How-to Digitize an In the Hoop Zipper bag in StitchArtist
Class #49 for Vimeo Subscribers https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sewbubbles/641744861
This is a lecture class walking you through the planning, stitching and digitizing of an in the hoop zippered pouch. I show the stitching of my planned pouch so that you understand the planning I did before going into StitchArtist to make it happen. This is NOT a hands on class BUT you will be able to digitize your own in the hoop zippered pouch after watching the class completely. Also included is the PDF file with additional instructions as well as a couple BE working files that you can use and study in Embrilliance StitchArtist.
If you are a vimeo subscriber, this class is part of your subscription!
I look back on the list of what I’ve done and say to myself - “DANG I must LOVE what I do because time sure flies when you’re having fun!” And that is the truth - I caught the machine embroidery bug when I got my first embroidery machine back in 1995 and I’ve been passionate ever since.
Yes, I started out as a hobbyist and still consider myself to be a card carrying member of addicted to machine embroidery anonymous. I attended an engineering school back in New England studying Math (Operations Research) and worked for a “think tank” attached to the Pentagon studying computer war simulations data analysis. Don’t you see how that relates to machine embroidery? My mother is still shaking her head at me - she didn’t understand what I did then and isn’t quite sure she understands what I do now :-) Actually a loose definition of Operations Research is finding the fastest, most efficient and least expensive solution to a problem. So with machine embroidery, I like to get from the computer to the embroidery machine as quickly and painlessly as possible. See! They kind of relate!
For almost 15 years I was the Tech Support Manager for a company called Buzz Tools and I gained so much from the experience. I found that I really enjoyed helping people conquer their fear of the computer, your partner in the machine embroidery process. Once you understand that the smart and creative one in the partnership is YOU - the computer becomes a hammer. A tool that has no magical power - it just does what you tell it to do. Now the fun and artistry can begin!
So on that premise I have taught classes and workshops around the world and played with way too many software programs and was really starting to get a bit burnt out on the whole “tech support” aspect. Call it a midlife adjustment - I left my position as “top guru”, bought myself a Mac and decided to pursue a new direction - similar but different. I was no longer representing a software company, I was representing me and what I loved to do with machine embroidery - yes, kind of scary!
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Congratulations! I would love to see the in the hoop projects you create after taking this class! Be sure to add #SewBubbles #StitchArtist #ZipItUp when posting your photos to social media! I'd love to see them and compliment you on your beautiful creations!