How To Embroider The Script MT 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 Script MT Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Script MT Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Script MT Font  set comes 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 Script MT 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.

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

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.

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

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 Script MT Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Script MT Font. You will see three 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 “2inch_Uppercase_W.pes”.

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

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

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 “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 Script MT Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 4.6 and your left and right initials should be around 2.3. 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 Script MT monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  4.6 + 0.00,   6.0 + 0.00 ( 2 inch font)

R-   2.3 + 0.00,   2.6 – 3.70 ( 1 inch font)

K-  2.3 + 0.00,   2.7 + 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 Embroider The Frivolous 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 Frivolous Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Frivolous Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Frivolous Font  set comes 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 Frivolous 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Frivolous Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Frivolous Font. You will see three 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 “2inch_Uppercase_W.pes”.

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

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

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 “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 Frivolous Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 4.6 and your left and right initials should be around 2.3. 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 frivolous monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  4.6 + 0.00,   5.4 + 0.00 ( 2 inch font)

R-   2.3 – 0.25,   2.6 – 3.60 ( 1 inch font)

K-  2.3 – 0.25,   3.0 + 3.50 ( 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 Giddy Up 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 Giddy Up Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Giddy Up Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Giddy Up Font  set comes 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 Giddy Up 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Giddy Up Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Giddy Up Font. You will see three 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 “2inch_Uppercase_W.pes”.

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

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

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 “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 Giddy Up Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 4.7 and your left and right initials should be around 2.6. 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 giddy up monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  4.7 + 0.00,   5.9 – 0.10 ( 2 inch font)

R-   2.6 + 0.00,   2.2 – 3.90 ( 1 inch font)

K-  2.7 + 0.00,   2.8 + 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!

How To Embroider The Adore 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 Adore Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Adore Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Adore Font  set comes 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 Adore 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Adore Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Adore Font. You will see three 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 “2inch_Uppercase_W.pes”.

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

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

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 “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 Adore 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 3.0. 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 adore monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  5.0 + 0.00,   6.4 + 0.00 ( 2 inch font)

R-   3.9 – 0.40,   3.0 – 3.25 ( 1 inch font)

K-  3.0 – 0.60,   3.3 + 3.35 ( 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 Crab Monogram Design Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

I recently began creating my own embroidery designs to use with my Brother SE-400 sewing machine that I could with traditional embroidery fonts.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider the circle font within the crab design using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Circle Font and the Crab Design in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Crab Design set comes with a set of 4 designs in 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch that can be used for the traditional monogram within the crab design and a set of 4 inch appliqué designs.

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

Uploading Your Embroidery Files:

Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Crab Design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

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.

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

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

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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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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 Crab Designand theCircle Font“.  You can find this specific font using the links below:

For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post below:

Select Your Design: Click on the design name Crab Mono. You will see four sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 4 inch design.

We will also be using the 1 Inch Circle Font with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the anchor design. Select the option for “Crab Mono 4 Inch.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, go to the Circle Font folder and select your center initial. Select the option for “1inchCenterW.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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

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

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

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

Crab Design Setup:

*** Before beginning any embroidery project, I always create a practice template on some scrap fabric, so I can determine the correct positioning and sizing of my design. Since we are embroidering a monogram font inside our design, we want to make sure we have the correct positioning of the circle font inside the crab before we embroider the design onto our project fabric. 

Follow the steps below to create a sample crab design on scrap fabric.

To edit the design specifics of your crab design, 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 crab design, you will 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. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right.

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.

To make the 4 inch crab design, you will want to increase the size to as large as it will go. For this design, you can increase it up to 9.7.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. Complete your embroidery design using the following setup:

Crab Design- 9.7 + 0.00, 9.9 + 0.00

Push the green button to embroider the crab design on your scrap fabric. Your completed design will turn out like this…

Next, to determine the correct positioning for our circle font, take your plastic template and place it over the crab design.

Using a dry erase marker, trace over the crab design.

