Lettering

Lettering

“S” is for Sewing by
Sue O’Very-Pruitt

Lesson three demonstrates how to:
  • Create letters and outlines
  • Change the fonts, stitch type and color
  • Create an outline
  • Rotate a design

Lettering - “S” is for Sewing by Sue O’Very-Pruitt

Hello my Sewing Bees, in today's lesson I'm going to show you just how to create a beautiful lettering design with BERNINA Embroidery Software 9;

Let's have some fun!

Red highlighted words 
They mark a function which is shown in the picture with a red circle.
The circle is sometimes very small, so keep looking for it! 
 

Lettering reference

Lettering reference

You can download this photo as a reference for your lettering design and Sue's original design as a BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 art-file. The art-file can't be used on your embroidery machine. You need to export it on a USB-stick or via the WiFi-Device as a machine file in order to stitch it out. Check Lesson one if you need a reminder how to export a design to your machine.

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From the beginning

From the beginning

To start a new design, open the BERNINA Embroidery Software 9. Switch to "Embroidery Canvas" from the Home Screen. Click the hoop symbol in the top right to display the hoop.

Embroidery Hoop Selection

Embroidery Hoop Selection

Change hoop to the Medium size:

> Right click on "Show Hoop/Settings"

Choose Hoop drop down menu

> BERNINA Medium Hoop, 130x100

Make sure Show Hoop is checked.
Click "OK".

The capital letter

The capital letter "S"

Open the "Lettering/ Monogramming" Toolbox and choose

> Lettering

Click anywhere inside the hoop, a cursor will appear and type a capital letter “S”.

Press  the key "Enter" to generate the stitches.

Changing the font type

Changing the font type

Double click on the letter to open Object properties. Choose the font “Shella” from the drop-down choices. Press "OK".

Unproportional resizing

Unproportional resizing

Deactivate "Proportional scaling" by clicking on

Lock icon.

Change size to a width of 1” x and a length of 3”. Press the key "Enter".

Change the stitch type

Change the stitch type

Choose Step Fill in the Stitch Toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

Change the color

Change the color

Change color of “S” to Color 10 in the Color Palette.

Create an outline

Create an outline

Open the "Edit" Toolbox and choose

> Outlines and Offsets

In the dialog box, check the Object outlines and change the Type of stitch to "Stemstitch" and the Color to # 11.

Uncheck "Offset outlines" if needed. Click OK.

Lettering

Lettering

Open the "Lettering/Monogramming" Toolbox and right click on Lettering icon. In the dialog box, type in

> “ewing”; press Enter
> “cissors”; press Enter
> “titch”.

Change to Shella font by clicking on the drop-down arrow by Font and select Shella from the recently used fonts at the bottom.
Click "OK".

Click to set the words on the screen.

Select the tool Reshape at the top left.

Editing the words

Editing the words

Click and drag on the symbol that appears at the lower left corner of the words to add a little more spacing between the words. ​

Press the key "Esc" on your keyboard to deactivate the "Reshape" tool.
Reselect the words and change the color to # 10.

Break apart words

Break apart words

While the words are selected, click on Break Apart in the "Edit" Toolbox.

Evenly spacing

Evenly spacing

Drag a bounding box around the three words to reselect them and click on Space Evenly Down in the "Arrange" Toolbox. While the words are selected, move the three words to align as desired with the capital S.

Rotate the capital letter

Rotate the capital letter

Drag a bounding box around the capital S.
While it is selected, enter 5 degrees in the Rotate By box.

Press the key "Enter" to activate the changes.

Save and Export

Save and Export

Select

> File
> Save As

and name the file S is for Sewing.

Send the design to your machine by exporting to a USB stick with Card/Machine Write or via WiFi with Send to BERNINA WiFi Device.

End of Lesson Three

End of Lesson Three

Are you ready for the next lesson?
I will show you how to create a stunning Monogramm!

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