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Lettering on Hats | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Have you ever tried to stitch simple lettering on hats, and the lettering doesn’t look great when you are done? There is a simple fix for that and it is the main rule for stitching on hats: STITCH FROM THE CENTER OUT! You can take the time to move the letters/words around to accomplish that, […]

Length 6 min. 21 sec. ··· beginner

Using Shortcuts | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Hatch has quite a few keyboard shortcuts that will help you work though your digitizing quickly and efficiently. One keyboard shortcut that I have found particularly useful is called Zoom to Selected Object – and it is super handy and is a big time saver when you need to get around on the work space […]

Length 2 min. 26 sec. ··· beginner

Grouping in Hatch | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Do you group your objects in Hatch? If you don’t you should! Grouping 2 or more objects is quick and easy in Hatch and makes editing faster and easier. What is grouping? Grouping will “hold” two or more objects together, so if you have to move them around they stay together! If you need to […]

Length 2 min. 24 sec. ··· beginner

Travelling Through Designs | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

There are a few tools in Hatch that you may not have up on your screen, but are very helpful: Travelling Tools. These tools will help you travel through your designs as you are checking them in the stitch simulator. The tools allow you to travel by object or by color, to go forward or […]

Length 3 min. 7 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Power | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

In this video, we are going to talk more about working with stitch files in Hatch from a different point of view – the Hatch Power point of view! I wanted to show everyone what Hatch can do that most other embroidery programs can’t do – and Hatch does it very well! In other programs, […]

Length 5 min. 40 sec. ··· beginner

EMB vs PES | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

What is the difference between EMB files and PES files? They look the same don’t they? Yes, they do look the same, but they are completely different formats, and word differently. A PES is a stitch file, and is made for stitching. Stitch files are not made for editing in any way – no resizing, […]

Length 6 min. 46 sec. ··· beginner

Resequence Your Objects Fast | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

If you have quite a few objects in your resequence tab, there is a quick and easy way to move from the bottom to the top – click on the COLORS button within your resequence tab to get a summary of all of the colors in your design. Left click and drag your object to […]

Length 1 min. 42 sec. ··· beginner

Adorn Trio ESA Font | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

If you love monogramming, you will LOVE this ESA font! This font is quick and easy to use, and with a few clicks you can create a beautiful scroll monogram font with 3 letters. There is a little trick for the left hand letter, but it is very easy to do! Do you want to […]

Length 6 min. 58 sec. ··· beginner

Create Your Own Basic Shapes | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Did you know there is a quick and easy way to create your own basic shapes in Hatch? By using CorelDraw V6 you can quickly switch over from Hatch to Corel without closing Hatch. If you don’t have V6 (V6 is the ONLY version that works inside Hatch) you can use any other version of […]

Length 6 min. 33 sec. ··· beginner

Design a Quick Gift with ESA Fonts | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

If you follow our blog on DigitizingMadeEasy.com, we did a beautiful and fast project using an ESA font called AdornDuo50MM – and this video is for all of the visual learners out there – a quick video showing how you can digitize a beautiful monogram in 10 minutes, add a Hatch Smash and stitch it […]

Length 10 min. 7 sec. ··· beginner

Block Stitches part 1 | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

With a little practice, you can step away from plain ol’ satin stitches and move up to block stitches! What are block stitches? They are similar to satin stitches, but unlike straight satin stitches you can change the width with block stitches, and you can change the shape too – it doesn’t have to be […]

Length 6 min. 13 sec. ··· beginner

Using the Knife Tool and Satin Stitches | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

If you haven’t used the knife tool yet, now is the time to try it! It’s a fantastic tool that helps get the job done! In this video, we create a filled square, and add a satin stitch outline with the outline tool, and it looks perfect. But what if you wanted to create space […]

Length 3 min. 35 sec. ··· beginner

Using the Pen Tablet part 2 | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

If you have not watched the introduction to pen and tablet video, be sure to watch that first if you’re new to using pen and tablets. In this video we are working with a pen and tablet as and amazing accessory to Hatch embroidery software, and we work with the freehand tools creating some doodle […]

Length 4 min. 54 sec. ··· beginner

Using the Pen Tablet | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Everyone has been asking for a video on how to use a pen + tablet with Hatch – and people have been wondering what a pen and tablet is, and how to use it. A pen and tablet is a wonderful accessory to Hatch, but you do not have to have one, nor do you […]

Length 8 min. 34 sec. ··· beginner

Adding Lettering | Lesson By Sue | Click here to watch

If you need to do some quick embroidery, make a personal gift by adding lettering to a stitch file! Its super easy to do in Hatch, and you can create your own personalized embroidery by adding lettering! In this video we import an embroidery file, add lettering, change the color and move the lettering around. […]

Length 4 min. 14 sec. ··· beginner

Embroidery Fonts | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Embroidery Fonts: There are a few different kinds of lettering that you can use in Hatch Embroidery. You can use ESA or built in fonts, you can use TTF fonts and you can use alphabet “fonts” (the ones that you have tons of – they are in a folder and you bring them in one […]

