For years, I’ve been making embroidered gifts for two special men in my life. I don’t want to ‘throw anyone under the bus’ so let’s just call them – the boys. The boys are always grateful and charming when accepting these items from the work of my hands. It’s a lovely moment. I’m touched by their gratitude and they’re touched by my thoughtfulness. And then….I never see the items again. I mean, NEVER. But that’s changed because now I’m using Inspirations newest software – Vintage Embroidery Software – and the boys love the results! One jacket I created for one of the boys has become a wardrobe staple. I’ve seen him wear it at least once a week. Wow! I’m so impressed with the possibilities this software offers, it’s a real game-changer.
So what’s so different about it? Well, it’s not traditional embroidery – the rules have been re-written to give the look of yesterday’s hand stitches coupled with today’s digital products and high performance threads.
This software was inspired by what you see in retail stores: big, bold stitches in matte threads on knits, denims, cotton and linen. The long stitch length and thick threads result in low-stitch count designs making garments so comfortable. There’s no need for heavy cut-away or fusible stabilizers; just lightweight water solubles or tear-away wash-aways give all the support that’s needed. Vintage embroidery is fabric-friendly and embroiderer-friendly! The designs are low stitch count (because the stitches are big and the polyester thread is chunky). And the boys love to wear it because it’s comfortable and mimics what their friends are paying big bucks for.
This t-shirt and hat combo stitched in under 20 minutes – including hooping! Love that!This backpack stitched in under 8 minutes. Vintage Embroidery Software takes gift-making to a whole new level.Up until, a home embroiderer couldn’t get this look on an embroidery machine without some serious digitizing skills.
The best part of Vintage Embroidery software is you don’t need digitizing skills. You get to select from over 1500 built-in designs and 18 fonts. It’s so user-friendly, it even tells you what thread weight to use for each color so you can duplicate the look. The software gives you tons of editing and conversion tools, it’s quite robust without being overwhelming.
Next week, I’ll show you more and share a link to Katherine Artines how-to video on YouTube. For now, you can ask your location Inspirations dealer for more information. They received their shipment of the software last week! And you can attend a Vintage Chic event to learn more about it from one of Inspirations expert embroidery educators.