Making embroidery patterns for a sewing machine?

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Have a new Huskvarna SE sewing/embroidery machine. I would like to make patterns for it (stitch files is what the store calls them) so I can have my own cust. designs. How do I get started?

If you are referring to embroidery and not sewing, you will need digitizing software for machine embroidery.

Most of the software programs do auto digitizing which requires you to use clip art or your own designs in a format such as jpg. Even then, you may have to do some manual editing.

There are a few products that you can download for a trial – Designer's Gallery (BabyLock) and Buzz Tools are a couple brands.

All digitizing software will save designs in the format of all embroidery machines. You do not need to purchase the brand offered by the same company as your EM.

There is another software – Stitch Era, that is free to download. It is also complex and not that easy to learn. The manual is over 200 pages and I have yet to get through it.

I use PE Design for digitizing and Designer's Gallery for editing. PE was a gift and DG came with my BabyLock.

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November 23, 2012

Kati V @ 9:26 am #

Hi, I have the Viking Topaz 30 & Designer 1. One way to learn how use the machine is to go to the Husqvarna site (http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/) and look through the embroidery section or the section for your machine. They offer free tutorials at the site, not only for embroidery, but for general sewing instructions, how to use the different feet, etc…. Join a few blogs and read up on digitizing. Books are also available, the library is still a good source. Viking also offers workbooks on using your machine….I got one from the local Viking store here in the Joann fabric store. Hope this helps. Kati
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http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/

pattiann42 @ 9:36 am #

If you are referring to embroidery and not sewing, you will need digitizing software for machine embroidery.

Most of the software programs do auto digitizing which requires you to use clip art or your own designs in a format such as jpg. Even then, you may have to do some manual editing.

There are a few products that you can download for a trial – Designer's Gallery (BabyLock) and Buzz Tools are a couple brands.

All digitizing software will save designs in the format of all embroidery machines. You do not need to purchase the brand offered by the same company as your EM.

There is another software – Stitch Era, that is free to download. It is also complex and not that easy to learn. The manual is over 200 pages and I have yet to get through it.

I use PE Design for digitizing and Designer's Gallery for editing. PE was a gift and DG came with my BabyLock.
References :

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