Reshaping embroidery objects is an essential step in achieving the desired outcome of any embroidery project. It allows for the proper fitting of garments and the correct positioning of designs on various surfaces. A few tools and techniques can help you achieve the desired results.

In this article, we will discuss some tools and techniques of wilcom embroidery digitizing software that enable you to reshape embroidery objects.


With Wilcom Embroidery digitizing software, you can quickly reshape embroidery objects using various tools. Complex or compound objects can be cut, split, or broken up to achieve the desired result. In addition to adjusting the outlines of embroidery object, you can modify stitch angles, a feature specific to embroidery objects. You can also change individual objects’ entry and exit points, essential when manually digitizing or rearranging embroidery objects. There are many reasons of why embroidery objects need to be reshaped, such as correcting registration or enhancing the design element’s shape.

What are the Tools for Re-shaping Embroidery Objects in Wilcom?

In Wilcom Embroidery Digitizing Software, the Reshape Object tool is valuable because it enables you to manipulate object outlines by adding or removing reshape nodes. Additionally, it allows you to transform corner reshape nodes into curves for particular embroidery objects.

You can drag and drop the reshape nodes to modify object outlines or use Bézier control handles to adjust outline shapes. In Wilcom Embroidery Digitizing Software you can select multiple reshaping nodes for both and open and closed embroidery objects that speed up your reshaping task and even easy.

To access the Reshape Tool, click on the Object Select icon in the Toolbox and then select the Reshape icon. Once activated, a Reshape Views dialog box will appear on your workspace. This dialog box contains four main tools for reshaping your embroidery objects during digitizing:

  1. Shape nodes.
  2. Bezier Angle Tool.
  3. Stitch Angle, and
  4. Start and Finish location.

Are you looking for the most convenient way to reshape embroidery objects?

We recommend to use "reshape nodes" or "Bézier control points" when utilizing Wilcom.

To Re-shape Embroidery Objects with Bézier controls?

Embroidery is a beautiful art form that can truly elevate any piece of fabric or garment. However, sometimes the pre-set embroidery designs available may not exactly fit the vision of the artist. This is where Bézier controls come into play.

With Bézier controls, Professional embroidery digitizers are able to manipulate and re-shape embroidery objects to their desired shape and size. This allows for endless possibilities and creativity in embroidery design.

Now let’s see how to use the bézier controls to reshape embroidery objects and how it can enhance the art form.

To reshape an object, select it and click on the "Reshape Object" option. This will bring up the Control Points and Reshape Views Toolbar. Next, toggle on "Show Reshape Nodes" and "Show Bézier Handles".

There are two ways to reshape an object:

  1. You can drag the control handle to reshape the curve around the reshape-nodes.

2. You can adjust reshape-node positions by dragging along the outline.

Once you are done reshaping the object, release the mouse and/or press Enter to finish. Depending on your system settings, stitches may be generated as soon as the reshape-nodes are moved or after Enter is pressed.

To Re-shape Embroidery objects with Reshape-nodes?

Reshaping embroidery objects involves manipulating the nodes that make up the design, allowing you to adjust the shape and size of the individual elements within the design.

Whether you're looking to tweak a design to fit a specific garment or simply want to experiment with different shapes and sizes, learning how to reshape nodes will give you greater control over your embroidery projects.

If you want to modify embroidery objects using Reshape-nodes, follow these steps:

  1. Select an object and click on Reshape Object. You will see Control points and Reshape Views toolbar.
  2. Turn on Show Reshape Nodes and turn off other icons.
  3. If needed, press S to turn off stitch display, and then turn it on again when you are ready to regenerate stitches.
  4. Add nodes as required:
  • To add a corner node, left-click.
  • To add a curve node, right-click.

To select reshape-nodes, you can do the following:

  1. Click on a single node.
  2. Use the click-and-drag method to select a group of nodes with a selection marquee.
  3. You can select multiple nodes by holding down the Ctrl or Shift key while clicking. If you click within closed shapes, it will reverse the direction of the selection.
  4. You can adjust the position of reshape-nodes by dragging them along the outline.

5. If you want to remove unwanted nodes, simply press the Delete

6. To toggle between corner and curve nodes, press the Spacebar.

7. If you want to cancel any changes you've made, press the Esc key. To exit the Reshape mode, press Esc again

Adjusting Stitch Angle for Reshaping Embroidery Objects.

The angle of your stitches depends on the type of embroidery objects you are working on. If you want to fill complex objects, you can use reshape object tool and set one angle for the complete embroidery objects. Additionally, you can adjust stitch angles with the Reshape Object tool.

Adjusting start & Finish Locations for Reshaping Embroidery Objects.

To adjust individual embroidery objects, you have the ability to change the entry and exit points of stitches. This can be useful for creating smaller connecting stitches next to adjoining objects or reducing the number of travel runs. Simply select the point you need and move it to a new position on the object outline. The end point is represented by a cross.

For Adjusting start & Finish Locations for Reshaping Embroidery Objects, follow these steps:

  1. In the First step, just choose the embroidery object and click on Reshape Object.

2. Now you can see the reshape nodes in visible, these nodes is containing the start and finish location points.

3. In the second step, choose the starting and finish location point according to your choice and requirement.

4. Now after choosing the starting and finish location point, drag that points into a different or any other position on the outline of your embroidery object.

5. After dragging the start and finish location point,

6. Now to apply all the changes Press <Enter>.

7. To finish the changes press <Esc>.

Pro tip: If you want to minimize the chances of gaps between your embroidery objects, make sure to place the start and finish point location on outside of boundary with opposite to each other.

Pro tip: To ensure accuracy, we recommend you to set the stitch angle to be perpendicular to the entry and exit points' connecting line.

Some Final Words

Reshaping embroidery objects is an essential step to get the quality result of any embroidery project. It allows for the proper fitting of garments and the correct positioning of designs on various surfaces. Not only does it enhance the overall appearance of the embroidery, but it also ensures that the finished product is functional and practical. So, if you want your embroidery to stand out and serve its intended purpose, make sure to pay attention to reshaping techniques.