Original text by: Marina Belova
I have once written a guide to all sorts of embroidery stabilizers (fusible interfacing materials) for manual embroidery. As we all know, the market is full of such auxiliary materials, which can be helpful to an embroiderer. Nevertheless, in these days I often think that not all of them are useful for me in my day-to-day work.
In the past I used to buy a lot of stabilizers of various brands, to see if they could be really helpful. I liked some of them
In some areas of leisure you will find niche markets, I have found one being able to make custom carpets for custom cars and sport fishing boats. So if you live near the water this is something you may want to offer, or if you have any car clubs in your areas. First you need to make a sample and bring it to car shows etc, or display it at your local dealers.
Hi have done mats like the like the item Below, this was actually done for a young kids room.. As it was no
Original text by: Marina Belova
One would think that evaluating of tension of the thread is such an old chestnut. But no, last week it came as a revelation to me. It is strange that such an essential information is practically non-existent on the internet, whereas manuals only contain the instructions on how to do the most basic things. And it is such a shame, really.
So, everybody knows (including me) that after the embroidery has been completed, the backside of a perfect satin-stitc
When working with embroidery designs you will come across some limitations on size of text, this is where some back ground information is very helpful. We will cover which Tajima Pulse Fonts have been digitized for larger sizes, how to make a standard letter larger and other options
When working with text its important to know the limitation of the satin stitch. The maximum stitch length for satin stitches is .50-.54 depending on your embroidery machine, however I recommend no more than .40 i
You need the following equipment for embroidery designs like this
In the embroidery industry many of us have a closed view of what we can offer, with a little bit of imagination, some troubleshooting and some creativity you can give your designs the illusion of blends and extraordinary detail. I am know master but Tajima Japan has this figured out. Each year they send out a Christmas card that they embroid
"Hoja" showcases a technique used for irregular mix of colors, achieved by overlapping Fill Patterns with different levels of Density and Jagged Edges, and some Running Stitches. With 118 sections and 4 colors, this simple design took a little over an hour to complete.
General Design Details
We digitized “Hoja” manually, using the 006.bmp file as artwork. We tried to keep th
In the embroidery industry digitizing for caps is unique, you should plan your designs to sew out from the center, a cap embroidery design will also work on left chest with out any issues but not usually the same way around.
Here are the standard rules that would apply to the machine embroidery design:
Sew from center out.
Sew from bottom up.
Sew each element completely.
In the embroidery industry whether you are new or be in the industry for a while. You will be asked to make some embroidery design that might make you wonder how to do that. 3D Puff embroidery design is one topic that I find I get asked about all the time. How do I make my designs stick off the hat .. Well its actually not that difficult, and you only need some basic tools, including the run tool, satin tool and possibly the fill tool.
If you need to just
Used Sierra Embroidery Office 11.41.embroidery digitizing software.
Some sections allow the addition of an automatic outline over them, producing stitches on the section's external silhouette.
Follow these steps to add an Automatic Outline to a section:
1 Select a section to which you will apply an outline.
To do so, click on the “Select Object” tool and then over the section of interest.
"Select Object” tool
2. Click on the “Border” tab under the Creation tool selected (Colu
In this blog we are going to introduce you to the basic digitizing tools, where they can be used and options you may have for the different tools depending on your level.
Enhanced Column Tool This embroidery digitizing tool is very similar to the Satin tool except it the main difference between this tool is you place the angle lines by your nodes, where as a satin tool you choose where you want your angle lines. I first learned to digitize using this embroidery t
In the apparel decoration we have a wide range of methods to decorate garments with in this blog we are going to give you some insights on changing it up and spice to your designs. We have some general tips on how you can incorporate other decorating methods into your embroidery and still make the embroidery design look great.
Threads and impact
In the apparel decoration shop we normally only use 1 set of needles and 1 type of thread, s
Compensation is one subject that is often over looked when your learning the software whether you want to just make text or simple designs or to digitize corporate logos. In this blog we will take a look at compensation and the factors to be aware of.
In embroidery choosing the right backing for the application is key to designs that look sharp and clean,. Here is an example of how ela
Used Sierra Embroidery Office 11.40 embroidery digitizing software.
There's a direct way of hiding one or more colors from the working window. Once you disable a color, all the sections that have this color, will be hidden on the working window. This document will show you how to disable one or more colors.
