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
File – select
Either USB if the sewing machine is not attached to the PC, or straight to a connected sewing machine.
USB connected to standalone Bernina 580.
Bobbin is inserted in the compartment under the sewing machine needle. This stitches the underneath of the cloth.
Attach cloth to the hoop and tighten.
Load the first colour thread. This will need to be changed when the next colour is ready to embroider.
Pull the thread through and attach to needle.
Through the needle but not through the needle guard.
Switch on when you are set up with the correct colour thread.
The red layer being done.
The finished embroidered patches on the hoop with the digital version on the Bernina software.
The “home” screen on the Bernina 580. Choose the hoop on the right.
The first colour – blue.
The third pass is red, remember to change the thread on the machine.
There are registration issues with this set up. Bernina is a domestic set up and not quite consistent industry standard.