Yep, I picked up a new embroidery-only sewing machine – the Brother PE800. This one cost a bit more than the PE770, but had upgraded features like a color touch screen.
With an Amazon e-coupon, I paid $650 for it, and purchased an embroidery starter kit. Here’s a look at the unboxing and figuring out how to use it for the first time.
So far, the performance and ease of use has been good – I’ll keep you posted. The tension did have to be adjusted, and I loosened the bobbin tension by a 90 degree counter-clockwise turn and switched the upper thread tension to 2.0. This was on quilting cotton, so test out scrap fabric and play with the settings before embroidering your final design.
Excited to dive into the world of embroidery – feel free to share any tips below or requests for future videos on the Brother PE800!
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Brother Embroidery Machine, PE800 5” x 7”, Embroidery-Only Machine with Color Touch LCD Display, USB Port, 11 Lettering Fonts, and 138 Built-In Designs
VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED DESIGN OPTIONS: The built-in memory and USB port allows you to store purchased or custom designs for future use.
EXTENSIVE DESIGN EDITING: The PE800 features design editing that allows you to rotate, mirror image, and increase and decrease the size of designs.
Embroidex Embroidery Machine Starter Kit
Watched a few Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) classes on machine embroidery that were helpful and there are TONS on the subject that look great!
Machine Embroidery with Knits / Deborah Jones
Machine Embroidered Classics / Yvonne Menear
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tension details. My machine was sewing terribly. Everything I read said to go the other way. I did counter clockwise turn on the bobbin and 2.0 on the machine. PERFECT!