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Tips on Downloading and Saving your Embroidery Designs

Tips on Downloading and Saving your Embroidery Designs

Tips on Downloading & Saving Your Embroidery Designs

Buying new embroidery designs is just so exciting! You may have plans to make something with it immediately or want to save it in your collection for a later date. But whatever you decide, the first thing you’ll need to do is download the design and save it to your computer.  Unzip your files and transfer to your sewing machine.

 

Sounds easy right?  - I know from the number of e-mails and queries to our Facebook Group, that sometimes it is not that easy!

 

We all have different computers, systems and embroidery machines, plus different skill levels on our computers.  When we get a query about not being able to download, or see a design on your machine, it’s a process of elimination to work out ‘what’ the issue is.


 So what is the process in 'plain speak'

  • Download File/Design
  • Unzip Files
  • Transfer Files to your machine

DOWNLOAD

Downloading a file is computer speak for saving a file/folder to your Computer

The Computer will save the file to wherever you tell it to – normally the last drive/folder you saved (downloaded) to

 TIP

If you know you have downloaded a file, and now can’t find it, re-download a file and keep an eye on where it saves.

 

SAVE

When you start out downloading designs, you might initially save your embroidery files to your desktop or a Downloads Folder.  

From experience, can I suggest you create a Kreative Kiwi (and other designer) Folder

  • Later on, when you’re looking for a design you know you have, you can go straight to your Kreative Kiwi folder.

 

UNZIP

To make Design sets quicker to download, we ‘zip’ or compress the files to make a smaller file.

  • Before your embroidery machine can read our files, we need to ‘unzip’ (un-compress, extract) the files.
  • You do not need special software to do this, most modern computers have this ability.
  • Generally it is simply RIGHT CLICK on the zipped folder, then choose EXTRACT 


VIDEO

Watch Kay unzip file and transfer to her USB, then machine


Watch Sue from OML Embroidery 

  • Create a Folder on your computer to save your designs
  • Download a file
  • Unzip a File


Here are our Top Frequently asked Questions about Downloading 

Can I save Embroidery designs to my I-Pad?

I'm having troublle unzipping your designs - my computer says I need to install Winzip

When I try to open my designs, my Computer says I need Acrobat Reader?

Windows 10 shows my embroidery designs as PDF's

I've downloaded and unzipped your designs, but there is nothing showing on my machine

Why does my Machine stitch in a different order than your Instructions?

 

 

 

 

Posted: Saturday 4 March 2017

Comments

  • I can't download my file. Says I am not authorized but the server recognizes the file but will not authorize it's download. It' seemed forever to try to download but at conclusion, I was forbidden. Please help. Never had problems before. Thanks for all your wonderful designs.
    Posted: 2021-07-18 16:57   by Emma Carpenter
  • I can't download my file. Says I am not authorized but the server recognizes the file but will not authorize it's download. It' seemed forever to try to download but at conclusion, I was forbidden. Please help. Never had problems before. Thanks for all your wonderful designs.
    Posted: 2021-07-18 16:57   by Emma Carpenter
  • I was wondering if there is a way or software to download embroidery patterns from any embroidery cd and save it on my computer to be printed off so I can use it for hand embroidery? I don't have an embroidery machine and don't want to invest in any of the embroidery cds unless I can download/print them so I can use them.
    Posted: 2021-04-12 03:23   by Sylvia
  • i followed the instructions on downloading and unzipping,im doing something wrong because its not working, complete beginner here
    Posted: 2021-04-04 18:54   by Lisa Collins
  • i followed the instructions on downloading and unzipping,im doing something wrong because its not working, complete beginner here
    Posted: 2021-04-04 18:54   by Lisa Collins
  • I DOWN LOAD THE DRESDEN PLCE MAT FILE ITS COMING TO MY MACHINE BUT IT WOULD NOT RECONGISE THE 200 X 200MM QUILTERS HOOP OR ANY OTHER HOOP SIZE. WHAT CAN I DO?
    Posted: 2021-03-03 06:14   by JANET WALKINE
  • I DOWN LOAD THE DRESDEN PLCE MAT FILE ITS COMING TO MY MACHINE BUT IT WOULD NOT RECONGISE THE 200 X 200MM QUILTERS HOOP OR ANY OTHER HOOP SIZE. WHAT CAN I DO?
    Posted: 2021-03-03 06:13   by JANET WALKINE
  • I DOWN LOAD THE DRESDEN PLCE MAT FILE ITS COMING TO MY MACHINE BUT IT WOULD NOT RECONGISE THE 200 X 200MM QUILTERS HOOP OR ANY OTHER HOOP SIZE. WHAT CAN I DO?
    Posted: 2021-03-03 06:12   by JANET WALKINE
  • Won't download. Tells me {The requested file was not found on the server}
    Posted: 2020-08-21 07:03   by joyse
  • Won't download. Tells me {The requested file was not found on the server}
    Posted: 2020-08-21 07:03   by joyse
  • simplycircles
    chrome tagged as dangerous and has blocked file.
    2020-07-17
    Posted: 2020-07-18 03:58   by Milly
  • simplycircles
    chrome tagged as dangerous and has blocked file.
    2020-07-17
    Posted: 2020-07-18 03:58   by Milly
  • My computer is saying Crome won't allow me to download design that your site is corrupt. I have never had trouble with any of the downloads before. I just purchased the puppy coaster.
    Posted: 2020-07-18 03:28   by Victoria
  • My computer is saying Crome won't allow me to download design that your site is corrupt. I have never had trouble with any of the downloads before. I just purchased the puppy coaster.
    Posted: 2020-07-18 03:28   by Victoria
  • I keep getting a message that the server recognizes my request but refuses to acknowledge it! What! Please tell me how I can get this file.
    Posted: 2020-06-07 00:58   by Clio
  • I keep getting a message that the server recognizes my request but refuses to acknowledge it! What! Please tell me how I can get this file.
    Posted: 2020-06-07 00:58   by Clio
  • Will not let me download my designs . It states they contain a virus and cannot be downloaded.
    Posted: 2020-05-17 08:33   by Edie Walrath
  • Will not let me download my designs . It states they contain a virus and cannot be downloaded.
    Posted: 2020-05-17 08:33   by Edie Walrath
  • I've tried too many times to download. please help!
    Posted: 2020-04-13 16:45   by Anna
  • I've tried too many times to download. please help!
    Posted: 2020-04-13 16:45   by Anna
  • hello, I have tried too many times to download my designs and can not get them again. Can you please help
    Posted: 2020-03-16 13:15   by jeanie

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