New Monogram Font: Harrington

Hello crafters!

A new monogram font has been added to the “Downloads” tab. Check out the Harrington Monogram below!

This set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers in 7 sizes: 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, 3.5 inch, and 4 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

You can purchase the monogram font by clicking on the “Downloads” folder on my website.

Stay tuned for new blog posts on creating your own Harrington Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Embroider The Quirky Monogram Font Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider your own monograms using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine using the Quirky Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Quirky Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Quirky Font comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers in 5 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Quirky Font embroidery design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

Step Two: Setup Embroidery Machine: After you purchase your desired design, it’s time to begin monogramming. You want to make sure that you have the correct setup in place. Your monogramming sewing machine will look like this. Make sure that the monogramming section is attached and you have the Q foot attached. The other foot attachments are for the sewing function.

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Make sure that you have the Q foot attached. This is the correct foot used for monogramming.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Step Three: Attach USB Cord: Attach the USB cord to your laptop and the sewing machine.

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Step Four: Select Embroidery Design: Once you insert the USB cord, the sewing machine screen will appear like this.

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Select the following icon to show your uploaded embroidery items.

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Your screen will appear like this.

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Step Five: Upload An Embroidery Font: On your computer screen, as soon as you plug-in the USB cord, a folder will open up on your screen labeled “No Name”.

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I find it beneficial to rename it something like “Sewing Machine”, so that you know which folder you are uploading to.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

To upload a font you have downloaded, you will want to select the PES file version. I keep all of my downloaded embroidery fonts in a folder called “Embroidery” on my desktop for easy access. I’ve renamed all of the specific fonts to their design names below.

In this example, I will be using the font Quirky Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Quirky Font. You will see 5 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 2.5 inch font for the center letter and the 2 inch font for the left and right letters.

In this tutorial, we will be using the monogram with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the option for “2.5inchUppercaseW.pes”.

Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

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Next, select “2inchUppercaseR.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “2inchUppercaseK.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

When you double-click on the folder “Sewing Machine”, you will see your three files added.

On your sewing machine screen, you will see a preview of your three embroidery letters.

Step Seven: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design. Your screen will appear as follows. Select the icon for “AD-JUST”.

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

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The default location has the position of the design in the center, referred to as the location 0.00. This location indicates the position of your design in your embroidery template below.

For your middle initial (typically the first letter of your last name), you want this to be in the center of your template at 0.00. The arrows on your touchscreen will allow you to move your design up, down, left, or right.

Select the left arrow keep to move your design over to the left. You will want to use the left position for your first initial of your monogram. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right. You will want to use the right position for your middle initial of your monogram.

To change the size of your design, select the “SIZE” icon. From here, you can make the design larger or smaller.

You will see the size value in the bottom left-hand area of the screen.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. You will repeat this process to modify the size and location of your first initial and last initial.

Step Eight: Apply Stabilizer and Position Your Fabric: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. I recommend that you use a tear away stabilizer for your embroidery designs. The one I use for these projects can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s using this link “Stabilizer”.

You can check the position of where your design is going to be positioned on your fabric using the plastic layout template. Place the embroidery loom into your sewing machine.

Step Nine: Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your monogram, lower the needle foot. Your down arrow will flash green, indicating you are ready to begin.

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Push the green arrow button and that’s it. Your machine will begin your embroidery. The machine will automatically embroider the entire design and will beep once it has finished. You will only be able to embroider one letter at a time.

Using the Quirky Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 5.0 and your left and right initials should be around 3.7. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. You also want to write down your letter position numbers, so that you can remember the positioning for future Quirky Font monogram embroideries.

Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram R-W-K.

W-  5.0 + 0.00,   4.9 + 0.00 ( 2.5 inch font)

R-   3.7 + 0.00,   2.5 – 3.70 ( 2 inch font)

K-  3.7 + 0.00,   2.5 + 3.75 ( 2 inch font)

Start out by first embroidering your last initial “W”.

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

After you complete each letter, your display will say “OK to delete the selected pattern?”. Select “OK” and you will be take back to your embroidery upload screen. From here, you can select your next letter. Repeat the embroidery process.

