Wilcom EmbroideryStudio embroidery digitizing tutorial

This Wilcom Embroidery Studio embroidery digitizing tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on using the running stitch tool for creating designs with minimum thread trims, reshaping, and editing. It covers the importance of planning, connecting objects, and the use of jumping stitches and connector values for clean and gap-free stitching.

Running Stitch Tool and its uses

  • The running stitch tool is used for two main purposes:
    • Providing detail to the design
    • Connecting one object to another

Creating a Design with Minimum Thread Trims

  • A plan is necessary for the sequence of objects, starting from the bottom of the cup:
    • Create saucer shapes
    • Digitize a run line to the outside handle
    • Join the inside of the handle and the cup body with the lip
    • Stitch the right edge of the lip
    • Create a thin line and backtrack for strength
    • Finally, sew the wisps theme

Reshaping and Editing

  • It’s crucial to have precise shapes, so take care not to place points too close together to avoid thread breaks.
  • Use the reshaping tool to drag nodes closer to the desired shape and to correct any issues.
  • The escape key helps to deselect an object and the spacebar toggles between tools.

Stitching and Joining

  • The running stitch tool is used to connect the cup to the outside handle:
    • Start with a left click, then right-clicks to create a connecting stitch.
    • Use the spacebar to toggle between tools.
    • The satin stitch may require covering up with another stitch.

Digitizing with Minimum Input Nodes

  • The fewer input nodes, the cleaner the shape.
  • A tighter arc calls for more clicks.
  • It’s vital to realign stitches close to satin stitches to avoid thread exposure.

Connectivity and Seam Trimming

  • Connectivity between objects is established with running stitches.
  • Use the backtrack tool to connect dots and begin digitizing columns.
  • The P key helps to center the artwork.
  • The scissors tool in the travel toolbar helps to identify thread trims.
  • For larger gaps, the trim may be adjusted.

Jumping Stitches and Connector Values

  • Use jumping stitches to reach the next object when moving more than 2 millimeters.
  • The trim tool helps to set the distance for the tie-off.

Final Thoughts

  • The key is to plan the design and use running stitches to connect objects.
  • The running stitches used in this tutorial will ensure a gap when stitching out the design.
  • The backtracking stitch can be used for details and to refine the shape.

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