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Have you ever wanted to embroider those cute emojis we use on the daily? I'm sure most of you have used a smartphone to send one over text... In celebration of National Emoji Day, we wanted to bring you a tutorial on how you can embroidery one yourself using an embroidery machine! So, let's first figure out if your machine is emoji-ready or if you'll need to download a design.
After speaking with some of the experts over at Baby Lock, I was able to create a list of machines that the emoji designs appear on. It is a short list, but here you go:
It seems like this design category was only added in the last few years so if we can predict it staying I would suggest that we continue to see it on any new Baby Lock Embroidery Machines.
I did a quick Google Search to find the majority of these designs live on Embroiderydesigns.com
Click below to be re-directed to their site: https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/listing/stockdesign/emoji.aspx
Additionally, you could always search on sites like Etsy or eBay. Just make sure to download the correct format for your machine.
|Bernina||EXP or ART|
|Husqvarna/Viking||HUS, VP3, or VIP|
|Janome||JEF or SEW|
|Pfaff||PCS, VP3 or VIP|
For our example today, we'll be showing you on our Baby Lock Altair.
1. Select your embroidery design.
2. Hoop your stabilizer and fabric. We recommend using cut-away for this patch.
3. Embroider it out and be patient! Even though ours was done using a 4x4 hoop it still took 28 minutes to complete so set some time aside.
4. Trim the excess like we did or leave it on the fabric!
Our friends at DIME sell a software specifically created for Emojis! Check their software out here: https://inspiredbydime.com/inspiration-software/my-emoji-stitches/