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A Few of Their Favorite Things: What Digitizers Enjoy Most

This is the third installment of the digitizer’s roundtable. We are very fortunate to share the knowledge of nine extremely talented digitizers as they discuss what they like best about creating machine embroidery designs.

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Photo via Craftsy class Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs with Cookie Gaynor

Our first digitizers roundtable, “4 Tips on How to Design Embroidery Patterns“, solicited some great tips from our expert panel. The second, “Digitizer’s Roundtable: Challenges of Creating Machine Embroidery Designs, explored some of the struggles. This time, they tell us some of their most favorite parts of digitizing embroidery.

The panel:

What is your favorite part of digitizing?

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Photo via Sew Inspired by Bonnie

The creative process

“Sitting at the screen and designing. Watching artwork come to life. Also, when all the test sewing is completed and it’s ready to be introduced.” – Bonnie

Get the Eggsquisite Jewels designs here.

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Photo via Craftsy member b-quilts

“My favorite part is working at the computer and trying out different features of the software.” – Majorie

Get the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt in the Hoop Embroidery Set here.

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Photo via Craftsy member EmbGarden

“The actual creation of the design is my favorite part. Trying to figure out how to make the item in the hoop and getting it to come out the way it was envisioned.” – Reen

Get the In the Hoop Butterfly Coin Purse design here.

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Photo via Craftsy member Edies Designs

“My favorite part of any design is the creative freedom. I have my own style and integrity of how I create my embroidery designs. Keeping my own personal embroidery standards in all my designs is the first key element.” – Edie

Get the Kites Machine Embroidery Appliqué designs here.

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Craftsy member Appliqué Geek

“I love seeing the whole process of what started as an idea make it’s journey to a finished appliqué.” – Marisa

Get the Sheriff Appliqué Embroidery Design here.

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Photo via Craftsy member Baby Kays

“I get so tickled when I see a new design that I created after it is all stitched up. To go from a drawing, to a computer image to a beautiful piece of fabric art is such a delight.” – Teresa

Get the Bow Alpha Appliqué designs here.

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Photo via Craftsy member Izabella’s Closet

Happy customers

“I prefer to do custom designs and quote designs as these are often made for gifts. I like making things that are very personal and often keepsakes.” – April

Get the I Love My Son With Downs Syndrome design here.

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Photo via Craftsy member Sanity5

“Seeing projects made by customers from a design you digitized.” – Shanel

Get the Machine Embroidery Hummingbird 1 design here.

“Receiving feedback that a design stitched perfectly and the person just loved it!” – Kassondra

What do you like best about digitizing?

3 Comments

Doris Eliason-Wood

can I get art work from you to digitiving?

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Debbie Henry

Doris, many artists sell art work specifically for embroidery digitizers. A Google search should list them. Not all art works are good for embroidery. They are best when crisp and clean black lines on a white background. You can also use things like coloring books but for personal use only. Only artwork licensed for sale can be sold, so be sure of the user rights when you purchase artwork.

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Leslie Sherman

I was wondering if there is a someone who can digitize sequins on a design?

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