Length 12 min. 36 sec. ··· beginner

Working with Nodes part 2 | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

What do you know about nodes? Do you know how to delete nodes or add nodes? Check out this video and we’ll finish working with nodes. In Part 1 we changed nodes from curved to straight, and in this video we delete, add and move nodes. We also move the end point to make the […]

Length 3 min. 18 sec. ··· beginner

Beginner Basics | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Are you new to Hatch? Do you need some help getting started? If so, this is the video for you! Although this video is short, it is full of information including how to set up your desktop, tru-vue options hoop settings (getting rid of auto-center if you don’t like it) importing images and working with […]

Length 5 min. 9 sec. ··· beginner

How to Undo Branching | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Ever wonder how to undo the branching tool in your Hatch software? This video will take you step by step and show you how.

Length 1 min. 54 sec. ··· beginner

Editing Nodes from a Curve to Straight | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

How much do you know about nodes? In this video, we are going to be working with nodes, and learning what nodes are, how to find the nodes and how to select and change the nodes from straight to curved. Hatch makes working with nodes fast and easy, and you can change your whole object […]

Length 2 min. 40 sec. ··· beginner

How to Save to Multiple Formats | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Did you know that you can save your files in multiple formats quickly and easily, all inside Hatch? Instead of using the “export” button and doing each file type one at a time, you can do it all quickly and easily from the “my designs” tab. All you have to do is select your design […]

Length 2 min. 47 sec. ··· beginner

How to Create Mylar | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Ever wonder how Mylar designs are digitized? Watch this quick video to learn how easy it is to digitize your own Mylar Embroidery Designs!

Length 6 min. 5 sec. ··· beginner

Transferring Files to USB | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

How easy is it to transfer designs to a USB Stick or Zip drive or even directly from your computer to your machine? HATCH makes it easy to do! Watch this video and learn step by step how to transfer designs to your USB stick inside Hatch: the only thing you have to do is […]

Length 4 min. 41 sec. ··· beginner

Aligning Letters | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Hatch makes EVERYTHING easy. In this video Sue will show you how easy it is to align letters in Hatch.

Length 2 min. 33 sec. ··· beginner

Adding a Color Stop to Lettering | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Check out this video to learn how to add a color stop to lettering in Hatch!

Length 3 min. 41 sec. ··· beginner

Lettering Width | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Watch this video to learn more about letter width in your Hatch Software!

Length 3 min. 27 sec. ··· beginner

Letter Sequence and Spacing | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Watch this video to learn more about letter sequencing and spacing in your Hatch Software!

Length 5 min. 8 sec. ··· beginner

Lettering Italics | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Unleash your creativity! Watch this video to learn more about Italic lettering in your Hatch Software!

Length 3 min. 20 sec. ··· beginner

Importing Images | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Have you ever had issues importing images into Hatch? Most of the time it happens because the file is in the wrong format. In this video we go step by step on how to fix this issue quickly and easily by using a quick and simple free Window’s program called paint. It’s easy to open […]

Length 3 min. 27 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Smash Part 3 | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

ARE YOU SMASHING YET?? If not, you should be! Learn how to use the Hatch Smash technique, and in this video we add a twist! Hatch Smash technique will save you time and money! You can use this technique for towels, blankets and any other fabric with a high pile that is difficult to embroider. […]

Length 5 min. 2 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Smash Part 2 | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Hatch Smash isn’t just for lettering! This is a follow up video on the HATCH SMASH way of making better embroidery on thick fabrics, blankets or towels! Enjoy!

Length 8 min. 24 sec ··· beginner

Hatch Smash | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Here’s a video on the HATCH SMASH way of making better embroidery on thick blankets or towels. Don’t know what HATCH SMASH IS? check out the video, you’re going to love it! Use this technique for high pile fabrics like, Terry, Faux Fur, Minky etc.

Length 8 min. 56 sec. ··· beginner

Vertical Lettering | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Watch this video to learn more about Vertical Lettering in your Hatch Software!

Length 2 min. 42 sec. ··· beginner

Stitch Density | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

How to adjust stitch density in  the Hatch software

Length 1 min. 42 sec ··· beginner

Starts and Stops | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Sue shows you how to move start and stop points

Length 1 min. 58 sec. ··· beginner

Ripple Stitch | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

WILCOM HATCH: RIPPLE STITCH. THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST STITCH EFFECT EVER. EVER!!! Check out this video and see what the fuss is all about – this is one of the most sought after stitch effects – I have been asked many many times about this famous ripple stitch – and now it is […]

Length 8 min. 56 sec. ··· beginner

Reshape and Edit Tool | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Quick tip video of the day: adding and editing nodes. The RESHAPE TOOL is a very handy tool! In this video, i will show you how to edit nodes, add nodes, delete nodes and how to add different kinds of nodes – curve or straight. Wilcom Hatch makes it quick and easy using the reshape […]

Length 3 min. 6 sec. ··· beginner

Radial Stitch | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Radial stitches in Wilcom Hatch – yet another fancy stitch that is available in Hatch – in this video I show you how to apply the radial stitch and a few ways you can use the stitch. Improve your digitizing skills and take your embroidery designs up in quality by using some of the fancy […]

Length 7 min. 38 sec. ··· beginner

Organize Files | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Another reason to check out Wilcom Hatch Embroidery Software – quick and easy file organization! Big clear icons that make viewing your files quick and easy and enjoyable. The icons are so large you can even see stitches! Niiiice! Organize your embroidery files and view them – get inspired with your organization!

