FREE 3D Puffy Foam Tulip design
Embroidering on puffy foam is so much fun, and digitizing for it is not as difficult as you might think. Read this article for a run down on the techniques to ensure you get the best looking puffy designs off your machine every time.
Bonus 3D Father's Day FREE Design
Learn how to use the great visualizer feature of Hatch Embroidery and see how your designs will look embroidered on various items such as caps, t-shirts or shirts
Picking and changing colors is very easy and the results are rewarding
Learn about the various tools and setting to change colors, pick and apply existing colors, how to customize your design palette and change color schemes.
Choosing the right fabric settings for best machine embroidery results
Learn how to use the Auto Fabric feature to avoid puckering and create custom fabric settings to suit your particular needs. You will also learn how to change stitch densities when working with different fabrics and thread.
Learn about the different types of underlays and how to work with them for the best results
Embroidery appearance and quality depends a lot on the underlay which serves as a foundation for cover stitching. In this article, you will learn about the different types of underlays and which to select for objects in your machine embroidery designs.
Learn all about the Stitch Types, Fills, Tools and Techniques used to create this striking design
I was so excited to digitize another drawing by the brilliant graphic artist Catherine Noel. The result is this striking guy full of bright colors and textures. Read about all the different stitch types, fills and effects that were used to create this striking design and be sure to download the FREE embroidery design!
Take your embroidery to an entirely new level!
Learn all you need to know about the various types of curved fills available in Hatch Embroidery Digitizer and how to use them to add another dimension to your machine embroidery projects.
Downloadable FREE design
Read the inspirational story of Nicole La Cour from Tattered Stitch Embroideries, winner of our Easter Embroidery Photo Contest. Nicole uses her previous background as illustrator to create her beautiful and unique embroidery designs.
Learn how this beautiful hen was created and assembled
In this article I will show you how I took the pattern for a hand embroidered feltie hen and turned into into a machine embroidered key fob.
Learn about the various ways you can achieve the look of fur and feathers
Learn about the various tricks and techniques you can use to achieve fur and feather like effects with Hatch Embroidery. You will also find out about using different stitch types, layering objects and adjusting stitch angles.
Free downloadable designs
Our LOVE-ly graphic designer, Laura LOVEs Hatch, like we all do! She brings you a couple of FREE embroidered sayings you can stitch out for your Valentine.
Read about Norhilda and download the FREE design
Norhilda is best known for her unique and prolific key fob designs, and also the way she captures female beauty in her embroidery. Her beautiful Dominican doll design, she digitized exclusively for our blog readers is now available to be downloaded.