Back to Business

The Craft Divas had a busy fun-filled summer. I did not do much sewing and I am missing my fabric and machines so it is time to get back to business.

I did recently do some machine embroidery for a group that I volunteer for. I am a Project Manager Ambassador for The I Am Experience ( whose mission is to promote positive affirmations in women of all ages and acknowledge the value women bring to themselves first and then to the rest of the world. I made shirts for the team members with the I Am Experience logo embroidered on them.

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I have been looking for a while for embroidery digitizing software that doesn’t take an IQ of 170 to use and require a loan to buy. I believe my search may be over. The shirts were not perfect and I believe with a little more practice I will be able to fix some of the issues I had. I found the software Sew Art. Sew Art is an embroidery digitizer for converting raster image files, vector images, and clipart into embroidery file formats. Image processing tools and a step-by-step wizard are provided to produce an image suitable for yielding a high-quality embroidery stitch-out.

You can download a trial version for free and then if you want to purchase the software its $75. When compared to other embroidery digitizing software, Sew Art is not too expensive. When working with an image, there is a wizard that will walk you through converting the image. There are some YouTube videos that will help. I watched the YouTube videos and jumped right in. This is the initial image I started with and you can see the digitizing results using Sew Art on the shirt above.

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I will spend some more time with the software learning how to refine the image, smoothing out the stitches, reduce jumps, etc.

Again, we are back to business. I have been collecting patterns and my Diva bucket list is very long. I can’t wait to get started and sharing with you.

Until next time…..

Bizzy Lady

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