I've embroidery software. I've a machine that can read the designs from the software via a USB stick and stitch the designs. Learning how to stitch a finished product that looks great is a challenge! I thought the learning curve would be somewhat of a gentle hike up a "round butte." The reality is that it has been more of a "Mt. Everest" climb!
I've been taking monthly lessons for the software at the local quilt shop where I purchased the machine and the software for the last 18 months. I'm progressing with my learning. For example, I know that I need to apply the lesson in some way or I can't remember how I did it! I also know that repetition is key as the more I successfully practice, the more confident I become. I also appreciate clearly written description about the process. What doesn't work for me is to purchase an embroidery CD to stitch out the designs. Large general classes don't work well for my style of learning either.
Last November, I stitched this design from the software. I practiced centering the design in the space that I desired on this red corduroy. This part became a bib on a jumper.
I used a new ruler to make rick rack trim for the skirt. It wasn't hard; but, it was time consuming!
This was how it looked when I finished it.
This was how it looked on the grand daughter that I made it for!