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Welcome to Hatch Embroidery. Designed for craft and hobby users, Hatch Embroidery features the latest technology in an easy-to-use interface with add-as-you-go features. Finally, embroidery software that is powerful but doesn't overwhelm you!

Hatch Academy

Welcome to the Hatch Academy! Our online platform is your gateway to mastering embroidery with the Hatch Embroidery software. Dive into a curated collection of 200+ free lessons, thoughtfully designed by our experts. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced enthusiast, our straightforward tutorials cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques. Transform your designs into stunning embroidered art with guidance from the Hatch Academy.

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Printed documentation

Printed copies of the Hatch Embroidery 2 User Guide can be ordered from

Documentation en français

La version française de la documentation de Hatch 2 n'est pas disponible actuellement. Pour des conseils de base concernant l'utilisation de Hatch, reportez-vous à la documentation de Hatch 1.

Documentazione italiana

La versione italiana della documentazione di Hatch 2 non è attualmente disponibile. Per informazioni di base sull'utilizzo di Hatch, si fa riferimento alla documentazione di Hatch 1.

Hatch Embroidery Composer

Buying and customizing designs is a great place to start, but there is nothing quite like creating your very own unique embroidery designs quickly and easily. Composer brings you auto-digitizing, creating offset outlines, resizing, multi-hooping, powerful editing, endless layout options, sequencing tools, monogramming and of course lettering. When your design is ready, you can easily convert it to your machine format and stitch it out.

A few of the amazing features...

  • The Click-to-Stitch Auto-Digitizing is like child’s play. Take an existing artwork and create beautiful embroidery designs without the technical know-how. It is more powerful, yet simpler than ever before.
  • Everybody loves adding offsets to object shapes. Now you can select the type of corner as well as whether to include holes. Perfect for creating popular key fobs for your friends.
  • Multi-hooping in just 1 click! You can set multiple hoops, split the design into sewing fields and output the design to multiple files, each with just 1 click. Hoopings can now be viewed before you finish to save time and get the perfect result.
  • Resizing your designs is fast and accurate, but don’t forget the incredible object editing features. You can reshape objects, add/remove stitch angles, branch them to prevent unwanted jumps, and of course, break-apart combined objects or lettering. The knife tool now cuts both filled and outline design objects.
  • The Layout toolbox delivers endless design possibilities. You may want to simply define your work area and quickly layout your design block. Get more creative with 5 easy ways to mirror objects or your entire design. You can even take a single object and create a stunning Medallion effect in just a moment.
  • Sequencing is now more powerful as you can view objects and colors together. Changing the stitching order has turned a chore into a pleasure. You must experience this for yourself.

Hatch Embroidery Composer is really the all-in-one embroidery package for those who want to be highly creative without learning the art of digitizing.

Hatch Embroidery software is a downloadable product that you can buy all-in-one or start small and add modules when it's right for you. For more product information and prices please visit our website here. To choose the product that best suits your embroidery needs, click here. To contact our support or sales team, click here.

First-time users

This online documentation provides instructions and troubleshooting for users of Hatch Embroidery. You can insert keywords into the search field to find information, or use the navigation menu on the left to find the topic of interest. However, before you begin working with the product, please read the Getting Started section. For more information, projects, and support click the links below.


The screen illustrations in this publication are intended as representations, not exact duplicates of screen layouts generated by the software. The samples used to illustrate software features and capabilities may not be exactly duplicable, depending on inclusions provided with your software model or product level.

The online help may include changes and updates not yet included in the PDFs available for download. Always check the online documentation for the latest information.