StitchBuddy for PC and Mac

Written by Matthias Arndt

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release date: 2022-07-01
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 3.0.0
  • File size: 5.78 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.11
  • How it works | What is StitchBuddy?

Whatʹs Great

1. Are you using an embroidery machine and looking for a way to work on existing designs without paying an arm and a leg? And without requiring a Windows PC? With StitchBuddy you can organize, preview, modify, convert, and combine embroidery designs on your Mac.

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StitchBuddy Features and Description

Key Features

Latest Version: 3.0.0

  • Licence: Free

  • What does StitchBuddy do? Are you using an embroidery PC and looking for an easy way to work on designs directly on your Windows? With StitchBuddy you can seamlessly organize, preview, modify, convert, and combine embroidery designs. Features: • Rotate, flip, move, or delete selected parts or the entire design • Resize selected parts or the entire design (without adjusting the stitch count) • Copy and paste to duplicate parts, or to combine different designs • Center a design in its hoop • Add basting stitches to fix the underlay • Adding stitches as outlines or fills of vector shapes • Change individual thread colors, or replace the entire palette • Select from several different manufacturer thread charts • Reorder threads and delete color changes • Display options incl. zooming, 3D stitch display, or stitch structure • Supports millimeters or inches as measurement units • Extensive printer options including actual size templates • Easy export of designs to USB media • Copy designs to the clipboard or drag them to other applications as graphics or text • Multiple levels of Undo while editing • Convert designs between different embroidery formats • Display embroidery files in the Finder, Mail and other apps with Quick Look support • Search with Spotlight for embroideries based on size, number of stitches or colors • iCloud Drive support Supported import formats (read): • Janome JEF, JEF+, JPX, SEW • Brother PES, PEC • Melco EXP • Tajima DST • Pfaff VP3, KSM, PCS, PCQ, PCD Supported export formats (write) • Janome JEF • Brother PES v1.0 (130 x 180 mm), PEC • Melco EXP • Tajima DST • Pfaff PCS You can test StitchBuddy with all functions for free (saving designs is limited to files with max. 1,000 stitches). Unlock this limitation via In-App purchase if you like StitchBuddy and want to support its development ... and please share your experience with others by leaving a rating or review! Additional information, FAQs and video tutorials can be found at StitchBuddy's website.

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    Software Installation Requirements

    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)


    StitchBuddy - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims

    • By RichH_in_NFPA

      Perfect solution to my dilemma

      StitchBuddy has been the perfect tool for me to use. I’m just getting started in the world of embroidery and, at this stage, have no need to create my own designs. What I do need, however, is a way to combine and/or modify existing designs. I also want to do that on a Windows. StitchBuddy provides exactly what I need at a reasonable cost. Program support has been fantastic. I was attempting to combine 3 layers of appliqués and delete stitches that would be under one or more layers. What I was doing wasn’t working so I emailed the developer and got an almost immediate response. He asked for screen shots and the design file I was attempting to modify so I sent them then went to bed. When I got up this morning (Christmas Eve!) I found an email explaining why what I was attempting wasn’t working as well as the modified design file — a delightful early Christmas present. I highly recommend StitchBuddy for combining and modifying existing embroidery designs. I felt comfortable with the GUI and was able to learn what I needed for the task at hand. Support from the developer could not be better. Thanks, Matthias and Fröhliche Weihnachten.

    • By Deeder798

      A lot of bang for little $

      As a Windows user there is not many embroydery programs out there for our use. This program solves that problem. It does many of the things that the more expensive Windows embroydery program does but at a much cheaper price. The many features (ability to see thumbnails of your designs, ability to rotate, resize, change thread color, print with template features, of which I have just named a few are all that many PC that a PC embroydery user would need. On top of all that it also allows you to convert designs from one platform to another. The developer is super responsive to questions. He answers super quickly (usually within a few hours) and adds new features from time to time. I cannot say enough about this program other than it is worth every penny that it costs (and the cost is not that much for all that it does.)

    • By ctznjne

      Need one more piece to get a 5 star rating

      I check periodically to see if there is anything new on my Windows that will help me with embroidery. I have a PC that I keep just to do big lettering. I have figured out that I can buy designs and save them on my Windows which is very nice. Then I can put them on a thumb drive for the sewing PC. I can’t open them though. I can just see a thumb nail, which is Ok because I can see it. I have a Husqvarna Ruby. The format that it uses is VP3. So today in my looking I find Stitch buddy, which was a free download…I couldn’t imagine. Well it was free and now when I click on a design it actually opens in Stitch buddy…So cool. I know I can only save up to 1000 stitiches until I pay which is also fine. then I can see if I like it. The only problem is that I can’t save it in VP3? When will that be available. I will give it 5 stars then and probably buy the full version if it works like I hope. Thank you for giving us an affordable emboidery software.

    • By Twisted Beech


      New to embroidery, I wanted a format that I could save designs to upload on my Bernina 750QE. I just started this program and already I am excited to create more. Initially I had problems with purchase and uploading. Matthew answered my questions immediately. The response from him was wonderful. I will enjoy working on designs with my PC before taking it to my PC. I recently watched a video regarding software that was extremely expensive. Fine for someone who wants to do this for a living, but for someone like me I need simple and cost effective. This program will be a good addition to my Bernina. I have already recommended it to a friend who has had difficulty uploading designs with her Windows. Thank you, Cathy

    • By Bjd4

      StitchBuddy is such a sanity saver!!

      Oh the sad tale of the Microsoft girl who was also a crafty girl...I couldn't see any of my downloaded embroidery files in Finder and had no way to piece together and modify them. Then I found StitchBuddy! It has saved me so many times from desperation, and Matthias has *always* been wonderfully responsive over the years. I'm so pleased to have found this program and highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to invest in a PC just to manipulate or design embroidery files! (I use Janome and have also purchased this software for my mother to use with her Brother PC.)