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with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Online Class

Smart Editing Techniques for Machine Embroidery Designs

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Use your embroidery machine software to customize your favorite designs without starting from scratch! Discover easy-to-follow techniques for impressive design modification from world-renowned sewist and fiber artist Penny Muncaster-Jewell. Decrease your work and increase your efficiency with tips to name and organize files. Then, start to flip, rotate, resize and manipulate design elements you've selected. Penny will help you keep every modified image sharp and show you how to prevent mistakes while changing font styles and sizes. Learn to set letters on a curve and batch-edit text for group projects. Take your software skills even further by adding or subtracting parts from a design. You'll also create projects with set-hole sewing and use your software to transform any design into an appliqué.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h37m

Included in this Class

1. Making Modifications Easy

1. Making Modifications Easy

Meet teacher and fabric artist Penny Muncaster-Jewell and jump into exploring the software used to edit machine embroidery designs. Customize your menus, create keyboard shortcuts and learn to save and organize your designs, preventing accidental overwriting.

2. Simple Design Manipulations

2. Simple Design Manipulations

Take control of your software and start by learning some basics, such as selecting, rotating and flipping objects. Penny shows you some handy tools to manipulate your designs and perfectly place them. Then learn to group and ungroup objects.

3. Resizing Designs

3. Resizing Designs

Penny shows you how to further manipulate designs by resizing them using two different methods. But just because you can resize, doesn't mean you should! Learn to avoid mistakes and change your stitch density to keep details sharp when changing a design's size.

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