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with Cindy Hogan
Online Class

Embroidery Software Essentials

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Easily expand your software skills and your design library as expert software instructor Cindy Hogan shows you how to get the most out of Brother PE-Design® Next and Babylock Palette software. Learn to import and transfer designs, use an underlay and modify, combine and align lettering and monograms for polished, personalized results. Explore built-in shape tools to create beautiful decorative elements like a lovely medallion, no drawing required! Dive into personalizing designs with Cindy'’s tips for changing colors, adding text and even isolating and resizing elements so they fit in your hoop. Organize files fast with Design Database and start creating beautiful designs with confidence today!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h29m

Included in this Class

1. Software Overview

1. Software Overview

Meet your instructor, embroidery software expert Cindy Hogan. Cindy walks you through everything you need to get started using Brother PE-Design Next software, including importing and adding text to your designs.

2. Playing With Text

2. Playing With Text

Improve your ability to work with text as Cindy demonstrates ways to use the text tool, including methods to transform the size, direction and shape of your text fields. Experiment with font selections and underlays as you create the perfect phrase for your next project.

3. Using Shape Tools

3. Using Shape Tools

Learn how to work with shapes in new ways! Cindy walks you through methods and troubleshooting tips for creating and transforming any shape you choose. Learn how to create floral patterns, echoed designs, complex patterns and even simple appliqué designs.

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery software: Brother PE-Design Next or Baby Lock Palette (class may be taken with any software if you are comfortable transferring Cindy's specific demonstrations to your brand)
  • Sample designs are provided for this class in ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, SEW, PES, VIP, VP3 and XXX file formats