Take creative control over your embroidery designs. Edit and customize everything to your individual style with professional monogramming and lettering.

  • Auto-Digitize 8 different ways with just a few clicks
  • World class professional lettering – 60 digitized fonts included
  • Use TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Create quality monograms – over 60 professional templates included
  • A wide variety of monogram borders and ornaments to choose from
  • Break Apart tool for lettering, monograms and objects
  • Knife Tool allows you to cut objectives apart
  • Customize your designs with a few simple clicks
  • Edit objects and stitches and change stitch angles
  • Re-sequence manually or by color
  • Outlines, offsets and much more.
  • Stitch Player for “virtual sewing”
  • Create custom hoops
  • Manage and edit thread charts
  • Stay organized and never lose your designs again by linking them in Design Manager!

There is so much more – view our detailed features matrix

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April 24 2018
Auto digitizing is a dream with Hatch. I am able to turn my image into embroidery in just a few minutes. This saves me a lot of time
April 10 2018
This program is super easy and has so many features. I highly recommend this program!
March 26 2018
Loving it. You tube is amazing. I have learned so much. It’s a great user friendly program.
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  • "The learning curve was gentle and the results were AMAZING!! With Hatch, creativity has no end!"

    Julie, Hobby Embroiderer
  • "Hatch Embroidery truly is the greatest and easiest to use design software I have ever come across!"

    Judith, Hobby Embroiderer
  • "I was new to embroidery and had a very difficult time maneuvering around in other softwares, Hatch made it so easy to understand, that even a newbee like I was could understand and operate it. Hatch consistently updates the software keeping me up to date on the newest innovations to embroidery digitizing!"

    Michelle, Hobby Embroiderer
  • "I can lovingly put my thoughts down in stitches through a very easy to use well supported program."

    Dianne, Hobby Embroiderer

Keep Your Designs Organized (Manage Designs)

Browse and open design files
Hatch Embroidery takes an integrated library approach to managing designs, giving you complete control over where your files are and how you maintain them. Use the built-in “Manage Designs” to organize your embroidery designs for easy searching and browsing - no need to search your entire drive.

Convert design formats
Work without limitations… Convert your outline or stitch files with the click of a button so you have maximum accessibility. Use the files straight from your embroidery library and save them to and from the all imporant .EMB format. Hatch Embroidery supports multiple formats including PCS, PES, VIP, JEF, SEW, DST, EXP and many more to ensure that you get the most out of existing designs.

Manage file folders
Keep track of all your file folders and locations within your "Manage Designs“ embroidery library”.

Finalize Your Projects Quickly and Easily (Output Designs)

Save, print and capture designs
Save your work as EMB format always to allow the most accurate editing of your design in the future.  Then save and export your designs to your preferred format to correspond with the embroidery machine of your choice. Then use the ‘print preview’ feature to view your design displays as it will be printed and choose your preferred print options and formats – the default type is the ‘
Design Worksheet’. 

Capture and send screen images in PNG formats with TrueView or the viewing program of your choice.

Tailor Designs Freely (Customize Designs)

Manage and customize design colors

Take control of the thread colors in your design with your choice of 128 different color options in your Design Palette. Change your thread color easily and quickly.  You can re-color entire blocks, picking and apply colors from the design, recycle colors within the existing design palette and choose new base colors. You can also assign thread colors, pre-set design colors and change entire color schemes within your Thread Manager.

Optimize Stitch Settings and Color Changes
Hatch Embroidery has a number of optimization features that allow users to avoid common mistakes like puckering and gaping. Using ‘Auto-Fabrics’, users can choose the fabric they will be sewing onto and Hatch will optimize stitch type, color changes and suggest stabilizers in order to minimize damage. 

Customize Backgrounds
Customize background colors, articles and fabrics to view your design in different settings. Use custom design features to view your design on a variety of different colors. Customize the background color both inside and outside your design hoop to view contrasting or solid color options. 

You also have the opportunity to view your designs on various textured backgrounds by choosing a type of fabric, such as cotton or silk for example. Then, get a realistic idea of what your end product will look like by placing your design onto a specific article of clothing, for example a cap or cotton t-shirt.

Control Threads and Thread Charts
Modify existing thread charts or create new ones in order to store these colors for future use. Keep up-to-date with changes regarding the different brands and colors that are available in the market. With the constant changes in thread manufacturing, it is essential to ensure all the threads you work with are up-to-date and available.

