Transferring Embroidery Designs by USB

One of the challenges that new and experienced machine embroidery users face is transferring their designs. Today I’m going to walk you through how to do that.

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  1. Open your software program (I’m using  Artistic Digitizer) and find your embroidery design. The easiest way to find it is by using the “Open” tab.Screenshot (4)
  2. Make sure your design fits in your hoop. If not, adjust it by rotating or reducing the design.Screenshot (5)Screenshot (6)
  3. Find the tab/button that says “Write A Design” or “Export”. The name of this command may be different depending on what software you are using. Artistic Digitizer uses the term export’.Janome Digitizer MBX uses the term Output Design which offer different options such as Write, export, sendetcScreenshot (8)
  4. A window should pop up with your USB drive already selected. The name of the drive may be different, depending on your computer. Mine is labelled ‘F’. Select your USB drive.Screenshot (9)
  5. Select the EMBF folder on your stick. You will know you’re in the right place when the rest of your designs show up.Screenshot (10)
  6. Name your file, and choose your format, then click ‘Export’. Make sure to eject your USB drive from your file explorer to prevent file corruption.
  7. Locate your USB port on the side of your sewing machine. IMG_0164
  8. Choose the Open File icon from the menu bar.IMG_0166
  9. Select the ‘Embf’ folder, and locate your design.IMG_0167
  10. Select the design you wish to use and continue with placement on your fabric. You can do this manually or by using the Janome Embroidery Apps, such as AcuSetter and AcuEdit.  The Janome Clothsetter is also invaluable for design placement on fabric.
  11. To save your design from the USB stick to the machine, tap the house icon and scroll through the bottom menu to find the ‘add to file’ icon.IMG_0169
  12. Rename your file and tap ok.IMG_0170

To hear me walk through the steps and see them for yourself, click here for this video tutorial.

Until next time,

JanomeGirl

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7 Responses to Transferring Embroidery Designs by USB

  1. gail coward says:

    want to print this information but won’t let me.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Gail,

      the WordPress platform is not a PDF printable format. Please copy & paste what you wish to print into a word document and print from there.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Beverley Gauntlett says:

    I own a memory craft 11000, special edition.
    Am I able to use AcuSketch? and transfer using my USB Cord from my iPad/ Apple computer?
    TIA

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Beverley,

      Yes, you can use AcuSketch but your USB cord wont work on an iPad as there is no USB port on an iPad. But you can email the design you create in AcuSketch to yoursELF and then save it on a USB stick to put into the Janome MC11000.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA.

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      • Beverley Gauntlett says:

        Thank you for your reply. I will try that
        Beverly 👍🏼

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      • Beverley Gauntlett says:

        I watched on sewing with Janome on November 26 on TSC.
        Where she took at photo of her child’s art work with the iPad and sent it to her embroidery machine and it stitched out the exactly artwork!!!
        I’m finding I cannot do that on the app. it’s asking me to trace it with my finger I’m losing the whole photo when I do that and the machine will only stitch out my tracing. is there a step I missing here please

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Beverley,

        Yes, you will need to trace the words or shapes as the sketching is what is turned into stitches to embroider. The photo is merely a backdrop to work with to sketch whatever it is you wish to embroider. If you use a Jnaome stylus pen you will find the sketching a lot easier and more accurate than using your finger. it does take a bit of practice but you will soon get th evangelist of it.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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