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If you have reached this point, you have already mastered 90% of the techniques that most embroiderers need. However, coming to grips with manual digitizing is the next step in becoming an embroidery master. You can start with quite simple projects and work your way up to more complicated designs with more complicated stitch effects. See Digitize objects.

Special embroidery features

Once you have mastered manual digitizing, you are in a position to take advantage of the full range of stitch types and effects that the software offers. Many of them you will be familiar with, having already adapted existing designs for different purposes. Some of the many techniques supported by the software include:

Refer to the User Guide or the many online resources.

Happy embroidery!

Do good work with your machine and software. With this equipment you have everything you need to create top quality, fully professional embroidery.

Remember to make good use of the packaged designs and clipart. When in doubt, go back to first principles. And when you find you want to expand and extend your repertoire, study the sample designs carefully to see how it’s done.

All the best. And have fun!

You don’t always need background artwork to manually digitize a simple design. Hatch Embroidery Software gives you many tools and features to make digitizing your own designs very easy. In this article we are going to answer all the questions you may have about manual digitizing. We give you step by step instructions and two fantastic videos to show you how simple it can be. Click the thumbnail to read more or right-click to open the link in a new tab...