Introduction to Digitizing with Stitch Era Universal

Step-by-Step help to create your first designs

Would you like to learn how to digitize your own embroidery designs? Join me for this online workshop!

Using Stitch Era Universal digitizing software, we'll work through 3 sample designs during this workshop. We will cover basic digitizing concepts, the software controls, and how to digitize 3 beginner designs.

This class is geared towards those who wish to reproduce historical hand embroidery by machine. The samples are period embroidery designs from the 18th and 19th centuries. The techniques I share are intended to create a hand-stitched look for use on historical costumes.

You can download and install a FREE 7-Day Demo of Stitch Era Universal at any time, or sign up for a subscription. I personally use the Express version for all my designs.

  • Introduction to Stitch Era Universal
    • Why to use vector artwork for your designs
    • Overview of basic controls and working area
    • How to zoom in on your design
  • Design 1: Satin Stitch Clovers and Dots
    • How to load artwork
    • Converting artwork to stitches
    • How to change stitch order
    • How to export designs
  • Design 2: Narrow border
    • Tracing lines by hand
    • Changing the angle of stitches
    • How to customize stitches and underlay
    • How to play a test run
  • Design 3: Button
    • How to create a zigzag border
    • Changing the stitch angle of borders
    • How to change stitch color
    • How to change stitch density

NOTE: This classes focuses specifically on digitizing using the Stitch Era Universal software, though many of the concepts will apply to digitizing in general. However, I cannot guarantee all of the information will transfer to other embroidery software and I cannot answer questions about other embroidery software.

Your Instructor

Denise Hendrick
Denise Hendrick

Denise has been involved in reenactment and costuming for over 20 years. In 2014, she launched a line of historically inspired machine embroidery designs in order to help other costumers bring the beauty of period embroidery to their own projects.

Course Curriculum

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  Sample One - Clover Border
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  Sample Two - Floral Border
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  Sample Three - Button
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course will be delivered as a live workshop on a specific date. You will always have access to the online lessons, a recording of the live workshop.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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