I finally got up the nerve to put an embroidery card in the machine (Bernette Deco 500) and try it out. It really is lots easier than I expected, except that the bobbin winding is acting a little wierd, but only whining at the end, so I will just stop winding before that point. All in all, not bad for a machine I got for free. I am getting ready to make another Mexican Peasant Blouse. Here’s the embroidery card I used:
I wanted to try out several things: will the machine work if I use coned thread rather than spool thread, and will I be able to embroider with Maxi-Lock thread, that inexpensive serger thread that comes in so many gorgeous colors? The answer to both is yes.
This will be in the center of the yoke front and I will also have white embroidery and a crochet trim. I’m still working out the design but just wanted to keep trying things on the machine.