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Appliqué is a fantastic way to add texture and dimension to your embroidery projects. With the right tools and techniques, you can create stunning appliqué objects with partial cover stitching, without the hassle of doubling-up borders. This guide will walk you through the process of creating partial cover appliqué using the Partial Appliqué and Remove Overlaps tools. And remember, iDigitizing is here to assist with all your embroidery digitizing needs, offering a range of services to help you create the perfect design.
Step 1: Digitize Appliqué Shapes
The first step in creating partial cover appliqué is to digitize your appliqué shapes. This process involves creating the outline of your design using the Appliqué tool. This will form the basis of your appliqué object.
Step 2: Apply Partial Appliqué
If you only want to remove underlying cover stitching, select both objects and click Partial Appliqué. This will generate cover stitches in a clockwise direction between the start and end points, leaving the rest of the boundary unstitched. This gives your appliqué a unique, partially stitched look.
Step 3: Remove All Underlying Stitching
If you want to remove all underlying stitching, you’ll need to use the Remove Overlaps tool. First, select the ‘cutter’ object and select Arrange > Remove Overlaps or right-click the tool. This will remove all stitches that are underneath the cutter object.
Step 4: Set the Cutting Overlap
Next, set the cutting overlap to half the width of the cover stitching – for example, 2mm – and click OK. This will ensure that the cutter object only removes the stitches that are directly underneath it, leaving the rest of the design intact.
Step 5: Remove Underlapping Cover Stitching
Once you’ve set the cutting overlap, select all objects and click Partial Appliqué. This will remove any underlapping cover stitching, giving your digitized design a clean, professional look.
Step 6: Finalize Your Design
The final step is to remove any unwanted fragments and zoom in to check the overlaps. This will ensure that your design is exactly how you want it before you send it to your embroidery machine.
IDigitizing: Your Partner in Embroidery Digitizing
Creating partial cover appliqué can be a fun and rewarding process. But if you need a little help along the way, iDigitizing is here for you. We offer a comprehensive range of custom digitizing services, including free stitch estimates, free format conversions, and free editing until you’re satisfied. With our fAast turnaround time of 2 to 24 hours without a rush fee, we make the digitizing process easy and stress-free. Plus, all our designs are sewn and tested before delivery, ensuring you receive the best quality.
Conclusion: Creating partial cover appliqué is a great way to add a unique touch to your embroidery projects. With the right tools and techniques, you can create stunning designs that are sure to impress. And remember, when it comes to digitizing, iDigitizing is here to help. So why not give it a try and unleash your creativity today with iDigitizing’s embroidery digitizing services?