Sept. 19, 2016: New firmware v. 2.11 posted for all Touchscreen HAPPY machine models

Firmware 2.11 is posted for all current touch screen model HAPPY machines, including single-head models HCD2-1501, HCS2-1201 Voyager and HCH-701 Journey, and all current touchscreen multi-head models.  This update encompasses features from previous (but not published) firmware 2.10 and firmware 2.11, so they’re summarized below. New Features in 2.10 from 2.00 There are several new features included […]


Project: These Boots were made for Walking With HAPPY’s Long-style 1-point frame, you can take advantage of the deep cap sewing field of HAPPY’s large HCD 15-needle embroidery machines to sew on long, tubular shaped items such as stockings, boots, pant legs. The frame helps with items that are [dropcap boxed=”accent”]1.[/dropcap] Pictured here is the complete long-style […]


Project: Summer Fun Sunhat This project is a good illustration of how you can use the Hooptech clamping system with your HAPPY embroidery machine to embroider on normally difficult items.  The ease of sewing on this is further highlighted by the selection of the 7-needle Journey machine, the “entry level” machine in HAPPY’s product line, which […]

Frog Tote

Project: Fun Frog Applique on a Tote Using this simple applique shape, we created a fun, easy project you can try yourself.  Pictured on the right, we pick a challenging material – a patterned canvas tote – and sew this fun applique, which is easy to customize by adding text, a name or monogram to […]

Layered Applique

Project: 2-Stage Applique done with HAPPY Embroidery Machines In this project, we’ve sewn the 2-layer applique project pictured on the right. While not set up as a do-it-yourself project, this gives readers the idea that multi-layered appliques are just as easy as 1-layer appliques – the key difference being the need to pause the machine […]

Applique Project

  An Applique Project for your HAPPY Embroidery Machine By definition, “applique” is the attachment of a piece of material to a garment or other sewable item for decoration or embellishment. In practice, applique is a useful embroidery technique for several reasons: it adds appeal (and value) with the additional media/texture/color to the project, especially […]