There are software programs for categorizing. Check out SewCat here. I use SewWhat Pro-an editing program- and SewIconz-which makes every design on my computer show up as a picture with design information.
Plus, they have the greatest support ever.
Thank you so much for the kind words everybody, you guys seriously rock! :)
After digging through some of the existing organizers, I feel like they are either really expensive (over $100?!), or require me to manually sort and rename all my files.
Besides playing around with embroidery, I am also a computer science student and would really love to apply some of that hard earned knowledge and give back to the community. So I am thinking of building an online embroidery collection software with builtin image recognition. As a result you could search for 'cat' and get all cat files, without having to sort them first! And because its online, you get free backups :)
Do you guys have any thoughts on this? Would somebody be interested in that?
Good morning and a big welcome to you......my biggest advice would be to keep your designs organized as soon as you acquire them......I am so bad at this of late and now I have a huge mess, so take the time to categorize and you will thank yourself for doing this!! Best of luck in your new endeavor......Vicki aka Basketkase
Yeah, I see myself heading the exact same direction! :D and thanks for the welcome :)
Welcome from another Aussie, glad to have you here, lots of helpful cuties and information to help you on your way in this terrific hobby. Just ask away as Chris says there will always be someone to help with your questions. Sandra.
Thank you Sandra for the nice words :)
A great big Aussie welcome from me too. I see you have been given a good start. Check out the Q&A section on here to find out how this website works.
Any other question please ask as there is always someone on here.
❤️ Chris, Newcastle,Australia
Thank you for the intro and cheers to Australia! :)
Hi, I have found a link where you can download a system of pre-organized folders:
Oh wow, they have 49 categories! Cool!
Welcome to the best site in the world. Hope you enjoy:)
Thank you maleah, glad I found you guys! :)
Hallo Philipp, wo wohnst Du? Ich könnte dir auch telephonisch weiter helfen.
Oh ja, das wäre super! Ich komme aus Erlangen :) schick dir gleich meine Nummer.
Just want to say "Welcome to Cute". Really hope you will like it here.
Thank you!!! :)
A warm welcome to you. You will find so much help available to you from the ladies of Cute.
Absolutely, these ladies rock! :D
Big Welcome to Cute...Hope you got some helpful information from the thread in Embroidery!
Yes, this is great! :)
Hi, there. Just wanted to say welcome!
Hi there! :)
Welcome to cute embroidery.
If you have a look at this link it describes how I organise my embroidery designs. Others have also shared their methods there too, so be sure to scroll down the page for lots of ideas.
ooops sorry was distracted by the doorbell and forgot to come back earlier to add the link. Here it is now.....
Hey. Did you forget to add the link or am I just not seeing it? :)
She did! I think she meant the thread I've just bumped to the top for you.
Ah got it, thank you!! :)