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Babylock Ellisimo Upgrade IV Review *****

I stopped by Humble Sewing Center today to pick up Upgrade IV for my Babylock Ellismio Gold. I could not wait to get home to install the upgrade. The box contains the W2 embroidery foot, multi-function foot control, the W2 embroidery foot, a couple of BLSOGUpgradeIVscrews, a bottom plate used to attach the large and small foot pedals, installation instruction manual, and Ellisimo Upgrade IV CD.

New Features include:

  • LED Pointer shows you the exact needle drop position.
  • Multi Function Foot Control that allows you to customize how the foot control functions.
  • Two large 6″ Embroidery fonts.
  • 15 Buttonholes in three sizes with decorative frames.

Led Pointer for Needle Drop Position

When using the included Embroidery foot (W2), you can see the exact spot where the BLSOG2_needlebeamneedle with penetrate the fabric just by touching the icon on the screen.  When doing embroidery you can see exactly where the needle is going to drop so that you embroidery line up is perfect every time. This particularly helpful to me when I use embroidery quilting designs to quilt my quilts.

Customize your Multi-Function Foot Control

With the multi-function foot control, you can customize the functions of the foot control. You can program the pedals to start/stop sewing, thread cutting, setting needle position up or down, single stitching and reverse stitching. And, you can decide if  you want to BLSOG2_footcontrolposition the small pedal to the left or right of the large pedal.

I positioned the small pedal to the left of the larger one. The large pedal has both a toe function which is starting/stopping sewing and a heel function which I set to raise or lower my needle. I shift my foot to the left and press the small pedal to cut the thread.  I  got into the habit of sewing with my left years ago. I find it easier to manage my sewing speed with my left foot. Now all I just move my foot to the right or left instead of using my fingers to cut the thread and raise/lower needle, allowing me to keep my hands on my fabric.

Large 6″ Embroidery Fonts 

BLSOG2_alphabetsHow many times have you wished that you would you have a larger embroidery font for those extra large bath towels or a throw pillow. Now you have them. Two new large embroidery fonts are included with the Ellisimo Upgrade IV.  I am going to buy some ultra suede fabric and start making some Christmas gifts shortly.

Large Buttonholes

Buttons make nice accents on home dec items and clothing. Large buttons are particular neat looking, but making a buttonhole for those large buttons manually is not my thing. I can never get the sides of the buttonholes to match up perfectly. Now you can make perfect buttonholes with embellishments for them. Another idea is to add a row of buttonholes when making a shower curtain. Before finishing the side hem, feed ribbon or lace through the button holes securing the ends in the finished sides.

Installation

The first step in the installation is to read the instruction manual. If you follow the manual step by step the process goes very smoothly. You do need an internet connection to do the upgrade.  When do the upgrade, don’t skip the step that downloads the Upgrade IV user manual.  I printed the manual so that I could reference it as needed. I added the manual to my Ellisimo Inspiration Guide.

Embroidery W2 Foot

Finally, it is time to use the new features. I did an embroidery with the W2 Embroidery Foot. There is a new button on the embroidery screen that shows a laser light in the needle drop position. Mark your embroidery project or place a positioning sticker on your project and press the button. A laser light shows you exactly where you needle will drop so that you can easily position the design for proper placement.

Multi Function Foot Control

I assembled the multi-function foot control with the small pedal on the left. After attaching the new foot control to the machine with two connections, open the settings to page 2. Select the desired function for the large pedal heel and the small pedal.  After closing the settings, I was ready to sew with my new foot control. Wow, what a nice feature. Now I can sew, raise and lower the needle and cut the thread, all hands free.

New Fonts and Buttonholes

I did not have the time to stitch out a some large monograms on ultra suede to make some new throw pillows and to try out the new buttonhole designs.  That will have to wait for another day.

Conclusion

I am extremely pleased with the new Ellisimo Upgrade IV. The functionality of the multi-control foot pedal is great. I like the hands free operation. And, the laser light for needle drop down position makes it so easy to properly position embroidery designs where you are doing the first design or adding another design to an existing project.  The new fonts are ready and waiting for my next embroidery project.

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,

Marje

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.

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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″

Notions:

  • 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.