Ribbon Tutorial
This is a very easy tutorial making an embroidery file using Embird Studio.
Right click on the picture below, and save it to your computer. Save it where you can find it.

This will be the picture that we will be using in this lesson.
We are going to take this
and turn it into this, using Embird Studio.
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,
using a 5" X 7" hoop. See picture below.
Bring in the Gray Ribbon picture. Go to the top left corner and click on Image, then
on open. Then the next window that opens click on yes. You will now see your
Gray Ribbon picture. It will be very large. Click on the Zoom tool located as the 3rd
Bring in the Gray Ribbon picture. Go to the top left corner and click on Image, then
button down on the left tool bar and right click on the picture until you can see the
Import. Find the location where you downloaded the Gray Ribbon picture and click
whole picture. On the Zoom tool, left click to make it larger and right click to make
it smaller, see below.
picture. It will be the 6th tool down. Now make sure you have
the Curve tool "A" selected, and snap to node "B" see picture
below.

Make sure there is not a check in box C.
This will show the placement of my first node.
Now click at the same place I did for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9, 10, 11,
12, 13 and the end node.
When you get close to the first node, stop and right click and
Close Edges.
Now is the time to make any adjustment to any node that needs it.
Once you are finished adjusting nodes, right click and Finish Object.
Now right click and Generate Stitches.
You should have something that looks like this.
If you left click on a color you can drag it down to change colors. I
picked a light pink, easier to work with.
Right click and click on Parameters and make these changes.
A=   Random 1
B=  -25, When you change this you have to change the under lay.
C=  Top 25 and bottom -75.
See my underlay tutorial for why I change C.
I played around with the settings and thought these looked
best.
Now we will make the hole.
If you are not able to see the outline click on the normal
tab at the bottom.
We will now cut the hole out. Click on the hole tool. It will
be the 8th button down on the left side.
You can see where I put my first node, just click around it.
You only need to click 3 times. when you get near the end,
right click and close edges. Now right click and Generate
Stitches.
You have done great so far. Stand up, walk around,
take a small break.
We will do an outline now.
Take a few minutes and look your design over. Decide where you
want to start and end and keep from tracing back over lines as
much as possible.
We will be using the Outline tool. It is the 12th tool down on
the left tool bar.
After you click on the Outline tool, you will see the box
below on the right side.
There are the three things that we will be using to do the outline.  The
Width Setting, 2.0mm, the Single Stitch to get from point A to point B,
and the Satin Stitch for the outline.  Put a check inside Satin Stitches
box.

Anytime we use a Satin stitch, right or left click on the red number to
change the width to 0.8mm.  
Make sure it is
0.8 mm
We will start with a Satin Stitch
Be sure to start and stop at the same place I do.
If you remember, when we did the ribbon part we were clicking in
the same locations. If you put a check in the B box at the beginning
of this lesson (called snap to nodes), your nodes will connect
together. This will outline the edge of the ribbon.
Generate Stitches
Our first part is done.
We will now use a single stitch to get from start to the stop.
When a tool is selected on the left tool bar, you click the When
a tool is selected on the left tool bar, you click the first stitch
should be placed and will put your first stitch on top number 3
key on your key board, it will show you where the of your last
stitch, and this will prevent from making a jump stitch.
Click on the outline tool. Click number 3 on your key board and using
the single stitch, click the same as I did above. Once you click on the
last node, at the Stop point, this node should snap to the original node
top of each other.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches.
Click on the outline tool, select Satin stitch, change the width to
0.8. Click on your number 3 key to get first stitch. Put a node at
the end point, above. This should snap the nodes to the original
nodes. Again, make sure the round nodes are positioned on top of
each other.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches.
Click on the outline tool, select Single stitch. Click on your
number 3 key to get the first stitch, then click down near the
end, see above, and it should snap to node. As mentioned
before, be sure the round node is on top of the other.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches.
Click on the outline tool,and select Satin stitch. Change the width
to 0.8. Click on your number 3 key to get the first stitch. Click
everywhere I clicked in the same order, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10,
11 and end at 12.  All of these nodes should snap together with the
must be on top of one another.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches
Click on the outline tool. Click number 3 on your key
board, using the single stitch, click the same as I did
above. The end node should snap to node.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches.
Click on the outline tool, select Satin stitch, change the
width to 0.8. and click on your number 3 key to get first
stitch. Click everywhere I clicked, and every stitch should
snap to node.
Right click, Finish Object.
Right click, Generate Stitches.
If you have made it this far, give yourself a very big
pat on the back.... and me too!!!
We are finished.
Our ribbon should look like this.
your key board, 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, them click on Transformation Window.

See the box below.
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 it to 6.95. This will be just right for
a 5 X 7 hoop. Now click on apply and close.

Generate stitches.
YOU ARE DONE !!!!!!!!
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 late date if need be.

Click on Design.

Compile and put into Editor. Save it 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.
When I had it in Editor. I play around with it some.
If you are going to make any changes to a name date or
what ever. Click on Edit and duplicate. Right click and delete
the duplicate one make any changes and save with a new
name. Now you two of them.
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Up to this point there are no jump stitches.
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