Learning about how my Bernina 750 can Embroider patterns onto fabrics.
EmbroideryOnline.com by OESD
OESD is Oklahoma Embroidery Supply & Demand since 1987. Everyone in class was referring to this as if we knew what it was! I had to google it! Apparently, they are known for their embroidery designs. Looks like they also sell products that you can embroider too, such as pillows, towels, garden flags, aprons, table runners, etc. Be sure to check out their Project Hub for all kinds of ideas!
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- Stabilizer (behind the material) — Tear Away, Cut Away, Wash Away
- Thread — 40 W Polyester for top color and bobbin uses 60 WT Polyester or Cotton (white or black)
- Foot — #26 foot and Single Hole Stitch Plate (with a small hole to keep the fabric in place)
- Needle — Use “Ballpoint” for knit fabrics and “Sharp” for most woven fabrics. Our instructor recommended the Titanium, a little more expensive, but lasts 3 times longer.
- Bernina Big Book of Embroidery (link)
- Embroidery Module — Attach carefully by lifting up from the left side then slide the feet into the sewing machine; you should hear a chirp when it is connected. Never move your machine with the embroidery module attached.
- Hooping Your Fabric — Loosen the hoop, and notice the small triangles on the hoop inside and outside that will line up; you can spray baste the medium-weight stabilizer to the fabric but the hoop will hold in place; tighten the hoop until you feel some resistance then push the fabric and stabilizer out beyond the hoop by 1/16″ or so and fully tighten the hoop.
- Attaching Hoop — Pinched the two knobs towards the middle of the hoop, slide the hoop under the needle, then attach the hoop to the Embroidery Module by pushing down. Your machine may remind you to lower the feed dogs.
- Calibrate your Hoop — This is needed when you first get your machine and any time that you think the needle is not in the middle of the hoop. From the home screen, press Gear, Hoop, then the Cross Hairs option. You will need your clear plastic template for the hoop.
- Jump Stitches — You will want your stitch settings to be the following.
Now the fun part, selecting a pattern.
It is common to have a thread break. Be sure to thread your needle and thread properly. Notice that the screen will show you the design and allow you to rewind a few steps by using your knobs to go backward through the design.
Types of Projects
Ok, so now what should we make? There are so many ideas found on Pinterest and Embroidery Blogs. It’s endless! Gonna be some fun projects for Christmas this year!