Where on the internet can I find info and instruction on embroidery digitizing?

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I have just purchased a Brother sewing/embroidery machine, Disney SE-2700 series. I keep reading about digitizing. If I understand it right it is creating your own embroidery patterns. Where on the internet can I find what I need to know about digitizing, and can I digitize with my machine? I appreciate all the help I can get. Nana

Digitizing is the creation of design files to use on your embroidery machine. There are several digitizing programs available and most will create files in many formats. ART is the only format that is not as popular and which only comes with specific digitizing software. PES which you use on your Brother machine is very common and most digitizing programs create this format.

I personally use a couple of programs to digitize. The one I like the best is Embird. You can have the option of creating most of the design automatically and then reworking it until you like what you get, or creating the whole design from scratch (this is called manual punching). The Secrets of Embroidery website offers tutorials as well as a free 30-day trial download of Embird so you can try before you buy. There are also Yahoo Groups which are dedicated to each type of software program to digitize and the members help each other with their problems.

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November 9, 2012

EmeraldLillian @ 10:22 pm #

I would first of all look at the manufacturer's website, a lot of times they have some good information on it. If you don't find any resouces on there, I would then go to About.com. They often have really good things relating to different crafts. Also, they are constantly updating everything on the site so they'll have some of the information you seek!
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Debbie B @ 11:10 pm #

Digitizing is the creation of design files to use on your embroidery machine. There are several digitizing programs available and most will create files in many formats. ART is the only format that is not as popular and which only comes with specific digitizing software. PES which you use on your Brother machine is very common and most digitizing programs create this format.

I personally use a couple of programs to digitize. The one I like the best is Embird. You can have the option of creating most of the design automatically and then reworking it until you like what you get, or creating the whole design from scratch (this is called manual punching). The Secrets of Embroidery website offers tutorials as well as a free 30-day trial download of Embird so you can try before you buy. There are also Yahoo Groups which are dedicated to each type of software program to digitize and the members help each other with their problems.
References :
http://www.secretsof.com

Linda C @ 11:35 pm #

http://www.threadartist.com/embroidery_magic_2_tutorial.htm

this site has several tutorials that are very nice for the Magic 2, if your machine does not digitalize, you may need to buy a program.
References :
http://www.threadartist.com/embroidery_magic_2_tutorial.htm

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