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

Step Ten: Remove Stabilizer/ Trim Excess: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Your completed design will look similar to this.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Quirky Font

Hello crafters!

A new monogram font has been added to the “Downloads” tab. Check out the Quirky Monogram below!

This set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers in 5 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

You can purchase the monogram font by clicking on the “Downloads” folder on my website.

Stay tuned for new blog posts on creating your own Quirky Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Embroider The Army Font Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider your own monograms using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine using the Army Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Army Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Army Font come with a set of uppercase letters in 3 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Army Font embroidery design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

Step Two: Setup Embroidery Machine: After you purchase your desired design, it’s time to begin monogramming. You want to make sure that you have the correct setup in place. Your monogramming sewing machine will look like this. Make sure that the monogramming section is attached and you have the Q foot attached. The other foot attachments are for the sewing function.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Make sure that you have the Q foot attached. This is the correct foot used for monogramming.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Step Three: Attach USB Cord: Attach the USB cord to your laptop and the sewing machine.

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Step Four: Select Embroidery Design: Once you insert the USB cord, the sewing machine screen will appear like this.

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Select the following icon to show your uploaded embroidery items.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Your screen will appear like this.

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Step Five: Upload An Embroidery Font: On your computer screen, as soon as you plug-in the USB cord, a folder will open up on your screen labeled “No Name”.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

I find it beneficial to rename it something like “Sewing Machine”, so that you know which folder you are uploading to.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

To upload a font you have downloaded, you will want to select the PES file version. I keep all of my downloaded embroidery fonts in a folder called “Embroidery” on my desktop for easy access. I’ve renamed all of the specific fonts to their design names below.

In this example, I will be using the font “Army Font” You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Army Font. You will see 3 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 1 inch font for the center letter and the 1 inch font for the left and right letters.

In this tutorial, we will be using the monogram with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the option for “1inch_Uppercase_W.pes”.

Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

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Next, select “1inch_Uppercase_R.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “1inch_Uppercase_K.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

When you double-click on the folder “Sewing Machine”, you will see your three files added.

On your sewing machine screen, you will see a preview of your three embroidery letters.

Step Seven: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design. Your screen will appear as follows. Select the icon for “AD-JUST”.

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

The default location has the position of the design in the center, referred to as the location 0.00. This location indicates the position of your design in your embroidery template below.

For your middle initial (typically the first letter of your last name), you want this to be in the center of your template at 0.00. The arrows on your touchscreen will allow you to move your design up, down, left, or right.

Select the left arrow keep to move your design over to the left. You will want to use the left position for your first initial of your monogram. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right. You will want to use the right position for your middle initial of your monogram.

To change the size of your design, select the “SIZE” icon. From here, you can make the design larger or smaller.

You will see the size value in the bottom left-hand area of the screen.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. You will repeat this process to modify the size and location of your first initial and last initial.

Step Eight: Apply Stabilizer and Position Your Fabric: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. I recommend that you use a tear away stabilizer for your embroidery designs. The one I use for these projects can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s using this link “Stabilizer”.

You can check the position of where your design is going to be positioned on your fabric using the plastic layout template. Place the embroidery loom into your sewing machine.

Step Nine: Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your monogram, lower the needle foot. Your down arrow will flash green, indicating you are ready to begin.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Push the green arrow button and that’s it. Your machine will begin your embroidery. The machine will automatically embroider the entire design and will beep once it has finished. You will only be able to embroider one letter at a time.

Using the Army Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 3.0 and your left and right initials should be around 3.0. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. You also want to write down your letter position numbers, so that you can remember the positioning for future Army Font monogram embroideries.

Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram R-W-K.

W-  3.0 + 0.00,   3.1 + 0.00 ( 1 inch font)

R-   3.0 + 0.00,   2.4 – 3.55 ( 1 inch font)

K-  3.0 + 0.00,   2.5 + 3.65 ( 1 inch font)

Start out by first embroidering your last initial “W”.

