MACHINE EMBROIDERY MADE EASY WITH MARTA ALTO
Are you thinking of buying an embroidery machine?
Do you own one, but rarely use it?
Did you buy an embroidery machine, but haven’t taken the embroidery
unit out of the box?
Let Marta explain seven things that will simplify machine
1 hour 43 minute DVD
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tour of machines — Overview of the
machines plus a tour of the latest technologies with Brett Moore at
Portland, Oregon’s Montevilla Sewing Center (which made us want to
trade up!). Be sure to tour your local dealer!
and threads—choices and characteristics
What needles to use. What makes it an “embroidery needle” and what
other options do you have? All about embroidery threads—fibers,
— Oh, the confusion! There are so many!
Cut- away, tear-away, water-soluble, and melt-away—uses for each.
Also, Marta’s secret favorite stabilizer most stores don’t sell.
— Built into the machine; designs that
come with the machine; designs to buy and use with your machine.
Stitching out the designs for reference; making a notebook of
Samples — Why test? Size, color,
stabilizer, density of design. Testing made easy. How to hoop.
Specialty fabrics like knits and terry cloth. Special challenges:
ready-mades and pattern pieces not large enough for the hoop, such
Placement — On ready-mades, on
fabric to be embroidered before cutting out the pattern pieces, and
on a tablecloth. Avoiding seam allowances and mirroring designs.
Embroider! — Marta embroiders a child’s
very small T-shirt. She shows the finished embroidery on a child’s
taffeta dress, placing pattern on already embroidered fabric from
the previous segment, and mega hoops.
Ideas — Marta shows inspiring embroidered
jackets, blouses, dresses, and home-dec items in the introduction.
At the end are tips for embellishing a round tablecloth and a jacket