Stitch files vs. working file. Whats the big deal?

Trying to edit or change stitch files is the biggest mistake new digitizers make.  You can save yourself lots of frustration if you understand this embroidery rule clearly. Some new people find this concept confusing:  stitch file vs. working file.  Here is one way that I explain it to people: A STITCH FILE IS MEANT… Read More

Embird: Stitch files vs. EOF files

Hey everyone!  Hope your digitizing is going well and you are having lots of fun learning Embird and playing with the program! I just wanted to post a quick reminder about the difference between stitch files and EOF files, so everyone can have nice stitch outs and avoid any digitizing hassles. Stitch files:  OK, i… Read More

What is Embroidery Digitizing???

Machine embroidery digitizing is an art form. Using embroidery digitizing software, a skilled embroidery digitizer transforms an image or text to stitches, creating the image in a file format an embroidery machine can read. That’s a fine definition but the reality is somewhat more involved. Just as typing words into a word processor does not… Read More

Easy Digitizing Mistakes

In the embroidery industry there are thousands of digitizers that still make basic mistakes when making designs. Issues from a poorly digitized design could be unnecessary trims, unnecessary jumps, too many color changes and not enough compensation, to dense, and the list goes on. Lack of Planning This is usually seen on new digitizers as… Read More