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Demystifing Digitizing

A beginner's look at digitizing for machine embroidery

Are you excited by machine embroidery and wondering how to create your own designs? What is digitizing, anyway?

This is a beginner-level overview of digitizing for machine embroidery with concepts that apply to all types of digitizing software. At the end of this class, you should understand the basics of the process, common mistakes, and have resources to get started on your own projects.

In this class I cover:

  • The history of embroidery digitizing
  • Software recommendations
  • Key concepts that will make or break your designs
  • Troubleshooting for common issues
  • Planning your artwork and embroidery design
  • Walkthrough of digitizing a simple design using Stitch Era Universal

If you have questions that aren't covered in the course, I'm happy to answer your questions via the comments. You can also join my Facebook group, exclusively for my embroidery students, where you can also reach out to the student community to find the answers you need.


Your Instructor


Denise Hendrick
Denise Hendrick

Denise has been involved in reenactment and costuming for over 20 years. In 2014, she launched a line of historically inspired machine embroidery designs in order to help other costumers bring the beauty of period embroidery to their own projects.


Course Curriculum


  Digitizing Walkthrough
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  Additional Resources
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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