The lovely thing about making your own hand embroidery designs is it’s a very friendly hobby to jump into. It’s not expensive, it doesn’t take tons of tools to start it up, and it’s very easy to transfer any image you wish and start with simple stitches if you’re just starting out. That, unfortunately, is not the case with making machine embroidery.
One of the main reasons I started Urban Threads was that it was so hard to find the kinds of designs I liked, and a big reason behind this (I think) is that making your own machine embroidery designs can be quite a daunting task to try! Software is often expensive or complicated, and instruction complicated and vague. Well I want to give a big kudos to Craftster user and UT stitcher amarok for diving into it with gusto! She tried her hand at a pretty complicated design of her own (outlines like that are notoriously difficult to do) and the results are a gorgeous interpretation of her own design in stitches.
See how her full design turned out and learn a little about her digitizing odyssey from her full post on Craftster.