I seem to do quite a few towels for corporate sponsors and for gifts especially around Christmas time, I am a niche embroider, my specialization is jacket backs, carpets and specialty items. However towels can offer a extra opportunity for your customers.
When embroidering on towels I always use tearaway, whether I am sewing on golf or fishing towels, bath robes or bath towels. I also use topping on towels that have a high nap to them.
NOTE: This chapter will be covering some advanced options for Maestro users, however to the full benefit of this chapter you will the Boring tool, cording tool, for your machine. This tool can be used for decorative stitching, by placing holes in the garment and embroidering around them. You will need to check with your Distributor if your embroidery machine supports the hardware and get the option in you
Sequins are easy to digitize with the newer software, once you understand the basic and rules for digitizing. In your Tajima Pulse software the tools will automatically lock the sequins, you can choose a variety of sizes and styles for spacing them.
So you need the hardware for your machine, usually you can add it on after the fact, check with your distributor, for information.
If you plan to p
Tajima Pulse version 15 new release!
In the new version, we have improved many embroidery features of the program so you will have an increasingly productive tool compatible with new technologies.
Have also improved integration with other apparel decoration specialties, making this version the most powerful multi-decoration professional embroidery digitizing software of the market.
Embroidering on to Leather
Embroidering on leather is one of the most sought after applications by high end customers, including sports fans, corporations and more. In this blog we will give you tips and tricks on how to work with leather to help familiarize your techniques. The problem with leather it comes it different thickness, and different cuts or skins, making your life a battle.
You will be asked to embroidery on different materials for different applications i
When embroidery digitizing or just doing text it very important that you understand trims and locks many times they go hand in hand as often if your applying a trim to a machine embroidery design, you should be applying a lock stitch. Depending on the type of garment the use and your personal preference you can choose to put locks around trim stitches.
Trims A trims is when the machine cuts the thread before moving to anothe
What is Chenille ?
Chenille embroidery is textured embroidery that is created by forming loop stitches on the top side of the fabric being embroidered. Using wool, cotton, or acrylic yarns, it creates a unique texture that sets your embroidery apart from common, everyday embroidery designs.
What do you need ?
You will need a digitizing level of the embroidery digitizing software, the option for Chenille and a Chen
In digitizing machine embroidery designs its important to understand the embroidery design characteristics, this helps if you have taken some time of art courses as it can prepare you to look at the embroidery different. It also depends on the size, and quality of artwork you have to work with.
In this blog we are going to look at the three "D" of digitizing, Depth Density and Dynamics. Whether a embroidery design comes from a line drawing, clipart or a photograph, you need to understand ho
When learning the embroidery digitizing software its important to understand the different type of fonts that are included with your Tajima Pulse Software. In this blog we will cover what the font symbols mean, the limitations and options for the selected fonts.In the above image you will see that there are five distinct icons, lets go through and enlighten you on the font and uses.
(1) The old style font , this style of font's were digitized
We are going to take a look at some advanced tools that are available for Illustrator extreme and higher.
In the above image I have high lighted the Tajima DGML by Pulse Illustrator Extreme level tools, The tool marked in red include , Cross Stitch Tool, The Cross Stitch Fill Tool, Star Tool, , Applique Tool, and Applique Cut Tool and symbols tool.
The Tajima DGML by Pulse Maestro Level will h
In every embroidery shop you must have some financial understanding of how much money you need to earn to cover the cost of operating. This guide is geared to help individuals and or shops with figuring out their profits and pricing. We have made it form based and provide instruction on how to use it, this guide is FREE for anyone that wants to use it to help them get a grip on their pricing, designed for their shop. We want to help everyone take the fear out of pricing for their needs, this al
You can change a section's embroidery density from the application's option ribbon.
Follow these steps:
1. Select the section to which you are going to change the density.
Click on the “Select Object” tool and on the section of your interest.
Tool “Select Object”
2. On the corresponding ribbon, insert the new density value in the “Density (lines/mm)” cell, and press “Enter”.
In the example we changed the density value from 4 to a new value of 6.
3.The section will change th
Small Letter Introduction
In this Blog we will discuss terminology, techniques and how to digitize small letters for best results. There is no one rule for all fabric when it comes to digitizing small letters as every fabric will sew out a little bit different and some experimentation will need to be observed. We have included some terminology to help you with terms and measurements.
General Rules for small letters
1) Machine Settings: Approximate speed of 400 stitches per minute.
This is a brand option for Tajima DGML by Pulse version 14 users, This allow you to catalog your embroidery fonts, I would recommend that you set them up as they are in the help menu to make it easier to find them. You will need the latest version of Version 14 22.214.171.12467 or newer. This will help you find the style of font for your job and manage your list.
Putting your embroidery fonts into Categories
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