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Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs taught by Cookie Gaynor

If you can dream it, you can embroider it! Cookie Gaynor shows you how to use your embroidery machine software to turn your original designs into a fully-stitched reality.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Embroidery
Type Accessory
Technique Machine
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? PE Design Next, Brother PR620, silo photo

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What are you most proud of? Tracing the photo and making a great looking badge from it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the layering system Cookie taught us in Lesson 8, then you won't have to do undo and redo things as many times as I had to!!!!

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The top badge is filled with yellow, and the round badge is just on a dark background which does save on cotton. I just used a bit of sample badge material sent by a wholesaler - when in production, I will probably use yellow material for the rectangle badge and do away with the yellow stitching - or maybe I SHOULD stitch out the whole badge, fill and all. What do yu think?

09/23/2013 Flag

I cut ironed on thick gluey backing, then out close to the stitching then burned around the badge just at the stitching with a wood burner - looks ok, but not exactly even all the way round. Has anybody else tried to make badges?

09/23/2013 Flag

I mean i ironed on the backing then cut out close to stitching

09/23/2013 Flag

To keep dark fabric from showing through the stitched areas, you can place a piece of light weight tear away stabilizer over that area prior to stitching. Remove the excess once that area has been stitched. I read that tip many years ago from Hirsch and it has served me well.

09/25/2013 Flag

Really nice job on the logos, they brightened my rainy day in Atlanta :)

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