I designed this boot for a hand embroidery piece that I did a few weeks ago and named it An Elegant Victorian Boot. As I was working on the piece I thought that it might be a good design to transfer over to a machine embroidery design. Using the jpeg of my original design I imported it into my Creative 4D* digitizing software. This software is very versatile and allows you to create from your own design or purchased designs, which you can then manipulate.
Once I had the basic design digitized I went back and used more decorative stitches to give the design a bit more texture. I also chose the colors of sulky threads that I wanted to use to sew this out. This is all done on a PC (unfortunately there is not an Apple version). The software also allows you to choose the machine hoop size and shape that you want to place the fabric in.
Once you are satisfied with the design on your computer, you then transfer it over to your sewing machine. I have a Pfaff creative 2144, but there are many other embroidery machines that this software interfaces with. As you can see, the design is up on the screen and the hoop apparatus is ready for the hoop and fabric.
A closer look at the design on the sewing machine. You can save quite a few designs to the sewing machine and only need to go into the folder to get your designs. Once up on the screen, you can still make some minor adjustments. While I chose the sulky thread colors that I wanted to use, it doesn't mean that I always have to use that color combination. I could do a blue, red, pink...any color of boot that I want. Once I sew this out I will post part 2 of this process.
*I have owned both of these products for a long time, this is not a sponsored ad.