Category Archives: Digitizing

How to Learn to Digitize Machine Embroidery

I’m often asked two questions about creating embroidery designs: “Can you teach me to digitize?”  “Is it hard?” The answer to #1 is maybe. The answer to #2 is it depends. I probably can’t teach you to digitize by email, which is where I often see that question. I can teach digitizing bit-by-bit through blog […]

Wilcom Hatch: How to Create Separate Underlay

In this video, I’ll show you how to create separate under for letters—and why that might not be a good thing to do. However, the technique is useful in other situations. While you my never need to do exactly what I show in this video, you will see how to use a variety of tools […]

Wilcom Hatch: Auto-digitizing—How to Convert artwork to an Embroidery Design

A quick look at auto-digitizing. Originally posted to a FaceBook group over a year ago, I’ve just added a few more annotations for this version. (This video is in Hatch v1.) A common question I see on Facebook is, “How do I convert my jpg/png/image to a pes/jef/hus file?” Well, you can’t, because image files […]

Spying for Digitizing: How to Stitch a Feltie

Before you can digitize a design, you need to know how it will sew. Watching a similar type of design can get you started. Interested in a full digitizing lesson on this? Let me know in the comments on YouTube. Get the Design Download the Elephant Feltie here.

Wilcom Hatch – Creating Striped Letters using a TT Font

A full start-to-end tutorial in Hatch Embroidery (Digitizer level) to recreate a simple Irish logo design for St. Patrick’s Day using TrueType fonts, an ornament extracted from the Monogramming tools, plus digitizing the simple hat from scratch. Learn how to create borders and outlines on letters, how to use the Break Apart tool, how to […]

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