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Warning! Always Be Careful Where you Download Free Embroidery Designs From
Don’t Download Random Embroidery Designs from Disreputable Companies or Digitizers
Now I know this should go without saying, but you have to be careful with what you download online. Always make sure whatever company or digitizer you’re dealing with has a solid reputation.
Whether it’s checking to see if they have a following on their social media accounts, asking if others have heard about that company, or just seeing how “new” that company is, be careful with what you put into your computer. The last thing any of us need is a virus!
Poorly Digitized Designs Can Damage Your Machine & Ruin Your Garments
Generally speaking, with some exceptions, the old adage “you get what you pay for” still rings true. In most cases, it certainly does in the embroidery world, at least.
Now, if you’re unfamiliar with embroidery digitizing, it is the process of creating embroidery designs with embroidery digitizing software (in the very simplest of terms). The problem is that many theories and rules apply when using software to create these designs, and if the digitizer doesn’t know what they’re doing, their designs can really mess things up.
In fact, 90% of the time, when an embroiderer experiences an issue on their machine (even something as simple as a thread break), it’s because the design they’re using was not digitized properly!
If the digitizer places stitch penetrations too close together, you can have embroidery thread breaks, birds nests, and even break needles! If the registration is off or the wrong density was used, you can tear holes in the item you’re trying to embroider on. This can be VERY costly, especially if you’re stitching on nicer items. Worse case, your needle could hit the frame and break the reciprocator on your machine, requiring you to bring your machine in or call a technician.
Always Run a Test Sample First
That said, if you’re planning on using a free embroidery design you found online or are trying a new company/digitizer for the first time, I would suggest that you try running a sample on a piece of scrap fabric and watching the design sew out before you try stitching it on anything nice.
Here at the Embroidery Legacy, we Guarantee Quality Digitizing
Thankfully, this is where our embroidery designs stand out!
Now, if you don’t know much about our CEO John Deer, he has personally won 30 commercial awards for digitizing. He has also run one of the world’s largest commercial digitizing houses (where we did work for dozens of fortune 500 companies like Disney, Coca-Cola, the NBA, and, ironically enough, John Deere). Because of this, we guarantee that EVERY design on our website was digitized to run smoothly on your machine from start to finish.
If you want to learn more about us, this video dives into our family’s 60+ years in the embroidery industry:
Free Embroidery Designs from our Last Live Stream:
At least once every couple of weeks, John hosts a Facebook and YouTube live stream where he answers questions, showcases new designs/products, and often digitizes live (who wouldn’t want to watch the world’s most awarded digitizer create designs?). We also usually give away a free design(s) and run fun contests where you can win one of the new design packs or products we reveal!
Here’s a link to download the last embroidery design John digitized live for free:
Here’s a link to the replay of our last live stream if you’d like to watch it as well:
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Other Places to Get Free Embroidery Designs
Join Our Facebook Group for Occasional Free Embroidery Designs
Embroidery Facebook groups (and not just our Facebook groups) are awesome resources to ask questions, share your projects, find inspiration, and join a community of like minded embroiderers who share your passion.
Our Facebook group has over 25,000 members, and we’re contently sharing tips & tricks, answering members’ questions, and occasionally posting free designs for our amazing members!
If you haven’t already, click here to join our Facebook group now to download the beautiful design shown below in the “Files” section.