Posted March 31, 2014, 7:25 pm
One of the most popular things to do with your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine is to embellish your projects or ready-made items with letters or monograms. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift personalized this way? Lettering can be as simple as a single letter for a monogram, or more complex with several lines of text. In this month’s issue of Embroidery Made Easy, we’ll show you some tips for working with a block of text that has several words and multiple lines by using the Advanced Spacing function, built into the software for the SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine.
Then, you’ll get an opportunity to experiment using what you’ve learned in this month’s project (see below for instructions & design). It’s an adorable door hanger that’s perfect for decorating the room of that new little addition to the family. A great idea for a baby shower gift, too! In this month’s “Inside Your Software” article, we’ll show you how to change the color of the text when adding text to a design that is already on the screen.
Posted February 28, 2014, 2:23 pm
Have you heard the exciting news? SINGER® has launched a new embroidery & sewing machine! It’s the SINGER® FUTURA QUINTET™ sewing and embroidery machine, perfectly suited to help you achieve your sewing dreams. Whether it’s fashion, home décor, heirloom, quilting or embroidery, this machine will provide hours of sewing pleasure. Unleash your creativity with the entirely new built-in library of embroidery designs and the brand new Endless Hoop, which allow you to create endless rows of embroidery! In this month’s issue of Embroidery Made Easy, we’ll show you how easy it is to use this new hoop to create a sequence of embroidery on fabrics or even ribbons. Create lovely borders on table linens, sheets, dresses, skirts and quilts. The possibilities are truly “Endless”!
This month’s project features the new Endless Hoop that is included with the SINGER® FUTURA QUINTET™ sewing & embroidery machine. Create a darling, “mini-quilt” that is perfectly sized to use as a cover for your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine. In addition, we will show you how to make changes to the on-screen background using the “Screen Color” function in this month’s “Inside Your Software” article. Sew many new things to learn! Have fun and happy sewing!
Posted December 20, 2013, 10:25 pm
It’s exciting to see artwork transform into beautiful embroidery designs using the AutoPunch™ software. The software for the SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine has tools that you can use to edit your artwork before you start digitizing, for optimum results. In this month’s issue of Embroidery Made Easy, we’ll take a closer look at some of the editing tools found in the Draw Program.
Posted October 29, 2013, 9:39 pm
Creating your own embroidery designs is a lot of fun with your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine and AUTOPUNCH™ software!
The first step to digitizing (and perhaps the most important) is to start with a good quality image. In this issue of Embroidery Made Easy, we will explore the different types of graphic files and why some will produce good embroidery results and others will not. This month’s project is an adorable fabric basket, featuring an embroidery design that you can create with the software for your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine.