Category: Embroidery Files

stitch density in machine embroidery

What is stitch density in machine embroidery?

When I first started digitizing, I experimented a lot with stitch density. I saw the setting right there in my digitizing software, but I had no idea what is should be and how the setting would affect the look of my embroidery design. Stitch density in machine embroidery is actually not a complex concept, but […]

how to get embroidery files on an embroidery machine

How to get an embroidery design on an embroidery machine?

If you are new to machine embroidery, like maybe you haven’t even taken the embroidery machine out of the box it arrived in, you may wonder how to get an embroidery design on an embroidery machine. Good question. But first… Why do you need to get an embroidery design on an embroidery machine? Most machines come […]

how to convert embroidery files

Is there a free embroidery file format converter?

Embroidery files come in a BUNCH of different file formats.  If you have browsed any of the sites that sell embroidery designs, you have likely seen them: XXX, SEW, PES, etc… Each of these file formats work with different types of embroidery machines.  (Yes – it would have been nice if the machine embroidery industry […]

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, […]