Brother Scan N Cut ~ My First Share
I got my Brother Scan N Cut back in January.
My main motivation for buying it was for cutting applique shapes for machine embroidery.
Yesterday, on the Scan N Cut N INSPIRE Facebook group, one of the discussions was about this very topic.
Several members commented that they have both, an embroidery machine and the Scan N Cut, and wanted to try a project that used both.
I have learned so much from this group and decided to digitize a small embroidery design, as well as the cut file to share.
This will fit within the 4×4 hoop.
(I still consider myself a novice when it comes to digitizing.)
It took me a bit of time to produce the cut file, but I learned a few things along the way.
Once the blue fabric and stabilizer were hooped, color stop 1 was stitched. This is the placement line for the applique.
The pink fabric was adhered to the sticky cutting mat and the mat was scanned.
Once the mat was scanned, I was able to move the cut file to the same spot on the screen that the fabric was.
It only took seconds for the machine to cut the applique piece.
The applique was placed within the placement line and fused into place with an iron. This Hobbico iron is the perfect size for my 4×4 hoop.
A perfect fit!
Color stop 2 just catches and tacks the edges.
Color Stop 3 is the main part of the embroidery. A rope border design makes a pretty edge.
You could stop at this point and call it done. I think it looks pretty just like this.
Or, you could stitch Color Stop 4, which is the accent to the rope design.
I used a grey for this, but afterward thought another pink might also have been a good choice.
If you are interested in stitching this design yourself, I have converted it to those formats listed below.
I DO NOT have the ability to convert to Bernina format.
I have uploaded the embroidery files as a free download at Craftsy.
The cut file for the Brother Scan N Cut, can be downloaded here (I hope, anyway):