Remove your scrap fabric from the embroidery loom and replace it with a new piece of scrap fabric. Now, we are going to make our practice template for our circle font monogram.

Circle Font Setup:

*** For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post. This will review the step by step setup for creating a 1 inch circle font monogram.

Go back to your home screen and you will see your three circle font designs. Follow the steps listed in my blog post above to correctly position and size your design to embroider the 1 inch circle font onto your scrap fabric.

Since we are embroidering the circle monogram inside the crab, we need to determine the correct positioning of our monogram. With a lot of trial and error, I have already determined the correct placement of the circle monogram.

Below is the embroidery setup for my 1 inch circle monogram using the initials R-K-W.

Start out by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”.

W- 2.6 – 1.05, 0.9 + 0.00

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

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 – 1.05, 0.9 + 1.00

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 – 1.05, 0.9 – 1.05

Your completed design will turn out like this….

Place your plastic template over the circle monogram and you will see that it lines up perfectly.

Now that you have determined the correct positioning of your crab design and your circle monogram, its now time to embroider both designs onto your project fabric.

Embroider Designs Onto Project Fabric:

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.

Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your embroidery, 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 complete the embroidery in two parts. First, you will embroider the crab design followed by the circle monogram.

Since we have already determined the correct positioning and sizing of our files outlined in the steps above, we are going to repeat the process onto our project fabric.

Embroider the Crab Design: Change your thread to your desired color. In this tutorial, I used a bright red thread for my crab design. Follow the steps outlined above to embroider your crab design onto your project fabric.

We will use the following setup again:

Crab Design- 9.7 + 0.00, 9.9 + 0.00

Hit the green button and your sewing machine will embroider the crab design onto your project fabric.

Keep your project fabric secured in the embroidery loom and change your thread color to your desired color for your circle monogram. In this tutorial, I used a cobalt blue thread for my circle monogram.

Repeat the steps outlined above for your circle font.

Start by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”. Use the following values for your middle initial.

W- 2.6 – 1.05, 0.9 + 0.00

Your completed middle initial will look like this.

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 – 1.05, 0.9 + 1.00

Your right initial will turn out like this.

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 – 1.05, 0.9 – 1.05

Your left initial will turn out like this.

That’s it. Your completed embroidery design will look something like this.

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 Flamingo Monogram Design Using The Brother-SE 400 Sewing Machine

I recently began creating my own embroidery designs to use with my Brother SE-400 sewing machine that I could with traditional embroidery fonts.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider the circle font within the flamingo design using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Circle Font and the Flamingo Design in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Flamingo Design set comes with a set of 4 designs in 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch that can be used for the traditional monogram within the flamingo design.

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

Uploading Your Embroidery Files:

Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Flamingo Design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

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

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

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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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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 Flamingo Designand theCircle Font“.  You can find this specific font using the links below:

For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post below:

Select Your Design: Click on the design name Flamingo Mono. You will see four sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 4 inch design.

We will also be using the 1 Inch Circle Font with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the flamingo design. Select the option for “Flamingo Mono 4 Inch.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, go to the Circle Font folder and select your center initial. Select the option for “1inchCenterW.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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

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

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

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

Flamingo Design Setup:

*** Before beginning any embroidery project, I always create a practice template on some scrap fabric, so I can determine the correct positioning and sizing of my design. Since we are embroidering a monogram font inside our design, we want to make sure we have the correct positioning of the circle font inside the flamingo before we embroider the design onto our project fabric. 

Follow the steps below to create a sample flamingo design on scrap fabric.

You will see that there are three steps to complete to embroider the entire flamingo design. This is indicated by the number 1/3 to the left of Deep Rose. 1/3 indicates that you are on step 1 of 3 separate designs. Each of the three separate steps will be completed individually and give you the option to change out your thread color in between sections.

To edit the design specifics of your flamingo design, 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 flamingo design, you will 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. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right.

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.

