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Time: 3 hours
This fanciful fun Spring Shawl can be worn to the prom, graduation, afternoon tea or any occasion that you like. It is just the right weight for those cool spring afternoons when you just want something to cover your shoulders. It is a great gift idea for your daughter, granddaughter, or you. In addition, this projects features how to navigate and master Digitizer Junior! This was created for the Memory Craft 9700, but can be stitched on most embroidery models.
Janome Supplies Required
o Memory Craft 10000, 10001, 9700, 9500, or 350E
o Digitizer Junior
o Iron-on or adhesive stabilizer
o USB, ATA PC Card or USB Memory Key
o Clothsetter 10000
o Embroidery Hoop B (10001, 10000, 9700, 9500, or 350E)
o Embroidery Foot P
o ¼” foot “O”
o Embroidery thread (Colors to compliment fabric)
o Pre-wound bobbin
o Blue Tip needle 11
Fabric and Notions Required:
o 2 yards of faux silk dupioni (cotton)
Fabric Cutting Instructions
1. Cut two pieces 14” x 72” from the faux silk duppionni
Spring Shawl Sewing and Digitizing Instructions
1. Open Digitizer Junior.
2. Select the machine type and the “B” hoop from the drop down menu. Note – “RE” hoop for Memory Craft 11000.
3. At this point if the work area measurements are known they can be defined so as to stay within the parameters. Note – the work area was not defined for this design combination.
4. Select “Embroidery”, select “Insert Design”, select design S03.jef from the small floral collection.
5. While the design is still selected, move it to the lower left hand corner of the hoop.
6. Select “Copy and Mirror Image to corners, select the green arrow button to the right to “Apply” the function.
7. Using the left mouse button, click and drag a box around the flower at the bottom left hand side of the hoop.
8. Select “copy” and then select “paste”. Using the directional arrows on the keyboard, move the design to the center of the hoop.
9. Click in the center of the design which will activate the manual “rotate” function and then hold down the left mouse button and rotate the design so that it is vertically positioned. Note – the anchor boxes will be open.
10. Select “Edit” from the top toolbar, select “Select All”, select “Edit” again and then select “Group”.
11. Select “Combine” from the bottom toolbar and the “Add Hoop” will be available. Note – the original hoop has changed and the designs are now all green.
12. Select the “Add Hoop” and using the directional arrows on the keyboard, move the new hoop to the right.
13. Select the “Add Hoop” again and using the directional arrows on the keyboard, move the new hoop to the left. Note – Now there are three hoops.
14. Select “Combine” from the bottom toolbar and the design will regain its original colors. Note – there are crosshairs in the center of each hoop.
15. Select the design (the five flowers are grouped as one design), select copy, select paste from the top toolbar and then move the new design to the hoop on the right.
16. Repeat and move the new design to the hoop on the left.
17. Click on the design in the hoop on the left, select “Edit, select “Ungroup”. Note – this will allow the center flower to be repositioned.
18. Click and drag a box around the center flower in the hoop at the left, click again to rotate and position at the left hand side of the hoop.
19. Repeat for the flower in the center of the hoop at the right.
20. Click and drag a box around all the flowers in the hoop on the left and select the combine function from the bottom toolbar.
21. Repeat for the remaining hoop. Note – this will stabilize them in position and create cross hair markings for the three different hoops. Special note – look carefully at the alignment to be sure they are on the same grid lines.
22. Select “External Media” from the top toolbar and save the design in the appropriate file folder. Note – Name the file “SpringS”.
23. To review, go to file open and you will see there are three files. Select “Cancel”.
24. Select “File” from the top toolbar and then select “Print Preview”.
25. There are many viewing options, select Options at the top and then select “Design Mode”, Embroidery Elements”, “Actual Size”, and “Cloth Setter Markings.
26. Select “Print” to print the templates. If desired, punch holes in the ends of the crosshairs on the papers to later mark dots on the fabric with a water erasable marker.
27. Tape the templates together at the side markings and lay them on one piece of the 14’ x 72’ piece of fabric.
28. Mark the dots on the fabric.
29. Once the templates are removed, connect the dots to re-form the cross hairs on the fabric. Special Note – if the fabric may stain from the marks, temporarily secure the template to the fabric with pins.
30. Hoop the fabric using the cloth setter for perfect placement, match up the cross hairs on the fabric (template) to the cross hairs on the arm of the cloth setter. Once hooped remove the paper template if you secured it with pins.
31. Lock the hoop on the embroidery arm of the machine.
32. Insert the External Memory Device into the machine and select open file.
33. Select design #1 and stitch it out.
34. Continue following the template order and stitch out the remaining designs.
35. Once all embroidery is complete remove fabric from hoop.
36. Set up the machine for Ordinary Sewing.
37. Attach the ¼” foot “O” and adjust the stitch length to 2.6.
38. With right sides together sew the two 14” x 72” pieces together but leave a 3” opening for turning right side out.
39. Turn right side out and press as needed.
40. Adjust the stitch length to 3.0 and topstitch all four sides making sure the opening is sewn shut.