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Download Your Free Digitizing Made Easy Challenge Artwork Files Below

Please note that you will likely want to click the button above and download these free designs onto your computer rather than a mobile device or tablet. This is so that you can easily work with them with Hatch embroidery software.

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I hope you enjoy the challenge! The next chapter of your Embroidery Legacy starts here with ours.

Part 1: Introduction

Introduction Video: Welcome to Embroidery Legacy’s 30-day Embroidery Digitizing Made Easy Challenge! In this intro lesson, we’ll explain the interactive video lessons used in this challenge and get you familiar with some of the basic tools you’ll be using. To begin, we’ll introduce you to Hatch embroidery’s working environment, explain how to load native files, and save your designs so you can embroider your samples on your machine.

Part 2: Basic Digitizing Made Easy

Lesson 1: Ready to start digitizing? In the first lesson, you’ll learn how to use outline tools correctly to create a simple but beautiful design. Once completing the outlines, we will show you how to use two different automated methods to path the design perfectly for “Redwork”, with exactly two passes of thread, and other stitch type choices to produce logical pathing. This lesson will also reveal the power of an object-based .EMB format with regards to resizing an embroidery file. Have a different brand of software other than Hatch? Click here to learn more about our fan-favorite Digitizer’s Dream Course taught in 10 of the industry’s most popular software brands.

Lesson 2: This next lesson will also focus on creating outlines but take things a step further. You’ll learn how to create closed objects to create fill stitches and add color within a design. Some basic logic for creating and resequencing objects and colors will also be covered. Thinking of purchasing Hatch? Click here to view our list of exclusive Hatch bonuses you’ll receive when placing your order through us.

Part 3: Artistic Digitizing Made Easy

Lesson 3: Great job on making it this far! Now that you’ve got some of the basics down, we’ll explore our artistic side by using both size and stitch types to create unique finished effects. In this lesson, we’ll create multiple filled objects alongside creating beautiful curved Florentine fill effects to add dimension and reflect light.

Lesson 4: To further expand our creativity, we’ll use multiple stitch types within the outlines of this design. You’ll see how using simplicity can create detail within designs. This sounds counterintuitive, I know. But just wait, you’ll see what I mean. We’ll also expand on fill stitches with basic blending and feathering effects.

Part 4:  ESA Technology and Quilting Made Easy

Lesson 5: Thought you knew everything embroidery software could do? Think again! This lesson will expand and open a whole new embroidery world for you using object-based technology found in Hatch’s .ESA files. Although initially developed with fonts in mind, we have significantly expanded the embroidered possibilities to the limits of your imagination. Get ready to be amazed!

Lesson 6: Just when you thought you’d seen it all… This lesson will show you how to use Hatch’s .ESA files, software features, and the most basic digitizing tools to create an in-the-hoop quilting design that rivals the work of professional quilters.

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Have a Hatch related question or need help with the Challenge? Join our Hatch Facebook group to ask questions, share your work, and see what other embroiderers are up to!