Before we go deep into 3-rd party fonts, think it's important to describe the general
situation in this entire subject of putting text and monograms on your projects. By saying
"3-rd party embroidery alphabets", we relate to digitized fonts that are not built into
your machine, or embroidery software.
First - most embroidery machines include a few simple, most basic alphabets that you
can easily use. Letters there are always rescalable; you can adjust their size to fit
The same about embroidery programs that include limited number of pre-digitized fonts.
The fonts there tend to be very simple, but still comfortable to use because you can
type your desired "embroidery words" with keyboard, and adjust their size easily.
So, why do we constantly search for other alphabets?
Simple. Because the letters that can be found as "3-rd party fonts" tend to be a
lot more beautiful than the "built-in" ones.
There is a reason why "built-in" fonts can't be fancy. Because they must be resizable
to more or less any size you wish, because they're built into your embroidery machine,
and have to fit by size for everyone who owns this machine.
The problem is that technically, you can digitize either something really nice but in
limited number of sizes, or something really simple, but foolproof in terms of resizing.
So, if your project asks for fancy letters - don't waste your time searching your
embroidery machine or embroidery program.
We carry a huge selection of fancy alphabets and monograms. So if you need some
lovely monograms or just well digitized new alphabets - welcome to our little fonts heaven.
3-rd Party Fonts Basics:
All 3-rd party machine embroidery fonts work just like regular embroidery designs. At
least we're not aware of other options.
Each letter comes as separate file (design). And you can combine letters together to
create your own text, or monograms.
To join a few letters, you may use embroidery-editing software. For instance Embird,
the software we so much in love with.
Make sure that the letters combination you've made can fit into your hoop. With small
letters it's rarely a problem unless you try to write A LOT OF TEXT at once.
If you want to use large letters, and also create words with them, not only monograms -
you'll need to embroider the letters one by one (or in small combinations).