New Monogram Font: Penguin Font

Hello crafters!

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

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

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

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

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Pure Vain Font

Hello crafters!

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

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

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

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

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

How To Create Your Own Monogrammed Beach Bag Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

I recently celebrated my last days of single life and had a girls bachelorette weekend in West Palm Beach, FL. In preparation for this, I really wanted to do some special for my bridesmaids for making the trip down to Florida to celebrate my upcoming nuptials. I decided to make them monogrammed beach totes, so that we could all celebrate in style. I found some beach bags on Amazon that I planned to embroider with their monograms and of course my new married monogram. So, in this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to create your own monogrammed beach bags using the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

You can purchase the beach bag in this tutorial on Amazon for $13.99 in several different colors. I bought the navy, pink, green, and red bags.

Step One: Start out by reading my tutorial “How To Use The Brother Se-400 Sewing Machine For Embroidery/ Monogramming” to learn about how to use your Brother SE-400 sewing machine for at home embroidery projects. This tutorial will review the setup for your sewing machine and the proper positioning for your patterns.

Step Two: Download your embroidery pattern. I have several different embroidery patterns available for purchase under my “DOWNLOADS” folder. In this example, I am using the Circle Font.

Attach your USB cord to your computer and upload the design into your sewing machine (see tutorial for further instructions) In this tutorial, I will be using the Circle Font to create my monogram design.

Step Three: Apply your stabilizer to the back of your fabric and secure it in place using your embroidery loom. Place the loom in the sewing machine making sure that you have your Q foot attached and the correct attachments. I chose to use a gold thread for my monogram that was positioned in the center of my bag.

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Step Four: Select the embroidery function on your sewing machine display. 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.

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

Step Five: Select Your Design: Click on the font name and then the PES subfolder. You will see four different sized fonts, 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch.

In this tutorial, we will be using the 3 inch monogram with the initials E D B.

E- First Initial

D- Middle Initial 

B- Last Initial 

Start with the center initial. Select the 3 inch option for “3inchCenterB.pes”.

Next, select the 3 inch option for “3inchLeftE.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select the 3 inch option for “3inchRightD.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Your monogram letters will be displayed on your sewing machine screen.

Step Six: Edit Your Design: To edit the design specifics, touch the screen of your preferred design and modify your size, location, and position.

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Using the Circle Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 6.7 and your left and right initials should be around 6.2. I find it beneficial to do a practice template to make sure that your letters align correctly. Below is the embroidery setup for my monogram E-D-B.

B-  6.7 + 0.00,   2.2 + 0.00 (3 inch font)

E-   6.2 + 0.00,   2.0 – 2.70 (3 inch font)

D-  6.2 + 0.00,   2.0 + 2.60 (3 inch font)

Step Seven: Position Embroidery Design: The most challenging part of this project is determining the correct positioning of your design onto your project fabric. Measure your bag’s width and mark the center of the bag using a pencil.

Place your plastic template on your bag and line up the center of the template with your pencil marking.

Secure your embroidery loom in place.

Place your beach bag into your sewing machine. You are now ready to begin your embroidery.

Step Eight: Begin Your Embroidery: Complete the embroidery. Instructions available here for your Circle Font embroidery.

Start out by embroidering your center letter. In this example, I started with the B.

Next, embroider your right letter. In this example, it was the D.

Followed by the final letter, E.

Your finished design will look something like this.

Step Nine: Trim Fabric: Remove your newly embroidered fabric from the sewing machine and trim the edges.

Your finished beach bag will look something like this.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to create your own monogrammed beach bags. They were a huge hit with my bridesmaids and the added monogram was a nice addition to a simple beach bag.

Stay tuned for additional tutorials on how to use the Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine for all of your at home embroidery crafts.

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

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

The Harrington Font come with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers in 7 sizes: 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3 inch, 3.5 inch, and 4 inch.

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

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

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Harrington Font. You will see 7 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 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:

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

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

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

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

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

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Using the Harrington Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 5.5 and your left and right initials should be around 3.8. 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 Harrington Font monogram embroideries.

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

W-  5.5 + 0.00,   5.6 + 0.00 ( 2 inch font)

R-   3.8 + 0.00,   3.2 – 3.35 ( 1 inch font)

K-  3.8 + 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 Magnolia 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 Magnolia Font. There are several websites out there where you can download embroidery fonts, but you can purchase the Magnolia Font in this example on my website available in the “DOWNLOADS” tab.

The Magnolia Font come with a set of uppercase 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 Magnolia 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 Magnolia Font“.  You can find this specific font using the link below:

Step Six: Select Your Design: Click on the font name Magnolia Font. You will see 4 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.

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 “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 Magnolia Font embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 5.5 and your left and right initials should be around 4.5. 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 Magnolia Font monogram embroideries.

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

W-  5.5 + 0.00,   5.5 + 0.00 ( 2 inch font)

R-   4.5 – 0.75,   4.2 – 2.90 ( 1 inch font)

K-  4.5 – 0.75,   3.1 + 3.30 ( 1 inch font)

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

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

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

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

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

Your completed design will look similar to this.

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Magnolia

Hello crafters!

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

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

New Monogram Font: Harrington

Hello crafters!

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

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

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

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

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

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

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

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

Your completed design will look similar to this.

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

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New Monogram Font: Quirky Font

Hello crafters!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 “Army Font” You can find this specific font using the link below:

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

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

R- First Initial

K- Middle Initial 

W- Last Initial 

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

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

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Your sewing machine will beep and show the following message:

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

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

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

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

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

Followed by “LAY-OUT”.

Here, you will have several options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Followed by your middle initial “K”.

Then first initial “R”.

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

Delete Pattern

Your embroidery design will look something like this.

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

Your completed design will look similar to this.

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

P.S. You’re like really crafty!