Technical Journal – Digital Embroidery

Save as “.eps” file in Adobe illustrator, or similar vector drawing package.

 

Export as “.tiff” to the Bernina software on PC

  • Drag and drop to “Art Canvas”
  • “Auto Digitiser” reduce colours   
  • Type “4” in this instance, click “OK”

 

My original designs were done using an open-source vector package, Inkscape, which is similar to Illustrator but I was unable to save in the desired format for exporting to the Bernina software. We had to redo the lettering around the edge of each patch design.

 

‘Object Properties” – For redoing the typographic elements

  • “Height” = 6.5
  • “Width” – 43
  • “Baseline Radius” = 4.0 and 5.0

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File – select

 

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Card/Machine Write

 

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Select device

 

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Either USB if the sewing machine is not attached to the PC, or straight to a connected sewing machine.

 

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USB connected to standalone Bernina 580.

 

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Bobbin is inserted in the compartment under the sewing machine needle. This stitches the underneath of the cloth.

 

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Attach cloth to the hoop and tighten.

 

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Load the first colour thread. This will need to be changed when the next colour is ready to embroider.

 

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Pull the thread through and attach to needle.

 

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Through the needle but not through the needle guard.

 

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Switch on when you are set up with the correct colour thread.

 

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The red layer being done.

 

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The finished embroidered patches on the hoop with the digital version on the Bernina software.

 

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The “home” screen on the Bernina 580. Choose the hoop on the right.

 

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The first colour – blue.

 

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The third pass is red, remember to change the thread on the machine.

 

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There are registration issues with this set up. Bernina is a domestic set up and not quite consistent industry standard.

 

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Finished Patches

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