Class Details for Beyond Basic Digitizing

Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 40.00
Tutor: Joanne Winn
On Demand: Start anytime

If you use your digitizing software but would like to go beyond whatyou have learned in guide classes, Joanne will teach you techniques for manual digitizing. Bernina Artista Designer Plus V5 and, V6 is used for step by step instructions with photos. This class is meant for anyone who owns Bernina Artista Plus software, regardless of the brand of embroidery machine you have. Students can Save As or convert the embroidery designs to the format for their machine. There will be no instruction on Autodigitizing. Check the Outline on the Supply Page for complete list of topics covered in class. Level: Intermediate to advanced. Must be comfortable using the software.

Supplies and Outline

This is a theory class on editing and perfecting your embroidery machine digitizing.  Students should be able to manually digitize simple designs and be comfortable using their software before taking this class.  This is an intermediate to advanced class. 

I do not know how to use every computer software on the market today.  I use Artista Designer Plus V5, Bernina V6 and Embird software for limited functions.  I am a manual digitizer. This is the software you need for this class.  Autodigitizing functions will NOT be included in this class.

These lessons have text with many photos to show you exactly how you do specific functions in the software.  Be prepared to print many pages for the lessons.

Computer with embroidery digitizing software

IMPORTANT - Home embroidery machine with a 145mm x 255mm hoop or larger


Lesson One

  • Slow Redraw
  • Start and End
  • Underlay
  • Color Film
  • Thread Colors
  • Edit and Resize a Design
  • Add digitizing to an existing design
  • Print a Color Chart

Lesson Two

  • Digitize a Wreath
  • Add embroidery fills to an existing outline design
  • Add appliqué to an existing design
  • Combine designs
  • Digitize large quilt block designs

Lesson Three

  • Art Sources
  • Copyright
  • Clip Art for Digitizing
  • Scanning Clip Art
  • Mapping and Pathing
  • Digitizing from scratch

Lesson Four

  • Add placement lines to designs
  • Manually split designs for multihooping
  • Discuss how to stitch large quilt block designs
  • Use a template to place designs