To make the 4 inch flamingo design, you will want to increase the size to as large as it will go. For this design, you can increase it up to 9.9.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. Complete your embroidery design using the following setup:

Flamingo Design- 9.9 + 0.00, 4.4 + 0.00

Push the green button to embroider the flamingo design on your scrap fabric. You will need to complete each of the three sections individually.

Step 1/3 will embroider the pink section of the flamingo body.

Change your thread color to white. Step 2/3 will embroider the white section of the flamingo beak.

Change your thread color to yellow. Step 3/3 will embroider the yellow outline of the flamingo beak as well as the yellow legs.

Your completed design will turn out like this…

Next, to determine the correct positioning for our circle font, take your plastic template and place it over the flamingo design.

Using a dry erase marker, trace over the flamingo design.

Remove your scrap fabric from the embroidery loom and replace it with a new piece of scrap fabric. Now, we are going to make our practice template for our circle font monogram.

Circle Font Setup:

*** For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post. This will review the step by step setup for creating a 1 inch circle font monogram.

Go back to your home screen and you will see your three circle font designs. Follow the steps listed in my blog post above to correctly position and size your design to embroider the 1 inch circle font onto your scrap fabric.

Since we are embroidering the circle monogram inside the flamingo, we need to determine the correct positioning of our monogram. With a lot of trial and error, I have already determined the correct placement of the circle monogram.

Below is the embroidery setup for my 1 inch circle monogram using the initials R-K-W.

Start out by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”.

W- 2.6 + 0.20, 0.9 – 0.30

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

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 + 0.20, 0.9 + 0.70

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 + 0.20, 0.9 – 1.35

Your completed design will turn out like this….

Place your plastic template over the circle monogram and you will see that it lines up perfectly.

Now that you have determined the correct positioning of your flamingo design and your circle monogram, its now time to embroider both designs onto your project fabric.

Embroider Designs Onto Project Fabric:

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.

Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your embroidery, 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 complete the embroidery in two parts. First, you will embroider the flamingo design followed by the circle monogram.

Since we have already determined the correct positioning and sizing of our files outlined in the steps above, we are going to repeat the process onto our project fabric.

Embroider the Flamingo Design: Change your thread to your desired color. In this tutorial, I used a pink thread for my flamingo body and yellow for the flamingo legs. Follow the steps outlined above to embroider your flamingo design onto your project fabric.

We will use the following setup again:

Flamingo Design- 9.9 + 0.00, 4.4 + 0.00

Hit the green button and your sewing machine will embroider the flamingo design onto your project fabric. There are three steps to the flamingo design, which requires you to change thread colors in between.

Keep your project fabric secured in the embroidery loom and change your thread color to your desired color for your circle monogram. In this tutorial, I used a forest green thread for my circle monogram.

Repeat the steps outlined above for your circle font.

Start by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”. Use the following values for your middle initial.

W- 2.6 + 0.20, 0.9 – 0.30

Your completed middle initial will look like this.

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 + 0.20, 0.9 + 0.70

Your completed right initial will turn out like this.

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 + 0.20, 0.9 – 1.35

 

Your left initial will turn out like this.

That’s it. Your completed embroidery design will look something like this.

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 Anchor Monogram Design Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

I recently began creating my own embroidery designs to use with my Brother SE-400 sewing machine that I could with traditional embroidery fonts.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embroider the circle font within the anchor design using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Circle Font and the Anchor Design in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Anchor Design set comes with a set of 4 designs in 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch that can be used for the traditional monogram within the anchor design and a set of 4 inch appliqué designs.

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

Uploading Your Embroidery Files:

Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Anchor Design available in the “Font Downloads” tab on my website.

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

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

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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.

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

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 Anchor Designand theCircle Font“.  You can find this specific font using the links below:

For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post below:

Select Your Design: Click on the design name Anchor Mono. You will see four sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 4 inch design.

