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Beginner Tutorial Video Series

2 minute read

This video series is meant to introduce new users to Ink/Stitch. It briefly goes from the installation process to all functions available in the open source embroidery platform.

Knowing the Inkscape basics will be helpful. Feel free to experiment and also use functions that are coming to us through Inkscape.

If you are not a native english speaker, then you might find it interesting that each video has subtitles. On this page you can even download them. If you like, help us by translating the subtitles into your language.

Videos are hosted in a YouTube playlist.

We wish you a good start with Ink/Stitch!

01 Introduction

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02 Installation

Linux

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:32 Requirements
01:43 Install
02:44 Testrun

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macOS

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:32 Requirements
01:40 Install
03:20 Testrun

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Windows

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:32 Requirements
01:40 Install
02:50 Testrun

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03 Customize

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:56 Add-Ons
03:26 Shortcut Keys
05:52 Path Outlines
06:46 Grids
08:20 Templates

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04 Stitch Types

Stroke Type Stitches

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:50 Zig-Zag Stitch
02:06 Running Stitch
03:12 Bean Stitch
04:19 Manual Stitch

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Fill Stitches

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
01:00 Path
01:37 Params
02:41 Underlay
03:16 Start- and Endposition

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Satin Column

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
  Satin Path Object
01:05 Node Method
03:09 Rung Method
  Satin Tools
03:38 Convert Line to Satin Column
04:19 Cut Satin Column
06:07 Flip Satin Column Rails
07:02 Auto-Route Satin Columns
  Params & Underlay
09:10 Params
10:07 Center-Walk Underlay
10:27 Contour Underlay
10:54 Zig-Zag Underlay
11:10 E-Stitch

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05 Lettering

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06 Visual Commands

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:25 Install Add-Ons
  Design Commands
00:49 Stop Position
01:16 Origin
  Layer Commands
01:38 Ignore Layer
  Object Commands
02:07 Fill: Starting- and Ending Position
03:39 Auto-Route Satin: Starting- and Ending Position
05:10 Split Satin Column
05:54 Trim
06:53 Stop
07:26 Ignore

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07 Visualize and Export

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00:00 Introduction
00:24 Simulator
02:11 Print PDF
06:35 Embroider …
07:49 Save as …
08:38 Import

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08 Workflow

Time Chapter (links open in YouTube)
00:00 Introduction
00:30 Create a Vector Image
03:26 Convert to Embroidery Vectors
06:30 Plan Stitch Order
10:24 Attach Commands
10:52 Visualize
11:24 Save Embroidery File
11:49 Sew Out your Design

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