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Types of Embroidery Digitizing - Captivating And Affordable

Embroidery Digitizing

The digital world is evolving and evolving fast in every field of life. The handiwork of all types is getting digitized nowadays. And the digitization of embroidery is taking the front seat in the world of artwork. The process, in simple words, involves turning an image or logo file into an embroidered pattern with the use of software so that the machines can follow the exact design during stitching. The types of embroidery digitizing are selected based on the requirements, design, and material.

However, embroidery digitizing isn't as simple as uploading your image file to the embroidery machine and setting it to work. It's much more sophisticated than that. Converting the images digitally into embroidered designs is not 100% automated because the machines cannot recognize and read the same files that your computer can. So we have to convert them first into a digitized design because that's the language an embroidery machine can understand.

We at Cre8iveSkill offer custom embroidery digitizing that you can use for various purposes, including casual, personal, or professional use. 

Types of Embroidery Digitizing 

The digitizing software converts the images and designs into stitching that a machine can interpret. So embroidery digitizing is like a painting, a tracing made with stitches. Understanding the types of embroidery digitizing is one of the most crucial pieces of the puzzle.

There are many variables and choices to consider while assessing and deciding the types of embroidery digitizing. Let's learn about those major types and how they can help you choose the best for your business. 

1. Flat Embroidery Digitizing:

Flat Embroidery

One of the most common ways of digitized embroidery is flat embroidery digitizing. It involves the application of pattern stitching directly onto the fabric backing to create an elaborate flat design.

This process does not distort the images & designs, hence making it very popular for embellishment. Flat embroidery is mainly used when the patterns to be stitched are sophisticated and detailed. The created designs may not be as flashy and bold as the other techniques. Still, you won't have to worry about the distortions in the creation or logo when you create intricate designs with flat embroidery digitizing. 

2. 3D PUFF Embroidery:

     3D PUFF Embroidery Digitizing

3D puff embroidery digitizing is created for 3D embroidery in which the surface of the design is raised by placing a foam underneath the embroidery stitching. It gives the digitized design a three-dimensional & aesthetic look by making the design stitches stand out on the fabric.

puff embroidery digitizing is perfect for simple designs and logos without any complexities, for instance, initials & alphabets. Likewise, it's primarily used for bolder and bigger designs that are supposed to stand out and get noticed. Puff embroidery have its own unique look.

3. Applique Embroidery Digitizing

Applique Embroidery Digitizing

In applique embroidery digitizing, designs are made by sewing or sticking woven pieces or designed patches of fabric onto the larger pieces to form a specific pattern. More extensive patterns are created by attaching various smaller designs. If you want to personalize a design or give it a personal touch, this method would be best suited to make it unique and more beautiful.

Applique embroidery digitizing is mainly used for decorations on garments or as badges for organizations and institutions. Quilting and banner-making processes also make use of the applique digitizing extensively. 

4. Chenille Embroidery:

                                                                                                                                                                Chenille Embroidery

Pretty sure that you must have seen a few embroidery designs with soft and fuzzy fabric. That's all thanks to the Chenille embroidery digitizing. Chenille is made from twisting together short yarns (silk + wool or cotton), giving it its characteristic softness and texture. Special care is taken regarding the yarn density while making designs with the help of Chenille digitizing.

This technique works best for more extensive and plainer designs that have a felt backing. The soft feel of the embroidery and their textures in Chenille embroidery sets them apart from the other types of embroidery digitizing. Chenille embroidery letters give beauty to the designs. Chenille patches are now in trends.

5. Sequin Embroidery:

Sequin Embroidery Digitizing

For Sequin embroidery, the machines have to be equipped with a sequin dispenser. The dispenser drops sequins onto the fabric as the device continues to stitch. Sequin embroidery includes plastic disks, material, a textured surface, and a high shine in most cases.

This process is, in fact, truly worth the experience as it is easier to get excellent results and high-quality designs. Sequin embroidery digitizing will help your fabric design surpass other designs in uniqueness and excellence.

