Category: Embroidery Files

How to get an embroidery design on your computer.

How to get an embroidery design on a computer

If you’re new to the world of machine embroidery, one of the first things you’ll need to understand is how to get embroidery designs onto your computer. Why – you might wonder – if the goal is to get your embroidery machine to stitch out an embroidery design – would you need to get an […]

how to set up a monogram for machine embroidery

How to set up a monogram for machine embroidery

Perhaps one of the reasons why you bought an embroidery machine was to be able to add monograms to home decor and clothing items. That’s certainly a good reason, and a very common reason.  In fact, some people refer to embroidery machines as a “monogram machine.” However, before you can monogram anything, you will need […]

Top 10 digitizing programs for machine embroidery

Best embroidery digitizing software

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 […]

appliqué vs embroidery designs - what's the difference?

Embroidery vs appliqué designs – what’s the difference?

When you’re deciding on a design for your next project, it’s important to know the difference between embroidery vs appliqué designs. Both of these file types can be used to create beautiful projects, and both can be made on an embroidery machine. However, embroidery designs and appliqué designs have very different characteristics. In this article, […]

How to create an embroidery design into an SVG file

How to convert an embroidery design to SVG

Do you have an embroidery design in an embroidery file format (such as PES, EXP, JEF, etc…)  that you love and wonder if could be turned into an SVG file that you could cut with your Cricut or Silhouette machine? Fortunately, it can be done, and there are a number of different ways to go […]


How to work with machine embroidery fonts

There are tons of different styles of machine embroidery fonts available that will help you achieve your desired aesthetic. But what are they? Where do you find them? And, how do you work with machine embroidery fonts to create names, words, phrases and monograms? Products mentioned in this post SewWrite Hatch by Wilcom SewWhat-Pro Embrilliance […]

how to convert TTF files to embroidery

How to covert a TTF font into embroidery

I know that you are thinking.  Your embroidery machine came with a few different typefaces but they are starting to get old, quickly. You have so many cool fonts on your computer but how do you turn them into embroidery fonts? Is there a simple program that allows you to covert a TTF font into […]

BX fonts for machine embroidery

What are BX fonts for machine embroidery?

Are you stitching out a lot of names with your embroidery machine? If so, have you noticed how tedious it is to assemble all of the different letters together to make a word or a name? Well – it doesn’t have to be. BX fonts make assembling names, words and monograms super quick and easy. […]

how to organize machine embroidery designs

How to organize machine embroidery designs

If you are a true embroidery geek, you probably collect A LOT of embroidery and appliqué designs, especially when there are so many great sources for free ones. But, once you start amassing a collection, it can be challenging to find the one you are looking for which is why it’s important to implement some […]

What are machine embroidery file formats?

Machine embroidery is an interesting practice. While its all about craft, creativity, and making something tangible, it is also a bit technical, requiring you to manage and manipulate the digital machine embroidery files that the machine reads. In order to stitch out any design, you need to load it onto the embroidery machine. But what […]

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 […]