Floriani FTCU Digitizing practice-January snowman

FTCU Digitizing Practice Snowman

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice Snowman! Welcome to the new Year!

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!

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-arms

  • trace each arm using the Steil stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace in sections and use single run stitches to travel as needed to connect to each segment without jump stitches

2-snowpile

  • trace the snow shape using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

3-snowman body

  • trace the snowman shape using the Fill Stitch tool
  • TIP: trace each circle shape creating 3 shapes – trace the bottom one first, then the middle and then the top one – this will create more texture and interest in your design
  • choose an interesting fill pattern in the properties box
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • trace the snow shape using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

4-hat, eyes, mouth, buttons

  • trace the hat shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed
  • trace ONE eye using the Artwork Shape tool (circle), convert the artwork shape to a satin stitch using the Auto satin icon on the bottom toolbar
  • copy – paste – resize as needed for each of the eyes, mouth and buttons

5-hat band

  • trace the hat band using the Steil stitch tool
  • edit the shape as needed

6-scarf (red)

  • trace the red shapes of the scarf using the Classic Satin tool
  • edit the shape as needed

7-scarf (green)

  • trace the green shapes of the scarf using the Classic Satin tool
  • edit the shape as needed

8-nose

  • trace the nose using the Classic Satin tool
  • edit the shape as needed

9-january

  • trace the January text using the CIRCLE text tool
  • choose a font that you prefer
  • edit the shape as needed

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Digitizing Steps

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

Need more 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.

There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize and edit your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. The lessons will also show you how to resize and edit purchased designs as well as explain lots of “how to do” questions.

All of the lessons are self-paced written lessons that have a pdf download and you can watch the videos as many times as you would like.

Click HERE to find out more information.

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club and learn to digitize with Floriani FTCU

When you join, your membership is a Lifetime Membership and anytime you have digitizing questions, you can contact me at: paula@embroiderygatherings.com. Your questions are important to me and I will send you an answer ASAP.

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