Keep On Top Of Design Information 
With the ‘Design Settings’ on the main menu, you can stay on top of all the technical information involved in creating your designs. Information includes design name, version, number of stitches and color changes, fabric type, required stabilizers and measurements. All of the information can be manually updated and saved so you will always have a record of information for all of your designs.

Create incredible monograms or add personalized lettering.

Take personalization into your own hands today. Create the most amazing monograms or choose one of the included 63 monogorams that we professionally digitized for you. You can still edit them and modify it just the way you want.

Use the monogramming docker to customize the style, fonts and size of your design. Start by using a pre-designed base template and modify this template design by adding different letters, ornaments and borders. Similarly, monogrammed lettering (the ‘Letters’ tab of the monogramming docker) will give you the opportunity to generate simple and personalized initials. 

Stylize your design with one of the 22 layouts.  Most fonts also have special characters and symbols.

Break Apart Monograms - Once your monogram is created, it  is grouped for fast and easy editing. Hatch Embroidery has a powerful feature that allows you to easily break apart lettering and monograms for editing individual components.

world class lettering means you can customize just about anything with professional results. Hatch Embroidery Creator includes 60 professionally digitized fonts PLUS you can use both TrueType and OpenType fonts too giving you unlimited design options. Most fonts are available in upper and lower case as well as special fonts and characters. Each font has a recommended minimum and maximum size in the online documentation to ensure the best outcome when working with that specific style.

When you are ready you can alter the color, stitch type, baselines, layouts and much more. Quick, simple, creative and professional lettering and monogramming is now at your fingertips!

Add-on font packs
Select from available font packs that you can add to Hatch Embroidery to increase the number of alphabets.  Each pack is grouped for a special type or use such as script letters, sans serif block or letters that are used often for monograms.  You'll never run out of fonts to bring your embroidery to life!

Create simple embroidery designs in just a few clicks with Hatch Embroidery Auto-Digitizer

Design and artwork automation helps users make the most out of their software. Hatch Embroidery automatically recognizes shapes and formats and will generate the most suitable stitch settings for each design. Auto-Digitizing will save you from having to manually digitize each image and also simplifies the preparation process by making it simple to choose, process and edit artworks prior to Auto-Digitizing.

If you have Corel Draw x6, Auto-Digitizer will allow you to link directly to use that program within Hatch Embroidery Creator and Digitizer

Use and Edit Any Artwork of your Choice

Choose and Scan Artworks and Images
Artworks can be inserted into Hatch by pasting, scanning or simply using the insert option. Use these artworks as digitizing templates or backdrops. Hatch Embroidery produces the best results when working with ‘clean images’ (cartoons with defined lines, blocks of color and minimal shading).

The most commonly used images are found in clipart libraries or created from scratch in a graphics package, however some scanned images can also be used. The latter may need to be dithered or anti-aliased in a graphics program- a method of editing images simulate missing colors and soften lines respectively. 

Scan images with a TWAIN-compatible scanner. For the best results, the image needs to be scanned in properly, which means getting in all the essential shapes and colors and ensuring the resolution meets its relative requirement. It is also useful to keep a note of the color mode, depth and whether the image requires any sharpening. 

Edit Artwork (+image quality)
Before Auto-Digitizing artwork, there is often a need to clean up the images to ensure the smoothest stitch process possible. The main aspects that require cleaning up will be eliminating unnecessary details and backgrounds, reducing the number of colors, sharpening outlines and cropping.

Hatch Embroidery allows you to edit your artwork right within the program with Paint, CorelDRAW X6, or Paint Show Pro if you have them installed on your computer.  Choose between 10 cropping options including cropping in a: rectangle, circle, oval, star, heart and many more. You can also customize your own cropping marquee with the re-shape tool making the shapes unlimited! 

Take Complete Control with Embroidery Layout Editor

Editing and customizing layouts are made really simple with Hatch Embroidery. Custom layouts can be created using your own inserted designs. Use individual designs or even merge multiple designs to create unique layouts.

Edit the design settings, re-shape, re-sequence and optimize your designs with and take complete control of layouts and backgrounds.

