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.

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 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!

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

The Lavender Font set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters 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. A preview of this font’s alphabet is below.

Step One: Download Your Embroidery Design: Download the Lavender 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 Lavender Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Lavender Font. You will see seven sizes: 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, 3.5 inch, and 4 inch. For this tutorial, we will be using the 2.5 inch font for the center letter and the 1.5 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.

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 “1.5inchUppercase_R.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select “1.5inchUppercase_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 Lavender Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 5.8 and your left and right initials should be around 4.0. 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 Lavender monogram font embroideries.

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

W-  5.8 + 0.00,   8.6 – 0.20 ( 2.5 inch font)

R-   4.0 – 0.25,   3.2 – 2.90 ( 1.5 inch font)

K-  3.8 – 0.25,   3.8 + 3.10 ( 1.5 inch font)

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

Followed by your first initial “R”.

Then middle initial “K”.

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: Lavender Font

Hello crafters!

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

This set comes with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters 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 Ballerina Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Ballerina Font

Hello crafters!

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

This set comes 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.

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 Ballerina Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Whipped Cream

Hello crafters!

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

This 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.

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 Whipped Cream Monogram embroidery designs using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

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.

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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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.

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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”.

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 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!