Penny Muncaster-Jewell

Smart Editing Techniques for Machine Embroidery Designs

Penny Muncaster-Jewell
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Meet teacher and fabric artist Penny Muncaster-Jewell and jump into exploring the software used to edit machine embroidery designs. Customize your menus, create keyboard shortcuts and learn to save and organize your designs, preventing accidental overwriting.
Take control of your software and start by learning some basics, such as selecting, rotating and flipping objects. Penny shows you some handy tools to manipulate your designs and perfectly place them. Then learn to group and ungroup objects.
Penny shows you how to further manipulate designs by resizing them using two different methods. But just because you can resize, doesn't mean you should! Learn to avoid mistakes and change your stitch density to keep details sharp when changing a design's size.
Learn to play with text and understand differences in font sizes and styles. Penny shows you how to set lettering on a curve and then demonstrates how to batch-edit text to make customizing group designs a breeze.
Penny delves deeper into editing software capabilities and demonstrates how to change sewing attributes for an entire design or just one piece of it. Then learn to extract elements from a design. Keep in mind those crucial locking stitches and add reinforcement stitches if needed!
Learn about set-hole sewing and how to use it to create some fabulous designs. Account for those hidden stitches and learn how to create a monogram and patch easily with Penny's help. Then learn how to create cool, complex designs by merging shapes and removing overlaps.
Penny takes modifications one step further by converting segments of a design to appliqué for texture and effects that you can't get with stitches. Learn how to modify designs and remove the original stitches, then how to cut and apply the appliqué fabric shapes.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 38  mins

Use your embroidery machine software to customize your favorite designs without starting from scratch! Discover easy-to-follow techniques for impressive design modification from world-renowned sewist and fiber artist Penny Muncaster-Jewell. Decrease your work and increase your efficiency with tips to name and organize files. Then, start to flip, rotate, resize and manipulate design elements you’ve selected. Penny will help you keep every modified image sharp and show you how to prevent mistakes while changing font styles and sizes. Learn to set letters on a curve and batch-edit text for group projects. Take your software skills even further by adding or subtracting parts from a design. You’ll also create projects with set-hole sewing and use your software to transform any design into an appliqué.

Penny Muncaster-Jewell

Penny Muncaster-Jewell has lived a dual life as a wearable arts enthusiast and computer nerd since the age of eight. But it wasn’t until after she retired from NASA that she committed fully to stitching and sharing her bountiful knowledge. Now she’s a teacher, author and award-winning fiber artist who travels the world spreading the incredible art of embroidery in lively fashion. After all, who better than a former NASA employee to teach you embroidery techniques that are out of this world?

Penny Muncaster-Jewell

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