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Picture of decorating an apron with machine embroidery
I took the class at the Tech Shophttp://www.techshop.ws to use the dedicated embroidery machine. I have a friend who loves to give tea parties (and collects tea pots). So when I saw this cute watermelon teapot pattern and on sale for less than $2 I bought it, loaded it on a thumb drive and took it with me for my next session using the machine at the Tech Shop.

Step 1:

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I put the thumb drive in the machine, found the pattern and chose the thread colors. I chose from the ones the tech shop has on hand and from my own.