There are two different forms of machine embroidery digitizing patterns. The first kind is patterns that have previously been loaded. Thus this kind is easy to produce and of course will be those that will be easiest to get used to.
The other kind is something that is custom designed. This means that you will have to load it into the machine. You may perform this by linking your machine to a computer or you may use an external media appliance in order to receive the data. Of course the media appliance needs to feature files in the same format that the embroidery machine can use.
The sort of patterns that may be used may vary. For instance there are general patterns used for diverse types of letters that are available in a great number of fonts. You will find however, that when the machine was made these fonts were probably already loaded for you. If not, you may load them through the external media appliance already mentioned.
You will find that some machine embroidery patterns are good for any embroidery machine, thus these are the ones that can be utilized with an assortment of different processes, and consequently they can be useful for all manner of different needs. The particular ability of patterns that can be customized to your preference are patterns that you will use over and over again for obvious reasons.