Category: Digitizing

how to digitize a patch using sewart and sewwhat pro

How to digitize a patch using SewArt and SewWhat Pro

A while back I created a tutorial on how to make a patch using your embroidery machine. Perhaps you may recall that the patch I created was comprised of my silly lego face design, which really leant itself to being turned into a patch.  But what if you want to turn any old embroidery design […]

how to digitize a logo for machine embroidery using sewart

How to digitize a logo using SewArt

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 digitize a logo.   […]

How to digitize an applique design using SewArt

How to digitize an appliqué design using Sew Art

Sew Art is a very inexpensive embroidery digitizing program, so it’s capabilities are sometimes underestimated. However, after downloading and playing with the software quite a bit, I’m pleasantly surprised by what I can accomplish with this inexpensive digitizing software.  Of course you can convert JPG images to embroidery files using some of its auto digitizing […]

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 image 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.” But, I learned pretty quickly, […]

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.YouCanDigitize.com (as well as ArtisticThreadworks.com).  This superstar embroidery couple has been teaching embroidery digitizing for over 12 years. I recently caught up with Larry who […]

How to become an embroidery digitizer

How to become an embroidery digitizer

So you’re wondering how to become an embroidery digitizer? I get it. I remember the feeling. As soon as I started using my embroidery machine I immediately wanted to learn how to create the files that my machine could stitch out.  In fact, the goal of becoming an embroidery digitizer was the whole reason I […]

Top 10 digitizing programs for machine embroidery

What embroidery digitizing software should I buy? Pros and Cons

After stitching out dozens of designs on your embroidery machine, are you beginning to crave the ability to make your own embroidery designs? I mean how great would it be to stitch out anything you can dream up and not just other designer’s creations?  If this is where you are in your machine embroidery career, […]