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

After you complete each letter, your display will say “OK to delete the selected pattern?”. Select “OK” and you will be take back to your embroidery upload screen. From here, you can select your next letter. Repeat the embroidery process.

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

Step Ten: Remove Stabilizer/ Trim Excess: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Your completed design will look similar to this.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Monogram A Dog Bandana Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

I have a huge dog named Atlas and he loves his bandanas. We have about 10 different colors and we switch them out weekly for him. He gets so excited whenever I go to the bandana bin, so I decided to embroider his name onto them, so that everyone he meets will get to see his name and know that he is friendly.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider words using the built-in fonts that come with the Brother SE-400 sewing machine.

Prior to starting, review my tutorial on how to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for embroidery and monogramming found here, which reviews the sewing machine setup and the proper positioning of the embroidery loom.

EMBROIDERY SETUP:

In this tutorial, I will be using the built-in embroidery fonts to complete my monogram.

On the home screen, select the icon for the embroidery font function.

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Next, you will be taken to the built-in font screen below. There are 5 built-in options to choose from. In this tutorial, we will be using font #2.

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MODIFYING EMBROIDERY SIZE:

After selecting your desired font, begin typing in your first word. In this tutorial, I will be embroidering the name “Atlas”.

We will start with the first few letters.  Start by typing A-t-l.

There is a weird feature on the sewing machine that does not allow you to type more than three letters due to size. If you try to type in the fourth letter, a message will pop up on the screen that says “The pattern is too large for the embroidery frame.”.

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The work around for this is to change the size of the letters. Hit “Close”. Your screen will then look like this …..

Select the “Layout” button, to change the size of your font.

Next, select the “Size” icon and make your image smaller.

I dropped mine down from 3.3 to 1.2.

Next, hit the back button twice to return back to your alphabet page.

Next, add in your remaining letters.  In this example, it was a-s. You now have the entire name “Atlas” typed out. To modify the size of all five letters together, select the “Adjust” icon. Followed by LAY-OUT.

You will then see all five letters displayed. You can modify the size of all of the letters using the “Size” button. In this tutorial, I made my monogram 2.6 in size, which is the biggest I can make the word within the 4 x 4 embroidery loom.

The final setup for my word, “Atlas”, is below:

Atlas- 2.6 + 0.00, 10.0 + 0.00

Once you have your sizing preferences, drop down the Q foot and hit the green arrow button to begin your embroidery.

Next, its time to begin your embroidery on your baby blanket.

SEWING MACHINE SETUP:

Step One: Layout Bandana: Layout your bandana and determine the positioning of your monogram.

I always find it beneficial to iron out any wrinkles in the fabric, so that it lays flat in the embroidery loom.

Step Two: Apply Stabilizer To Fabric And Embroidery Frame:  Apply a stabilizer to the back of the fabric. This provides a more smooth embroidery outcome. I prefer using a tear away stabilizer for my embroideries, like the one below. After your finish your embroidery, the stabilizer tears away easily, leaving the finished product.

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Step Three: Position Fabric In Frame: Position your fabric into the embroidery frame. Use your plastic guide as a template for positioning where you want your monogram to be applied on the fabric. In this example, I chose for my monogram to be in the bottom corner of the bandana.

Step Four: Complete Your Embroidery Design: Following the steps above, type in your letters for Atlas and complete the sizing and modification steps above.

Complete the embroidery using the values below:

Atlas- 2.6 + 0.00, 10.0 + 0.00

Put your embroidery loom into the sewing machine and hit the “Green” button to embroider your word, “Atlas”.

Your sewing machine will embroider all five letters, A-t-l-a-s, automatically.

Your completed design will look like this:

Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Trim any of the excess thread and remove the bandana from the embroidery loom.

Your finished product will turn out like this.

Now you have a custom embroidered bandana for your furry friend.

