Learning Center - Hatch Facts

Create Your Own Fabric Settings |Lesson by Sue

One of the best things about Hatch is the auto fabric settings. When you use auto fabric, you can have your designs set up perfectly for the fabric that you are using.

Length 3 min. 30 sec. ··· Beginner


Lettering Underlay | Lesson by Sue

The more you know about lettering, the better! In this video, we are going to talk about embroidery rules regarding lettering size and underlay.

Length 5 min. 29 sec. ··· Beginner


Lettering and Personalization: More Lettering Fun! | Lesson by Sue

Do you want to do more with your lettering? Me too! In Hatch, the lettering possibilities are endless!

Length 7 min. 10 sec. ··· Beginner


Adding Accents to Embroidery Letters | Lesson by Sue

From time to time, you may need to add accents to your embroidery lettering.

Length 6 min. 30 sec. ··· Beginner


How to Create & Edit Perfect Curves | Lesson by Sue

Do you create perfect curves when you're working in Hatch?

Length 4 min. 7 sec. ··· Beginner


Any Shape Baseline | Lesson by Sue

Have you ever wanted to add lettering in a wavy line - or a specific shape? How about adding lettering to an offset that is curvy?

Length 4 min. 29 sec. ··· Beginner


Creative Lettering | Lesson by Sue

In this video, we are going to get very creative with lettering. Don't worry, Hatch makes that easy!

Length 8 min. 4 sec. ··· Beginner


Monogram Tool | Lesson by Sue

Embroidery Monograms are HUGE and everyone loves doing them! Hatch has a spectacular Monogramming tool that is available in all levels of Hatch - Customizer, Creator and Digitizer.

Length 8 min. 20 sec. ··· Beginner


Lettering Baselines | Lesson by Sue

Do you know the difference between free and fixed baselines? Do you know how to make lettering look and fit properly in a specific space like a hat or a pocket?

Length 6 min. 48 sec. ··· Beginner


Multi Hooping | Lesson by Sue

Check out this video and learn the basics of multi hooping so you can stitch any design no matter the size of your hoop!

Length 9 min. 55 sec. ··· Beginner


Work Environment | Lesson by John

Set yourself up for success as John shares his favorite work environment settings and hotkeys for navigating through a design as a production based digitizer.

Length 9 min. 56 sec. ··· Beginner


Lettering on Hats | Lesson by Sue

Have you ever tried to stitch simple lettering on hats, and the lettering doesn't look great when you are done? There is a simple fix for that.

Length 6 min. 21 sec. ··· Beginner


Using Hatch Shortcuts | Lesson by Sue

Hatch has quite a few keyboard shortcuts that will help you work though your digitizing quickly and efficiently.

Length 2 min. 26 sec. ··· Beginner


Grouping using Hatch | Lesson by Sue

Do you group your objects in Hatch? If you don't you should! Grouping 2 or more objects is quick and easy.

Length 2 min. 24 sec. ··· Beginner


Travelling Through Designs | Lesson by Sue

There are a few tools in Hatch that you may not have up on your screen, but are very helpful: Travelling Tools.

Length 3 min. 7 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Power | Lesson by Sue

In this video, we are going to talk more about working with stitch files in Hatch from a different point of view - the Hatch Power point of view!

Length 5 min. 40 sec. ··· Beginner


EMB vs PES | Lesson by Sue

What is the difference between EMB files and PES files? They look the same don't they? Yes, they do look the same, but they are completely different formats, and word differently.

Length 6 min. 46 sec. ··· Beginner


Resequence Your Objects Fast | Lesson by Sue

If you have quite a few objects in your resequence tab, there is a quick and easy way to move from the bottom to the top - click on the COLORS button within your resequence tab to get a summary of all of the colors in your design.

Length 1 min. 42 sec. ··· Beginner


Adorn Trio ESA Font | Lesson by Sue

If you love monogramming, you will LOVE this ESA font!

