There is only one stitch in machine embroidery- The only stitch that can be executed is a simple line from one point to another- though, when that one stitch is multiplied, arranged, angled, and layered properly, it can communicate innumerable textures, unlock interplay of light and shadow, and bring images to life.

Erich Campbell My name is Erich Campbell, I’ve been designing and digitizing for machine embroidery since 2000, and I created The Only Stitch as a place to offer only my favorite designs from my collection, and a place where I can offer any creation that comes to mind. The Only Stitch will serve to house an eclectic collection of machine embroidery spanning all manners of stylistic and cultural genres, bounded only by my ability and my time. I hope that you will find that these well-crafted designs, complete with thoughtful pathing, balanced stitch densities, and artful execution, are worthy of your time, effort, and investment.

The designs here will be provided in three formats- the industry standard DST format created by Tajima, the PES format favored by Brother home machines, and the HUS format used by Husqvarna. Though I’ll primarily create designs small enough to be used on home machines as well as commercial machines, I will occasionally create designs strictly for larger hoop sizes as well.