We will also be using the 1 Inch Circle Font with the initials R K W.

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

Start with the anchor design. Select the option for “Anchor Mono 4 Inch.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, go to the Circle Font folder and select your center initial. Select the option for “1inchCenterW.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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

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

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

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

Anchor Design Setup:

*** Before beginning any embroidery project, I always create a practice template on some scrap fabric, so I can determine the correct positioning and sizing of my design. Since we are embroidering a monogram font inside our design, we want to make sure we have the correct positioning of the circle font inside the anchor before we embroider the design onto our project fabric. 

Follow the steps below to create a sample anchor design on scrap fabric.

To edit the design specifics of your anchor design, 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 anchor design, you will 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. Select the right arrow to move your design over to the right.

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.

To make the 4 inch anchor design, you will want to increase the size to as large as it will go. For this design, you can increase it up to 9.9.

Once you have sized and positioned your design, you can begin your embroidery. Complete your embroidery design using the following setup:

Anchor Design- 9.9 + 0.00, 7.5 + 0.00

Push the green button to embroider the anchor design on your scrap fabric. Your completed design will turn out like this…

Next, to determine the correct positioning for our circle font, take your plastic template and place it over the anchor design.

Using a dry erase marker, trace over the anchor design.

Remove your scrap fabric from the embroidery loom and replace it with a new piece of scrap fabric. Now, we are going to make our practice template for our circle font monogram.

Circle Font Setup:

*** For a detailed tutorial on how to embroider the 1 inch Circle Font, check out my blog post. This will review the step by step setup for creating a 1 inch circle font monogram.

Go back to your home screen and you will see your three circle font designs. Follow the steps listed in my blog post above to correctly position and size your design to embroider the 1 inch circle font onto your scrap fabric.

Since we are embroidering the circle monogram inside the anchor, we need to determine the correct positioning of our monogram. With a lot of trial and error, I have already determined the correct placement of the circle monogram.

Below is the embroidery setup for my 1 inch circle monogram using the initials R-K-W.

Start out by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”.

W- 2.6 + 0.30, 0.9 + 0.15

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

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 + 0.30, 0.9 + 1.15

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 + 0.30, 0.9 – 0.90

Your completed design will turn out like this….

Place your plastic template over the circle monogram and you will see that it lines up perfectly.

Now that you have determined the correct positioning of your anchor design and your circle monogram, its now time to embroider both designs onto your project fabric.

Embroider Designs Onto Project Fabric:

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.

Begin Your Embroidery: When you are ready to start your embroidery, 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 complete the embroidery in two parts. First, you will embroider the anchor design followed by the circle monogram.

Since we have already determined the correct positioning and sizing of our files outlined in the steps above, we are going to repeat the process onto our project fabric.

Embroider the Anchor Design: Change your thread to your desired color. In this tutorial, I used a cobalt blue thread for my anchor design. Follow the steps outlined above to embroider your anchor design onto your project fabric.

We will use the following setup again:

Anchor Design- 9.9 + 0.00, 7.5 + 0.00

Hit the green button and your sewing machine will embroider the anchor design onto your project fabric.

Keep your project fabric secured in the embroidery loom and change your thread color to your desired color for your circle monogram. In this tutorial, I used a hot pink thread for my circle monogram.

Repeat the steps outlined above for your circle font.

Start by embroidering your middle initial, in this example it was the “W”. Use the following values for your middle initial.

W- 2.6 + 0.30, 0.9 + 0.15

Your completed middle initial will look like this.

Next, embroider your right initial, in this example it was the “K”.

K- 2.5 + 0.30, 0.9 + 1.15

Your right initial will turn out like this.

Lastly, embroider your left initial, in this example it was the “R”.

R- 2.5 + 0.30, 0.9 – 0.90

Your left initial will turn out like this.

That’s it. Your completed embroidery design will look something like this.

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.

