Everyone makes a mishap at one time or another in machine embroidery. Fortunately for me, I am an owner of a super sophisticated embroidery machine. Have you ever had the pleasure of showing your embroidery machine to a friend who has no idea what you do in your sewing room? If you are confident to take friends into your sewing room (quickly straighten up and hide the stabilizer mess) I’m certain they are amazed when they see your high tech multi-needle embroidery machine. Am I right? I always show off the live camera and scanning feature that my multi-needle machine has. To me, these features have paid for themselves many times over. It really is a must if you own a machine embroidery business.
One of my customers ordered two navy blue bath sheets with his last name embroidered. He has ordered from me many times but for some reason I did not have him sign off on the order form. To my memory his last name was “Kaiser” but at delivery time he notified me it was actually “Keiser”. Removing one letter is not a huge deal, but lining up the single letter definitely can be.
Let me share my latest mistake and how it was fixed by using the scanner on my embroidery machine.
Step One: Remove the stitching (letter A) from the back of towel carefully. Send the correct letter “E” to the embroidery machine from your embroidery software or save it on a USB stick.
Step Two: Hoop the towel in Monster Snap Hoop for multi-needle machines (5×7), make sure the towel is taut and centered in the hoop. Assign the correct colors to the design and touch the “scan” icon on the touch screen.
Step Three: Adjust the “E” as needed to line up perfectly in the text using the jog keys as shown.
Another embroidery miracle!
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