PLP Project

Rationale:   My rationale for this project came from the fact while the new rollout of OCP (Official Camouflage Pattern) uniform for the United States Air Force. I wasn’t wanting to pay a premium to order patches and our unit needed some patches for our new uniforms. So I took it upon myself to learn the craft of machine embroidery to make patches. While researching and getting started I realized how intricate this process may be and I could maybe save some time for others who are wanting to also make embroidery designs starting from scratch and learning how to digitize their own designs. Crawl before we can walk, that’s how this course will be designed. Audience: The intended audience for users who are just get starting and want to digitize their designs and get them from a picture, to a stich count, then onto the machine, and finally onto fabric. So they can see their creations come to life. Outcomes and Assessments: My outcome for this course for users to be

Unfortunate Event

Hello,  Unfortunately this PLP will have to change from photography to embroidery as my car had been broken into and my camera which I was taking everywhere for the project had been stolen. Luckily I do have another hobby that I just started and am learning! Machine Embroidery has actually been taking up most of my time lately and I’ve been having fun learning the functions and have also learned how to digitize designs to stitch them using my machine! Here are my essentials for my current projects: Machine - Brother PE-880 (5x7 Hopp) Digitizing Software - Embird  USB flash drive  Computer  Setting up the machine, learning what a bobbin was/is(and learning how to wind it), and setting up the thread took about an hour. After that learning how to use the trial version embird to digitize a drawing took another hour. Then I learned I couldn’t export it into a PES file (file needed for the machine to read stitch patterns) with the trial version so I had to buy the program. I