Embroidery Machine: Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
7-7/8" x 14", 5-1/8" x 7-1/8", 4 "x 4", 1-1/2" x 2-3/8"
Clearence (4 Hoops)
Basics of CNC Embroidery, Expert Check-off: CNC Embroidery
CNC, Textiles
$5 / hour

A CNC embroidery sewing machine stitches designs onto fabric and garments. CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control, which means that a digital file tells the machine how to move. The Baby Lock Enterprise has a hooping system that holds the framed area of fabric taut under the sewing needle and moves it automatically to create a design from a pre-programmed digital embroidery pattern. It can stitch designs on garments, quilts, pillows, bags, wall hangings and much more.

Members at MADE have used our emberoidery tools to customize patches for quilting, pre-made garments like jean jackets, iron-on patches and merit badges, shoes, and sock caps. Depending on the stabilizing materials you use, which we help provide instruction on in your embroidery class or private training session. MADE members have embroidered onto velvet, cotton, wool, dissolve-away stabilizer, polyester, satin, silk, and more.

Included with the embroidery sewing machine is access to our textiles bay, which has hand tools and cutting mats for you to use while you are reserving the tool as a member. We have scissors, rulers, a bobbin winder, and more- all available for you to access while you’re sewing! The cutting mat is huge, four by eight feet, and there’s additional room to spread out as well.

MADE’s embroidery machine has ten spools, which means you are able to embroider your own designs with up to ten different colors in one file. We have Embrilliance, a digitizing software, available in our computer hub if you’d like to digitize your own files. While we don’t usually cover Embrilliance in our training, we can schedule one-on-one private instruction on this software if you are interested.

To get started using our tools at MADE, begin booking your training sessions now! Learn more and start taking classes here.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring when I reserve the CNC Embroidery machine?

MADE provides the machine needles and top thread in 10 basic colors on the machine. Members must bring their own L-type pre-wound bobbin, and may bring their own top thread if they want to use a specific color or specialty type of thread. Members must also bring their own fabric and stabilizer.

Can I digitize my own designs at MADE?

MADE offers access to Stitch Artist Embroidery Digitizing software.

What types of files does the Enterprise accept?

You can use *.pes, *.phc or *.dst files on the Enterprise.

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