This tutorial explains how to create basting stitches around an existing design in Embird Editor. These stitches might be used together with Effect and Fill Closed Contours features to create various filled shapes around the design.
1 - Run Embird program.
2 - Select "Embird" menu to switch to Editor.
3 - Select "File > Open" menu to open an existing design (Picture No. 1).
1. Open an existing design
4 - Select "Insert > Basting Stitches" menu (Picture No. 2)
2. Insert Basting Stitches
5 - Choose basting stitches shape in a dialog box which appears on the screen (Picture No. 3)
3. Choose Basting Stitches Shape
6 - Basting stitches of chosen shape will be inserted into work area (Picture No. 4)
4. Basting stitches of chosen shape
7 - Select "Insert > Effect" menu to insert another shape into work area - the design contour (Picture No. 5).
5. Choose Contour Effect
8 - Specify stitch length for contour (Picture No. 6).
6. Specify stitch length
9 - The new contour will appear arround the design (Picture No. 7).
7. Contour Effect Applied
10 - Select both new contours and then click "Edit > Split/Join > Join" menu to join them into single object (Picture No. 8)
8. Join Both Contours
11 - Select "Insert > Fill Closed Contours" menu to fill the new object with stitches (Picture No. 9).
9. Fill Closed Contours
12 - Choose Motif fill type for this object (Picture No. 10).
10. Choose Motif
13 - The shape is filled with stitches (Picture No. 11).
11. Filled shape