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. Today I am going to walk you through the steps you need to do this, as well as unzipping files, renaming files and organising your design files on your computer.
Downloading a file is just computer language meaning the saving of the embroidery design into your computer. Depending on the type of embroidery machine you have, you will need to have this design on a memory stick to plug into the machine or plug your machine itself into your computer for it to actually embroider.
Large embroidery designs come in a zipped format. They need to be unzipped so that your embroidery machine can ‘read’ them. Zipped designs are often too big to be downloaded to your computer quickly, so are compressed into a small file to make this job quicker. Your machine cannot read a zipped design though. Unzipping the design will turn it back into something it can read and use.
How to Download & Unzip Your Kreative Kiwi Embroidery Designs
Upon payment and confirmation of your order, you are sent an email with a download link for each design you have brought. You can use this email to download all the newly purchased design directly to your computer for use on your embroidery machine. Simply:
Organising & Renaming Your Embroidery Designs
Computers think like machines and do things they think make sense. Where they save your embroidery design files may make sense to them, but may not suited to your needs. That’s why it pays to create a folder yourself on your computer to store all your designs in. To do this, open up your folder icon at the bottom of your screen or choose the File Explorer option in the Start menu. At the top of the page you will see a yellow folder or file icon. If you click on this, it will create a new folder. You then type a name for this folder such as Embroidery Designs and press enter. You can open this file and add new folders within it for different designs such as redwork, in the hoop or applique. You can then click and drag or copy and paste downloaded designs into these folders, helping you find them quickly when you need them.
To rename a downloaded file, simply right click on the name with your mouse. Scroll down to Rename with your curser and click on it. Type in a new name for your design and press enter.
If you get stuck at all, I have quite a videos on my FAQ page which walk you through these steps and more. Happy sewing!
Do you have any tips you can share with us? Can you offer any 'words of wisdom' for getting your Embroidery Designs to a specific Machine or USB?
Double Click on Blue Download File Link
THIS SAVES YOUR DESIGNS TO YOUR COMPUTER
Now you need to Unzip
The Zip would save to a folder you specified, but if you get 'lost' and can't find where it has saved
Go to your File Explorer and look for the Download Folder
Find the file you just saved
NOW RIGHT CLICK ON THE FILE - and Extract
Choose Folder you would like to save your designs to
(Or save as is, to your Downloads - that way you will know where to look)
Watch Sue from OML Embroidery Unzip and Download our designs
Posted: Saturday 4 March 2017