Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 01 dec 2017
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Insert Fabric Flattening Stitches

This tutorial explains how to create flattening stitches to avoid thin lettering sinking into the soft fabric. These stitches should be sewn out with thread of color similar to fabric color to be unobtrusive, stabilizing the soft fabric.

1 - Run Embird program.

2 - Select "Embird" menu to switch to Editor.

3 - Select "File > Open" menu to open an existing design (Picture No. 1).

1. Open an existing design

Open an existing design in Editor

4 - Click the object on work area or the object icon at the right side of the screen to select it (Picture No. 2). Object contanining the text "Embird 2018" is now selected - the black rectangle is drawn around its icon at the rigth side of the screen.

2. Select object

Click the object on work area to select it

5 - Select "Insert > Basting Stitches" menu (Picture No. 3).

3. Insert Basting Stitches

Select "Insert > Basting Stitches" menu

6 - Choose type of basting stitches (simple rectangle) and specify also offset from selected object (Picture No. 4).

4. Type of Basting Stitches

Choose type of basting stitches and offset from selected object

7 - Basting stitches of chosen type were inserted to work area, with specified offset 10.0 mm from selected object (Picture No. 5). Object contanining basting stiches is now selected - the black rectangle is drawn around its icon at the rigth side of the screen.

5. Basting Stitches Inserted

Basting stitches were inserted to work area

8 - Select "Insert > Fill Closed Contours" menu (Picture No. 6).

6. Fill Closed Contours

Select "Insert > Fill Closed Contours" menu

9 - Choose fill pattern, stitch density and prescribe also the angle of stitches (Picture No. 7).

7. Choose Fill Pattern

Choose fill pattern, density and angle of stitches

10 - Fill stitches will appear on work area (Picture No. 8).

8. Filled Rectangle

Filled rectangle appears on work area

11 - Basting stitches object is still selected on work area. Use "Edite> Delete" menu to delete it, as it was used here only for purpose of bounding of the area being filled (Picture No. 9).

9. Delete Basting Stitches

Delete basting stitches used only for bounding of area being filled

12 - Check the result in 3D view mode - click "3D" tab below work area (Picture No. 10).

10. Check Flattening Stiches

Check flattening stitches in 3D view mode

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