Conventional and traditional methods of creating embroidery designs consists of stitching out existing designs on fabric with one or more threads. However, creating embroidery designs with digitizing can have some limitations in place.
This is because unlike physical embroidery or simply printing a design, digitizing embroidery designs deals with physical mediums such as fabric and thread in addition to the digitizing softwares.
For instance, size of the patch could greatly affect the level of details of the design. To learn how to create embroidery designs, one should learn some essential concepts revolving around the technique such as digitizing theory, main stitch types, concepts of underlay, density and registration, and avoiding jumps and trims with mapping.
Having said that, being a beginner, it’s still relatively easy and quick to create embroidery designs. For starters, you only need a good embroidery digitizing software and a good embroidery machine. Most of the softwares contain a free trail and the machines come with a built-in function of embroidery. After learning some basics and few tutorials, one should be good enough to go.