The first order of business learning digitizing and embroidery is to understand the design creation process and design construction.
Ever heard digitizing and an embroidery program explained as “converting” a graphic image to stitches? Not exactly true.
While in the long run that is what we are doing, the process of sewing out embroidery is physical. It challenges the physics that govern fabric (bias, stretch, weight), thread, needles and the movement of the machine. Without a design that has been constructed to allow for the physics of sewing, you’ll be unhappy with your results.
So, I invite you to download this lesson on the anatomy of a design, it is a slightly revised version of a lesson I have had posted for years.