Length 7 min. 9 sec. ··· beginner

Cutting Holes | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Cutting holes in embroidery is quick and easy with Hatch. Create your object, then under the digitizing tab you have your hole cutting tools! quickly and easily you can cut holes in any embroidery object, fill the holes and remove the holes! You can also control the amount of overlap – and you can even […]

Length 6 min. 3 sec. ··· beginner

Gradient Fills | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

GRADIENT FILLS are some of the most beautiful stitches in any embroidery – and now you can make them quickly and easily in Wilcom Hatch! You can even customize your gradient fills by changing the angle lines! In the past, gradient fills were complicated to say the least, and difficult to do – not any […]

Length 6 min. 42 sec. ··· beginner

Working with Images | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Here is a quick tip video that will help you along with working with images – the good ones, the bad ones and the simply terrible ones. I show you the differences in images with a few examples, and resizing, locking and toggling the images on and off. Picking the right image is a great […]

Length 4 min. 42 sec. ··· beginner

Florentine Stitch | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

The Florentine effect is a very complex stitch effect, but is available in one click – no calculations or issues – its all done for you! Once click can change your embroidery and improve your embroidery. Check out this quick tip video on how to use the florentine stitch effect.

Length 6 min. 31 sec. ··· beginner

Feather Edge | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

ANOTHER AWESOME STITCH EFFECT IN WILCOM HATCH! THE FEATHER EDGE! This stitch effect has many uses – a feathered edge, fur, soft flowing designs – its great to experiment with this effect, and its super quick and easy to do: Create your object, and then under the Effects Tab you can add the feathering to […]

Length 5 min 48 sec. ··· beginner

Cropping Images | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Wilcom Hatch has so many amazing features – its so hard to pick which ones to show you! This one is very cool – did you know you can crop pictures right inside Hatch? And you can crop pictures with a different shape – a heart and some different stars! Its so cool and you […]

Length 5 min. 10 sec. ··· beginner

Contour Stitch | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Wilcom Hatch has many fancy stitches that you can easily use. In this video, I show you how to use the Contour stitch and how to change the stitch angles by simply moving the entry point! Add some interest and depth to your embroidery by using contour stitches whenever you can! Improve your embroidery skills […]

Length 5 min. 17 sec. ··· beginner

Color Wheel | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

ONE MORE AWESOME FEATURE IN WILCOM HATCH: color wheel. Have you ever checked out the color wheel? You can select objects, or no objects if you want the whole design changed, and play around with the color wheel to change the color of your design, either all at once or one object at a time. […]

Length 2 min. 6 sec. ··· beginner

Clone | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

This is a very cool feature with Wilcom Hatch- cloning. This tool will clone any design that you have selected – completely make a clone of it – from the stitches to the angle lines to everything. You can even clone and drag it to another page quickly and easily. This is a short video, […]

Length 3 min. 14 sec. ··· beginner

Background Color | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Cool quick tip of the day. Did you know that you can change the background for Hatch? You can change the colors, the hoop color too – but you can also make the background a material, an image of a shirt or even a hat!! There are quite a few things that you can change […]

Length 5 min. 29 sec. ··· beginner

3D Warp Effect | Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

ANOTHER AWESOME STITCH EFFECT AVAILABLE IN WILCOM HATCH!! This one is super cool – a 3D warp effect – you can take a simple circle and add this effect and it will have a 3D look to it – works very well with a motif stitch. I show you two different ways of doing a […]

Length 5 min. 35 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Ambience Quilting Tool | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

This video shows one way to use the Hatch Ambience Quilting Tool | Lesson by John

Length 6 min. 49 sec. ··· beginner

Customize Color Bar | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Watch this quick video on how to customize your color bar and set the default color chart within your Hatch digitizing software.

Length 2 min. 51 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Branching Tool | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

This incredible tool intelligently connects unlimited objects in a logical path automatically adjusting overlaps in a visually appealing manner. Watch this video to learn more!

Length 4 min. 3 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Auto Underlay | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Based on the “Fabric Type” you’ve chosen for your design, Hatch will automatically adjust the underlay settings based on both the width of your object and stitch type you’ve chosen. Watch this video to learn more!

Length 4 min. 5 sec. ··· beginner

Hatch Auto Fabrics | Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Explaining which file extension will give you the best results and how this feature will automatically change density, pull compensation and underlay properties at the click of a button!

Length 7 min. 27 sec. ··· beginner