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Embracing the Art of Customization: My Journey with Embroidery Machines

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

I LOVE CUSTOMIZING THINGS! From etching glass to using Cricut machines, I have always enjoyed adding personal touches to everyday items. Recently, my excitement soared as I discovered a fantastic deal on an embroidery machine, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to explore this new avenue of creativity. Join me on this adventure as I dive into the world of embroidery, eager to learn and share my experiences with you.


A Love for Personalization: Before the era of Cricut machines, I would etch intricate designs onto glassware. My mom had an array of vases, glasses, and bowls adorned with monograms, hearts, and other unique patterns. As technology advanced, I embraced the Cricut Maker, sublimation printing, and even 3D printing. The desire to personalize grew stronger, especially when I saw how a friend's mom used an embroidery machine to add personalized touches to the dance team's gear.

The Quest for an Embroidery Machine: However, the cost of an embroidery machine always posed a hurdle. I couldn't justify the investment given the potential usage it would receive. But fate had something else in store for me. While shopping for appliances, my husband and I stumbled upon a furniture store's scratch and dent section. To our amazement, we discovered a Brother PE535 embroidery machine in pristine condition. It was a special order item, and the store decided to mark it down significantly and place it in the scratch and dent area. Luck was definitely on my side that day!


Embarking on a New Adventure: With the Brother PE535 embroidery machine now in my possession, a whole new world of creativity awaits. Although I am a complete novice when it comes to embroidery machines, I am fueled by my love for learning and cannot wait to dive in headfirst. This journey will be filled with discovery, experimentation, and sharing the ups and downs with all of you.


Learning the Art of Embroidery: As I embark on this embroidery adventure, I will document my progress, share the techniques I learn, and showcase the projects I undertake. From monogramming hats for my hat-loving husband to creating personalized items for family and friends, the possibilities are endless. Along the way, I will also seek guidance from experienced embroiderers and tap into the wealth of knowledge within the embroidery community.


Join me as I explore the world of embroidery machines, transforming ordinary items into personalized treasures. While I may be a beginner, I am fueled by enthusiasm and a genuine desire to learn. Together, let's embrace the art of customization, one stitch at a time. Stay tuned for updates, tutorials, and tales from my embroidery journey. This is just the beginning, and I can't wait to share this exciting new chapter with all of you!


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