Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you create custom designs or can you resize or edit a design for me?
I'm sorry, at this time we are unable to offer custom digitizing and we can't edit or resize any of our existing designs.
Maintaining the site and keeping it up-to-date with new designs doesn't leave enough time for custom work.
Thank you for understanding!
How do I download the designs I purchased?
Designs are available to download instantly!
Click here to see our detailed instructions on how to download your purchase.
Click here to see our detailed instructions on how to unzip your files.
How do I select my format? I received a ZIP file.
All of our designs come in multiple formats.
You must first unzip the downloaded file and select your format and size to transfer to your machine.
Click here to see our detailed instructions on how to unzip your files.
Click Here to read more about PES format.
If you are signed in while shopping our site, our system will tell you if you have already purchased a design.
You will see a note in red near the "add to basket button". Warnings DO NOT appear in the shopping cart!
You must click on the design and view it on it's own page to see the warning. http://lynniepinnie.com/duplicates.htm
If you make a duplicate purchase we will be happy to send you another design of your choice.
If you ordered a single design twice you can choose another single. If you ordered a set twice you can choose another set.
Please use our contact form to send the following information:
*Design(s) purchased twice
*Requested replacement designs
This is caused by one of two things.
Either you did not go all the way through the checkout process or our payment processor didn't report the payment to the website.
You can click on the "complete payment" link to continue with checkout, or,
Most of our designs are sent via Etsy's instant download feature.
You can find them in your Etsy account under Purchases and Reviews.
All other designs will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment to your registered Etsy email address.
My embroidery design didn't come out right. The outlines/details are off.
Our designs go through extensive testing before we offer them to our valued customers.
We are confident that you will be able
to achieve excellent results from our designs!
There are several variables that could cause a design to shift.
The number one cause is using a stabilizer that tears away instead of one that you cut away after the design is done stitching.
As the design stitches, it will perforate tear away stabilizer and the stabilizer will begin to pull away from the design, leaving it with very little
stability in the hoop when the last parts of the design stitch. When you use tear away and the first steps of the design seem OK but the last
steps are off, you'll know that the stabilizer is not enough to support the design. We do not recommend tear away stabilizer in any form
(including fusible and sticky) unless you are embroidering towels or other thick items. It just doesn’t work well for appliqués because the outline
stitching will tear it and cause it to pull away from the
design prematurely. T-shirts and stretchy items are unstable and require the use
of a cut away stabilizer.
When a design is off in some areas and not others it’s can also be because the hoop didn’t have a good, even hold on the item that was embroidered.
If it was tight in some areas and loose in others, that shifting can happen. You should use the smallest hoop possible for the design size you are
working with to prevent drooping and gapping. Another cause of shifting is if the hoop accidentally bumps something, or if the design is accidentally
moved in the hoop during fabric trimming (If you pull on the fabric a little while trimming, like most people do.) Just be really careful when trimming.
Keep your excess fabric away from the hoop area as much as possible. Even if you can't see that the hoop is caught on something, the excess fabric
can case drag and the hoop won't
advance to the correct stitching position.
Your machine might need to be serviced. The belt could be failing to advance the hoop to the correct position. If your thread cutter is not trimming
then the hoop could drag from the resistance of the uncut thread pulling.
Every single Lynnie Pinnie design has been tested thoroughly so if you are experiencing stitching errors we are happy to help you troubleshoot.
Please keep in mind we do not edit files once they have been tested and passed
our highest-quality design standards.
You can resize my designs, but do so at your own risk. The designs are optimized to sew at their original size.
We do not recommend that you resize any embroidery design up or down by more than 10%. If you do resize a design, please test it first.
Also keep in mind that opening or editing a design in embroidery software can cause changes to the design.
Look out for changes such as missing chunks of stitches, jump stitches being changed to running stitches, and satin stitches to fill stitches.
With so many programs on the market, we are unable to provide specific software support. Please contact your software vendor for assistance.
That’s a VERY common question. The built-in alphabets in our machines are different than the alphabets that you can download from the internet.
Embroidery machines don’t read them in the same way as the built-in fonts. In order to spell names with downloaded alphabets you must
merge the individual letter files in embroidery software, then save as a new file and send that to your machine. Embrilliance Essential allows
you to import BX files to type and save names and words from embroidery fonts.
For most other programs: first, open the first letter of the word or name, then use the software menu to “import” or “merge” the remaining
letters and arrange them to spell the name. Save the new file in your machine's format and transfer to the machine as usual.
Why can't I open my PES design? It says "No sewing data".
Palette and PE-Design Software can be unusually particular about file versions.
The PES file versions change whenever they release a new version of the software so there are currently several different versions of PES files.
Sometimes, people using version 1-8 of Palette or PE-Design Software will get an error.
This can be corrected by opening the file in another embroidery program and re-saving it or instead of opening the PES file,
import another format into your Layout & Editing window buy clicking File from the menu bar and then select Import.
You can also skip your embroidery software and send the design directly to your machine to avoid any software conflicts.
If you are using Palette or PE-Design your PES file icon will be displayed as a "Layout and Editing" file.
Do I need a PayPal account to purchase from your site?
A: No. You will be directed to PayPal to complete your purchase, but you do not need a PayPal account.
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What formats do you offer?
A: PES, JEF, HUS, DST, EXP, XXX, VIP and ART.
If you need another format we suggest Wilcom's FREE Truesizer program.
Can I use your designs on a regular sewing machine?
A: Embroidery design files are formatted to be read by embroidery machines.
You need an embroidery machine to sew our designs.
What software do you use?
Lyndsie uses Wilcom Embroidery software to digitize.
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Can I use your website images to offer design choices to customers?
you sell embroidered items and would like to use LynniePinnie images, you may do
so on the page where the images are displayed. You may not remove or edit the
You may not use LynniePinnie images to create printed paper items, screen printed items, heat transfers, web design graphics, logos, ribbon, or any other derived works.
You may not change, add to, delete parts of, or alter Lynnie Pinnie images to create printed paper items, screen printed items, heat transfers, web design graphics, logos, ribbon, or any other derived works.
Please see our applique instruction page: http://www.lynniepinnie.com/applique.htm