Practice this weekly digitizing challenge to learn Floriani FTCU.

Digitizing Practice – Halloween Pumpkin

New Digitizing Practice with Floriani FTCU!


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:

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 this image:

  • trace the green leaf first
  • trace the brown stem
  • trace the orange pumpkin as an applique
  • trace the eyes, nose and mouth
  • trace the text – Halloween to finish the design

Determine the stitch tools for each shape:

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

  • green leaf- fill stitch tool
  • stem- satin
  • pumpkin – applique tool
  • eyes, nose, mouth – fill
  • Halloween text – text tool

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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