|Subject: Did most of you purchased the embroidery machine and then learned to digitize?|
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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 08:45:12am
I would love to finally switch to an embroidery machine but I feel like I should learn the digitizing first and then get the machine and be ready for it. Or is it the other way around?
Also, how do you find the expos/trade shows for embroidery machines? I searched on line and didn't come up with anything within the tri state area.
Thank you in advance for any help.
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- If you get the embroidery machine first you can buy stock designs and use those. If you buy the digitizing software first (and you know what hoop size you will have) you can have several designs ready to go. I started with a small machine and stock designs, then bought embird, then upgraded to Masterworks, then switched to Bernina, then upgraded machine. If you have the cash upfront I'd start with Bernina. If not Embird is a good starting point. -- sndm, Wednesday, July 23, 10:32:34am
- Actually I meant Bernina software. Bernina makes nice machines but I think they are excessively expensive and not the "ideal" machine for Irish dance (more inside) -- sndm, Wednesday, July 23, 11:29:45am
- Very helpful! Thank you so much. (NT) -- Appreciate it very much., Wednesday, July 23, 11:53:27am
- I agree, go straight for an industrial machine, preferably one which can take the X-panto frame, or at least the border frame. You will be frustrated otherwise! Bernina V5 Designer Plus does all you will probably need for these dresses (NT) -- ., Friday, July 25, 03:31:54am
- You are the best ladies! (NT) -- Thank you., Friday, July 25, 08:43:16am
- I started with a small embroidery machine with a decent sized large hoop or so I thought. I quickly learned the ropes with the software and was soon wishing I had just gone ahead and bought the large machine to start. I've had one now for the last couple of years and LOVE IT! -- more inside :), Friday, July 25, 09:10:59am
- Do any of you ladies offer embroidery services? or do you only do embroidery for your own dresses? (NT) -- not interested in buying a large machine, Saturday, July 26, 09:48:30pm