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Create simple lettering

Once you are used to sewing out designs and resizing, changing colors and fabric types, you will certainly want to create your own lettering designs. While it takes practice to obtain a good quality stitchout, it is as simple as typing letters on-screen to create an attractive lettering design.

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For a brief overview, watch the video. Click the CC button for captions. Designs, fonts and other elements used in this video may not be available in your software, depending upon purchased options.

Use Manage Designs > Open Selected to open the design(s) selected in the Design Library window.

Use Manage Designs > New From Selected to create new design(s) based on the selected design(s) and/or bitmap(s) from a chosen template.

Open design

Open a design. Typically you’ll want to add lettering to an existing design. Go to the Design Library via the tab or the Manage Designs toolbox. Choose from one of the many samples. See also Manage designs.

Use Lettering / Monogramming > Lettering to create embroidery lettering using embroidery fonts or TrueType fonts, or edit selected lettering.

Add lettering

Add embroidery lettering to designs quickly and easily, either on-screen using current settings or via ‘object properties’. See Create lettering.

For best results when stitching, do not exceed the recommended maximum or minimum sizes. Recommended maximum and minimum heights refer to UPPER CASE letters. Some lower case letters – e.g. a and c – are about 70% the height of a capital letter. Thus you may need to make these characters larger than the recommended minimum. See also Included fonts.


Adjust baselines and other settings

It’s then a simple matter to adjust baselines, formatting, spacing settings, and colors. See Lettering layouts.

Try stitching out your lettering design. Study the stitch quality. Be aware that different alphabets sew out better at different sizes.