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Smart Editing Techniques for Machine Embroidery Designs

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Learn simple software techniques to modify designs you already own! Discover how to work smarter, not harder, to create personalized embroidery projects.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Penny Muncaster-Jewell
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Resizing Designs
4. Basic Text & Beyond
5. Modifying Designs
6. Set-Hole Sewing & Merging
7. Adding Appliqués to Existing Designs

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Taught by

Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Penny Muncaster-Jewell has lived a dual life as a wearable arts enthusiast and computer nerd since the age of eight. But it wasn’t until after she retired from NASA that she committed fully to stitching and sharing her bountiful knowledge. Now she’s a teacher, author and award-winning fiber artist who travels the world spreading the incredible art of embroidery in lively fashion. After all, who better than a former NASA employee to teach you embroidery techniques that are out of this world?

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