Beginner Digitizing

I have almost decided that I need to write a book! A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO EMBROIDERY DIGITIZING Well, honestly i would not know where to start, so i guess I will just keep blogging and hope that people are interested in learning. People ask a lot of questions – and questions are great, questions are …

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 …

Embroidery Questions and answers

One of the most frequent questions that we get is ” are you going to do any videos using the _________embroidery software?” And the quick answer is No.  Not NO because I don’t want to, but no because I do not have the program!    If I had the program, i would most certainly do …

Density and “fixing” files

We often get questions about “fixing” density in files.  Although you can change the density when you are working on EOF files, most of the time the density remains constant, even if you are resizing your objects or moving them around, or both. The first thing to always remember is that even though you are …

Classroom Tips

Hi Everyone! Here are some tips suggestions for everyone attending our weekly classes: Sign up in advance for the classes to reserve your seat in the class.  We are still “testing” the new software for the classroom, and so far we think that its simple and easy for everyone to use – it gives 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 …

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 …

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 …

What do I need to get started?

Most of our embroidery tutorials use Embird Embroidery software. Don’t have it yet?  Go to Embird.com and you can get a free 30 day trial and get started right away!

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