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Digitizing Practice ~ Fall Leaves

New Digitizing Practice with a focus on using the Fill stitch tool in Floriani FTCU!

Download the image and practice your digitizing skills! 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!

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

Digitizing Tips:

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. Leave the details for last.

Here are some suggestions for this image:

  • trace the orange leaf first
  • trace the gold leaf
  • trace the green leaves
  • add the stems and veins
  • add the text

Determine the stitch tools for each shape:

Consider what stitch to use for tracing each shape. Here are some suggestions for this image:

  • leaves – fill stitch tool
  • veins – run stitch (bean stitch)
  • stems – steil satin stitch
  • text – text tool (the FTCU font is Amber)

Digitizing Steps:

Follow these 5 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide, to get you started.

If you need help with digitizing the design,  join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

Note: this image does not partner with any particular lesson. They are meant to encourage you to practice digitizing on your own.

If you need guidance with the Floriani FTCU basic stitch tools, you can refer to the lessons in the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. 

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If you would like a PDF copy of this digitizing practice and the image, fill out the email form below and it will be emailed to you!


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2 thoughts on “Digitizing Practice ~ Fall Leaves”

  1. Good creativity and thanks for the tips, i will definitely try out these and will post on your facebook page. And also i have subscribed to get free tutorial so just send me the pdf files of this design. Thanks.

    1. Hi Allysa,
      To receive the free pdf for any of the Digitizing Lessons, just fill out the form at the end of this tutorial and the pdf will be emailed directly to you. Thank you ~Paula

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