National Embroidery Month: Embroidery Software Tips & Tricks

February is National Embroidery Month! WeAllSew is celebrating with a month-long event sharing our best embroidery tips, techniques, free projects, and bonus giveaways! Visit us every Friday during the month of February to find out what each week’s fun prize package includes, and enter the giveaway. This week we’re sharing tips for using embroidery features and software to create and edit beautiful machine embroidery designs. As a bonus, at the end of the post we have a fantastic giveaway with some handy machine embroidery supplies just for you!

Embroidery software is a tool that can allow you to edit designs by resizing or changing colors, to add lettering or combine designs, or to create your own custom designs. BERNINA offers several different levels of embroidery software; the completely free ArtLink 8 to open files, convert formats, and send to your machine, the easy to use Toolbox to edit, add lettering, or monograms, and the advanced Designer Plus for editing and digitizing. Visit your nearest BERNINA store to learn more about any of our BERNINA software embroidery products.

Embroidery Software Tips & Tricks

You can easily edit an existing design with lettering using the Group and Ungroup features built-in to some of the BERNINA embroidery capable machines. Learn how to use this feature to create unique designs with the Group and Ungroup tip here.

You can create custom labels for gifts, quilts, or garments with embroidery! See how easy it is to create an Embroidered Label with simple software here.

Split-Letter Monogram

Embroidery software allows you to be so creative in designing one-of-a-kind motifs, like this elegant monogram. Click the link to learn how to create this Split Letter Monogram with software.

Greek Key Floral Border - finished

Use one patter repeated to create an elegant border on a tablecloth, curtains, quilt, or garment. Learn all about Creating a Border Design here.

Once you’ve started embroidering, you’r sure to collect lots of embroidery design files. Keeping your files organized insures that you’ll always be able to find exactly what you need, when you need it. Click to learn all about Managing Embroidery Designs.

PLUS Upgrade Package, smart secure

BERNINA embroidery machines offer fantastic features! And the B 880 PLUS and B 790 PLUS machines now have fantastic new features, designs, and hoop capabilities. Learn all about the Embroidery PLUS Upgrade for the B 880 and B 790 here.

National Embroidery Month Week 3 Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our contest giveaway winner, WeAllSew fan @pcarruth, and thanks to all our fans who entered!

One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this embroidery package containing one set of 6 assorted Isacord thread spools, one Tula Pink Hardware EZ Snip, and one roll of Heavy Weight Tear Away Stabilizer!

Isacord 1000 meter thread spools


Tula Pink EZ Snips

OESD Heavy Weight Tear Away


All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What would you like to create with embroidery software?” The the giveaway is open through Thursday, February 21.

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the blog by February 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Good luck!

Print this page

What you might also like

93 comments on “National Embroidery Month: Embroidery Software Tips & Tricks”

Leave a Reply