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I love using my BERNINA Embroidery Software 6 to plan my embroidery projects. It’;s so easy to audition designs and make sure everything stitches right where I want it. Follow the steps below to see how I planned the layout for this jacket.

I started by photographing the front of my jacket, where the embroidery would be stitched.

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I opened my software and selected the Art Canvas tab, then used the Load Picture tool to place my jacket photo on the screen.

Then I selected the Embroidery Canvas tool to move the jacket to the embroidery screen. I used the Measurement Tool to check the size of the photo on the software screen against the jacket measurements.? I resized the image on the screen until the measurements in the software approximately matched the measurements of the actual jacket.

I imported the designs I wanted and previewed them directly “;on”; my jacketbaby pillows, rescaling, rotating and adjusting until I had a layout I liked.

I saved the designs to be embroidered, and used my software to print templates. All that remained was to pin the templates in place, hoop, and embroider.

Amazing! It is hard to tell the difference between the image of the jacket in the software, and the finished jacket below!

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"Check if your material is sewable" and if not, then make holes in it. The technique of 3D sewing described here is basically about using a soft line (thread) to hold together hard planes (sheets of acrylic). Making holes in hard materials to make them "sewable" is nothing new. Think of sewing on buttons or stringing beads into a necklace. But what other materials can we make holes in? What 2-dimensional shapes can we sew together to 3-dimensional objects?

We get a lot of questions to our designers through Decorating Dilemmas, as well as from listeners of our podcast. Over the years, we’ve noticed a few recurring issues.

The Kentucky Derby is coming up in just a couple of weeks. ?Yesterday I pulled out my Derby Prize Ribbon decorations from last year and thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make the paper prize ribbons. Today is 10 minute Tuesday and this is definitely?a “do-able” 10 minute project!