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 in Hatch to accomplish various tasks. These include:

  • Creating a negative offset (offset within a shape)
  • Using the Remove Overlaps tool
  • Using the Knife tool
  • How to Add and Remove Stitch Angles
  • Tips for resequencing

Yes, I do move fast to keep the video from dragging and if it’s too fast for you, just pause and back up.

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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 don’t contain any embroidery data. Hatch does have the ability to instantly auto-digitize an image but that may not instantly produce the version you want to stitch. Watch how here.… Read the rest

Wilcom Hatch 2: How to Make Your Own Motif Fill

In this video, I’ll show you how to make a motif in Hatch 2. Motif fills & runs offer so many creative possibilities and in Hatch, you can create your own.

I’ll cover some considerations for choosing stitch types and plotting your pathing. We’ll make the motif and then test it out using some of the motif settings in the Object Properties docker. We’ll also look at why swatch charts are your friend!

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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.… Read the rest

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 use the knife tool to slice letters to make them striped, and more!

While fully annotated and still fairly basic, this tutorial may not be detailed enough for a new user with no experience. This tutorial is designed to show how commonly used tools make creating a design easy.

You will need Hatch version 2 to repeat it on your own. No external artwork was used and you can find the font online for free downloading.… Read the rest

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