One of the greatest things the Brother Canada Inno-vis NQ3500D computerized sewing machine could do was EMBROIDER! Without switching into embroidery mode, you could create embroidery borders and patterns using the 290 stitches the machine had programmed. Here is a sample of a few that I tried on a scrap piece of fabric.
But to embroidery designs, words or monograms you needed to switch the machine into embroidery mode. The true embroidery aspect of the machine was out of this world. You could use many of the pre-set designs, along with many Disney designs, but the awesome feature was that you could create your own pattern or import designs as it had a USB portal. I wish I had the machine for more than a month trial, there was so much you could do but would need many months to truly uncover. The only limit was your imagination.
I ran out of time to try a design that required several thread colours, didn't have time to run to the fabric store to get them, so I decided to embroider some napkins for my daughter's basement suite with a few short sayings.
First up I needed to add the embroidery unit that slides onto the side.
Next, I needed to figure out the placement of the design.
Using the computerized touch screen, I was able to enter in what I wanted to say, adjust the size of the font, direction, and the placement on the fabric.
Once all the information was entered, it embroidered HANDS FREE! You just sit back and watch the machine go.
Afterwards, I cut away the stabilizer that needed to be ironed on for best embroidery results.
Stay tuned for a video in a few days....still trying to figure out iMovie!
* I was given a Brother Canada Innov-is NQ3500D computerized sewing machine for a one month trial. All my opinions are my own.