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