Category Archives: Ellisimo Inspiration

Ellisimo Special Event

Hi everyone,  on Monday and Tuesday, May 6 & 7 we are hosting an Ellisimo Event at Humble Sewing Center. I apologize for the late announcement, but it is something that we just decided to offer, especially since we have so many new Ellisimo owners. We needed to offer the event before Mother’s Day because so many of us have busy lives between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It is the time of year for graduations, weddings, family reunions, end of school year activities, etc.

If you have an Ellisimo you are invited to attend this special event. Please call the store on Monday morning at 281-446-1818 to let us know you will be attending. We would like to have enough workspace setup for each of you.

Do you have an Ellisimo? If so, you don’s miss this event. All Ellisimo owners are invited to attend. You must bring your own machine.  This is your opportunity to learn even more about your machine.

Don’t own an Ellisimo. No problem, we have a limited number of seats available for those interested in an Ellisimo.  Call to store to register. The project is not exactly like the one pictured below, but it will be similar.

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What you will learn…

  • Learn how to use the on screen designer. (Ellisimo Gold have On Screen Designer, Ellisimo owners the optional Upgrade II.
  • Learn how to resize embroidery designs on your machine.
  • Learn how to use the color visualizer to change color selections automatically to different color palettes.
  • Using Embroidery Edit, design the front of a throw pillow.
  • Learn how to construct the front of your pillow using decorative stitches to enhance the seams.
  • Learn how to precisely position your embroidery.
  • Learn how to scan the fabric to position other embroidery designs.
  • Learn how to embellish your project with bobbin work.
  • Learn how embroidery software can make the embroidery design part of the project faster and easier.

Supply List

  • 1  – 18 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ fabric
  • 1  – 6 1/2″ x 10 1/2″  fabric
  • 3 –  6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ fabric
  • Variety of Embroidery thread to coordinate with fabric
  • Sewing Thread to coordinate with fabric
  • Ellisimo
  • Embroidery Unit
  • 8×8″ hoop
  • 8×12″ hoop
  • Scissors, sewing machine needles, bobbins, pins, ruler, marking pen, rotary cutter.
  • Tearaway Stabilizer
  • Positioning stickers.
  • Embroidery Foot “W”
  • Sewing Foot “J”
  • Decorative Stitch foot “N”
  • Overcast Foot “G”
  • Screw Driver for changing foot and/or needle
  • Bring your lunch for Tuesday or go out.
  • Bring any snacks that you want during the day.

Lunch Break on Tuesday from 12-1:30 (no lunch provided)

I look forward to seeing many of our Ellisimo Owners on Monday and Tuesday.

Have a great sewing day,


Ellisimo Border Event

Saturday, Jan 19 from 1-3 PM

Saturday, January 19 from 1-3 PM

Fee $15

Do you have an Ellisimo? Do you have the upgrade III? Do you know how to match your border with multiple hooping? You will learn how to all of the above at the Ellisimo border event.


All Ellisimo owners are invited to attend. You must bring your own machine.

Don’t own an Ellisimo. No problem, we have a limited number of seats available for those interested in an Ellisimo. If you don’t have upgrade III, come to learn just how easy it is to create borders with the Ellisimo Upgrade III.

Ellisimo Gold & Ellisimo Continuous Border Hoop Embroidery Upgrade III

The Ellisimo and Ellisimo Gold have innovative embroidery features to help nurture your creativity, and with the Ellisimo Gold Continuous Border Frame Upgrade III, you can really get the most out of them. With this upgrade, you can easily add beautiful borders to any project.

The upgrade comes with the large 300mm x 100mm (12″ x 4″) Continuous Border Frame for less re-hooping. It also comes with 10 new, exclusive border designs to get you started. Effortlessly create elegant, unique border designs by working with the NeedleCam Digital Camera and the Enhanced Border Design Capability.

Explore your creative side and take advantage of the embroidery features on your Ellisimo and Ellisimo Gold with the Ellisimo Gold Continuous Border Frame Upgrade III.

Supply List

  • Pillow case or Sheet
  • T Bobbins earaway Stabilizer
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Pre Wound
  • Ellisimo with Upgrade III installed
  • Embroidery Unit
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Power Cord
  • Border Hoop 4″ x 12″


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Embroidery Needle, size 75/11

If you have an embroidery design that you prefer to use, please bring it on a flash drive for your machine.

Babylock Class (January 2012)

Class Name :  Babylock –Ellisimo Inspiration Class

Date: January 31, 2012

Babylock (Esante, Ellageo, Ellegante) owners 2:00-3:30  or 5:30-7:00

Ellisimo owners 2:00 – 4:00  or 5:30-7:30

This month you will create samples of bobbin work both by sewing and with embroidery.

Supply List

Decorative threads for bobbin work

  • Sulky 12 weight cotton
  • Perle  crown rayon
  • Designer 6
  • Embroidery floss
  • Babylock Sewing/Embroidery Machine (Esante, Ellageo, Ellegante, or Ellisimo)
  • Fabric  (samples to be used for sewing bobbin work stitches and for embroidery hoop to embroidery bobbin work). You can just make samples for future reference or use them for a project.  Bring at least 5 pieces of fabric.
    • Faux suede
    • Cotton
    • Twill
    • Linen
    • Other woven fabrics
    • Stabilizer – tearaway
    • Bobbin Work bobbin case


  • Tablet and Pen for On screen designer.
  • On screen designer program on a USB stick.
  • Fabric to embroider what you digitize.

Ellisimo Inspiration Class

The Ellisimo Inspiration Class is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 from 10:30-1 PM and from 5:30-8PM.

There will be two parts to the class. The first will be on Quilting. I will have instructions to make a quilted placemat. You will piece the blocks, sew them together, add the batting, backing, and quilt the placemat. I understand that some of you are already experienced quilters. The goal of the class is not to teach you to quilt since that is not my expertise, but to explain the quilting features of your Ellisimo, how to use the quilting techniques, and the feet that can be used for each technique.

Part I – Quilting

Topics to be discussed are:

  • ¼” inch piecing
  • Crazy Patch piecing
  • Channel or Cartridge Quilting
  • Grid or Diamond Quilting
  • Outline Quilting
  • Stitch in the Ditch
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Hand Look Quilting
  • Sashiko
  • Serpentine Quilting
  • Stippling – Machine
  • Stippling – Free Motion
  • Thread Painting
  • Applique

Supply List:

  • Cotton Quilt Fabrics scraps (enough to make 12- 6×6 blocks) (can be all muslin) This is for practice and trying various stitches.
  • Backing – same amount as for the top (can be all muslin)
  • Batting  enough for about 12 6×6 blocks)
  • Placemat Supplies
    • 24”x24” fabric
    • 12”x24” coordinating fabric
    • 12 ½” x 20 ½” batting
    • Thread
    • Needles
    • Straight Pins
    • Pencil or Chalk Marker
    • Scissors
    • 4 ½” square template
    • Ruler


  • ¼” piecing foot or ¼” piecing foot with guide
  • “J” foot
  • Open toe foot or “N” foot
  • Walking Foot with Quilting Bar
  • Edge Joining Foot
  • Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
  • Free Motion Echo Foot
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot “C” or Free Motion Quilting foot “O”
  • Straight Stitch plate

Part II Supply List

  • Embroidery Unit
  • 8×8 Hoop
  • Stabilizer
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery thread

You will stitch a design that you created with on Screen Designer and another that matches designs perfectly.