SUPPORT FOR USING DESIGNS BY JUJU MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS
We have created this page to assist you in making your machine embroidery experience fun and enjoyable. Hopefully, you will find some useful embroidery helps and information on this page, or links to such information.
On this page you will find links to a
machine appliqué photo tutorial
project tutorials created exclusively for Designs by JuJu
wonderful embroidery tips and helps
thread conversion charts
links to tutorials for Embird and BuzzExplore
, and information about
shopping at www.designsbyjuju.com
If you still have questions after exploring these helps, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
HOW TO DO MACHINE APPLIQUE--A PHOTO TUTORIAL
Designs by JuJu specializes in fun and whimsical applique machine embroidery designs. This photo tutorial was created to show you the process we use for sewing out machine applique embroidery designs.
FREE “HOW TO” PROJECT TUTORIALS CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR DESIGNS BY JUJU: Glenda Boston has graciously created these tutorials for us using machine embroidery designs from Designs by JuJu. If you have tutorials you would like to see, please
and I'll see if we can accomodate your request in future tutorials.
How to make Boutique Overalls
How to do embroidery on ribbon
How to make a Bandana halter top
How to make a Baby Tag Blankie
How to make a Jeans bag
TROUBLESHOOTING OUTLINE WOES
“My outlines are off”. This is one of the most common frustrations I hear, and it was my biggest frustration when I first started machine embroidery. I will preface this troubleshooting note by assuming that the design itself is a well digitized design that has been tested to ensure it is digitized properly. There are many possible reasons for the outline being off.
In my experience, I have found that more often than not, the issue is inadequate stabilization and or loose hooping. If a project is not properly stabilized, it can and usually will throw off the outline at the end. I LOVE Floriani stabilizers. I just find them superb for all embroidery.
has some great helps on their website to help you know what kind of stabilizer will work best for your project:
Quick reference for stabilizer:
It is always best, when possible, to hoop your project with the stabilizer and not just float the stabilizer underneath. I have often used two sheets of a stabilizer, hooping one, and floating another underneath. This seems to work well.
Your project should be firmly hooped, but not pulling the fabric so as to distort it. To ensure excellent embroidery on knits, I highly recommend using an iron on stabilizer (Floriani’s is a wonderful one!) which will keep your knit fabric stabile and give you a nice embroidery outcome.
There are many products available on the market as well to assist you with hooping your projects.
MACHINE SETTINGS AND TENSION
Another possibility is that your embroidery machine settings and tension could be off causing distortion of the embroidery design. Make sure your tensions are working properly to ensure a favorable stitch out of your embroidery design.
RESIZING OR EDITING THE FILE
Lastly, by editing or resizing the machine embroidery designs, especially if you are not familiar with doing it, it can often distort the design putting one frame here, another frame there etc, and pretty soon, your design looks like it was digitized by Picasso. I have seen this before. You are best to work with the files that you purchased. If you must edit them, be sure you are using a good editing program and that you know how to use the embroidery software. Sometimes resizing an embroidery design goes fine, and sometimes it does not. Designs by JuJu is only responsible for the embroidery files provided at the time of purchase.
THREAD COLORS AND CONVERSION CHARTS
I use a main
of Robison Anton Super Brite Polyester thread colors to digitize all of my machine embroidery designs. I created a page with the palette that I use so that you can use it with my .txt color charts for your convenience. This should assist you in matching colors to other brands of thread if you do not use Robison Anton. That palette can be found
Thread conversion charts for Robison Anton thread available on the web:
Sulky, Madeira, or Isacord to Robison Anton
has some wonderful thread conversion charts, including a fantastic interactive one for RA Super Brite Poly. They also have some lovely embroidery designs!
DOWNLOADING AND UNZIPPING:
How to organize the storing of your embroidery designs
How to download your zipped file from email or instant download
How to unzip embroidery files using Windows and Winzip
Unzipping and downloading with BuzzExplore from Windstar Embroidery..free hints and tips, plus great embroidery designs:
Free embird tutorials: You will find information here about changing colors in Embird, among many other great tutorials
Great embroidery hints and tips:
All about needles:
SHOPPING AT DESIGNSBYJUJU.COM
--You will be prompted to create an account with a password upon checkout when making a purchase at Designs by JuJu. By creating an account, this allows you to log in at any time to view your past orders, download previous orders, change your contact information, and view gift certificate balances. Also, we have new features that will alert you if you have ordered a set in the past from our website prior to purchasing it a second time. Please note that this feature is ONLY for orders placed through the
website and will not include any orders placed through Ebay or Oregon Patchworks. You can log into your account from any page on the website by clicking "my account" on the top right hand of the page.
If you are taking advantage of one of the various bonus offers we have from time to time, this bonus set will now be added to your order that you placed rather than emailed to you. This should greatly cut down on slow email downloads and bounce backs. You will be able to log into your account at your convenience and download your designs. Please note that we still ask that you allow 24-36 hours for the bonus set (when applicable) to be added to your downloads.
--you can now create a wish list of designs you would like in the future. To move and item from your wish list to your shopping cart, simply click the shopping cart icon to the left of the item name. Be sure to log out when leaving our website to be sure to save your wish list.
Saving your shopping cart
--your shopping cart will be saved automatically when you log out if you have items in your cart and have not yet placed your order. You can log in at a later time and your items will still be there to place your order. If you do not log out and try to come back at a later date, it is possible that your shopping cart will time out and items placed in it will be lost.
--gift certificates can now be ordered electronically in denominations of $10.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00. and $100.00. When you purchase the gift certificate, it will ask for the email address of the recipient. You MUST enter this email address and recipient MUST use that exact email address when redeeming the gift certicate. To order the gift certificate, choose your denomination and add it to the cart. At checkout, you will get the screen below:
Fill out the email address of the recipient and any message you wish to send. Upon ordering, an email will be sent to the recipient and will look like this:To redeem a gift certificate: On the final checkout page, you will be prompted with the option to redeem a gift certificate. If your total will leave you with a zero balance ie: you are purchasing $20 with a $20 gift certificate, use the regular check out button, and not the paypal button. Your screen will look like this:
Do you want to redeem your gift certificate in your account and use it later?
No problem. Simply log into your account and choose the " View gift certificate balance" option. You will get this page:
The next time you visit our site and would like to make a purchase, you can view your balance:
and upon checkout for making a purchase, you will get a screen like this one:
Hopefully these explanations will assist you. If not, please don't hesitate to