Follow these steps:
1. The capture below shows a design that uses four thread colors. The color bar shows that the four colors used have a little white dot inside their corresponding c
The artwork tools are essential when digitizing, you need to know what types of files you can work with, the various methods of bringing them in, and some general terminology.
This tool is a free hand draw tool , it can be used with various modes, Quick draw, Bezier which is similar to Corel or Arc mode.
Square and Circle Tools
This is most often a problem. When you try to open a file in PES format BROTHER PE-DESIGN NEXT you get message "unexpected format". .This problem is related to a large number of embroidery formats that are supported by the company and its Brother embroidery machines (currently 9). Or in error if you convert file in some converting software (Embird, Buzz Tools....etc).
For fix this problem, you need using import DST, HUS, JEF, EXP, VIP, VP3, XX
There are also option to space on the whole word instead of one letter at a time. This can be done by two methods.
When you need to double space an entire word or make reduce the space on the entire word you can use the option for text editing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The spacing can be used linear environment this allows you to use negative numbers to make the text
Used Sierra Embroidery Office 11.40
See how to change the type of vector used with just a few clicks. You can choose among the options: "Only Body", "Only Outline", or both.
Follow these steps:
1. If you want just the BODY, click on the vector to select it; on the "Vector" ribbon, "Format" group, click on the “Vectors Only Body” tool.
2. If you want just the OUTLINE click on the vec
Are you new to the industry do you out source your embroidery digitizing, How do you know which digitizers are good? Well this can be a challenge at the best of times, whether you learn to digitize or out source it you will still be a part of the equation. You need to provide them with the tools to make the machine embroidery design custom to your needs. You need to provide them with the size, number of colors, the fabric or application you plan to embroider it on and
Used Sierra Embroidery Software version 11.
Using the Ruler to measure distances and angles
This tool allows measuring the distance, angle and coordinate differences between two points on the work window, no matter what scale you are visualizing a machine embroidery design.
Next we will show an example of how to use the measure tool:
Load a embroidery desi
When learning to use your embroidery digitizing software and or digitizing you will need to know how to work with files and file types when re-sizing etc. Embroidery Files In newer versions for Tajima DGML you can open various types of file format list below ; PXF, POF, PED, KWK, PSF, PCH, EMD, DST, TBF, TCF, EMB, ART, PEC , PES, DSB, DAT SEW, JEF, CND, EXP, PCM, PCS, CSD, PUM, ARC, PAT, T15, XXX, HUS , SHV, VIP , VP3, DSZ.
When learning to digitize you need a good understanding of some of the basic tools including the select tool, understanding the beads and how to use them. Will help you when working with text to match a embroidery design.
Text Tool bar and Digitizing
When digitizing embroidery designs its very important to understand the different text tools and how to manipulate them , in
Stitch Types & Limitations
When your learning to digitize it is very important that you understand what the different stitch types and when they should be used. Depending on your level it will depend on what tools you have.
There are three main categories of stitches in your embroidery digitizing software these stitch types can take form in many different ways.
The three stitch types includes the run style stitch, satin style stitch and the fill style stitch. L
In this blog we will look at preparing the fabric for your designs, and understanding why you should use a particular type of underlay in building a foundation for the machine embroidery design.
There are many names for the basic types of underlay in Pulse products you have several types, including Contour, Parallel , Perpendicular, Zig Zag, Lattice , Full Lattice and Center run.
When no underlay is applied, the embroidery thread making up the satin
For this article we using Sierra Embroidery Office 11.41. and our Bixie machine embroidery design
The texture we wanted for the dog body was achieved by digitizing Flexible Fill Areas with Variable Density (number 1-3) over Fill Patterns
(number PTM - 0168) in low Density (1.3-1.5) with Jagged Edges (10-20%). Just as important was to choose the proper co
In the embroidery industry you will be asked to embroider onto a wide range of fabrics, understanding the different fabric characteristics will help you understand how to compensate for them, In this blog we will introduce you to some fabric types, information that can help you embroider on them.
Distortion Distortion happens when the garment doesn't have enough compensation of the right type of backing.
There are several ways to estimate stitch count, you can look at the design and guess, or you can place a grid over the embroidery design and calculate the areas and stitch types.
Grid Estimating Technique
Below you will find a grid system composed of Ѕ” X Ѕ” blocks, along with a 5” linear ruler. (The ruler will be used for runs and satins.) Obtain a clear acetate sheet used for overhead projector presentations (8 Ѕ” X 11”), avail