Lettering 401: Monograms & Knock Down Stitches - PSW Deluxe Digitizing Embroidery Video Series

Hello everyone the fourth of four Lettering tutorials is live. The Lettering 401 - Monograms and Knockdown Stitches tutorial teaches you how to use the Monogram tool to create custom monograms. You will also learn how to create knockdown stitches also know as nap-tack or pile drop stitches to tack down high pile fabrics. And you will do all of this with Professional Sew-Ware® Deluxe digitizing software by Singer.

Knockdown stitches are useful when you are embroidering on high pile fabrics. They hold the pile down so your design stays on top and looking great.

When sewing on terry or any fabric with loops and nap, generally a topping stabilizer is used. These can be helpful, but have a limitation: They do not hold down the nap past the actual stitch, which means outlines can be lost in the surrounding fabric. 

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  1. Hi I bought a legacy 300.
    I am a beginner when it comes to embroidery. I want to monogram towels and the machine only has a 1" font. I need it to be as large as 2-3"
    Do I need a program. . One for beginners and hopefully not too expensive.
    Thanks Cheryl

    1. Hi Cheryl. You can create monograms with BX Fonts. BX fonts are individual lettered embroidery designs, but there is a free software you can use to position the fonts into a monogram. The software is Embrilliance and you can see a list of designers who create BX fonts here: https://embrilliance.com/bxlist

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