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70 Free Training Lessons!

Really? 70 free training lessons on software?  Yep – it’s all on the Inspired by DIME YouTube channel.  You can learn about Inspirations software programs in the comfort of your home, in your pajamas, in the middle of the day or in the middle of the night.  And they’re free. Each video is about 60 minutes so that’s 4,200 minutes of education!   

Every month, our resident software wizard Katherine Artines uploads a new video that’s chockful of information and often includes a project (or two or three) for you to create in your software.  For instance, in this month’s video, PEP Text Trails Project, she explores text on a path, spiral text and circle text.  


You’ll learn how to go from this:

To this:

She includes references to other videos that delve deeper into specific subjects.  In this month’s video,  she included this call out:

That’s so helpful when you’re trying to understand the difference between backdrops and artwork.  She also includes keyboard shortcuts (my preference when digitizing) such as this:

If you’re serious about machine embroidery – and you must be or you wouldn’t be reading Software Saturday! – then you are probably contemplating purchasing software or you already have.  I want to encourage you to use it and not to be afraid of your software – it’s such a fantastic tool and help is just a click away!  Use it to learn it. Watch instructional videos to master it.  You’ll be so glad you did.  Click here to view the Inspired by DIME YouTube channel.  Subscribe today to receive notification when a new video is posted. You’re going to love learning with Katherine Artines.








  • Mildred Moschel

    I love the PEP Software and all the additional modules. I am having so much fun digitizing my own designs. The software is easy to learn, has many features to take your embroidery to a new height and personalize it. I couldn’t live without my PEP. Everything about the software is great! The Youtube videos are an excellent learning tool and the instructors explain everything clearly and are very well prepared. The DIME magazine also has excellent lessons. Thank you so much Eileen and DIME for everything you are doing for us home embroiderers. I want you to know how much I appreciate your dedication and thank you with all my heart.

    • eileenroche

      Mildred, thank you for your kind words, you’ve made my day. I’m so glad to hear your are growing your embroidery skills with our software. Thank you again!

  • Alicia

    I treasure Katerine Artines’ teaching-it’s so well organized each time! And it’s so easy to follow along.Sure am glad i can watch each one several times. I didn’t find a video, though, on that “Homerun!” I came across on lessons on PEP…

  • Laura

    Thank you for posting this! I already own Word Art in Stitches and keep thinking about purchasing PEP. I have been very hesitant because I had heard that Dime Software didn’t offer any training. I’m so happy to see that there actually is training and it’s free. I think I’m finally going to take the plunge and get PEP. 🙂