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Date: 5/16/12 4:03 PM

Hello there sewists, I'm new to this site - but loved reading the reviews before I purchased my latest machine a Brother Innov-is 950D. I love to sew - and like to embroider. Found a few users group at have free designs that I'm trying out. My problem is that I would like to start digitizing my own designs, but right now I'm just not ready to shell out near $1000 for software (i.e PE Design Next). I've been trying Buzz Tools-Buzz Size demo and I'm thinking of buying it. It's so easy!! Does anyone else tried it or can advise a similar product that I can look at. Thanks for your input.

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Date: 5/16/12 5:21 PM

My son used a Buzz-Tools demo a few years ago. I have no idea how difficult it was for a total newbie (he is an artist and is neither a sewer/one who sews nor an embroiderer). But he turned over his muscle car drawings into embroidery in a few hours.

The BT designs stitched out as well as can be expected from an auto-digitizing product.

Universal Stitch Era has a free program (try Coldesi), but I think it is too difficult to use without lessons. Free software
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Date: 5/17/12 1:03 PM

Thanks for your input. I'll try Stitch Era. I've noticed there is a wiki online to walk you through digitizing. I cannot find a dealer near me to give me a demo and pricing. But it looks interesting. Is there another software that you've used or are using that is fairly easy for digitizing, editing and management?

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Date: 5/17/12 3:13 PM

I am still using embird you can get into to it pretty inexpensively and then add what you want when you want

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Date: 5/17/12 4:16 PM

I'll second the vote for Embird - it works and it's cost-effective!!

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Date: 5/17/12 9:23 PM

I also like Embird - relatively inexpensive and you can learn from tutorials. The nice thing is that I have a janome machine that uses jef format and Brother machine that uses pes format and Embird can do any format.

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Date: 5/17/12 9:43 PM

There's a fairly active group on Yahoo:
AbsolutelyEmbird

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Date: 5/22/12 3:37 PM

I am using Wilcom and professional digitizer, but embird is also good one

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