The artwork for embroidery design is entered into the computer. The computer transfers the robotics instructions necessary for stitching the design to the embroidery machine. The machine operator places the item, such as a sweatshirt or baseball cap on the machine with a holder, hoop or cap frame. The operator also chooses the colors of thread appropriate to the design. Once the “set up” has been performed, stitching may begin by pressing the “Start” button on the machine. It will precisely and efficiently stitch the design.