How To Create Your Own Monogrammed Baby Bibs Using The Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine

Looking to create a custom baby gift? Try this tutorial on creating your own monogrammed baby bibs using your Brother SE-400 Sewing Machine.

Step One: Start out by reading my tutorial “How To Embroider The Classic Monogram Font On The Brother Se-400 Sewing Machine” 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 patterns. I have several monogram fonts available for purchase under my “DOWNLOADS” folder. In this tutorial, I will be using the fonts “Classic Mono”.

Attach your USB cord to your computer and upload the design into your sewing machine (see tutorial for further instructions).

I purchased white baby bibs off Amazon that I planned to put the embroidery pattern on. In this tutorial, I put the design in the center of the bib.

Step Three: 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”.

Place the loom in the sewing machine making sure that you have your Q foot attached and the correct attachments.

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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. We will be using the font “Classic Mono”.

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Step Five: Click on the font name and then the PES subfolder. For Classic Mono, you will see four different sized uppercase fonts, 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch.

In this tutorial, we will be using the 4 inch monogram with the initials I H L.

I- First Initial

L- Middle Initial 

H- Last Initial 

Classic Mono Font Setup:

Start with the center initial. Select the 4 inch option for “4inchCenterH.pes”.

Next, select the 4 inch option for “4inchLeftI.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

Finally, select the 4 inch option for “4inchRightL.pes”. Drag the file over to your “Sewing Machine” folder.

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 Classic Mono embroidery font, complete your monogram design using the following values. Your center letter will be at the size 10.0 and your left and right initials should be around 9.9. 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 I-H-L.

H-  10.0 + 0.00,   4.5 + 0.00 (4 inch font)

I-   9.8 + 0.00,   3.4 – 3.25 (4 inch font)

L-  9.9 + 0.00,   3.4 + 3.30 (4 inch font)

Complete the embroidery. Instructions available here for your Classic Monogram embroidery.

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

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

Followed by the final letter, L.

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

Your finished product will look something like this.

That’s it! Your baby bib will turn out great and you will have a custom gift to give the new mom.

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!

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