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Embird – An Embroidery Solution In The Making ….

Embird embroidery software was created in 1997 by Dusan Balara after realising the need for simplified embroidery solutions. The advancement in computer and embroidery machine technology allowed for the creation of embroidery computerised software that enables the industrial embroiderer, home embroiderer, as well as the professional embroidery entrepreneur, to create amazing embroidery designs, that previously was not possible. Embird embroidery machine-independent software was born as a result and today are used by thousands of very satisfied customers globally.

Get Creative With Embird Embroidery Software

Embird is an affordable must-have solution for all embroiderers, whether you choose it as your primary embroidery software or additional tool for everyday work. Embird supports more than 70 embroidery file formats and 20 home and industrial embroidery machine brands. Embird is compatible with Windows 11 and previous versions and can also be used on Mac (OSX).
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The Basic Embird program splits, edits, resizes, displays, prints and converts embroidery designs. There are several optional plug-in programs and alphabets available for Embird, expanding its capabilities with lettering, digitising, cross stitch designs, conversion of TrueType fonts into embroidery, etc. Use of the demo version is limited to 30 days or 100 runs. After this period, you must register your copy to use it further. The unregistered demo version has limited functionality. Basic Embird works in two modes: Embird Manager and Embird Editor. It also serves as a central for other plug-in modules.



Embird Font Engine combines embroidery lettering tool and graphics in vector file format. It creates embroidery lettering from common Windows fonts in OpenType and TrueType format. It is also possible to use it with third party ready-made embroidery alphabets. Because of its vector handling capabilities, Font Engine is capable to convert vector clip art or logos created with graphic programs into embroidery designs.



Sfumato allows quick and easy creation of multicoloured landscapes, portraits, still lives and other designs from photos. No separate download is needed as Sfumato is integrated into Studio. Sfumato objects can be combined with other objects like satin, lettering, outlines, etc., but their digitising requires registration of respective plug-ins like Font Engine or Digitizing Tools.



Digitizing Tools allow the user to digitise scalable embroidery designs up to 200×200 centimeters (78.8×78.8″) large.

The design is digitised so that the user creates outline (vector) objects either on a blank background or on an image (template) in the work area. When completed, the design is compiled into stitches and put into Embird Editor for final adjustment and saved in the desired embroidery format.



Embird Cross Stitch provides a number of stitch styles and tools to create a perfect cross stitch pattern. Automatic conversion from artwork, manual drawing of crosses, editing, outlining and lettering are all included in this software tool. Computerised cross stitch allows you to focus on the creative aspect of embroidery. Program arranges the sewing order of crosses to optimise the actual embroidery process.



Iconizer displays content of embroidery files as thumbnails or icons. This capability is not limited to files displayed in Embird. Once the Iconizer is installed and registered, it can work on background of Windows Explorer or File Explorer and all programs that use standard dialog windows. Whenever Windows needs to draw the icon of an embroidery file in any program or panel, Iconizer supplies the image of the design stored in this file. This allows you to see icons of actual designs, not just generic icons as would happen without Iconizer. Iconizer is a useful tool to manage your embroidery designs in Explorer or other programs.



Alphabets are manually pre-digitised embroidery lettering fonts in re-sizeable format. Alphabets contain multiple versions of each character optimised for various size ranges and for a nearest-point connection between the letters. Therefore, they are especially suitable for creation of a small lettering. Embird allows comfortable work with Alphabets, including shaping and arching of the text.


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Janome MB-7

One of our favourite embroidery machines that comes highly recommended is the Janome MB7

At Embird We’ve Got You Covered …

Perhaps you have seen some amazing embroidery designs on Instagram or Pinterest and had that jaw-dropping experience, wishing that you could create those amazing embroidery designs. Now you can. With Embird you can easily bring your creative embroidery designs into a reality and you might be pleasantly surprised and glad to know that a lot of the amazing embroidery designs presented on Pinterest and Instagram was actually created with the help of Embird embroidery computerised software.

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