How to Create A Swatch Chart

Swatch charts, which are discussed in Anatomy of a Design, are an invaluable aid to any digitizer. They’re great for determining suitable densities, verifying pattern fills, and testing motifs. Now you can watch how to set one up in a series of 3 YouTube HD videos.

Although I demo the technique in Generations, you should be able to apply the technique in most any digitizing program.

  • Video 1 – Creating a basic master swatch template
  • Video 2 – Adding labels
  • Video 3 – Setting stitch attributes

CREATING A BASIC MASTER SWATCH TEMPLATE

ADDING LABELS

SETTING STITCH ATTRIBUTES

MORE INFO

  • Anatomy of Design is an e-book designed for embroiderers who want to understand what’s going with designs and therefore make better choices when selecting designs, fabric, stabilizers, and threads

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