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.
- 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.
- Make sure your design fits in your hoop. If not, adjust it by rotating or reducing the design.
- 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, sendetc
- 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.
- Select the EMBF folder on your stick. You will know you’re in the right place when the rest of your designs show up.
- 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.
- Locate your USB port on the side of your sewing machine.
- Choose the Open File icon from the menu bar.
- Select the ‘Embf’ folder, and locate your design.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rename your file and tap ok.
To hear me walk through the steps and see them for yourself, click here for this video tutorial.
Until next time,