Check out another bandana I made for Atlas below.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Embroider The Happy Day Monogram Font Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider your own monograms using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine using the Happy Days Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Happy Days Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Happy Days Font come with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters in 3 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Happy Day Font embroidery design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

Step Two: Setup Embroidery Machine: After you purchase your desired design, it’s time to begin monogramming. You want to make sure that you have the correct setup in place. Your monogramming sewing machine will look like this. Make sure that the monogramming section is attached and you have the Q foot attached. The other foot attachments are for the sewing function.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Make sure that you have the Q foot attached. This is the correct foot used for monogramming.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Step Three: Attach USB Cord: Attach the USB cord to your laptop and the sewing machine.

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Step Four: Select Embroidery Design: Once you insert the USB cord, the sewing machine screen will appear like this.

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Select the following icon to show your uploaded embroidery items.

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Your screen will appear like this.

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Step Five: Upload An Embroidery Font: On your computer screen, as soon as you plug-in the USB cord, a folder will open up on your screen labeled “No Name”.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

I find it beneficial to rename it something like “Sewing Machine”, so that you know which folder you are uploading to.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

To upload a font you have downloaded, you will want to select the PES file version. I keep all of my downloaded embroidery fonts in a folder called “Embroidery” on my desktop for easy access. I’ve renamed all of the specific fonts to their design names below.

In this example, I will be using the font Happy Day Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Happy Day Font. You will see 3 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 2 inch font for the center letter and the 1 inch font for the left and right letters.

In this tutorial, we will be using the monogram with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the option for “2inchUppercase_W.pes”.

Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

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Next, select “1inchUppercase_R.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “1inchUppercase_K.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

When you double-click on the folder “Sewing Machine”, you will see your three files added.

On your sewing machine screen, you will see a preview of your three embroidery letters.

Step Seven: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design. Your screen will appear as follows. Select the icon for “AD-JUST”.

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

The default location has the position of the design in the center, referred to as the location 0.00. This location indicates the position of your design in your embroidery template below.

For your middle initial (typically the first letter of your last name), you want this to be in the center of your template at 0.00. The arrows on your touchscreen will allow you to move your design up, down, left, or right.

Select the left arrow keep to move your design over to the left. You will want to use the left position for your first initial of your monogram. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right. You will want to use the right position for your middle initial of your monogram.

To change the size of your design, select the “SIZE” icon. From here, you can make the design larger or smaller.

You will see the size value in the bottom left-hand area of the screen.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. You will repeat this process to modify the size and location of your first initial and last initial.

Step Eight: Apply Stabilizer and Position Your Fabric: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. I recommend that you use a tear away stabilizer for your embroidery designs. The one I use for these projects can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s using this link “Stabilizer”.

You can check the position of where your design is going to be positioned on your fabric using the plastic layout template. Place the embroidery loom into your sewing machine.

Step Nine: Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your monogram, lower the needle foot. Your down arrow will flash green, indicating you are ready to begin.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Push the green arrow button and that’s it. Your machine will begin your embroidery. The machine will automatically embroider the entire design and will beep once it has finished. You will only be able to embroider one letter at a time.

Using the Happy Day Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 5.5 and your left and right initials should be around 3.2. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. You also want to write down your letter position numbers, so that you can remember the positioning for future Happy Day monogram font embroideries.

Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram R-W-K.

W-  5.5 + 0.50,   6.3 + 0.75 ( 2 inch font)

R-   3.2 + 0.00,   2.5 – 3.65 ( 1 inch font)

K-  3.2 + 0.00,   2.4 + 3.80 ( 1 inch font)

Start out by first embroidering your last initial “W”.

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

After you complete each letter, your display will say “OK to delete the selected pattern?”. Select “OK” and you will be take back to your embroidery upload screen. From here, you can select your next letter. Repeat the embroidery process.

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

Step Ten: Remove Stabilizer/ Trim Excess: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Your completed design will look similar to this.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Embroider The Ballerina Monogram Font Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider your own monograms using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine using the Ballerina Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Ballerina Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Ballerina Font come with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters in 5 sizes: 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Ballerina Font embroidery design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

Step Two: Setup Embroidery Machine: After you purchase your desired design, it’s time to begin monogramming. You want to make sure that you have the correct setup in place. Your monogramming sewing machine will look like this. Make sure that the monogramming section is attached and you have the Q foot attached. The other foot attachments are for the sewing function.

