Yeeesssss!!!, For this project I wanted to challenge myself and digitize an MTC file to be an embroidery design file. I wanted to embroider the napkins that I am making for our 25th Anniversary with the same design that I made for everything else. So last Sunday, while our husbands were watching the Super Bowl, my mother, my two sisters-in-law and I were in the kitchen trying to make the MTC file ready to be embroidered onto those napkins that I mentioned. The really bad news is that none of us know anything about sewing, LOL, but we decided to take the challenge to see what happened and the results were AWESOME. We cannot believe how great the project turned out.
That means that if you have the MTC program, you can design any special and/or personalized file. And if you have a cutter machine you not only can make a card with the same design, you can also cut it from vinyl, or make a T-shirt, or emboss it, or engrave it, etc., etc., etc, and you ALSO can embroider that same design on any fabric…. I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. The possibilities are endless….
My actual anniversary napkins are going to be white with silver embroidery. With those colors (white and silver) it would be difficult to see the details in the photos. For that reason I used pink thread in this project so that you could see all of the details.
- MTC Software
- Embroidery Thread
- Any embroidery software (I used the SewArt 30 day trial and I think that I am going to end up buying the software)
- Create your design using KNK Studio or MTC.
- I used Photoshop to save it as a .png file. You also can save it as a .jpeg file and it will work just as well.
- Then, I used the 30 days trial of SewArt Software to make a .pes file that could be used by my embroidery machine. SewArt Software can save to many different file types.
- Once you are happy with your file, then transfer the file to your embroidery machine and see the results.
FREE FILES This is the same file from my last post, the only thing that I did was to add the 25th, our initials in the center of each heart, and the word “Anniversary” at the bottom of the Dove and Hearts.
I hope you can enjoy the file as much as I did. I spent 12 hours finding out how to make it, :'(. But I did it, LOL… Remember that I do not know how to sew but I am happy with the result, I hope you like it too.