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Creating patterns for embroidery machnes

RosaSharon | Posted in Machine Embroidery on

Hi all,

My sister in law has a daffy duck T shirt (embroidered) from a Warner Bros store from 10 years ago. S,he has a friend who loves the T shirt but she can’t find the T shirt anymore nor can she find the graphic.  Do any of you know how to get a picture into an embroidery pattern for a sewing machine?

 

Thanks in advance!

~Rosa~

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  1. ChrisHaynes | | #1

    Yes I do...

    First you buy an embroidery machine (my first one was a $200 used Brother PE-100).

    Then you buy digitizing software to convert the graphic into an embroidery file.  You will also need to get a card reader/writer.  Now which software you get varies depending on the machine, as does the card reader/writer (some machines now have a direct USB connection).  The software can be that sold by the machine manufacturer, or a type meant for all machines.  The latter would be something like http://www.embird.com/ or http://www.generationsemb.com/products/software.shtml ... ooh.. I just found this: http://www.drawstitch.com/ (I opted for the stuff that worked with my machine, it was about to be replaced with a new version so I got the reader/writer and software for a total of $600).

    Then you need to learn how to use the software.  It has been a couple of years, and I am still learning how to use it.  So far I have mostly modified patterns I have (some I have downloaded)...  I having difficulty making sure I have the right stitch density, fill areas, and watching out for lots of jumps.

    Or you can try to buy a Daffy Duck design.  I googled and found one source, but I don't know if it was officially licensed.  Companies like Warner look dimly on those who violate their copywrite (which is why I am not posting the link).

    Anyway, good luck.  Embroidery digitizing is time consuming, but can be fun.

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