summer beach-surfboard-sand

Digitizing Practice – Summer Fun

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice! Digitize this Summer Fun design to get your summer off to a good start!

summer beach-surfboards-palm tree

 

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:

water

  • trace the shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit and adjust angle line as needed

sand

  • trace the shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit and adjust angle line as needed

tree

  • trace the shape using the satin stitch tool
  • edit and adjust angle lines as needed

palm leaves

  • trace the shapes using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit and adjust angle lines as needed
  • edit the start and stop nodes to be near the center of the leaves to minimize jump stitches

grass

  • trace the shapes using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit and adjust angle lines as needed

surfboards

  • trace each of the shapes using the Fill stitch tool using a different thread color for each board
  • edit and adjust angle lines as needed
  • trace the accent lines using a Bean Stitch (or narrow satin)

bucket

  • trace the bucket shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • trace the handle using a narrow satin stitch

sand

  • trace the sand shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the fill pattern and choose a pattern to look like “sand”

shovel

  • trace the flat part of the shovel first using the Fill stitch tool
  • trace the outline of the shovel and the handle using a narrow satin stitch

text

  • trace the SUMMER text using the text tool
  • use the verticle text tool to trace word FUN
  • choose fonts that you prefer

 

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?

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

  1. Have a digitizing question?

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

  1. To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

You can get one-to-one digitizing help by joining our Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. We can create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

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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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