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Embird Embroidery Software

Digitizing, Quilting and Customizing Software for Home and Industrial Machine Embroidery

Since 1997

If you are interested in machine embroidery and you are looking for a reasonably priced application that helps you digitize new embroidery designs and organize and customize existing ones, Embird is the solution you need.

Compatible with Windows 11 and previous

How to use Embird on Mac (OS X) ?

Software Info Compatibility
File Formats File Formats

Modular Suite

Our software is built on a modular principle. Embird Basic program is a hub to which all modules, also called plug-ins, are connected. Modules extend functionality of Embird with Digitizing Tools, Cross Stitch, Iconizer, etc. These modules are optional add-ons for Embird Basic, which means that it is not necessary to buy them all. It is possible to buy only those modules you need. Embird Basic program can be used also as a stand-alone application without add-on modules. The modules, however, cannot be used as a stand-alone applications. They need Embird Basic to work with.

To find out more about Embird and its plug-in modules, please click icons on above dashboard.

Embroidery Software

Whether your primary embroidery software or additional tool for everyday embroidery work, Embird is an affordable software independent on any particular embroidery machine and designed for all embroiderers and digitizers, either professionals or hobbyists.

Interconnect your machine embroidery realms with Embird's support for more than 70 embroidery file formats for home and industrial embroidery machine brands.

Embroidery Digitizing

We, authors of Embird, are digitizers ourselves. We build Embird functionality on our own first-hand digitizing and customizing experience.

Start digitizing your own embroidery designs today, we offer a 30-days free trial.

Utilize our Embird tools for your creative embroidery designs digitizing, editing, customization, conversion, lettering and cross stitch. Scale and resize your designs, separate, edit, display, print and convert photos and other images into machine embroidery designs.

Machine Embroidery - How to?

Training section of this site contains hundreds of text guides, digitizer advice and number of video tutorials about Embird software and also about machine embroidery in general. Moreover, we have a support team ready to answer your questions via e-mail.

Embird Machine Embroidery and Digitizing Software - Overview

Embird Manager

Preview, organize and process embroidery files

Embroidery file converter. Convert designs - whole batch to multiple formats, including Quilting

Supports 70+ file formats for home and industrial embroidery machines

View designs - either single or thumbnails - in 1:1, Normal, 3D, Density Map, X-ray

Print designs - detail documentation, thread list, color layers, thumbnails

Copy/Paste/Create shortcuts to organize embroidery designs

Modify colors, choose threads from thread catalogs

Zip/Unzip embroidery files

Export to machine embroidery cards, USB, floppy disks, via serial link

Export various types of design documentation in .BMP, .JPG, .PNG

Browse through folders

Search designs

Send designs in e-mail

Simple embroidery file manager included

Slide Show of designs in Viewer mode

Works also with images - view/convert/rotate/mirror/re-size

Digitizing Tools - Embroidery Digitizer Application

Digitize your own machine embroidery designs

Digitizing vector objects, stitches generated automatically

Save finished design in 70+ file formats for home and industrial embroidery machines

Optional underlaying raster picture as a template for digitizing

Adjustable creative and technical parameters of digitized objects

Node-by-node editing mode

Object inspector

Tools to transform and align objects

Embroidery Thread catalog

3D, X-ray, density map view modes to preview design

Editors for custom fill patterns, outline samples, border samples and fill motifs

Trace digitizer tool to convert jpg or png to embroidery design

Import vector graphic files (Font Engine required)

Lettering and Monogram Tool for Embird Alphabets and Font Engine (TrueType and OpenType fonts)

Automatic Outlines digitizer tool

Fills with multiple motifs

Check design embroidery in Sew Simulator

Freehand digitizer tool

Corner mirror tool

Auto-repeat tool

Stitch analysis tool

Embird Editor

Customize embroidery designs

Split, Combine designs

Delete part of designs - selected areas, colors, stitch codes

Re-size with stitch density adjustment

Center, Mirror, Rotate, Set Position in hoop, Auto-Repeat, Corner

Edit/Add/Remove single stitch points

Smart sort colors, Reduce number of colors

Change embroidery hoop size

Print design documentation to multiple sheets of paper

Insert Basting stitches, Cross reference lines

Insert Fabric Flattening Stitches

1:1, Normal, 3D, Density Map and X-ray view mode

Recognize contours in "clipart-alike" images and fill them with chosen pattern

Fill empty design area with chosen pattern

Modify colors, choose threads from thread catalogs

Check design embroidery in Sew Simulator

Font Engine

Embroidery lettering and monograms digitizer

Create embroidery lettering from TrueType and OpenType fonts

Plain fill, Auto column, Motif fills and various outlines are available

Nearest-point connections to remove the need for jumps between characters

Adjust gaps, rotation, size, angle of individual characters

Various baselines supported: line, circle, wave, spiral, slash, custom baseline

Insert clock/calendar/multi-line text

Unlocks Ready-made Alphabet mode, which allows to map 3rd party "char-per-design" alphabets to keyboard and use them easily in Embird

Unlocks import of 3rd party vector files in Digitizing Tools

Sfumato Stitch

Photorealistic embroidery digitizer from jpg or png images

Convert photos into machine embroidery designs

Save finished design in 70+ file formats for home and industrial embroidery machines

Suitable for digitizing portraits, still-lives, landscapes or animal designs

Multi-colored, monochrome or sepia designs

Cross Stitch

Machine Cross Stitch digitizer application

Crosses, Pixels, Back stitch lines and French knots are supported

Create cross stitch designs manually, or auto-digitize from imported "clipart-alike" bitmap

Save finished design in 70+ file formats for home and industrial embroidery machines

Import charts, align them and use as background for placing crosses

Insert text using TrueType fonts, or Simple outline text

Fill empty area with chosen pattern from library

Create your own fill patterns

Create cross stitch design from normal machine embroidery design

Print charts, either in color or as B&W

Normal, 3D, Density Map and X-ray view mode

Iconizer

See embroidery design file content instead of universal icon in Windows File Explorer (WFE)

See Preview of design file with color list and dimensions in WFE

The design file content is shown also in all Open/Save dialogs in Windows

Design preview in popup menu in WFE

Great for organizing embroidery designs in WFE

Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997

We accept following payment options: credit and debit cards, PayPal, Google Pay. All transactions for purchase of Embird products are made through safe payment gateways such as PayPal or Stripe that use SSL encryption. Your details are not stored during this process.

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