Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adding & Editing Lettering with Hatch Embroidery - Tutorial & FREE design

Step-by-step guide and a gorgeous free wedding/anniversary embroidery design


Pictures may speak a thousand words, but lovingly created embroidery tells the whole story!


Our lovely graphic designer, Laura created this stunning personalized floral design for my upcoming wedding. Yes, I finally found somebody who is brave enough to marry me! :)

And because we are all about caring and sharing here at Hatch, I am so glad to give this design to you to make good use of it. It makes a really lovely design to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, or just simply two people's love for one another.


At the end of this post you will find a link to access and download this design.

In this article I am going to show you how you can take the original design, delete the names and the date and replace it with new names and date using fonts that come with the software. It is really easy with Hatch Embroidery Creator or Hatch Embroidery Digitizer.


So this was the original design with my name and my fiance's name and the date of our wedding. Feel free to send congratulations cards after the date. Just kidding! 




Deleting Unwanted Details


It literally takes seconds. All you need to do is select the objects you want to delete and hit 'delete'. See? Gone!


Hiding Vector Artwork


As you can see, the original vector artwork the digitizer used for this design was still showing. I will show you what you can do here, just in case you come across this issue. You can either leave it for positioning the new name you will insert or you can hide it by clicking 'Show' on the top of your screen and unticking 'Vector Artwork'. 

The designs you will come across most likely will not have the artwork still showing behind them, as only the .EMB format contains all the design information, but if you are using your own design to create more variations of it, it is handy to know how to turn your artwork "on" and "off".



Artwork gone! You now have a clean slate to work with.


Adding Lettering


This is where the fun part begins! Hatch Embroidery Creator comes with 60 professionally digitized fonts and you can choose from 86 if you are using Hatch Embroidery Digitizer. So finding the right font for the occasion with Hatch is a breeze. You need open the Lettering/Monogramming toolbox on the left side of your screen and then select 'Lettering'. I used Script1 and Script2  fonts to add new names to the design. 



All you need to remember now is to use the 'Resequence' tool to group your colors together to minimize the number of color changes.

And voilà, you have your own personalized design ready to stitch out!



Please note: You will need to sign in or register a free account to access the FREE Designs section.



Happy Embroidery!

Bernadett and the Hatch Team 



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