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Digitizing Practice – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Here’s a new Digitizing Practice to work on your digitizing skills.

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

Download the image from your email and use your creativity to trace and digitize however you would like.  The PDF guide will give you some suggestions and tips to try.

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!

Digitizing Tips:

Decide the order of the “layers” and create your digitizing plan accordingly.

The font that I used for the word Thanksgiving is called Saturday. It is a True Type font and FTCU will digitize it for you if you have it installed on your computer. If you do not have this font, there are many others in FTCU that would work nicely with this lettering.

Here is a free pdf list of all the fonts in FTCU.

Floriani FTCU Fonts – pdf list

Here are some more 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 and leave the details for last.

Here are some suggestions for tracing this image:

  • create the text letters first
  • add the green leaves
  • trace the pumpkin
  • add the small rust flowers

Tips – for creating the small rust flowers

  • trace the stem
  • use the Custom Shape Tool to draw a small artwork circle
  • select the circle in the sequence view and convert it to a Auto Satin
  • copy and paste the circle to each of the shapes on the flower

Determine The Stitch Tools For Each Shape:

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

  • text letters – text tool
  • green leaves – fill stitch and bean stitch for the stem
  • pumpkin – fill stitch
  • rust flowers – bean stitch and Custom Shape tool (convert to satin)

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!

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