Do you love fonts from The Itch 2 Stitch, but grow weary of merging individual letter files to create text designs? Would you like to instead TYPE your text using our embroidery fonts? Well, have we got exciting news for you!! The zip files for our embroidery fonts* now contain BX files so that you can type our fonts in free software from Embrilliance!
We provide you with step-by-step directions three ways:
1. PDF included in the BX folder in each font's zip file
3. Text directions below:
First, download Embrilliance Express for your operating system from the Embrilliance website. YES they are offering this free program to BOTH Mac and PC owners! YES it is FREE, no strings attached! Visit Embrilliance.com and click on the "downloads" link. Download the full "Embrilliance Platform" for either Mac or Windows.
After downloading the program, please install. When you open the program, you will be prompted to either enter in a serial number (if you have purchased and Embrilliance Product) OR to continue using the program in Express mode simply leave the box empty and click "Done".
Embrilliance Express mode will provide you the interface to use the alphabet designs that you have just purchased as a keyboard font. The next step is adding the font to this program.
Once you have the program installed, you can EITHER drag
and drop the BX file onto the open workspace OR double
click on the BX file and it will automatically open and install into
Please note that you cannot install BX files while they are sitting in a zip file. You will first need to extract the files from the zip before dragging into Embrilliance. Full directions for extracting files can be found here: How to Save and Extract Designs. Alternatively, you can drag the BX files from the zip to your desktop, then drag them into Embrilliance.
Now that your font is installed, you may use it to create lettering
designs. Click the “A” on the toolbar, toward the far right. This will add a lettering design with the letters “ABC”. You can now use the Properties window to the right (click on the Letters tab) to change the font and type in what you want to say. The Help menu has more specific instructions on using the fonts.
You can create multi-line text, circle text and even spiral text. You can adjust letter and word spacing as well as stitch order. Using the handles on the letters, you can adjust individual letter positions and more! Save your design with a new name and select your machine format.
Amazing right?! NO MORE MERGING!
Would you like to try it out for yourself for free? Download a FREE BX file for our Marker font (1 inch size). The Marker font does not include punctuation. However we do a have a free set of punctuation available as well! (1 inch and 2 inch sets included as separate BX files.)
*at this time all of our Embroidery Fonts and Monogram Fonts are completed. Applique Fonts are still a work in progress -- the sets that have been updated will include BX in the list of included formats.