Have you wandered amongst gorgeous fabrics at your favourite store and stopped to touch & admire the beautiful embroidered fabrics? Used to be mainly just for bridal & similar purposes but now we see all sorts of lovely fabrics with embroidery embellishment amongst the regular fashion fabrics. All is good until I put my glasses on & check out the price tag……ouch….. OK, so I won’t be buying that fabric today!
If you have had a similar experience to me, perhaps you might have wondered if you could make your own embroidered fabrics ? I did more than wonder……….I sat down at my computer and digitized some fun things using stitches & emblems in the Embroidery Gallery of JANOME DIGITIZER MBX. Find this under the top tab: Embroidery > select Embroidery Gallery and have a great deal of fun trying out all sorts of embroideries. You can resize these, group them, combine them with other embroideries ……. your imagination might end up being your biggest limitation! Of course, you can also choose embroidery designs you already own (or digitize some new ones ) to make yardage like the pic above which seems to be pink flowers on black fabric.
Of course, if you wish to embroider all over a piece of fabric (think satin; organza; silk; and a host of other suitable fashion fabrics) to make your own embroidered yardage; then you are going to need to rehoop and embroider multiple hoopings depending on your size of fabric. Of course, our JANOME MC 12000 with the lovely big SQ23 & GR hoops DO make this task a lot easier.
Are you getting a teeny bit nervous? Are you telling yourself that “No way can I do something like this” ? Well, there is no need for thinking like that. With our JANOME Clothsetter (available for every Janome embroidery machine……check out recent posts about the Clothsetter) and a simple paper template, it is NO big deal at all to hoop & rehoop lining up the separate hoopings to produce “seamless” embroideries where not you nor anyone else is going to see where you started & ended!