However, if any wrong design is chosen, the uneven, raised, and unstable sequin structure will adversely affect the covering stitches. So our team at Cre8iveSkill makes sure to consider only the correct selection of compatible designs for sequin embroidery digitizing. 

6. Cording/Taping/Coiling Embroidery:

                                                                                                                                                     Cording embroidery

Cording or Taping embroidery digitizing involves the creation of original convex designs to create a 3D effect. This type of embroidery digitizing is mainly recommended for children's products and home furnishing textiles. It allows you to create unique designs using ribbons and beads and even combine them with other decorating materials such as pearls and jets.

Taping means sewing on the cord along its middle to make it flatter and more expansive.

The design includes wrapping the colorful threads around a core thread attached to the base material in coiling digitizing. It hides the base stitches and avoids having any additional stitches or materials on the bottom side of the garments.

7. Chain Stitch Embroidery:

Chain Stitch Embroidery Digitizing

Chain stitch embroidery digitizing is best suited for designs that include loops and stitches to form chain-like patterns. This technique is usually laborious and challenging as compared to other types of embroidery digitizing, and the designs may not come out to be very aesthetic. Additionally, it uses a lot of thread.

On the plus side, digitizing the chain stitch embroidery helps create thick textured lines and ensures that chain patterns are perfect in the source images/designs.

8. Photo Digitizing: 

Photo Stitch Embroidery Digitizing

The process of photo embroidery digitizing makes the design on the material consequently look like an artist's work on canvas. It includes multilayered and multi-colored stitching that provides the design with its volume and color tone modulation. Photo stitch embroidery digitizing has some characteristic features that include bigger design sizes and a considerably large number of stitches.

Hence, the digitization of photo stitch techniques executes the designs and coloring masterfully and harmoniously. In addition to that, you will be thoroughly satisfied with the work of art that photo stitch digitizing produces.

9. Borer Embroidery Digitizing:  

                                                                                                                                                     Borer embroidery

The machines we have at Cre8iveSkill are equipped with boring tools (knife, needle) to cut holes in the fabric. Borer embroidery digitizing consists of designs having borer holes due to the needle penetrations, regardless of the stitch types. This type of embroidery is commonly stabilized with zigzag and satin stitching to prevent the fraying of threads.

Borer embroidery digitizing is one of the most complex and challenging types of embroidery digitizing to muster. Still, our team at Cre8iveSkill has ensured that this process is masterfully executed to perfection to give you the flawless results that you want. 

10. Freestanding Lace Embroidery Digitizing:

                                                                                                                                                      Free standing lace

How can making free standing laces not be addictive?

This technique helps create beautiful, airy patterns that you can make into different items or accessories like ornaments, covers, etc. The machines stitch out the specially digitized designs in the form of laces onto a water-soluble stabilizer. Once the pattern has been created, you can rinse the stabilizer away to leave the mesmerizing lace design behind.freestanding lace embroidery add beauty to design the bridal gown wears.

Cre8iveSkill excels in this type of embroidery digitizing. Our skilled experts and the machines that we use ensure that the lace patterns are gap-free and freestanding, thereby preventing the prevalent issue of gaps between the inner netting designs and the satin stitch borders of the digitized embroidery pattern. 


Choosing the type of embroidery digitizing is not easy. Everything depends on the design, specifications, material, and a few other things, and it demands exemplary neatness, unwavering concentration, and flawless proficiency. And that's what you will get at Cre8iveSkill. Our team is always ready for consultation, just a few clicks away, to help choose the type of embroidery digitizing best suited for you.

Embroidery isn't just art anymore. It's now a representation of your core values, principles, and ideals. Cre8iveSkill gives your artwork its all to ensure that the digitizing you have selected adequately reflects all that. Just let us know about your design and requirements, and we will make sure to infuse our expertise into your work beyond your satisfaction.

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