If you want to stitch more than two separate designs in one hooping,
merging them via embroidery software can save your time. Here are some basic steps
for joining embroidery designs. They are correct for any embroidery editing software:
1. Make a backup copy of your original designs.
2. Decide what hoop size will be sufficient for your new creation, and selecting it in
your software (you must have such hoop, of course!).
3. Copy all parts of your new creation (largeA.pes, smallN.pes etc) into a single file.
Arrange them on PC screen according to your needs. Make sure you keep within the correct
4. Do all last moment adjustments, such as:
- Sorting colors to eliminate unnecessary color changes
- Centering design in hoop
- Recoloring design to match your project
- Resizing the whole composition. If you decide to resize, be aware that there might be a serious
loss in quality. Always test stitch carefully and save the original size designs aside as
backup. Resizing fancy stitches & backgrounds, or changing design size over 10 - 15% will be
problematic almost for sure.
5. When everything looks fine - save your new composition in format that fits your embroidery
machine. Make sure you save it under a new file name (e.g. yourname.pes), to prevent overwriting
an existing design or letter.
6. After the new letters or designs combination is ready, just transfer it to media type that
your machine can read.
To see an illustrated instruction of "joining letters" procedure using Embird, please visit
the next page.