Length 6 min. 58 sec. ··· Beginner


Create Basic Shapes | Lesson by Sue

Did you know there is a quick and easy way to create your own basic shapes in Hatch? By using CorelDraw V6 you can quickly switch over from Hatch to Corel without closing Hatch.

Length 6 min. 33 sec ··· Beginner


Design a Quick Gift with ESA Fonts | Lesson by Sue

This is a quick video showing how you can digitize a beautiful monogram in 10 minutes.

Length 10 min. 7 sec. ··· Beginner


Block Sitches part 1 | Lesson by Sue

With a little practice, you can step away from plain ol' satin stitches and move up to block stitches!

Length 6 min. 13 sec. ··· Beginner


Knife Tool and Satin Stitches | Lesson by Sue

If you haven't used the knife tool yet, now is the time to try it! It's a fantastic tool that helps get the job done!

Length 3 min. 35 sec. ··· Beginner


Using the Pen Tablet Part 2 | Lesson by Sue

This is part 2. In this video we are working with a pen and tablet as and amazing accessory to Hatch embroidery software

Length 4 min. 54 sec. ··· Beginner


Using the Pen Tablet | Lesson by Sue

Everyone has been asking for a video on how to use a pen + tablet with Hatch - and people have been wondering what a pen and tablet is, and how to use it. Watch this video to see how.

Length 8 min. 34 sec. ··· Beginner


Adding Lettering | Lesson by Sue

If you need to do some quick embroidery, make a personal gift by adding lettering to a stitch file!

Length 4 min. 14 sec. ··· Beginner


Working with Nodes part 2 | Lesson by Sue

What do you know about nodes? Do you know how to delete nodes or add nodes? Check out this video and we'll finish working with nodes.

Length 3 min. 18 sec. ··· Beginner


Embroidery Fonts | Lesson by Sue

Embroidery Fonts: There are a few different kinds of lettering that you can use in Hatch Embroidery. Watch this video for more info

Length 12 min. 36 sec. ··· Beginner


Beginner Basics | Lesson by Sue

Are you new to Hatch? Do you need some help getting started? If so, this is the video for you!

Length 5 min. 9 sec. ··· Beginner


How to Undo Branching | Lesson by John

Ever wonder how to undo the branching tool in your Hatch software? This video will take you step by step and show you how.

Length 1 min. 54 sec. ··· Beginner


Editing Nodes

How much do you know about nodes? In this video, we are going to be working with nodes.

Length 2 min. 40 sec. ··· Beginner


How to Save Multiple Formats | Lesson by Sue

Did you know that you can save your files in multiple formats quickly and easily, all inside Hatch?

Length 2 min. 47 sec. ··· Beginner


How to Create Mylar | Lesson by John

Ever wonder how Mylar designs are digitized? Watch this quick video to learn how easy it is to digitize your own Mylar Embroidery Designs!

Length 6 min. 5 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Smash Part 3 • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

This video we add a twist! Hatch Smash technique will save you time and money!

Length 5 min. 2 sec. ··· Beginner


Importing Images into Hatch | Lesson by Sue

Have you ever had issues importing images into Hatch? Most of the time it happens because the file is in the wrong format. In this video we go step by step on how to fix this issue quickly and easily by using a quick and simple free Window's program called paint.

Length 3 min. 27 sec. ··· Beginner


Transferring Designs to a USB Stick | Lesson by Sue

How easy is it to transfer designs to a USB Stick or Zip drive or even directly from your computer to your machine?

Length 4 min. 41 sec. ··· Beginner


Lettering Width | Lesson by Sue

Watch this video to learn more about letter width in your Hatch Software!

Length 3 min. 27 sec. ··· Beginner


Letter Sequence and Spacing | Lesson by Sue

Watch this video to learn more about letter sequencing and spacing in your Hatch Software!

Length 5 min. 8 sec. ··· Beginner


Letter Italics | Lesson by Sue

Unleash your creativity! Watch this video to learn more about Italic lettering in your Hatch Software!

