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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!


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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 Digitizer

Hatch Embroidery is the best machine embroidery software available today, designed specifically for the hobbyist and home business. It includes all the features and tools you need to create simple or extravagant embroidery designs. Digitizer brings you manual and auto-digitizing, appliqué, creating offset outlines, resizing, multi-hooping, powerful editing, endless layout options, sequencing, monogramming and of course lettering. When your design is ready, you can easily convert it to your machine format and stitch it out.

You asked, and we listened. The new Digitizer has not only been enhanced to improve your experience, but there are many brand-new features, including:

  • Color PhotoStitch – turn your photos into memorable embroidery
  • Redwork – for creating simple, yet incredibly artistic embroidery work
  • Weld – combine multiple objects into one, saving hours of design time
  • Cutting Files – export your appliqué or closed objects to an SVG file.

A few of the amazing features...

  • Select from 10 powerful manual digitizing tools and an endless number of creative stitch types. Designs are only limited by your imagination.
  • The new Color PhotoStitch creates lasting gifts. Take a photo of a pet, baby or someone special and instantly convert it into an embroidery image. This takes personalization to another level.
  • Redwork has been introduced and unlocks an ethereal artistic embroidery style. Available in multiple outline types, Hatch Embroidery will calculate the fastest and most efficient route to stitch out your designs.
  • Create appliqué by converting closed objects with just 1 click. This is truly automated. When done, export to SVG and prepare your cutting file in seconds.
  • There are also new special appliqué digitizing tools, so you can choose how you want them to stitch. Select from one color or multiple color stops and optimize the stitch order.
  • New Elastic Embossed Fills and Outlines now turn with the shape of the objects. You can now be even more creative, whilst continuing to achieve accurate and clean designs.
  • Alternating Motifs lets you combine two different motifs into a single object. Now you can create unique patterns never seen before.

Hatch Embroidery Digitizer really does it all. Some days you may simply resize or recolor a design, maybe just add some lettering, and other days you are in the mood to create a piece of art. All the tools are waiting at your fingertips, and of course, you have the Hatch Embroidery team and a helpful community to support you.

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.