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Machine embroiderery and digitizing are two sewing crafts that are constantly evolving with changes in technology.
This website aims to share information that will help you develop your skills, and to inspire you to create beautiful projects on your embroidery machine, no matter what brand it is.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DIGITIZING
Digitizing is the process of creating digital stitch data for embroidery machines to read and stitch out. Embroidery machines work a bit like plotters, moving the hooped fabric to coordinates or positions where the needle will stitch. Machine embroiderers who want to create their own unique designs use special software to create this data. Early versions of software required the programmer to enter a design stitch by stitch. As computer technology has evolved so has embroidery software. I have used many brands of digitizing software from the domestic market, and find Bernina Designer Plus to be the most user friendly. The resulting embroidery designs stitch out beautifully. The process is by no means childsplay, but with practise and experience excellent results can be achieved. To help anyone who has this software I have created a number of video tutorials. You will find many of them under Bernina Digitizing Tutorials Some newer tutorials are embedded in posts under the Digitizing category, but to be sure not to miss any, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS
Machine Embroidery designs are now very easy to obtain. Sewing machine companies market them through their dealers and over the internet, and there are many many freelance digitizers selling and giving away designs. The biggest problem you will have is choosing. You will also need to make sure the design you choose is in the right format for your machine and that the design will fit the hoop on your machine. I have a growing number of designs available in my Store and will sometimes add free ones to my posts in the Projects category.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY PROJECTS
We are always looking for new things to create with our embroidery machines. Posts under the Projects category of my blog are aimed at inspiring you, and at developing your skills in using your embroidery machine. Other categories in my blog such as Stabilizers, Machine Settings and Maintenance etc. have more usefull information to help you achieve the best result you can when embroidering.