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Babysafari | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi — My name is Frank. My screen name is babysafari. I am a complete newbie here.

Aside from doing some sewing with dacron sail cloth for sports (flight) gear, I have virtually no experience with sewing.

I would like to know what embroidery sewing machines can easily take a scanned and/or downloaded image and make a small (embroidery) fabric patch (1.4″ x1.4″). More than one color would be nice. I suppose that a hoop is needed for good registration.

I am really desperate. We have a small company that makes language CDs for infants (birth to age 2) and we include a free pair of white socks with each order. I would very much like to provide these with an animal face on the top of each sock (or let the Mother sew them on). Then the infant can treat its feet like puppets. I have tried heat transfers and fabric stamping — both attempts however were real failures.

Ideally, I would like to find someone in the SF bay area who has a really good setup — with say a Juki, Pfaff, Singer (XL-6000), etc. who is good at this sort of thing. I would like to see how is it done. It might be good to let someone else do this but I would like to learn what is involved.

Many thanks in advance. Frank


  1. GailAnn | | #1

    Hi Frank:

    Why don't you just find out which athlectic equipment store supplies most of you local High-School athletes with their "Letterman's Jackets"?  The store will probably have someone either on staff or a contractor, who sews on patches, embroiders names, and such.  If it is a contractor she'd probably appreciate the extra work.  If someone on staff, in house, you might be able to arrange some sort of reciprocal arrangement.


    1. Babysafari | | #3

      GailAnn - Very good idea. Thanks for your very quick response. Frank

  2. suesew | | #2

    Pay a visit to a local sewing machne dealer. Juswt about anyone whould be able to fill you in on the details you are asking for.

    1. Babysafari | | #4

      SueSew -- Thanks, I'll try a dealer or two and see how it goes. Frank

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