Digitizing the Mini Cooper logo for machine embroidery
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Doing some custom digitizing work is great practice for an embroidery file digitizer like me. I have a tendency to digitize files that are simple and ones that I like personally, so getting requests from other people presents a challenge for me and forces me to explore new techniques. I have recently taken on some custom digitizing requests to help me build my skills.
My latest custom digitizing project was to recreate the Mini Cooper logo. I started by creating the large white, background shape. I then made the black wings and reflected them through a center point so they were symmetrical. Next, I created the largest background circle in the center. I then selected all the “wing” pieces and the center circle and subtracted them from the white background. Next I duplicated the center circle and scaled it to make the white outline and an additional black satin stitch outline. Finally, I created the letters and subtracted their shapes from the black background circle.
The client wanted the design in two different sizes: 2.5″ wide and 2″ wide in VIP or VP3 format. Fortunately, she is very happy with the design and is “excited to stitch it out.”
I am ready for the next digitizing challenge!