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Translating Logos to Embroidery – Webinar

A webinar presentation by Jesse, our Digitizing Product Manager.    

Corners and Capping

Digitizing can be more complex than you think. Something that may seem simple can actually be really difficult to get right. This is true about digitizing corners. What’s so difficult about corners in outlines? You just make a line, transform... Continue Reading →

Digitizing Animals

We are going to look at this subject with a rather broad brush. This article will handle the basics of how to approach digitizing for animals. I use Wilcom as my primary digitizing program so most of my specifications will focus... Continue Reading →

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners are much more difficult to come out nice in embroidery. On corners, both the horizontal and the vertical strokes have more chance of... Continue Reading →

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and generally floats on top of the fabric. This creates less of a need for underlay and shorter pull compensation, thus allowing us to go smaller... Continue Reading →

Embroidering on Hats, Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s face it. Embroidery is not easy. There’s a lot that goes into it. Understanding fabric type, digitizing, backing, hooping, tension. The list can go on and on. But one item a lot of people fear to embroider on is... Continue Reading →

Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Run Stitch This is your basic stitch. This stitch is common in both embroidery and sewing machines. Look at the seam of most jeans and you will see this stitch. Most run stitches in embroidery are between .8 mm to... Continue Reading →

Digitizing Landscapes

Approach is everything when you want to digitize realistically. In this and upcoming articles we will be discussing how to approach digitizing so your work comes out looking more realistic and dynamic. Your typical landscape will often have the following:... Continue Reading →

Digitizing Trees, Leaves, Grass and Bushes

In a previous article, I showed how stitch direction and stitch type can be used in a creative way to make more realistic landscapes. Now we will focus more on individual areas, mainly trees, bushes, and leaves. A lot of... Continue Reading →

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