PFAFF creative icon 2 | Embroidery Exploration by Olesya Lebedenko December 29, 2023 written by Olesya Lebedenko December 29, 2023 68 Today, we’re exploring embroidery! Just as presser feet unlocked creative potential in yesterday’s post, The PFAFF creative icon 2 | Presser Feet, the embroidery unit offers numerous artistic possibilities. We’ll unbox the embroidery case, explore its contents, and delve into the software that complements The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine. Let’s uncover this embroidery toolkit and see how it transforms visions into stitched realities. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine embroidery unit pack The embroidery unit pack for the PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine is comprised of the travel case, embroidery unit, and an impressive selection of hoops, including the creative Grand Dream Hoop, creative Supreme Hoop (360 x 260 mm), creative Elite Hoop (260 x 200 mm), and the versatile creative 120 Square Hoop (120 x 120 mm). This comprehensive assortment is designed to optimize embroidery tasks, streamlining the process to save time and minimize material usage. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine tray accessories Let’s get into our embroidery session! To get started, gently pull and remove the accessory tray. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine embroidery unit If this is your first time using the embroidery unit, ensure to remove the red manufacturer’s clip located on the bottom of the embroidery unit. Turn the unit upside down and gently pull out the red clip. Once this clip is removed there is no need to put it back. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine Quick TIP Ensure your machine is positioned on a spacious, level, and stable surface to secure both the machine and the embroidery unit. I use a robust table measuring 140cm x 60cm with a weight capacity of 40 kg, ensuring stability even during intense embroidery sessions that may cause vibrations. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine Gently slide the embroidery unit onto the free arm of the machine until it firmly plugs into the socket at the back. Whether you were previously in embroidery mode or you switched to it now, a pop-up message prompts you to clear the embroidery arm and remove the hoop before calibration. Tap ‘OK,’ and the machine will proceed to calibrate while the embroidery arm moves to the ready position. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine It is recommended to use the straight stitch plate for embroidery. However, if you forget to switch, the embroidery navigation on the screen will provide all the necessary recommendations and reminders before the embroidery process. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine To hoop the fabric, prepare a sandwich with a layer of stabilizer and fabric. Ensure that the layers are smooth and securely hooped together. To attach the hoop, slide the hoop connector into the hoop attachment from front to back until it clicks into place. To remove the hoop from the embroidery arm later, press and hold the gray button on the hoop attachment, then slide the hoop towards you. For now, keep the hoop attached and click the Embroidery mode. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine In Embroidery mode, click on the screen and select an embroidery design from the menu to get started. Touch and hold the chosen design to load it into the Embroidery edit section, allowing you to place it precisely where you desire. Next, click on the hoop icon and choose the correct hoop size from the list. Finally, click ‘Start Hoop Scan’ to initiate the hoop scanning process. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine After scanning the hoop and resizing the design, fine-tune its placement within the hoop using the Move and/or Rotate options. When the frame turns white, indicating proper positioning, you’re all set to begin stitching your embroidery design. Press the Start button and enjoy the stitching process. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine embroidery stitch-out screen You can monitor every stitch on the embroidery stitch-out screen and pause the embroidery at any moment. Once the embroidery is complete, a notification will prompt on the screen. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine To remove the hoop from the embroidery arm, press and hold the gray button on the hoop attachment, then slide the hoop towards you. Remove your stitched design, then incorporate it into any of your sewing, quilting or garment projects! The entire embroidery process is a delight from start to finish. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine welcome screen Let’s delve a bit deeper into the embroidery features. There’s something more to add. I’ll briefly mention mySewnet, an online platform and subscription service that includes embroidery and design software. It offers users tools for editing, creating, and managing embroidery designs. The platform often integrates with compatible embroidery machines of different brands, allowing users to transfer designs directly for stitching. Moreover, the platform provides a 30-day free trial of EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE PLATINUM, offering advanced tools and features to enhance your imaginative designs. The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine Concluding this exploration into embroidery with The PFAFF creative icon 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, I’m captivated by the possibilities it offers. The diversity of embroidery hoops, the intuitive interface, and the integration with mySewnet have redefined what’s possible. This machine is more than a tool; it’s a way to bring dreams into reality. The precision, software, and ease of use create an unparalleled embroidery and quilting experience. With this powerhouse, my creative journey takes on a new dimension, ensuring every stitch and design tells a story of artistry and innovation throughout 2024. This is part 4 of 4 in this series Go back to part 3: PFAFF creative icon 2 | Presser Feet Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs500embroidery hoopspfaffPFAFF creative icon 2PFAFF creative icon sewing embroidery machinesPFAFF embroidery machine hoopsPFAFF embroidery unitPFAFF top line machinesewing machine accessoriessewing machine reviewsunboxingUnboxing and review PFAFF embroidery unit FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Olesya Lebedenko Author Olesya Lebedenko is an artist from Ukraine living in Canada, where she works and creates modern pattern designs. She is a teacher, designer, quilter, doll maker, author, magazine contributor, and entrepreneur as the founder and owner of Olesya Lebedenko Design. 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