You can take the simplest of designs and create a different look by using texture.
Click on STITCHING>New Design>Embroidery
In the drawing options box, click on the embroidery edge settings and set the edge to a steil stitch with the maximum width of 10 mm and no underlay stitches. Click OK in the bottom of the box.
Move the cursor over to the hoop area and while holding down the control key on the keyboard, click/hold/drag/release a perfect circle in the center of the page.
Click on the stitch tab at the bottom of the screen. The stitch properties you set on the drawing board are automatically applied to the shapes.
Type the edge properties on the properties bar to be a bean stitch with a 1.5 mm stitch length.
Move the cursor over to the cloned copy of the circle and click once to set the new stitch property.
Click on the artwork tab at the bottom of the screen.
Click on the pick tool to select it. Click on each of the two circles and click on the center selected objects icon on the properties bar to lay the two circles one directly on top of the other in the center of the hoop.
Click on the stitch tab to view the design as stitches. The cloned bean stitch will fall directly in the center of the steil stitches and act as an anchor for the stitches.
AT THE MACHINE–After stitching the design, clip the bobbin thread from the back and release the top steil stitches to create a finge effect.
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