Category Archives: Videos: Machine Embroidery Tutorials & Tips

How to Transfer Embroidery Designs to your USB Stick

Hey! Hi! Hello!

It’s been a little while since I’ve added a post of my own.  I hope you are all enjoying the Skirt Sew Along with our wonderful Stacie!

(The t-shirt quilt sew-along is kind of on hold for now – Sorry ’bout that!  Please be patient with me!  I promise that I won’t leave you hanging too much longer….)

Ok, so today I’m sharing a very brief, 2-part video clip, in which I demo how to transfer embroidery designs from your design CD over to your USB stick.

Before viewing, I have 2 disclaimers:

#1 I used my husband’s iPhone to film this, so it’s a skinny screen.

#2 In the video, we are transferring all the designs from the cd onto the USB stick – but that is not generally recommended.  You see, your USB stick is really not meant to “store” your collections of embroidery designs.  If you cram it full of 30 or more designs, your embroidery machine is going to take FOREVER to read your USB stick the next time you plug it in.  So, instead of bogging down your stick with hundreds of designs that you may not ever stitch out anyway, you may want to only transfer the designs that you are ready to stitch out right now.

And…..without further delay….da, da, DA!   Transfer Part 1 & Part 2 by:  StitchinJenny

I’m no computer guru, but I hope this helps!

Thanks so much!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny


One Step T-Shirt Makeovers

Designer Necklines

Today’s post is one of True Confessions.  True confessions about things I buy and then take forever to get around to using.

I bought this design package at the BabyLock event that Humble Sewing Center hosted last April.  What a fun event!  Nancy Zieman came to town and this was one of the items she showcased during her presentation.  Well, I just had to have it!

So, my confession is that it is now the end of November and today is the first time I even opened the package.  But, I am happy to say that not only did I open it, I actually used it, too!

This design package is loaded with all the needed designs, step by step instructions and a 30min video tutorial.  (If you’d like your own copy, Humble Sewing Center can order this item for you.)

I’m posting a short video demo here, but before that I have just a few pictures to share!

My Shirt Before

My Shirt After!

Close-Up of Shirt Using the Placket Option

This project was so fun and VERY easy!  I plan to make more of these and use the other design options.

Here’s a short video demo from our favorite seamster:  Nancy Zieman!

ATTENTION:   The contest for the freebies is almost over.  Click here to get in on some goodies!  Gift Give-Away

Let’s get sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Jenny's Reversible Bag w/ Continuous Embroidery

Continuous Embroidery w/ Perfect Results!

Jenny's Reversible Bag w/ Continuous Embroidery 

Fully Reversible Bag with Continuous Machine Embroidery

Hello all!  I’m SewVac Outlet’s newest Guest Blogger, Jenny Gabriel, of  It’s a pleasure to chime in with some fun projects and tips/techniques to enhance your sewing!

This is my version of a bag that was inspired by a post on a blog called:  If you want the pattern, just visit this link!

I decided to make a few tweaks to the bag by enlarging it, adding an inset zipper, and the magic of continuous embroidery.

To be honest, I decided to take a minute and watch this very helpful video by Nancy Zieman, before doing my “experiment.”  Lots of good info here.  Enjoy!

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Introducing the New Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold

Baby Lock recently introduced a new Ellisimo Gold.  New features in the Ellisimo include color visualization and the on screen designer. You can also resize embroidery designs on the Ellisimo Gold up 200% and down 60% while adjusting the density for the perfect embroidery.

Introducing the Ellisimo Gold from Baby Lock from Tacony Corporation on Vimeo.