Online Class

Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs

$19.99$39.99

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Cookie Gaynor
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Bring your ideas to life on fabric with Cookie's expert lessons on manually digitizing embroidery designs. You'll learn how to turn your own drawings, digital art and even photos into stitch patterns for your embroidery machine. Cookie uses Bernina and Brother software to demonstrate, but the tools she uses can easily translate to most embroidery machines' software. You'll practice creating and modifying a simple redwork ribbon, then move on to fill shapes. You'll learn about embellishing appliqué with multiple stitch types and try your hand at shaded floral art. Downloadable design files are included for practice!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Cookie Gaynor & Get Started
10:51
Meet Cookie Gaynor and learn digitizing basics.
2. The Running Stitch Tool
07:45
3. Creating a Redwork Design
13:01
4. Stitching Out Redwork
08:54
5. Design a Colorful Appliqué Butterfly
55:18
6. The Creative Fill Stitch
13:12
7. Filling Shapes With the Column Stitch
12:39
8. Stitching a Floral Shaded Design
44:26
9. Modifying & Expanding Your Designs
13:38

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Machine embroidery software with digitizing capability for creating your own original designs that supports one of the following file types: ART50, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP and XXX (please note that some software brands don't come with a digitizing feature, and will require an additional plug-in at an additional cost)
  • Embroidery machine

Taught by

Cookie Gaynor
Cookie Gaynor
Cookie Gaynor grew up with creative influences all around her, and was inspired by her mother and grandmother to explore all avenues of art and design. In 1995 she discovered that her “computer geek” side was perfectly suited to embroidery machines, and she’s been teaching sewing, embroidery and digitizing ever since. Cookie has been a featured instructor at International Embroidery Conferences, American Embroidery Conferences and <i>It's Sew Easy</i> on PBS.
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