Folks, I thought I’d make sure y’all are aware of Inkscape, a graphic design software that’s completely free and useful for embroidery design. If y’all are interested in designing and want your designs in digital form, this is very useful.
I scanned in a black-and-white sketch and used the Trace tool to vectorize it (vectorize – turn a drawing into geometric formulas, so it can scale smoothly to any size), and it worked great with the default settings! Here is a tutorial on the trace tool. You can also scan in photos or color drawings for tracing.
If you want to draw directly in Inkscape and want a basic overview, this tutorial teaches you to draw the two dolls in the picture. There are tons of other tutorials online too!