Create embroidery designs – that’s how it’s done!

Create embroidery designs or digitize a logo as an embroidery design with a suitable embroidery software is a popular topic. Creative motifs or logos thus evaluate the next sewing project. Embroider patches, or directly embroidery on the fabric. But how can you create a motif as an embroidery design or digitize a logo as an embroidery file?

First of all, the motif should not be too filigree. Lines in the normal, double or triple stitches also allow very fine work, but the line is not as present as in the satin stitch.


Requirements: Digitize / Create embroidery designs

  • embroidery design software for Mac / PC
  • related to the software: Mac / Windows Computer
  • optional: embroidery machine for testing z.B. Brother Innovis 950 / 955
  • optional: graphic tablet e.g. Wacom intuos 4
digitize / create embroidery designs with embroidery software

Requirements for digitize logo SUPERFREUNDE as embroidery design: product, Mac / PC, graphic tablet und embroidery design software


The logo of SUPERFREUNDE from Berlin can already be seen on the beer bottle. The can has been made available to me by the greatest beer friend. A large lettering Super, two shaking hands as pictogram and in smaller typography with high running distance the word friends.

The logo is good for digitizing as a embroidery design.

digitize / create embroidery designs with embroidery software

Create / digitize embroidery design of logo by SUPERFREUNDE CRAFTBEER

Digitize / create embroidery designs with embroidery software on the Mac

The creation or digitization of embroidery designs can last several hours and constant testing. In the studio of are the best prerequisites for the creation of embroidery designs. Besides a computer with a graphic tablet there is also the opportunity to test the freshly digitized embroidery designs directly with an embroidery machine and make corrections.

By the way: A graphic tablet is not necessary to create an embroidery design. A mouse or a trackpad on the laptop also works in the beginning.


create / digitize embroidery designs with embroidery software on a Mac

Mark is digitizing the graphic (logo) to an embroidery design on a Mac. Highly concentrated.

Embroidery software: Create embroidery designs

The market offers some embroidery software for digitizing motifs and logos to embroidery designs. Some manufacturers of embroidery machines even offer software that makes embedding files easy and uncomplicated to create. However, when choosing the best embroidery software, the focus should be on one’s own requirements:

Do I only embroidery with embroidery machines of a certain manufacturer?

Embroidery software from Brother, Bernina, Bernette or Singer can only export the embroidery designs in file formats for their own brands. Therefore it is important to clarify beforehand which file formats the embroidery software supports.

Do I want to create motifs myself with the embroidery software?

This question seems strange to the absolute beginner. But an embroidery software can not do everything. Some programs can only create compositions of existing design elements. Some programs can create fonts as embroidery and export them to embroidery machines. A popular embroidery software may e.g. Cross stitch motifs.

For embroidery software, which includes all the mentioned functions, higher costs are incurred than for simple software, which allows only a few tasks. Consider well which features your software should have to create the embroidery design.

Create a photo as an embroidery design

While artists paint paintings with the sewing machine, embroidery machines can also embroider photos. Digitizing a photo to an embroidery design is extremely popular. Also consider the size of the embroidery frame. The larger the embroidery frame, the better the details of the photo come into their own.

Embroidery software TruEmbroidery for digitizing / create embroidery designs

Embroidery software TruEmbroidery for digitizing / create embroidery designs

Create embroidery design and test it

The testing of an embroidery design is the best way transform from the beginner to the expert. Each embroidery machine is different in its embroidery property, even if the embroidery design is identical. This must be taken into account when creating the embroidery design, because a result on a Brother embroidery machine does not have to look good on a Bernina. Obviously, you do not have access to all models, so it makes sense to include friendly handworkers with other embroidery machines in the creation.

Choosing the right embroidery design on a Brother Innovis 955

Choosing the right embroidery design on a Brother Innovis 955

Logo of SUPERFREUNDE Craftbeer as embroidery design

The ready-embroidered logo of the Brand SUPERFREUNDE from Berlin with white ground and black writing / black pictogram as an example for the creation of an embroidery design. Especially the lettering Super in the satin stitch is sublime and effective due to a complex embroidered substructure.

The Team of SUPERFREUNDE met in Berlin. The guys love beards, music and beer. The honest craftbeer is brewed in Bamberg.

Create embroidery design with embroidery software

Create an embroidery design for the Brand SUPERFREUNDE

Create an embroidery design for the Brand SUPERFREUNDE

Create an embroidery design for the Brand SUPERFREUNDE

You also want to create embroidery designs yourself and your questions about prerequisites or embroidery software remain unanswered? Perhaps you got some answers in this detailed video (German). Otherwise use the comments!

Buy embroidery designs online and download

You want to buy embroidery designs online and download the files immediately? Here are some great embroidery files on sale. For more, check our embroidery designs here.

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