Friday, August 5, 2016

A New Embroidery Machine For Me!

Thank you to those who voted for my hand-sewn dress! I won second place in the Allbrands Sewing Contest! I won a Brother sewing-embroidery machine. Here are the details of my new toy. I cannot wait to begin playing with it!  

An inspiration to modish mavens and fashionistas, the Project Runway Limited Edition LB6770 PRW sewing and embroidery combination machine brings new creative potential to a designer’s palette. With 70 built-in embroidery designs, five monogramming fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations, the LB6770 PRW imparts style and panache to designer creations. Using the 67 built-in stitches, 98 stitch functions and 10 styles of one-step automatic buttonholes, this limited edition machine brings added dimension, color, texture, imagery and sophistication to apparel. The built-in embroidery card slot allows the use of thousands of optional Brother embroidery designs for greater differentiation tailored to a designer’s unique vision.

Design it with Sewing
  • 67 Built-in Stitches
  • 98 Stitch Functions
  • 10 One-stop Automatic Buttonholes
  • Advanced Needle Threader Saves Wear and Tear on Eyes/Fingers
  • Built-in Variety of Utility and Decorative Stitches
  • Automatic Push-Button Thread Cutter
  • Super Bright, LED-Lit Work Area
  • Super-Easy Bobbin Winding System
Embellish It With Embroidery
  • 70 Built-in Embroidery Designs
  • 5 Alphanumeric Fonts
  • 120 Frame Pattern Combinations
  • Embroidery Rotation in 90˚, 10˚ and 1˚ Increments
  • Embroider Designs up to 4” x 4”
  • Built-in Memory Allows User to Save up to 12 Embroidery Designs
  • On-Screen Editing to Create the Perfect Embroidery Patterns
  • Built-in Card Slot Enables Use of 1000s of Optional Brother Embroidery Designs
Sewing Stitches
  • Stitch Attributes: Mirror, twin, multi-directional, side cutter, satin stitch regulator
  • Stitch Width: up to 7.0 mm
  • Stitch Length: up to 5.0 mm
  • Utility stitch functions: Yes
  • Reinforcement Function: Yes
  • Quilting stitch functions: Yes
  • Heirloom stitch functions: Yes
  • Built-in Decorative Stitches: Yes

Embroidery Pattern
  • Monogramming Fonts: 5
  • Frame Patterns: 10 frames, 12 patterns
  • Decorative Patterns: Yes
  • Media Recognition: Memory Cards
  • Embroidery File Formats: .PES and .DST embroidery data files are compatible with this machine. 

Needle/Thread Features
  • Needle Threading System: Advanced
  • Upper Thread Tension System for perfect stitches on any fabric: Manual
  • Needle Positions: 15
  • # of needles: Single needle machine
  • Bobbin: Top (horizontal)/Drop-in Quick Set™
  • Thread Sensors: Upper Thread and Bobbin Sensors
  • Thread Cutter Button: Push-Button Automatic
  • Bobbin winding system: Super Easy Bobbin Winding System

Machine Features
  • Maximum Sewing Speed (stitch per minute): 710
  • Free Arm: Yes
  • Presser Foot Attachment: Snap-on
  • Drop Feed Function: Yes
  • LCD Touch Control Panel: Backlit, Touch Screen 380 mm x 710 mm
  • Presser Foot Pressure: Auto
  • Maximum Embroidery Field: 4” x 4”

  • On-Screen Editing: Yes
  • Display Control Panel: Backlit, Touch Screen 380 mm x 710 mm
  • Compatible with PE-Design/PED Basic: Yes
  • Design Memory: Yes (sewing/embroidery)

Carton Contents
  • Accessory Storage: Yes
  • In the box: 7 feet (buttonhole, overcasting, monogramming, zipper, zigzag, blind hem, and button fitting), seam ripper, 4 bobbins including clips, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdriver, touch pen, 3 spool caps, spool pin, spool net, foot controller, scissors, disc-shaped screwdriver, embroidery hoop, accessory case, and manual.
I feel like a college Freshman on day one of school. I have no experience with embroidery machines and everything I read is like a new language. There is so much to learn and I am so excited to see what I can do with this machine. If you have any tips, or resources you can share, I would really appreciate it. 

Happy Sewing,


  1. So excited for you! Keep us updated on your progress, I would like to know all about your adventure. I also have never used an embroidery machine but have always wanted one.

    1. Thanks! I am so excited! I think I will try freestanding lace as a beginner project.

  2. I've never used an embroidery machine either! Congrats on your win, that dress was PHENOMENAL!!

    1. Thanks Kyle! I am so thrilled! I don't think naptime will come soon enough until I learn how to use it.

  3. Congrats on your win. I don't know what you were sewing with before, but you've got talent and skills, so I hope the machine inspires you to keep on and new creative growth.

    1. Thanks! I have "regular" machines, but this is the first that has the embroidery features. I can't wait to play!

    2. Thanks! I have "regular" machines, but this is the first that has the embroidery features. I can't wait to play!

  4. Congratulations on your win! Your dress was a stunner! Like others, I've never used an embroidery machine either but I have no doubt you'll come up with something great!

  5. How wonderful!! Major congratulations to you on your 2nd - certainly a terrific prize. I have only used an embroidery machine 3 times and all of those were about 25 years ago so I'm no help. I will say that more and more of the Nancy's Notions catalog is given over to embroidery, so that website & catalog, plus her blog might give you some good starting ideas and info. I can hardly wait to see your astonishing creativity combined with embroidery - I know there is loads to learn, but I'm excited for you. YAY!!

  6. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Have fun with the embroidery machine!

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