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Digitizing Practice – Easter bunny sign

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice! Have fun tracing this “cute as a bunny” Easter sign!


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Fill out the form below and the image and a PDF guide will be sent to your email inbox.

Download the image from your email and use your creativity to trace and digitize the image, however you would like.

The PDF guide will include a numbered digitizing plan and suggestions and tips for tracing the image.

Create A Digitizing Plan

Decide which shapes to trace first – look at the image and think of it as layers. Trace the layers in back first. Trace the shapes that should stitch first and leave the details for last.

3 planning steps diagram for floriani FTCU

Digitizing suggestions

The following notes are a few suggestions to help you follow a digitizing plan for this image.

These notes include the order in which I suggest you trace the shapes and the stitch tools that would be the most appropriate for the that shape.

Of course, I encourage you to use your creativity and use whatever stitch and thread colors that you would prefer! That is the benefit of digitizing our own designs. No two will ever be the same!

Digitizing Plan:

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:


  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace the shape


  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace the shapes
  • TIP: trace the RIGHT ear FIRST because it is behind the other ear

Face and hands

  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace the face shape
  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace one hand – copy and paste for the other hand shape or re-trace with the Fill stitch tool

Text letters

  • use the Text tool to create the word HAPPY – select the text on the workspace and place in position
  • use the Text tool to create the letters ASTE – select the text on the workspace and place in position
  • use the Text tool to create the letter E – select the text on the workspace and resize and place in position
  • use the Text tool to create the letter R – select the text on the workspace and resize and place in position

Ears – inside

  • use the Fill stitch tool to trace the shapes


  • use the Satin tool to tracethe nose

Black outlines

  • select each of the shapes in the sequence view and use the CREATE OUTLINE tool to create the outlines

Whiskers – Mouth

  • use the Run stitch tool to trace the whiskers – convert to a Bean stitch


  • use the Satin tool to trace the eyes

Digitizing Steps

Follow these 4 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide, to get you started.

4 digitizing steps diagram for Floriani FTCU

Editing Suggestion

  • if you are feeling ambitious, you could outline each of the shapes after you have finished tracing all of the shapes – using the black thread color

Embroidery Gatherings Members

For those of you who belong to the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club, here is a link to the Lesson Directory to find coordinating lessons to help you trace and edit this practice design.

Need help?

Here are two ways to get the help you need to digitize your own designs.

  1. Have a digitizing question?

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

  1. To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

You can get one-to-one digitizing help by joining our Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. We can create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

Click HERE to find out more information.

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club and learn to digitize with Floriani FTCU

Share your design!

After you have finished, you are welcome to share your design image with our Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group. We would love to see your creativity!

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