EmbroideryStudio Add-ons

Curved Fills

Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object.

Complex shadings and open fills add dimension, color and perspective to embroidered designs. Simple menu selections let you create a range of effects using complex combinations of stitch patterns, spacing, angles and more.

Included with EmbroideryStudio Designing Digital Edition

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Compatible with

  • EmbroideryStudio Designing


  • Florentine Effects
  • Liquid Effects
  • Contour Stitch Effects

What's included in Curved Fills

Florentine Effects

Effects lets you define a curved guideline of virtually any shape, and then automatically creates a fill stitch pattern that follows that curved line—all the while maintaining uniform density and needle penetration patterns. Apply the Florentine pattern to a single object or multiple objects with a single click. Use a subtle shallow curve to give a natural, organic feel to otherwise plain flat straight fills. Or use a bold curve for a more dramatic curved look.

Liquid Effects

Applies two different curves to a single object, to create the effect of motion. Here, the stitches at the top of a shape follow a different curve than those at the bottom—and they meet in the middle. EmbroideryStudio automatically adjusts the stitching to ensure a beautiful and smooth transition between the two curves, preserving accurate densities and needle penetration patterns.

Contour Effects

Follows the shape of an object to create a curved, light-and-shadow effect, and a sense of movement. Select from either a contour with stitching that curves to the shape of the object, or one that runs in a spiral within a circular object. Control stitch length, variants, offsets and more.