Child
How many of you have one of these taped to your refrigerator
door from your child or grandchild?
How would you like to take it and turn it into a embroidery
file? You could put it on something for your budding artist to
wear, or you could put into a picture frame to be kept as a
keepsake.
If you don't have a child's picture, you may right click on this
drawing and use. It is nicer if your child were wearing one that
they drew.
Open Embird Studio, and in the top left corner click on Edit
and then Preferences at the bottom of the drop-down box.  
Set your hoop size at 5" X 7". See picture above.
Next, bring in the child's picture. Go to the top left corner and
click on Image, then Import. Find where you have your picture
on yes. You will now see your child's picture. The drawing will
be very large. Click on the Zoom tool located as the 3rd button
down on the left tool bar and right click on the picture until you
can see all. On the Zoom tool, left click to make it larger and
right click to make it smaller.
It is time to get started. Click on the fill tool, see above picture. It
will be the 6th tool down. You will see the box below, on the
right side.
Make sure there is not a check in box A.

Make sure you have the Curve tool "B" selected.

We will use "C " to change the angle.

Use " D " to selected the Fill.
Continue clicking around the shoe. Just before you get
to the end, right click and click on close edges. You can
adjust your nodes at this time. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 9, 10, and
11. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be created
this way. We will use the Single Stitch this time. You
can see where I clicked for 19. Right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
We will start by doing the left shoe first. Click the
Fill Tool.  I changed the stitch direction to 5 and
Fill 1. Put your first stitch at the same place I did.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your key
board. This will put your first stitch on top of your last
stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed the
stitch direction to 5 and used Fill-1. Continue clicking around
the shoe. Just before you get to the end, right click and click
on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time. Now
right click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top of
your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I
changed the stitch direction to 25 and used Fill-1.
Continue clicking around the leg. Just before you get to
the end, right click and click on close edges. You can
adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump
stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where I
clicked for 24 and 25. Right click and click on
Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to 25 and used Fill-1. Continue
clicking around the leg. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your last
stitch. No jump stitches will be created this way. We will
use the Single Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked
for 30 and 31. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to 40 and used Fill-1. Continue clicking
around the dress. Just before you get to the end, right
click and click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes
at this time. Now right click and click on Finish object.
Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your last
stitch. No jump stitches will be created this way. We will use
the Single Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for 39,
40 and 41. Right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top of
your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I
changed the stitch direction to 15 and used Fill-1.
Continue clicking around the hand. Just before you get
to the end, right click and click on close edges. You
can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and
click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top of
your last stitch. No jump stitches will be created this
way. We will use the Single Stitch this time. You can
see where I clicked for 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56.
Right click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 15 and used
Fill-1. Continue clicking around the hand. Just
before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your last
stitch. No jump stitches will be created this way. We will
use the Single Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked
for 63 and 64. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this
way. I changed the stitch direction to 110 and used
Fill-1. Continue clicking around the shirt. Just before
you get to the end, right click and click on close
edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time. Now
right click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three key
on your key board. This will put your first stitch on
top of your last stitch. No jump stitches will be
created this way. We will use the Single Stitch this
time. You can see where I clicked for 78 and 79.
Right click and click on Finish object. Right click and
Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way.
I changed the stitch direction to 0 and used Fill-1.
Continue clicking around the shirt. Just before you get
to the end, right click and click on close edges. You
and click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
and click on Finish object. Right click and Generate
Stitches.Stitches.
Click the outline tool and hit the number three
key on your key board. This will put your first
stitch on top of your last stitch. No jump stitches
will be created this way. We will use the Single
Stitch this time. You can see where I clicked for
86. Right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to 86 and used Fill-1. Continue
clicking around the face. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on
your key board. This will put your first stitch on top
of your last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way.
I changed the stitch direction to 25 and used fill
Random-1. Continue clicking around the hair. Just
before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time.
Now right click and click on Finish object. Right click
and Generate Stitches.
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to 0 and used Fill-1. Continue
clicking around the lip. Just before you get to the end,
right click and click on close edges. You can adjust your
nodes at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
key board. This will put your first stitch on top of your
Click the Fill Tool and hit the number three key on your
last stitch, creating no jump stitches this way. I changed
the stitch direction to 0 and used Fill-1. Continue clicking
around the eye. Just before you get to the end, right click
and click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at
this time. Now right click and click on Finish object. Right
click and Generate Stitches.
While the first eye is still selected click on Edit and
copy and Edit and paste, this will give you a second
copy of the first eye. Move the second eye over to the
right side on the head. At the top of the menu bar click
on Transform then click on Flip Horizontally. Move
both eyes to the correct area.  
Click the outline tool. We will use the Single Stitch this time.
You can see where I clicked for 112 and 113. In the box on
the right side click in the Satin stitch circle and change the
Width size to 1.0 mm, see box below. Right click and click
on Finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
You should have something that looks like the above
picture. It may not look like something you can sell for lots
of money, but remember, you are doing this from a picture
that a child drew. One you really love!!!
Now, to make the correct size. Click on Ctrl & A
at the same time on your key board so all of your
files will now be selected. Right click and click on
group 1. You will now have only one file on your
right side.

Click on Transform at the top, then click on
Transformation Window.

See the box above.
Click on the 4th button from the left.

You will see 2 sets of numbers. Take the largest one and
right or left click on it till you get to 6.95. This will be just
right for a 5 X 7 hoop. Now click on apply and close.

Generate stitches.

You can make your file any color you want by left
clicking on a color in the color box and dragging that color
down to your file.
You Have Completed This Tutorial  !!!!!!!!

Save your work.

Click on design and save as.

This will save it as an EOF file. You can always open
the EOF file in Studio and make changes at a later date
if need be.

Click on Design.

Compile and put into Editor. Save in your file type.
When it opens in Editor, look it over. If you are happy
with the results, take it into your embroidery machine
and stitch out your finished product.
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drawing, click  
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