Many decades ago, I learned to operate one of the old-school patch edge machines (my grandfather wanted me to learn every job in our factory).
Although I never came close to the speed and precision of our operators, I did learn the process of how it created its border and how to ease into curves and precisely navigate right angles. Never dreaming that decades later, I would be recreating production-friendly embroidery files that so closely resemble a traditional patch border, a trained eye would need to look twice to tell which is which!
I was so excited about my results in completing the classic-looking patch files shown above in various popular sizes. Please keep in mind that all these files are only available in “machine file” formats (such as art, dst, emb, exp, hus, jef, pes, shv, vip, vp3 & xxx) and not object-based EMB files.