Many of you who own a Pfaff or a top of the line Brother have a feature called “Stitch Creator” (Pfaff) or “My Custom Stitch” (Brother). For most customers, this is probably one of the most intimidating features on the machine, but if you take some time to play with it, I think you will find it one of your favorite features. On both machines, you are able to create your own decorative stitch which you can stitch out and/or save and use as part of a larger sequence. This is perfect for those of you who have an artistic propensity and can picture a stitch in your head. It is a simple plotting program for the machine, placing stitches on an X and Y axis. Make the stitches small enough and you will even be able to create the look of curves! For those of us who are more technician than artist (that’s me!) you can also use this feature to edit existing stitches on the machine and make them unique to your project. Again, once the stitch is changed you may stitch it out or save it to use again and again. The Pfaff machines allow you to put any stitch into “Stitch Creator” except buttonholes and those stitches that are over 9mm in width. The Brother machines allow you to edit selected stitches which you will see once you are in the “My Custom Stitch” feature. Whether you want to create a whole new stitch or edit an existing one, grab your manual and give this feature a try!
The above pictures give you just a cursory glimpse of this great feature. Both machines give options such as mirror imaging and even triple stitches rather than just a single stitch. This video may help those of you who own Pfaff machines. Though it is made to explain the Creative 3.0, the feature works the same on any machine that has it. I did not find a video to help the Brother owners, but you may find that the above video may help you too, it just shows different icons than on your machine. Happy Sewing!