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*Fabrics and items that can be embroidered
 
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*Threading the embroidery machine
 
*Threading the embroidery machine
 
*Changing the bobbin
 
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*Trimming a finished embroidery piece
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*Opening a file on the embroidery machine
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*Switching Color
  
 
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Individual understands the concepts:
 
Individual understands the concepts:
*When pins are needed
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*How to stabilize material to embroider
*Proper pinning technique
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*Different kinds of thread can effect embroidery
*Different kinds of thread and fabric
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*What kinds of changes can be made to a file on the embroidery machine
*When to use hand or machine sewing
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Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:
 
Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:
*Changing the sewing machine foot
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*Stabilizing material to be embroidered
*Sewing with difficult fabrics
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*Selecting an appropriate embroidery hoop
*Using the free arm
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*Advancing stitches or colors
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*Making changes to an embroidery file using the machine interface
 
*Fixing a rat's nest
 
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Individual understands the concepts:
*Different kinds of sewing machine feet
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*Kinds of machine needles
 
*How to set up a machine to sew with difficult fabrics
 
 
*Machine tension
 
*Machine tension
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Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:
 
Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:
 
*Adjusting the tension
 
*Adjusting the tension
*Cleaning the Machine
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*Recognizing different embroidery machine sounds
*Recognizing different sewing machine sounds
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*Cleaning the embroidery machine
*Cleaning the sewing machine
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*Knowing when to oil the embroidery machine
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*The difference between top tension and bobbin tension
 
*The difference between top tension and bobbin tension
 
*The cause of rat's nests
 
*The cause of rat's nests
*Clipping curves
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*Determining the order in which to embroider colors
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Revision as of 01:15, 2 October 2019

Brother PE800 embroidery machine available in the Idea Shop.

About


Embroidery machines use special stitch files to create thread designs on fabric. This is an ideal machine for making embellished clothing or patches.

General Stats:
Material : Light to medium weight Fabric, Off the shelf fabric products.
Hoop Sizes  : 2"x3", 4"x4", 5"x7", and 5"x12"
Cost : $0.10 per 100 stitches + cost of stabilizer

Strengths and Weaknesses

Main Article : Strengths and Weaknesses
Strengths
  • Convenient built-in design options
  • Making decorative stitched patterns
  • Faster than hand embroidering
Weaknesses
  • Only works for light to medium weight materials
  • Custom files take some time to create


Using the Brother PE800 embroidery machine


To use the Brother PE800 embroidery machine see the Brother PE800 embroidery machine Quick Start Guide


Machine Proficiency


In order for an individual to advance in machine proficiency they must demonstrate ability to perform certain actions or tasks. All levels include abilities and concepts from lower levels.

This section is primarily for student workers.

Level 0

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Turning on the embroidery machine
  • Raising and lowering the machine foot
  • Threading the needle
  • Operating the start/stop button

Individual understands the concepts:

  • Right and wrong sides of fabric
  • Trimming threads
  • Fabrics and items that can be embroidered
  • Top and bobbin thread
  • Jumps
  • Color switches


Level 1

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Threading the embroidery machine
  • Changing the bobbin
  • Trimming a finished embroidery piece
  • Opening a file on the embroidery machine
  • Switching Color

Individual understands the concepts:

  • How to stabilize material to embroider
  • Different kinds of thread can effect embroidery
  • What kinds of changes can be made to a file on the embroidery machine
  • Orienting embroidery files


Level 2

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Stabilizing material to be embroidered
  • Selecting an appropriate embroidery hoop
  • Advancing stitches or colors
  • Making changes to an embroidery file using the machine interface
  • Fixing a rat's nest

Individual understands the concepts:

  • Machine tension



Level 3

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Adjusting the tension
  • Recognizing different embroidery machine sounds
  • Cleaning the embroidery machine
  • Knowing when to oil the embroidery machine

Individual understands the concepts:

  • Checking the tension
  • The difference between top tension and bobbin tension
  • The cause of rat's nests
  • Determining the order in which to embroider colors