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December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and here is my gift to you

Since buying my embroidery machine over a year ago I have been trying to find an affordable way to digitize my own ideas to incorporate them into my designs. I have the Masterworks trial disk and even though it is usable it still has some drawbacks. One of them is that once you save the design you cannot go back an increase or decrease the density of the stitches. If you can I have not found a way to do that yet. Of course the biggest drawback is the purchase price of $800 and up. Masterworks II is in the price range of $1500.

Both of those prices are totally outrageous for a software program. I have worked in the electronics industry for 25 years prior to getting involved with sewing for a living. I know the actual prices at the production and wholesale levels for software. Even software programs over $75 are pricey and are almost all profit after the first few weeks of sales.

After looking at Masterworks I tried to find a more affordable solution and found out that almost all of the digitizing software is at least in the $300+ range - way too expensive for what they are.

I did say almost all of the digitizing software is outrageous but I did find one that is the best price of all and it is FREE! I have been playing around with it for a few days now and it looks very promising. You can find it at Sophie Sew. Now when you download the program don't forget to download the tutorials at their tutorial page.

I have yet to download any design to my sewing machine to sew out yet so I am not sure what if any problems I might have with it.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the software.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the information, I really appreciate it. Luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this information. I have downloaded it and will give it a go tomorrow. Thanks again.