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Practice your embroidery digitizing skills with this FTCU Practice Challenge using fill stitches and text. Dowload a FREE PDF practice guide and image.

Digitizing Practice – Fall Text

Improve your FTCU digitizing skills with this new Practice Challenge


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!

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Digitizing Tips:

Create a digitizing plan:

Normally, I always suggest you look at an image and create your plan based on the “layers” in the image. However, in this Text image, the most important thing to consider is combining your thread colors to minimize thread color changes when stitching your design.

Here are some suggestions for tracing this image:

  1. orange text letters
  2. orange leaves
  3. pumpkin
  4. green text
  5. corn stalk
  6. brown text
  7. pumpkin outline
  8. gold 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
  • pumpkin – fill stitch for each section
  • letters – text tool – variety of fonts
  • pumpkin outline – bean stitch
  • divider – satin (taper the ends)

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. These practices are to encourage you to practice your digitizing skills on your own. And, to practice often!

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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