALLSTARS SHOW RETURNS.
Introducing the new embroidery lettering software for Macs!
Great class! So good, in fact, that there will be another free-standing lace class to make a bowl (creating 7-8 pieces and putting them together) on Monday, December 3 from 10 am to 1 pm Cost is $20 per person. Sign up soon!
Wendy Doherty bought a 1500D last February and has started personalizing wedding, baby and sorority items. Her mother-in-law owns a wedding invitation business and works inside a wedding shop. Wendy started by personalizing ribbons to go inside wedding dresses, and branched out to attendant gifts rather quickly. She also started selling to family and friends on her FaceBook page. She set up her Etsy shop several months ago under the name of Sewcially Chic and made $2000 the first month!!!
Her site is http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewciallyChic Check it out for pictures, etc.
Wendy was just in and already looking at a bigger machine because she is about to outgrow hers.