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Make sure that you have the Q foot attached. This is the correct foot used for monogramming.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Step Three: Attach USB Cord: Attach the USB cord to your laptop and the sewing machine.

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Step Four: Select Embroidery Design: Once you insert the USB cord, the sewing machine screen will appear like this.

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Select the following icon to show your uploaded embroidery items.

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Your screen will appear like this.

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Step Five: Upload An Embroidery Font: On your computer screen, as soon as you plug-in the USB cord, a folder will open up on your screen labeled “No Name”.

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I find it beneficial to rename it something like “Sewing Machine”, so that you know which folder you are uploading to.

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To upload a font you have downloaded, you will want to select the PES file version. I keep all of my downloaded embroidery fonts in a folder called “Embroidery” on my desktop for easy access. I’ve renamed all of the specific fonts to their design names below.

In this example, I will be using the font Ballerina Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Ballerina Font. You will see 5 sizes: 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 1.5 inch font for the center letter and the 1 inch font for the left and right letters.

In this tutorial, we will be using the monogram with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the option for “1.5inchUppercaseW.pes”.

Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

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Next, select “1inchUppercaseR.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “1inchUppercaseK.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

When you double-click on the folder “Sewing Machine”, you will see your three files added.

On your sewing machine screen, you will see a preview of your three embroidery letters.

Step Seven: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design. Your screen will appear as follows. Select the icon for “AD-JUST”.

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

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The default location has the position of the design in the center, referred to as the location 0.00. This location indicates the position of your design in your embroidery template below.

For your middle initial (typically the first letter of your last name), you want this to be in the center of your template at 0.00. The arrows on your touchscreen will allow you to move your design up, down, left, or right.

Select the left arrow keep to move your design over to the left. You will want to use the left position for your first initial of your monogram. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right. You will want to use the right position for your middle initial of your monogram.

To change the size of your design, select the “SIZE” icon. From here, you can make the design larger or smaller.

You will see the size value in the bottom left-hand area of the screen.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. You will repeat this process to modify the size and location of your first initial and last initial.

Step Eight: Apply Stabilizer and Position Your Fabric: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. I recommend that you use a tear away stabilizer for your embroidery designs. The one I use for these projects can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s using this link “Stabilizer”.

You can check the position of where your design is going to be positioned on your fabric using the plastic layout template. Place the embroidery loom into your sewing machine.

Step Nine: Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your monogram, lower the needle foot. Your down arrow will flash green, indicating you are ready to begin.

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Push the green arrow button and that’s it. Your machine will begin your embroidery. The machine will automatically embroider the entire design and will beep once it has finished. You will only be able to embroider one letter at a time.

Using the Ballerina Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 4.5 and your left and right initials should be around 3.6. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. You also want to write down your letter position numbers, so that you can remember the positioning for future Ballerina monogram font embroideries.

Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram R-W-K.

W-  4.5 + 0.25,   5.5 + 0.15 ( 1.5 inch font)

R-   3.6 + 0.00,   2.6 – 3.65 ( 1 inch font)

K-  3.6 + 0.00,   2.5 + 3.75 ( 1 inch font)

Start out by first embroidering your last initial “W”.

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

After you complete each letter, your display will say “OK to delete the selected pattern?”. Select “OK” and you will be take back to your embroidery upload screen. From here, you can select your next letter. Repeat the embroidery process.

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

Step Ten: Remove Stabilizer/ Trim Excess: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Your completed design will look similar to this.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Happy Day

Hello crafters!

A new monogram font has been added to the “Downloads” tab. Check out the Happy Day Monogram below!

This set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers in 3 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

You can purchase the monogram font by clicking on the “Downloads” folder on my website.

Stay tuned for new blog posts on creating your own Happy Day Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

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How To Embroider The Whipped Cream Monogram Font Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider your own monograms using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine using the Whipped Cream Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Whipped Cream Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Whipped Cream Font set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters in 4 sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch.

