Don’t you hate it when you feel frustrated with a design? It’s not tall enough, or curved enough or skinny enough to fit in a certain shape? (Yikes, sounds like we’re shopping for bathing suits!) Back to the subject at hand. When you have a design that won’t fit into the space you need to fill, that’s where software comes in. Even if you don’t digitize, you can most certainly manipulate designs to get the look you need. All you need is embroidery software with robust editing features.
I use Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro for 90% of the embroidery digitizing and editing I do every day. Recently, I wanted to place a delicate design along the neckline of a onesie. That’s a small area and because it’s so small, its curve is quite defined. I selected a design from Perfect Embroidery Pro’s Monogram catalog. If you’d like to follow along, here’s how to do it. Click on the Monogram catalog.
Let’s close the space at the top between the original branch and the new one. Zoom in to get a magnified view. Select the Shape Tool and move the last two black dots to expose the blue squares underneath (the points).
Voila! A perfectly shaped design for a child’s neckline.Isn’t that fun? With a bit of experimentation, you can transform any design into a new shape. You can double or triple your stash with just a few clicks.