Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs

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Manufacturer Description

If you can dream it, you can embroider it! Cookie Gaynor shows you how to use your embroidery machine software to turn your original designs into a fully-stitched reality.

Cookie will show you how to make your machine work for you as she takes you step-by-step through the process of choosing an image, mapping out the stitch path on paper, and then using your embroidery software to translate your ideas into a digital design. Cookie uses Bernina and Brother software to demonstrate, but the tools she uses will easily translate to most embroidery machines' software, including importing images, choosing stitch types, tracing shapes with mouse clicks and selecting thread colors and densities. You'll practice creating and modifying a simple redwork ribbon, then move on to fill shapes. You'll learn about embellishing appliqué with multiple stitch types and try your hand at shaded floral art. 

Teach your machine to read your mind and make your ideas a reality! Sign up for Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs today!

What You'll Learn

  • Choosing and importing images 
  • Planning your stitch path
  • Tracing images using both lines and closed shapes
  • Choosing stitch types and density
  • A variety of filler options, including shading
  • Modifying and expanding your design for different uses

     

What You'll Make

  • A simple redwork ribbon design 
  • A bonus "Sleeping Baby" door hanger 
  • A colorful appliqué butterfly with a variety of stitches
  • A shaded floral design
  • You'll also learn how to use your designs to embellish items such as baby socks and tea towels

Design files are included with your class. Supported file types include: ART50, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP and XXX

What you get:
  • 9 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including designs in 9 types of file formats
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Cookie in our virtual classroom
The Craftsy Guarantee:
  • Watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want
  • Your access never expires
  • 100% money back guarantee
Lesson plan:
  1. Meet Cookie Gaynor & Get Started (10:51)

    Meet Cookie Gaynor and learn digitizing basics.

  2. The Running Stitch Tool (7:45)

    With Cookie's compassionate instruction, you'll master the running stitch tool.

  3. Creating a Redwork Design (13:01)

    Learn to create a redwork design.

  4. Stitching Out Redwork (8:54)

    Cookie shows you how to stitch out redwork.

  5. Design a Colorful Appliqué Butterfly (55:18)

    Learn to stitch satin step by step and come away with a beautiful butterfly.

  6. The Creative Fill Stitch (13:12)

    Create and fill shapes with stitches as you learn to resize your designs.

  7. Filling Shapes With the Column Stitch (12:39)

    Cookie shows you how effectively use the column stitch.

  8. Stitching a Floral Shaded Design (44:26)

    Digitize buds, leaves and petals before learning to fill and shade the flower center.

  9. Modifying & Expanding Your Designs (13:38)

    Learn to edit your designs with Cookie's expertise and step-by-step instructions.

System Requirements:

  • Supported OS: Web Browser

Product Features

Embroidery Intermediate skill level Watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want Your access never expires 100% money back guarantee

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