MT-1501 How-To: Flat Embroidery – How to Find the Center of Your Design

MT-1501 How-To: Flat Embroidery – How to Find the Center of Your Design


Hello, and welcome to part three [of] four of the flat embroidery series finding the center of your design in this video we will recommend tools to use to find the center of your design and you will also learn [how] to find the center of your design using your will [come’] Software The center of your design will vary depending on the size of the design and the size of the item you are embroidering There are different tools in the market to help you find the center such as the embroidery helper This tool will [help] you put a mark in the [center] of your garment that indicates where the design should be placed You may use a water-soluble pen to mark the center of your design once the machine is on you can make sure [the] design is aligned to the mark in order for your machine to detect the center of your design your Dst file must first be centered to make sure your dST is centered You will need to use your will [comm] software before opening your software make sure your file is saved on your computer Once you have opened your will come’ software select the file tab located on the top toolbar to open your design Then click open a new window will appear Now select the file in your computer you wish to open next click open your design will now appear on the screen Locate the cross symbol on your design the cross represents the current center of your design Another way to view the center of your design is by opening the production worksheet You can do so by selecting the file menu then selecting print preview the production worksheet will now appear Locate the Red Lines on the production worksheet the intersection where the two red lines meet represents the center of your design To go back to your design click the close option on the top toolbar Many times you will see the cross off to the side so you will need to make sure you center [it] using your [software] To do so first make sure your design is selected to Select your design click on the select object tool represented by a black arrow on the [left] toolbar Then drag the mouse over the desired area making sure it covers the entire [area] of the design you [may] find it easier to use the Shortcut keys cTRl + a this will select the entire area of the design for you next click on the design tab on the top toolbar and select auto start and end a Window will now appear now check the box that reads apply Auto start and end if the box already appears with a [checkmark] next to it leave it as it is in that same window you will see the Selection of your design displaying the different points that you can select as the center Make sure you click on the point in the center Then press ok the cross will now appear in the [center] of your design you can confirm the placement of the design by opening the production worksheet to do so select file and then click on print preview [if] The Red Lines on the production worksheet intersect at the center. You [are] ready to move on hit close to return to your design next select the file menu and click [on] save Save the design is an emd file on your computer. So [you] can easily go back to it to make any edits in the future after saving an e [Mb] You will need to save your design as a dST to make the file suitable for the embroidery machine To do so click on file then Select save as When the window appears view the option that reads save as type then select the option to Jima DsT in the menu last click save You can now save this dST file to usb drive and import it to your embroidery machine to start embroidering Thank you for watching part 3 of the flat embroidery series finding the center of your design in The next video you will learn how [to] hook your fabric and attach the hoop brackets to the machine see you in the next video

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