Thursday, August 12, 2010

machine letters

Today I'm playing around with the embroidery function on my sewing machine (Janome Memory Craft 9700). I want to create some small "yardage design" signs on my circa fabric. This is the first go at it, using one of the default fonts on the machine ...


I think it's a bit heavy looking, so I'm going to use the Janome software to upload "yardage design" in the font I use for my logo and see how it goes. I like the teal cotton, though (no surprises there!). More creative spaces via Kootoyoo.

24 comments:

plushka said...

oh, you just reminded me! My sewing machine has an embroidery unit too....but I have no clue how to use it:( It actually scares me a bit as it looks so complicated!

Love the idea and cannot wait to see the final result!

Screamstress said...

In my next life I dream of having a sewing machine that can do that! You will be entertained for hours - share the pics please!

Christina said...

Very cool! Looks like you could have a lot of fun with this.
:)

Brenda said...

What a great sewing machine you have. Have a fun day experimenting with fonts!

Kirsty said...

pea green jealous that you have a machine that's capable of such amazingness. I might need to discuss this with you further. I think my ancient clapped out Janome might be ready to be retired.

Jennie said...

Love that colour too!
What a great idea, and fab to have such a machine!!x

aimee @ lily pad designs nz said...

HI Nicole, just discovered your blog and website. Amazing fabrics and prints - I will have a close look around as my brain is buzzing with the thought of one of your unique fabrics for a lily pad/topography project...

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh wow that looks fantastic & sounds seriously tricky! I'm impressed!

Anna Bartlett said...

Ah, the possibilties or embroidery, and with your own designs, no less.... fantastic!

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Ooh! I like it!!!

Amanda said...

I totally like it but I bet the lighter design will be perfection...So wish I had an embroidery machine!

Michelle said...

Oh, an embroidery machine! Have fun experimenting. I think the teal cotton looks fabulous on that fabric.

Posie Patchwork said...

Love it, fan of teal also, why not, i'm a blue girl from way back who loves green too!! Love Posie

Rosalind said...

wow - I would love your machine! I don't mind the heavy font, guess it depends what it is for?

Danielle McDonald said...

Lucky thing! I have the most basic, old fashioned sewing machine (which I DO love) but every now and then I'd love to have some fancy functions to play around with.

74 Lime Lane said...

fabulous idea! i think your font will turn out brilliantly, good luck

june at noon said...

Very cool idea. I look forward to seeing more of the experiments!

CurlyPops said...

I'm having an episode of Janome Jealousy right now!

Kate said...

Fancy! Looks so good.
I wanna see some pics of your knitting though.
Pretty please.

Vic said...

I'm with Cam on the Janome Jealousy! That is a veeeeeeeery pretty colour too!

Tania said...

It sounds like that machine of yours should also be able to tackle the laundry. Lucky chook!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Wow... Now that's something worth learning to drive!! Do you need a special licence for it?? Lol. I think a softer font would be ideal.. Like your logo of course... Can't wait to see...

Xo Steph

Chicken Willow said...

The colour's great. Very clever machine.

midge said...

it looks so very professional. love the colour of the stitching