Take Things into Your Own Hands and Customize Layouts

Insert designs and Select, Handle and Arrange Objects 
Create your own basic layout by inserting or combining your designs of choice. Hatch Embroidery allows you to insert one design into another and merge fabrics and design palettes. This gives you the choice of either adapting your inserted designs to your existing settings or keeping them at their original settings.

Stay in control of the way you choose to select objects. Select your objects with multiple tools; using the ‘Select’ or ‘Resequence’ tool or through any one of many keyboard shortcuts which allow you to select multiple objects, single objects, de-select objects and much more.

Handle objects by copy and pasting, grouping, duplicating and cloning, then arrange them with the spacing and alignment your require.

Create your own work area
Keep track of all your designs by setting up a virtual work area. This work area allows you to lay out multiple embroidery elements and designs in one space and arrange for these designs to be either viewed or printed onto a specific fabric.

Sort out your personal work area by defining it according to your intended fabric - using “
Define Work Area”. Create either rectangular or circular layouts to suit your design and then copy, rotate and place designs to form the layout you require.

Include specialized button holes and finalize with “print layout”
Hatch Embroidery allows you to experiment with creative features that can be used in everyday life - one of which is the ability to create customized button holes!

Create and insert preset button holes in your materials. Specify the size needed and merge them straight into a design. Select a button hole type then insert the angle, slit length, stitch spacing and number of button holes of choice and then drag your button hole into position. 

Once you’re wrapping up your custom layouts, you have a number of different ways you can finalize your project. To finalize all layouts and objects, there is the option of print layouts, either taking a number of pages to print larger layouts or scaling them down to fit a specific page size.

Preview your layout first by selecting the “
Print Preview” icon. Then to print layouts, simply select the “Print Options” tool and follow the prompts. It's so easy!

Work with Larger Designs with Multi-Hooping

Frame larger designs with multiple hoops and split objects between hooping 
Are you working with designs that are a little too large to fit into one hoop? Utilize the Multi-hoop functions to stitch out designs larger than a single hoop. Use multiple hoops to contain your design, then stitch out your designs consecutively, hoop by hoop.

Before stitching, place your hoops in interlocking placements so they cover your design and then rotate and adjust them to ensure everything fits. Also, use the “
Splitting Guide” tool when there is a need to split objects between hoops. Note: the splitting guide is necessary when fully hooped objects still appear in black.

Output and Print multi-hooped designs 
Hatch Embroidery will save you time by ensuring you have all the options necessary to get the results you want. As mentioned above, if a design is too large the software will split it into sections. Each section (with its own hoop) can then be stitched separately. Hatch gives you multiple options to ensure that your final design is aligned properly.

Adding registration marks, saving multi-hooped designs and sending multi-hooped designs straight to machine are a number of features that can be utilized to
ensure proper alignment

Unlimited ways to Edit and Adjust Objects

Customize by transforming, reshaping and sequencing objects 

Scale, rotate and skew objects according to your vision. Hatch Embroidery ensures that the stitch count also reflects these alterations so that the original stitch density is preserved.

For example, a design created for a t-shirt logo can be
re-purposed and adjusted to fit onto a cap. Then, reshape your designs using control points, or smooth them over. Hatch also allows you to adjust stitch angles using the “Re-shape Object” tool.

Sequence your objects to create patterns or organize them your way. Sequencing options include sequencing by: cut and paste or object and color. Following the sequencing, it is also possible to re-sequence by color. 

Break apart (ungroup) objects and edit stitching and stitch patterns
Break apart design objects that cannot be ungrouped the normal way. Objects like applique' are compound objects that need to be broken apart to be edited. Using the “Break Apart” tool, you can separate your objects into their separate components. This tool functions similarly to the “upgroup” option however once the compounds have been separated they cannot be re-grouped as a compound object.

All stitched objects and designs can be edited by selecting, inserting or moving stitches. Edit singles, bundles or an entire range of stitches by simply selecting their needle points. Insert any stitches to fill in gaps and move stitches into new positions.

Optimize stitch process with “closest joins”
Let Hatch Embroidery do the hard work for you. To optimize the process of stitching out a design, the closest joins option will automatically calculate the closest join between objects to ensure the connectors remain short. By keeping these connectors short, the designs tend to stitch out more efficiently.  Hatch will prompt users on the closest joins each time and ensure that you’re always stitching at the optimum join.

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