Category: Digitizing and Software

how to digitize a logo for machine embroidery using sewart

How to convert a logo to an embroidery file

Whether are not you do embroidery for a hobby or a business, its only a matter of time before someone asks you to stitch out their logo on some apparel. Once you know your embroidery machine, the stitching part is not the problem. The only challenge is figuring out how to convert a logo to […]

How to convert a JPG to an embroidery file

Using SewArt to convert a JPG to an embroidery file

It’s a common request for the newbie embroiderer: how to convert a JPG into an embroidery file such as a PES, DST, SEW, etc… When I first got my embroidery machine, I figured it was as simple as changing the extension on the file name to make it “stitchable,” or you could click a button to […]

Digitizing embroidery designs with Sue Taylor

Digitizing Embroidery Designs and Finding Your Niche

When I first started off in machine embroidery, I joined every machine embroidery group I could find. And, when the subject of digitizing embroidery designs came up and how to learn how to do it, people often mentioned the name, Sue Taylor (formerly Sue Lough). Sue Lough has been in the machine embroidery business, digitizing […]

SewArt vs SewWhat Pro Machine Embroidery Software

SewArt vs SewWhat Pro Machine Embroidery Software

If you are thinking about learning to digitize your own designs, you might have looked at SewArt and SewWhat Pro. They are entry level, inexpensive machine embroidery programs made by S&S Computing that do very different things. So, which one should you buy? Do you actually need both? Here’s how they differ and what you […]

Machine Embroidery Digitizing Tips and Tricks from the Pros

Digitizing Tips and Tricks for Machine Embroidery

When I first started digitizing, most of my embroidery designs were a hot mess. But, I kept at it, and eventually they turned out better. In addition to reading the books from the pros like John Deer’s Digitizing Made Easy, I hit up anyone who knew anything about digitizing for their advice. Here are some […]

How to learn to digitize embroidery designs

So you think you are ready to learn to digitize embroidery designs but not sure how to go about it? You need to talk to Larry and Holly Pike of www.digitizingschoolchannel.com .  This superstar embroidery couple has been teaching embroidery digitizing for over 12 years. I recently caught up with Larry who filled me in […]