Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Embroidery Machine is Finally Out of the Box!

Just eighteen short days after its purchase, my embroidery machine made its way out of the box. I took a user’s class last week, and am pleased to announce that I can thread my machine, wind a bobbin, AND embroider words on satin ribbon! We’ve been really busy with the wedding last weekend and I’ve been working hard to get caught up on garter orders, so I haven’t had time since my class to play around with the machine since the class, but it feels great to have the machine actually out of its box and know how to use it. I think the monogramming itself is going to be pretty easy ~ once you have the ribbon or whatever it is you’re embroidering on in place and the pattern you want programmed in, all you have to do is hit the start button and the machine does the rest. That being said, I think the trickiest part is going to be getting the machine and ribbon all lined up correctly so the embroidery ends up where I want it. Hopefully that won’t be nearly as difficult as I expect and I will soon be on my way to making monogrammed garters and ring pillows!

My machine came with five rather boring fonts, but lucky for me, there are tons and tons of gorgeous monogramming designs available for download on the Internet. Here are several of my favorites ~ which do you like best?


Mrs Soup said...

I love the first one but also really really enjoy the fourth one. It's more simple, but still pretty.

Jen said...

I LIKE ALL OF THEM :) I haven't been able to do much with my embroidery machine - but mostly because I never have the time to play with it. Have fun!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness...they're ALL beautiful!!!

Vivienne said...

I LOVE the first one (my fav) and also the one that has the red background.

I'm excited to see the things you make with this!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I think I like the red one the best!

Can't wait to see what you make!!


jenjen said...

How fun! I love those fonts. I can't wait to see what you make!


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♥ Kenz ♥ said...

How awesome! I'd love to have a machine like that! Enjoy it!