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Did you know you could scan handwriting right in the hoop and the Brother Dream Machine 2 can turn the handwriting into embroidery? Yes, you can, and it looks amazing!!
When you purchased your Brother Dream Machine 2, you recieved a bunch of hoops. One of the hoops was thick and had some green magnets attached to it. That is the scanning hoop, and that is what we are using in today's video. Take a plain piece of paper and draw a picture, or create a saying using a thick sharpie pen. Keep it simple and make sure there is a clear contrast between the handwriting and the paper. If you used colored paper or even lined paper, you will have a more difficult time digitizing the handwriting on the Brother Dream Machine 2 because it will scan and recognize the lines too.
Once you have your handwriting in place, put the paper on the special scanning hoop and load it onto your embroidery machine. The special scanning hoop loads the exact same way as other hoops, so this part is easy. Once the scanning hoop is in place, go to your "my design center" on the screen of the Dream Machine 2 and select line drawing. Then you can start scanning! This takes a few minutes to do and a few minutes more to recognize the writing, but it is fun to watch :) .
Once the handwriting is scanned, you are ready to convert it into embroidery. I think the stitches look best as satin stitches, but you can play around with different looks. you have a chance to edit the embroidery design right on the dream machine 2. You can move, resize and change the satin stitches to suit your embroidery needs.
Once you get the embroidery design how you like it, remove the scanning hoop and replace it with a regular embroidery hoop. I hooped some cutaway stabilizer and some groovy fabric and use my Snap Hoop Monster 8x8 magnetic embroidery hoop to make things easier. yes, I love my snap hoop magnetic hoops - they make embroidery so much easier.
Now load the snap hoop monster on to the dream Machine 2, load up your favorite embroidery thread and get stitching and watch the embroidery magic happen!
you are going to love this machine embroidery project - no computer or embroidery software required! Happy stitching!!
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MACHINE EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE I HAVE:
Wilcom E4 (all elements)
PEDesign 10 and PE Design 11
Embird (all modules)
Wilcom Hatch 2
My Lace Maker by DIME (designs in machine embroidery)
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Embroidery Machines: The Brother Dream Machine 2 (McDreamy) and a Brother PR100e with all upgrades (Ragnar)
OTHER THINGS I HAVE:
Cricut Maker (cricut.com)
Cricut Easy Press (cricut.com)
Silhouette Cameo cutter (silhouette.com)
Brother ScanNcut DX 225 Innovis Edition
Gunold Applique Scissors (gunold.com)
Fabric is usually pre-cuts from Craftsy.com.
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