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Embroidery software is software that helps users create embroidery designs. With embroidery machine software, you can choose from a wide selection of embroidery designs and patterns, as well as design your own for complete personalization of your embroideries. You can also digitize various designs you may already have in other formats, so embroidery software is surely something you need to have if you want to take the next step into the creative world of embroidery, whether for fun or business purposes.

Digitizing Software

Palette 11
Using this advanced embroidery digitizing software, you'll create and edit embroidery designs easier than ever before. Baby Lock Palette 11 software takes your embroidery machine's capabilities to the next level. You'll enjoy improved functionality that makes every step of digitizing easier. All-new editing features help you perfect your embroidery projects.

Easy to Use: • Software Key gives you hassle-free access to Palette 11 capabilities • Simple navigation menu gives you quick access to your settings • Connect Baby Lock multi-needle machines to finish multiple projects more efficiently • WLAN pattern Import/Export (for machines with this feature)

Stitch Options: • 54 built-in Decorative Fill patterns • Echo quilting • Programmable Stitch Creator allows you to modify any of the 54 patterns to create new decorative fill stitch patterns, or create your own fill patterns • Converts fill inclination lines into curved lines • Flexible Spiral Stitch moves the radius point to create off-centered spirals • More variety and flexibility of fill decoration

Advanced Editing and Digitizing Tools: • Create decorative fill patterns • Modify fill patterns • More flexibility modifying patterns • Large split pattern with embroidery positioning sticker (for machines with this feature) • Inclination lines convert to a curve by adding additional points • Large font mapping for imported embroidery data • Lifelike Photo Stitch with increased color control and contrast

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Embrilliance Stitch Artist

StitchArtist is a program to create machine embroidery designs from scratch. You start using existing artwork or by ‘drawing with stitches.’ You control the shapes, set the stitch type and properties, and StitchArtist generates stitches for you. When you want to create stitches, that’s what it does.

StitchArtist embroidery digitizing software was a journey many years in the making, designed for ease-of-use and to promote embroidery digitizing education. The process of embroidery design creation, commonly called ‘embroidery digitizing’, requires a skilled person using a specialized tool. StitchArtist is that tool, created with the intention to take the difficulty out of using the software, leaving the user to concentrate on their designs and creativity.

In a radical departure from the typical embroidery digitizing interface, StitchArtist uses a single mode to draw, set stitches, size, edit, rotate, sequence and set properties of design objects. It is easy and intuitive once you know the very basics, which are described in detail in the user guide.

StitchArtist comes in levels to suit users of all skill levels:

We designed Level 1 for hobby embroiderers who need simple digitizing software to create stitches without going into debt or spending too much computer time. Level 1 offers a limited set of stitch types and, more importantly, properties for those stitches, so that the user can simply ‘create’ without needing to learn many steps. Level 1 includes an automated shape drawing tool to help users create simple shapes easily, from squares and rounded rectangles, circles and ovals, polygons, stars, and spirals, all which can be converted to multiple stitch types. Typical projects for Level 1 are applique designs, running stitch designs and simple filled shapes, backgrounds or unifying elements for design compositions etc.

Level 2 includes Level 1 and is designed for production and skills training for those who would like to create more sophisticated embroidery designs (logos), as well as a more complete set of digitizing tools. It will allow the user to learn a wide cross-section of embroidery stitch types and properties, and have enough freedom to create virtually any design. If you are looking to use satin stitches to their fullest extent, you’ll want Level 2. This level allows you to import .SVG vector art and some cutting file formats (.FCM and .studio) for use as objects. Included is our World’s-First automatic 3D Foam column underlay; this automates the process of converting any suitable satin-stitch elements into 3D Foam embroidery with a single, simple setting.

Level 3 includes Level 1 and Level 2. We crafted it for those who either love to create designs or are digitizers working commercially in the machine embroidery field. This level includes advanced items such as Styles, QuickStyles, an Eyelet tool, Carving lines, graphical operators such as Cut, AND, Union, Flatten, Inflate/Deflate, Re-construct and Break. It also allows for the content within the product to be expanded by publishing Motifs and Embossed effects. Additional controls are available to work in your preferred method. The properties for each stitch type are fully revealed and operations for vector support, including export, are added. With level 3, you can draw .svg and cutting machine designs directly. It offers branching of all object types including sub-branches that don’t need to touch. There’s even a tool to automatically outline existing design stitches, making for easy borders on existing stitch-file elements. The inclusion of advanced lettering tools makes it easy to create custom enveloping, baselines of any shape, and templates to automate name-drops. For digitizers who need to create custom fonts for their embroidery clients or those that want to publish fonts for their fellow StitchArtist users, level 3 includes object-based, scalable font publishing using our world-renowned BX installer format, complete with rights management built in, all at no additional cost.

Entry Level Software

Every embroiderer needs basic tools to view, manage, and customize their embroidery designs.  There are a number of options to select from and you should consider things such as computer platforms (Windows or Mac), complexity and cost. 

Embrilliance Essentials

Using your Mac or Windows PC you can:

    • Merge embroidery designs in almost any format, even while they are in .ZIP files.
    • Resize embroidery designs with stitch recalculation.
    • Colorize embroidery designs and convert between thread brands.
    • Add lettering to your embroidery designs in Multi-Line, Monogram and Circle modes. You can even spiral text or make really LARGE embroidered letters.
    • Modify lettering and create monograms with built-in placement templates and styles, including slant, spacing, and curve tools.
    • Sequence lettering to run left to right, reverse, and center-out for easy hat and cap text.
    • Convert lettering objects to stitches for inserting mid-letter color changes and functions.
    • Save any design into your embroidery machine’s format.
    • Save appliques for cutting machines such as Brother Scan ‘n Cut, Cricut, Sizzix and Silhouette.
    • Automatically split embroidery designs for many common Multi-Position hoops.
    • Get ‘Project Advice’ for many difficult embroidery tasks and materials.
    • Save ‘working’ embroidery files so that you can edit and replace text later.
    • Save notes on individual designs in your file to store special instructions and information.
    • Print real-size embroidery design templates with support for scanning /cutting systems.
    • Overlap embroidery designs and have significant hidden stitches removed.
    • Set ‘jump’ stitches for automated trimming, hand trimming, and/or connecting run stitches.
    • Run a simulator to show how your designs will sew before you put them on your machine.
    • Import and type text using popular .BX font design collection files distributed by many digitizers and stock design companies.
    • Group and Ungroup embroidery objects and imported designs
    • Change or remove individual colors in an embroidery design.
    • Undo changes as you work, with many levels of ‘Undo’
    • Fit designs to your hoop with stitch recalculation.
    • Align and Distribute elements in your embroidery design.
    • Add basting stitches to embroidery designs.
    • Use our special self-modifying designs, and try out a few that come with the program! These designs calculate their stitches as you play with them for super results!
    • Use special template files that allow for text in envelopes and on pre-drawn baseline shapes.
    • Manage your embroidery thread collection, including marking ones you own, including quick and easy import from CSV spreadsheet files.
    • Create Designer 1 floppy disks and USB sticks
    • Wirelessly send designs to Brother and Baby Lock machines.
    • Directly access your imported fonts and libraries for easy transfer between computers.