Length 3 min. 20 sec. ··· Beginner


Adding a Color Stop to Lettering | Lesson by Sue

Check out this video to learn how to add a color stop to lettering in Hatch!

Length 3 min. 41 sec. ··· Beginner


Aligning Letters | Lesson by Sue

Hatch makes EVERYTHING easy. In this video Sue will show you how easy it is to align letters in Hatch.

Length 2 min. 33 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Smash Part 2 • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

This is a follow up video on the HATCH SMASH Technique

Length 8 min. 24 sec ··· Beginner


Hatch Smash • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Here's a video on the HATCH SMASH way of making better embroidery on thick blankets or towels. Don't know what HATCH SMASH IS? check out the video, you're going to love it!

Length 8 min. 56 sec. ··· Beginner


Vertical Lettering • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Watch this video to learn more about Vertical Lettering in your Hatch Software!

Length 2 min. 42 sec. ··· Beginner


Stitch Density • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

How to adjust stitch density in the Hatch software

Length 1 min. 42 sec ··· Beginner


Start and Stop Points • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Sue shows you how to move start and stop points

Length 1 min. 58 sec. ··· Beginner


Ripple Stitch • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

This is the best stitch effect ever!

Length 8 min. 56 sec. ··· Beginner


Reshape and Edit • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

The reshape tool is very handy.

Length 3 min. 6 sec. ··· Beginner


Radial Stitch • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Yet another Hatch fancy stitch

Length 7 min. 38 sec. ··· Beginner


Organize Files • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Get organized with Hatch software

Length 7 min. 9 sec. ··· Beginner


Cutting Holes • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Cutting holes in embroidery is quick and easy with Hatch.

Length 6 min. 3 sec. ··· Beginner


Gradient Fills • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

GRADIENT FILLS are some of the most beautiful stitches in any embroidery - and now you can make them quickly and easily in Wilcom Hatch!

Length 6 min. 42 sec. ··· Beginner


Working with images • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Resizing, locking and toggling with images

Length 4 min. 42 sec. ··· Beginner


Florentine Stitch • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Check out this quick tip video on how to use the Florentine stitch effect.

Length 6 min. 31 sec. ··· Beginner


Feather Edge • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

ANOTHER AWESOME STITCH EFFECT IN WILCOM HATCH! THE FEATHER EDGE!

Length 5 min 48 sec. ··· Beginner


Cropping Imges • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

You can crop pictures right inside Hatch!

Length 5 min. 10 sec. ··· Beginner


Contour Stitch • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Add some interest and depth to your embroidery!

Length 5 min. 17 sec. ··· Beginner


Color Wheel • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

This is a great feature to play with and look for the exact right color for your work.

Length 2 min. 6 sec. ··· Beginner


Clone • Lesson by Sue| Click here to watch

This tool will clone any design that you have selected.

Length 3 min. 14 sec. ··· Beginner


Background Color • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Background colors, fabrics, hats and shirts.

Length 5 min. 29 sec. ··· Beginner


3D Warp Effect • Lesson by Sue | Click here to watch

Awesome 3D warp effect

Length 5 min. 35 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Ambience Quilting Tool • Lesson by John | Click here to watch

This video shows one way to use the Hatch Ambience Quilting Tool

Length 6 min. 49 sec ··· Beginner


Customize Color Bar • Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Learn how to customize the Hatch software color bar

Length 2 min. 51 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Branching Tool • Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Auto Branching- One of Hatch's premier features is its Auto Branching tool.

Length 4 min. 3 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Auto Underlay • Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Auto Underlay- Most programs will let you choose the underlay type you want to use, but Hatch Software takes auto-underlay to the next level.

Length 4 min. 5 sec. ··· Beginner


Hatch Auto Fabrics • Lesson by John | Click here to watch

Auto Fabrics- This video tutorial focuses on the Auto Fabric feature within Hatch Software.

Length 7 min. 27 sec. ··· Beginner