Snap tray variant style

The older snap tray design has pinched corners, which makes it super-easy to snap – just, well, pinch the corners. But for a different look, here’s one I’ve been playing around with. The snaps show on the inside, so if you’re using fancy ones (or rivets) or just very proud of your color-coordination, this is […]

Color-sorting with Ink/Stitch

When you have a single-color embroidery machine, sometimes you want to sew a bunch of identical items to make the most of your thread changes. But if you just duplicate an item, sometimes your machine wants to stitch each one out in series, defeating the purpose. Pricey embroidery software like Embrilliance will group the colors […]

Ganging embroidery designs with Ink/Stitch

Even if you don’t use Inkscape and Ink/Stitch to make your own embroidery designs, you can use them to do things like gang existing designs while keeping thread colors together. Here’s how. First, if you haven’t installed Inkscape do that now, and then install the Ink/Stitch extension. They’re both free, and available for Windows/Linux/Mac. When […]

Free SVG Alphabet – Handwritten Monoline Script

Advent 2019 Day 2 One of the things I’ve been most disappointed in is the availability of lettering for embroidery. Or rather, the reliability. So here’s an alphabet that’s in SVG form, so you can edit it yourself. It’s (somewhat roughly) based on Amalina, a font by Subectype, and is only the lowercase 26-letter English […]