All files are downloaded as PES and are compatible with the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Whipped Cream Font embroidery design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

Step Two: Setup Embroidery Machine: After you purchase your desired design, it’s time to begin monogramming. You want to make sure that you have the correct setup in place. Your monogramming sewing machine will look like this. Make sure that the monogramming section is attached and you have the Q foot attached. The other foot attachments are for the sewing function.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Make sure that you have the Q foot attached. This is the correct foot used for monogramming.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Step Three: Attach USB Cord: Attach the USB cord to your laptop and the sewing machine.

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Step Four: Select Embroidery Design: Once you insert the USB cord, the sewing machine screen will appear like this.

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Select the following icon to show your uploaded embroidery items.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Your screen will appear like this.

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Step Five: Upload An Embroidery Font: On your computer screen, as soon as you plug-in the USB cord, a folder will open up on your screen labeled “No Name”.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

I find it beneficial to rename it something like “Sewing Machine”, so that you know which folder you are uploading to.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

To upload a font you have downloaded, you will want to select the PES file version. I keep all of my downloaded embroidery fonts in a folder called “Embroidery” on my desktop for easy access. I’ve renamed all of the specific fonts to their design names below.

In this example, I will be using the font Whipped Cream Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Whipped Cream Font. You will see four sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 2 inch font for the center letter and the 1 inch font for the left and right letters.

In this tutorial, we will be using the monogram with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the option for “2inchUppercaseW.pes”.

Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Next, select “1inchUppercaseR.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “1inchUppercaseK.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

When you double-click on the folder “Sewing Machine”, you will see your three files added.

On your sewing machine screen, you will see a preview of your three embroidery letters.

Step Seven: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design. Your screen will appear as follows. Select the icon for “AD-JUST”.

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

The default location has the position of the design in the center, referred to as the location 0.00. This location indicates the position of your design in your embroidery template below.

For your middle initial (typically the first letter of your last name), you want this to be in the center of your template at 0.00. The arrows on your touchscreen will allow you to move your design up, down, left, or right.

Select the left arrow keep to move your design over to the left. You will want to use the left position for your first initial of your monogram. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right. You will want to use the right position for your middle initial of your monogram.

To change the size of your design, select the “SIZE” icon. From here, you can make the design larger or smaller.

You will see the size value in the bottom left-hand area of the screen.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. You will repeat this process to modify the size and location of your first initial and last initial.

Step Eight: Apply Stabilizer and Position Your Fabric: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. I recommend that you use a tear away stabilizer for your embroidery designs. The one I use for these projects can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s using this link “Stabilizer”.

You can check the position of where your design is going to be positioned on your fabric using the plastic layout template. Place the embroidery loom into your sewing machine.

Step Nine: Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your monogram, lower the needle foot. Your down arrow will flash green, indicating you are ready to begin.

How to use the Brother SE-400 sewing machine for home embroidery projects at www.yourelikereallycrafty.com

Push the green arrow button and that’s it. Your machine will begin your embroidery. The machine will automatically embroider the entire design and will beep once it has finished. You will only be able to embroider one letter at a time.

Using the Whipped Cream Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 4.8 and your left and right initials should be around 4.7. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. You also want to write down your letter position numbers, so that you can remember the positioning for future Whipped Cream monogram font embroideries.

Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram R-W-K.

W-  4.8 + 0.00,   5.2 – 0.60 ( 2 inch font)

R-   4.7 + 0.00,   2.5 – 3.75 ( 1 inch font)

K-  4.6 + 0.00,   2.7 + 3.60 ( 1 inch font)

Start out by first embroidering your last initial “W”.

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

After you complete each letter, your display will say “OK to delete the selected pattern?”. Select “OK” and you will be take back to your embroidery upload screen. From here, you can select your next letter. Repeat the embroidery process.

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

Step Ten: Remove Stabilizer/ Trim Excess: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges. Tear your interfacing/stabilizer from around your design.

Your completed design will look similar to this.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use embroidery fonts for at home monogramming using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!