The Brother Innov-is NQ1600e embroidery machine is a computerized sewing machine that embroiders fabric. You can use the embroidery machine personalize, embellish, and monogram home décor items, garments, and accessories. There are many built-in designs and fonts. Custom designs can be made on Hatch Embroidery software, available for use in the Makery, or purchased online as digital .PES files.
Always bring extra material. The Makery is not a production facility. Most projects require testing and refining. Things don’t always turn out well on the first try. Be ready to experiment.
Choosing the best stabilizer is vital to the success of our project. The wrong stabilizer can cause problems with your design and the machine. Your stabilizer choice depends on the fabric you are using.
|Used for:||Best used on:||Comes in:||Removal:|
|Cut-away stabilizers||Permanent support||Terry cloth towels, knits, loosely woven, or unstable fabrics||Light to heavy weights||Not removed, except for cutting away excess|
|Tear-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Firmly woven, natural-fiber, stable fabrics||Light to heavy weights; fusible and non-fusible||Torn away, but not always completely removable, depending on brand and stitch pattern|
|Heat-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Non-washable, for cutwork or lace embroidery||Woven sheets, plastic film||Completely removable with iron and caution|
|Wash-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Only as top layer for looped fabrics (such as towels) for clean embroidered look. Requires a bottom stabilizer of cut-away, tear-away, or heat-away.||Plastic film, paper sheets, brush-on or sprayable liquid||Completely removable with water|
Backing: heavyweight tear-away
|Canvas||Light||Backing: lightweight tear-away|
|Cotton Shirt||Light/Medium||Backing: lightweight tear-away|
|Cotton Shirt||Solid/Heavy||Backing: Medium Tear-Away, Medium cut-away|
|Knit Sweater||All||Backing: Tear-Away
|Linen||All||Backing: lightweight tear-away (might need 2 layers); medium cut-away|
|Terry cloth / Towels||Light/Medium||Backing: Cut-Away, Tear-Away
|Terry cloth / Towels||Solid/Heavy||Backing: Cut-Away|
||All||Backing: Medium Tear-Away, Heat -Away|
Classes in the Makery – New programs every quarter!
LinkedIn Learning – Online video tutorials for design software such as Adobe Photoshop
CreativeBug – Online crafting tutorials — great for inspiration!
Brother Innov-is NQ 1600e Manual
Brother NQ1600e Quick Reference Guide
Brother NQ1600e Embroidery Design Guide
Baby Lock Stabilizer Reference Guide
Floriani Stabilizer Quick Reference Guide
How to Jump Stitch Count on the Embroidery Machine
How to Load the Embroidery Hoop
How to Move Designs for the Embroidery Machine
How to Pause the Embroidery Machine
How to Thread the Embroidery Machine
Makery Craft: Embroidered Skyline Sign
Machine Embroidery Hooping Basics
File Type .PES