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Digitizing Practice – Candy Canes

Here’s another new festive Digitizing Practice! Practice tracing your Fill stitches with these Christmas candy canes.

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.

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!

green candy cane

  • trace each square shape with the Fill stitch tool
  • use a single run travel stitch along the outside edge from one shape to the next – (this will minimize your jump stitches)
  • use the Run stitch tool to trace around the outside of the candy cane – change the run stitch to a Bean stitch for more detail

red candy cane

  • trace each square shape with the Fill stitch tool
  • use a single run travel stitch along the outside edge from one shape to the next
  • use the Run stitch tool to trace around the outside of the candy cane – change the run stitch to a Bean stitch for more detail

bow

  • trace in sections (segments) using the Fill stitch tool
  • do each side of the bow separately
  • trace the center of the bow as a separate shape
  • trace the tails separately
  • edit the angle lines on each segment to create shadows and dimension

Digitizing Steps

Follow these 4 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide to trace the image:

editing suggestions

  • you can delete any overlapping fill stitches from the bow area
  • after you have finished digitizing your design, select ALL ITEMS in the sequence view and click on the Auto Lock icon to set the tie-ins and tie-offs for the design

Embroidery Gatherings Club Members

For those of you who belong to the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club, here is a link to a lesson on How to Remove Overlapping Fill stitches

Not a member of our Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club? Join as a Complimentary Trial Member and see what it’s all about!

need more 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.

2. 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.

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!

And, as always, you can contact me at: paula@embroiderygatherings.com. Your questions are important to me and I will send you an answer as soon as I can.

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