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How To Monogram A Baby Blanket Using The Built-In Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine Embroidery Fonts

I welcomed baby Palmer James into the world last week and I can’t wait to spoil my new little nephew. Since my sister waited until he was born to tell everyone his name, I have been actively monogramming all that I can for sweet baby Palmer.

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 “Palmer James”.

We will start with the first name, “Palmer”. Start by typing P-a-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 1.5.

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

Next, add in your remaining letters.  In this example, it was m-e-r. You now have the entire name “Palmer” typed out. To modify the size of all six letters together, select the “Adjust” icon.

You will then see all six letters displayed. You can modify the size of all of the letters using the “Size” button. In this tutorial, I made my monogram 2.0 in size, which is the biggest I can make the word within the 4 x 4 embroidery loom.

Because I planned on embroidering two words, “Palmer James”, I moved “Palmer” up, so that I can fit “James” underneath it.

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

Palmer- 2.0 + 4.00, 9.9 + 0.00

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

Next, we are going to add in the second word, “James”.

Repeat the process above that you completed for “Palmer”. Palmer will be positioned at the top of the embroidery loom and James will be below. These are two separate embroideries, so once you finish Palmer, you will start a new setup below it.

Start by typing out the second name, “James”. Start by typing J-a-m.

Select “Adjust” followed by “Layout” to change the size of your font. I dropped mine from 3.3 down to 1.5.

Hit the back button to be taken back to your alphabet screen and continue typing in your final two letters e-s.

Hit the “Adjust” button to be taken to the layout screen. Modify the size of the entire word “James”. Increase the size to 2.0 to match the length of the first word “Palmer”.

2.0 refers to the length vertically of the word. 8.6 refers to the length horizontally of the word. Since Palmer has more letters than James, we want to make sure we match the length vertically not horizontally. It doesn’t matter what value the length horizontally is, so make sure that your second word size matches 2.0 vertically if you want the two words to appear the same size.

Move the word “James” up by 1.00. Your final word setup will be as follows:

James- 2.0 +1.00, 8.6 + 0.00

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

I always like to do a practice template before beginning any embroidery project on my project fabric. You also want to make sure that you keep your sample template for any future embroidery projects, so that you know the correct positioning and layout for your words.

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

SEWING MACHINE SETUP:

Step One: Layout Blanket: Layout your blanket and determine the positioning of your monogram.

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 right corner of the baby blanket.

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

Complete the embroidery using the values below:

Palmer- 2.0 + 4.00, 9.9 + 0.00

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

Your sewing machine will embroider all six letters, P-a-l-m-e-r, automatically. Your completed design will look like this:

Next, repeat the process for your second word, “James”. Follow the setup steps above. You will use the following values:

James- 2.0 +1.00, 8.6 + 0.00

Hit the “Green” button and your sewing machine will automatically embroider all of the letters for the word, “James”. Your finished product 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 blanket from the embroidery loom.

Your finished product will turn out like this.

Now you have a custom embroidered gift to give the new mommy.

Check out baby Palmer James all tucked in with his new monogrammed baby blanket.

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

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New Monogram Designs

Hello crafters!

I have been creating new monogram designs that can be used to create fun monogram embroideries inside of designs like elephants, crabs, anchors, etc.

These designs have been added to the “Downloads” tab. Check out some of the fun new designs below!

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

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

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

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How To Embroider The Seal 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 Seal Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Seal Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Seal Font  set comes with a set of uppercase left, center, and right 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 Seal 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.

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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 Seal Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Seal Font. You will see three sizes: 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 3 inch font.

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 “3inch_Center_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 “3inch_Left_R.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “3inch_Right_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.

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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 Seal Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 9.1 and your left and right initials should be around 8.7. 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 seal monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  9.1 + 0.00,   2.3 + 0.00 ( 3 inch font)

R-   8.7 + 0.00,   3.2 – 3.00 ( 3 inch font)

K-  8.7 + 0.00,   3.1 + 2.95 ( 3 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.

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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!