The Best Embroidery Software

Find the embroidery software that suits your needs best

The Best Embroidery Software

No matter if you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned machine embroidery veteran looking for a new embroidery software, the right product is out there waiting for you.

When you are looking for the best embroidery software, the most important questions you will need to ask yourself are:

1. What level you are at right now
2. How far you want to take your new hobby

The range is pretty wide from simply purchasing machine embroidery designs online, editing them a little by slightly adjusting the size or changing some colours, adding lettering or monogramming to your existing embroidery designs to creating your own machine embroidery designs from scratch using an embroidery digitizing software.

Basic Embroidery Software Level

If you are starting out on your machine embroidery journey, and just want to ease into it, you might want to choose a basic program, such as Hatch Embroidery Organizer. Like the name suggests, it allows you to keep all your machine embroidery designs neatly organized in a folder system you are already familiar with from Windows. In fact you can locate all your designs that you saved on your computer from within the software. 

There are limited colour and thread management tools available at this level, but you can export your designs to a number of different file formats including SVG cutting files which is great.


File types you can open with Hatch Embroidery:


Melco .EXP         
Tajima .DST         
Janome .JAN .JEF.JEF+  .JPX.SEW      
Bernina .ART .EXP .ARX .ART70 .ART60 .ART50.ART42 .ART (V1/2/3/4)  
Brother/Babylock/Deco   .PES .PEC        
Husqvarna/Viking/Pfaff .VP3 .VIP .SHV .HUS .PCS .PCD .PCQ .PCM  
Singer .XXX .CSD        
Melco Condensed .CND         
Great Notions .GNC         
Digitizer Template .JMT         
Bernina Template .AMT         


You can export your embroidery designs to these file formats with the Hatch Embroidery software:



Janome/Elna .JEF .JPX.SEW  .EMD    
Brother/Babylock/Deco  .PES .PEC      
Husqvarna/Viking/Pfaff .VP3 .VIP .SHV .HUS .PCS.PCD .PCQ PCM 
Singer .XXX .CSD      
Melco .EXP       
Tajima .DST       
Cutting .SVG       


Take me to the Hatch Embroidery Organizer page for more info >

Intermediate Embroidery Software Level

If you want to slightly lift your machine embroidery game, you might consider personalizing your existing designs by adding lettering such as names or monograms to your designs. This is a great way to create unique personalized embroidered gifts for your loved ones. You can also get creative and add a funny or quirky saying to an embroidery design. 

An embroidery software such as Hatch Embroidery Personalizer offers you the capability to do all of those. You can choose from over 60 professionally digitized fonts and over 80 monogram templates that can be customized with a huge amount of beautiful ornaments or borders, so you can create something really special real quick and easy.

Take me to the Hatch Embroidery Personalizer page for more info >

Advanced Machine Embroidery Level

If you are more adventurous, and want to start creating your own designs from artwork such as scanned drawings or bitmaps, but manual digitizing is just not your thing, there is a great embroidery software that does it for you with only a few clicks. You can use the cool one-click tool that automatically digitizes the complete artwork for you. You can also choose to go area by area if you want more control. 

Hatch Embroidery Composer is a great embroidery software, that is very easy to use. The other fantastic feature at this level is creating layouts, which means that you can open a design, mirror copy it in many different different ways, create arrays and also circular layouts. You can create something really spectacular, like the cool elephant circle in the photo below I created with just 2 clicks.

Take me to the Hatch Embroidery Composer page for more info >

Embroidery Digitizing Software Level (aka Embroidery Ninja Level 🙂 )

If you want to create really unique and personal designs with full control, you really want to learn how to manually digitize. The best digitizing software in the market is Hatch Embroidery Digitizer by far. The amazing tools and features that are included in the software are endless. And the good new is, it is really easy to learn. It is very intuitive and there are tons of tutorial videos on the Hatch Embroidery website to speed up the learning curve. The latest version is packed with really creative tools and features such as PhotoStitch and PhotoFlash, Redwork, fantastic Applique tools, over 100 fonts and many more goodies.


Take me to the Hatch Embroidery Digitizer page for more info >

For a complete comparison of the various Hatch Embroidery levels, you can view the detailed comparison chart here.

30 Day FREE Trial

Hatch Embroidery offer an unlimited 30 day FREE software trial, so you can trial all the different levels, from the most basic one to the highest where you get to play with all the bells and whistles. You can edit and create designs, that you can keep even after the trial finishes.