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Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Editing Your Lettering for a Personalized Gift

A beginner's class with video tutorial


Did you know you can very easily edit the fonts that are included in your Hatch Embroidery software for customized embroidery lettering? You can change the size, color, shape, fill type and spacing of your lettering. You can also add special effects or create layouts for even more fun. The options are really endless!

Hatch Embroidery Digitizer comes with 101 professionally digitized fonts included and Hatch Embroidery Composer and Hatch Embroidery Personalizer contain 63 fonts.


A personalized gift like this bath robe for one happy little boy is only a few clicks away with Hatch Embroidery.

Jesse was turning 5, and his parents wanted something special for his birthday. He recently learnt the letters in his name, so they thought something with his name on it would make him very happy. 

I recreated the design to show you how I edited the fonts to make Jesse's name playful and colorful.



Resize, Change Font Type, Break Apart & Recolor

First I opened the Lettering/Monogramming toolbox and selected the Lettering tool. When I clicked on it on the right-hand side a box opened with all the features. I typed in Jesse's name, then resized it. You can do this either by clicking in the corner and dragging it until you reach the size you want, enter the Height and Width values or use the Resize by Size -/+10% tools.

Once I had the right size, I changed the font type to a more fun one. I then used the Break Apart tool to break the letters apart so I could change their colors to all different ones.






Stitching the Lettering on the Robe

Before embroidering, I changed Auto-Fabric to Terry Toweling. I used 2 layers of cutaway stabilizer on the back and water soluble topping to stop the embroidery from sinking into the fluffy surface.

After removing the topping, I lightly trimmed the fluffy bits around the lettering to tidy it up.





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Author: Bernadett Csaszar

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4 comments on article "Editing Your Lettering for a Personalized Gift"

claudia csernay

7/17/2019 1:12 AM

Hello, I tried the Hatch for 30 days, very pleased.

BUT when I bought the lettering program, there isn't "Break apart" wich made reshaping or individual coloring of the letters very hard to I have to write every letter separately... I expected to have all the features that are in the lettering section, not just some.

ANSWER: The Break Apart tool is an editing tool which is something required for more than what most people do with lettering and monograms. During the 30 day trial you can launch Hatch Embroidery in the Personalizer level to experience exactly which tools would be available. You can always upgrade to the Composer level which has this feature.

Bernadett Csaszar

7/18/2019 10:59 PM

Hi Claudia, The Break Apart tool is only available at the Composer and Digitizer levels. If you want to use that tool, you will need to upgrade to any of these levels.

Kerry Minter

10/16/2019 10:53 AM

can I change the slant of a line of lettering? Using Narrow Block, need lettering to be straight not slanted. When using the reshape tool, I have to do one letter at a time.

Bernadett Csaszar

10/16/2019 5:34 PM

Hi Kerry, yes, you can adjust the slant in the Lettering toolbox. Scroll down to Advanced settings, you will see there that you can adjust the width, slant, letter spacing and letter sequence. If you have an already slanted font, to make it straight, you will need to enter a negative value, ie -10, -20.

But Narrow Block shouldn't be slanted. It's a straight font.

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