The perfect embroidery starter experience. Manage your design files in a friendly library so that you do not lose them. Convert/export designs to the format you need. Choose the fabric and the software will automatically recommend the best stabilizer as well as set all the optimal stitch settings. It feels like someone is there to hold your hand whilst you learn.

  • Design Manager keeps all your designs in an organized and easily searchable library
  • Open multiple designs at once
  • Convert designs to over 20 of the most popular machine formats.
  • Uses the .EMB file format - the #1 choice for professionals globally
  • See your design in stitches without using your embroidery machine with our TrueView tool
  • Stitch Player allows you to watch the “virtual sewing” of any design
  • Preview and print design worksheets with multiple options
  • View the hooping sequence
  • Auto-fabrics will select the optimal stitch settings
  • Create, combine and manage thread charts
  • Optimize color changes before stitch-outs

There is so much more – view our detailed features matrix

Reviews (10)

Write A Review Read All Reviews
April 27 2018
Found the software very simple to use. Thanks
April 04 2018
Very happy! Changing colors was a breeze. Took me just a couple of minutes and the new version was ready to hit the machine.
September 18 2017
Easy to convert all my design files.
Hatch Embroidery customer? You may be eligible for special upgrade pricing.
Check now Check now Check now
Choose Basics, Customizer, Creator or Digitizer each time you use the trial.
Get my free trial
Love Hatch within 30 days or get your money back. Buy today with confidence!
Read more

  • "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

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. Find out more.

Optimize Stitch Settings and Color Changes
“Hatch Embroidery Basics” 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 Embroidery Basics will optimize stitch type, color changes and suggest stabilizers in order to minimize damage. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

Read more about customizing designs.

Keep Your Designs Organized (Manage Designs)


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

Manage file folders
Keep track of all your file folders and locations within your “Embroidery Library”. Find out more.

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 .EMB format. Hatch Embroidery Basics 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. Find out more.



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.


See a full list of embroidery file types you can create in Hatch Embroidery.



Username or email: