Hi everyone! This is a tutorial for how to make an embroidery file in Stitch Era Universal (a free embroidery program) in order to machine embroider My Little Pony eyes and cutie marks for plushies.
When I started learning how to do machine embroidery, it was so difficult and I had a lot of trouble figuring out what to do to get good results. Even if you make an embroidery file, it may not translate well to the real world. I thought I could help others figure out embroidery without having so go through so much trouble as I had to. So here is a tutorial that basically follows what I do when I make an embroidery file. I hope it's easy to follow!
Also, before you can start following this tutorial, you'll need an image to use for what you will be embroidering. I use "vector" images of pony eyes and cutie marks. You'll have to remove any color gradients and add a background color so the embroidery software can process it correctly. Sometimes I also create my own image by tracing an picture or screencap in an art program (look up pony vectoring tutorials to learn more about that). Sometimes I also just draw my own image from scratch, like I did for my Ninfia plushie.
I'm not familiar with making tutorials, so bear with me ^_^;;
Part 2: [link]