Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Machine Embroidery Using MelJen's Digital Stamps

There is great news at MelJen's. You can now use your digital stamps to make projects using machine embroidery! About a year ago I bought a embroidery sewing machine. To be able to use digital stamps and transform them into machine embroidery you need a digitizing program for your embroidery machine. I have a Brother machine so I use the PE-Next program. I also have used Buzz Edit and tried my hand at Embird. All the major sewing machine companies offer a digitizing program for their machines as well. My first attempt at digitizing I used the "Chickadee Teacup" image. I put this image onto kitchen towels and made a corresponding card. These were a gift for a friend.
After getting a new digitizing program I made a set of towels for Melissa, who is the artist behind MelJen's.
These images would be great used as redwork, added to quilt squares, children's clothing or home decoration projects. Really it is up to your creativity and ability to digitize the images. I am positive there are other MelJen's affectionados who are much more experienced embroidery machine digitizers than I am. Share your project. This post reminds me of the Reece's peanut butter cup commercial. "Hey, you put your chocolate in my peanut butter". "Hey, you put your peanut butter on my chocolate". What transpired was candy legend lol:) Now you can use your MelJen's digi stamps for machine embroidery. Go out and create some magic:)