New Simplicity SE-3 Embroidery Machine

clcknitsMay 3, 2006


I just placed an order for the Simplicity SE-3 embroidery Machine and am very excited! I wanted a machine to use for embroidered quilt squares as quilting is my real passion. I read that this was good starter machine and I didn't want to put too much money into something that I haven't tried before. I want to be ready when it I was wondering what should I buy to be able to use it as soon as it arrives. I know that it comes with hoops but what kind of thread, bobbins, needles etc. do I need?

Also where is a good place to purchase supplies online?

Thank you so much, I am so excited to begin this journey,


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I would suggest that you try to find a good book all about stabilisers etc as it's a complicated world! Don't be put off, however, as it's also a lot of fun. You will need a variety of stabilisers and other things.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 10:40AM
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You will also need machine embroidery thread...a few spools in various colors and a spool of bobbin thread (can't use regular sewing thread) to start practicing with is a good option to use while you are practiceng learning the machine using the manual page by painful page. Don't skip the reading as there is valuable information in the manual that will pay off later and not leave you frustrated. The manual will read like mud the first time through, better the second time, and start practicing the third time.

Tearaway stabiilizer is good to start with and walmart has that at less than a dollar a yard. The pre-packaged is expensive way to purchase.

Embroidery machine needles...schmetz, organ, and singer are good options, size 11 and 14. Have a few spares to start with.

Later down the line you may want a reader-writer box to download free and purchased designs on like an external floppy disk drive to transfer the design to the machine so the machine can sew the design out. Your machine requires a box and pre-programmed card or purchased cards which can get expensive.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 8:05AM
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I am trying to embroider some small hand towels. When I lock the fabric into the frame, there is too much between the frame and lock to allow it to lock the frame onto the machine. How do I make this work?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 3:51AM
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