You’ll learn basic guidelines for embroidering on most woven fabrics. Some of the guidelines may change depending upon the thread type, stabilizer, design size/density and size of the finished project.
What you’ll learn
The following lesson is designed as a guideline for future reference when embroidering on most woven fabrics. Some of the guidelines may change depending upon the thread type, stabilizer, design size/density and size of the finished project.
- 8” x 8” square of woven fabric
- 8” x 8” square of medium weight tear-away stabilizer
- Assorted thread
- Memory Card of choice
- Blue Tip Needle
To prepare your Janome Harmony 8100 for this embroidery exercise:
- Attach the “P” foot.
- Fill a bobbin with Janome embroidery thread and place it in the bobbin holder.
- Insert a Blue tip needle.
- Set the pressure Dial at “2”
- Make sure the feed dogs are in the lowered position.
- With your machine power turned “off”, insert a Memory Card of your choice into the card slot on the right side of your machine.
- Turn the machine “on”.
- From the Menu, select the Memory Card key.
- Select design of your choice.
- If available, locate the matching design template. On a piece of woven fabric, mark the crosshair marking. Layer the fabric, stabilizer and place in embroidery hoop. (Refer to the instruction manual for proper hooping.)
- Attach the embroidery hoop to the machine by turning the knob so it is parallel with the hoop. Insert the key into the carriage and turn the knob clockwise.
- Using the screen as your guideline, select the first thread color in the sequence.
- Thread your Harmony 8100.
- Lower the presser foot. Press the Start/stop button. Sew 5 or 6 stitches and stop the machine by pressing the Start/Stop button again. Raise the presser foot and cut off the extra thread close to the starting point. Resume embroidery by pressing the Start/Stop button once again.
- The machine will stop automatically after each color segment is sewn. Clip the upper thread and rethread the machine with the next color in the sequence.
- After design is completed, un-hoop the fabric and clip away excess thread tails on top and underneath.