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I bought one! :la: It's a Brother Innov-is 750E.
It's a dream come true, I'm so happy! I'm now figuring out how to work with minky, how to make patterns for patches and plushies myself, but it feels like I'm learning fast (and really I only got it Tuesday evening)! If you have an embroidery machine, please share any tips or tricks if you want :heart: I really hope I'll have some embroidered stuff available at Dutch Comic Con this November, but we'll see how it goes :D Oh man I'm so excited! You can follow my progress and failures on my Instagram and Tumblr c: That's also where I post daily Sketchember and Inktober art! This DA account is in need of some serious updating, so much to do! (And let's not forget about my thesis, which isn't going to write itself). Hope you all are doing great! :la:
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MayEsdot Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I work with a brother embroidery machine (and just brother machines in general) and digitize in SophieSew.  If you have any questions about hooping your minky, stabilizers, threads or whatnot, feel free to send me a note.  I'm excited to see what you make with it :D
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Avanii Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really excited about all of the possibilities and I think I'm getting the hang of it :D I use Embrilliance StitchArtist as it appears to be the only software that's compatible with Mac. Would you recommend using tear-away or cut-away stabiliser for minky? And when using the water soluble film for embroidering on minky, do you let it soak or use a wet cloth to wipe it off?
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SnowStoat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm starting with making plushies myself, but thought it would be really cool, I'm not quite sure I'm ready to invest in an embroidery machine yet. I still have to figure out how I will make the eyes on my current plushie though. XD
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Avanii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017   General Artist
Plastic safety eyes are very easy to come by in most places, and certainly online c: I like to use glass eyes too, but it depends on how the plush will be treated after completion. I would certainly not advise to get an embroidery machine if you haven't made any plushies yet / are just starting out! It's a very big investment and if you don't have (much) experience making plushies by hand or with a sewing machine, you'll likely have a hard time figuring out the extra steps with an embroidery machine. I've been making plushies for over 6 years and finally made the step! Not to say that you should wait that long though, haha, but yeah, I see many embroidery machines being offered up second-hand because the original owners had too little time for it or underestimated the learning curve. And that's a real shame. That said, I do really love my new machine <3
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SnowStoat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to have embroidered eyes on my plushie, but unless I can somehow do it by hand or find someone nearby who has an embroidery machine and will let me use it for this project, it seems I'll have to look for a different solution. ^^ But I'm sure I'll think of something.

I can imagine that you're happy with it. ^^ Must be pretty exciting. 
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Avanii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017   General Artist
There are people on Etsy who do eye commissions, I think also as patches, so maybe that's a solution? You could commission one of them to make the eyes for you and you sew them on the head yourself? I also know that some people do iron-on eyes, but personally I'm not such a fan of those. I don't know how long they'll last, as iron-on T-shirt designs tend to crack after a while :/
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SnowStoat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks! :D Maybe I could do that.
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