Floriani FTCU Digitizing practice-ho-ho-ho-santa

Digitizing Practice – Ho Ho Ho Santa

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice!

This is a mini lesson to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons,  join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. Click HERE for more info!

Floriani FTCU Digitizing practice-ho-ho-ho-santa

Fill out the form at the end of this lesson 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:

1-face

  • trace the face shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed
  • make sure there is a small 2mm overlap into the surrounding shapes

2-hat- mouth

  • trace the shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed
  • make sure there is a small 2mm overlap into the surrounding shapes

3-cheeks

  • trace one shape using the Fill stitch tool (or satin tool)
  • copy and paste to the other cheek
  • edit the shape as needed

4-beard and sides of face

  • trace each of the shapes separately using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • make sure there is a small 2mm overlap into the surrounding shapes

5-mustache

  • trace the shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • make sure there is a small 2mm overlap into the surrounding shapes

6-hat fur and pompom

  • trace each of the shapes separately using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • make sure there is a small 2mm overlap into the surrounding shapes
  • TIP: use the Artwork circle tool to create ONE circle – convert to a Fill stitch using the Fill stitch on the bottom toolbar – copy and paste to each of the circle shapes – overlapping them to create texture

7-nose

  • trace the shape using the Satin stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

8-mittens

  • trace the shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed
  • copy and paste to place the other mitten –
  • you will need to use the flip horizontal tool to place the second mitten

8-letters

  • trace the letters using the CIRCLE TEXT tool
  • choose a font that your prefer – the font in this image is: “slate”
  • edit the circle text shape as needed

 

Digitizing Steps

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

4 digitizing steps diagram for Floriani FTCU

 

Need help?

This lesson is a “mini lesson” to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons, join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club.

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

  1. Have a digitizing question?

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  1. Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. The lessons inside the membership club are more detailed step-by-step instructions to help you use all the tools in FTCU.

    And, there are 3 learning levels to choose from: Independent, Guided and Coaching.

    To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

    You can get one-to-one digitizing help by joining the Coaching level of Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club.

    We can create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

Click HERE to find out more information.

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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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