Embird – Modular Embroidery Software Version 2021 Released!



  • Fixed issue with .PES format.
  • Fixed issue with .VP3 format.
  • Fixed issue with printing address.
  • New format “Quilting: Handi Quilter .HQV” added.
  • Support for Janome MB-7 added.


  • Fixed issue with zipping files.


  • Fix to Border mode


  • Fixed issue with Brush and Spray.


  • Fixed issue with gaps between characters.


  • New hoop added:* Pfaff Creative Grand Quilters Hoop, Viking Mega Quilters Hoop (260 x 260 mm)


New tutorials added in 2019:

New tutorials added in 2020:

How do I upgrade?
Upgrade to Embird 2021 from previous versions of Embird (i.e. from Embird 2019 and older) is a paid upgrade.

Registration New Main Password

Upgrade from version 2019 and older to Embird 2021 is a paid upgrade and a new main registration password is required. Otherwise, the new software runs only in demo mode.

The registration numbers for all plug-ins from previous Embird versions are valid in Embird 2021. However, the plug-ins are not functional until you insert the new main registration password.

In other words, if you are registered user of previous version of Embird (version 2019 or older), your plug-in registration numbers for Alphabets, Font Engine, Iconizer, Digitizing Studio, Sfumato Stitch and Cross Stitch will work also in Embird 2021. You only need to pay the upgrade fee for the basic Embird.

  Payment for Upgrade Upgrade

Please purchase the upgrade in our Embird Online Shop. A new registration password will be delivered in an e-mail.


  • Upgrade from Embird 2018 or 2019 to Embird 2021 – £25 Purchase Upgrade
  • Upgrade from Embird 2012 – 2017 to Embird 2021 –£51 Purchase Upgrade
  • Upgrade from Embird 2010 or older to Embird 2021 – £65 Purchase Upgrade

Note: Upgrade prices are available in US dollar too in our Embird Online Shop

   Installation Installation

This is a short overview of installation. If you need more detailed guide, please read Installing Embird tutorial.

Follow these steps to install new Embird:

  1. Download 32-bit or 64-bit installation file of Embird 2021 from download site. Installation file contains all plugin-ins.
  2. Uninstall older Embird.
  3. Install Embird 2021 by running its installation file via “Start > Run” menu.
Janome MB-7

One of our favourite embroidery machines that comes highly recommended is the Janome B7

Unique Ideas

Do you have those uniques creative ideas but just need that little bit of extra help to make your creative ideas a reality? Then why not contact one of our expert Embird teachers today.

Incredible tools

Embird has an excellent variety of tools to help you bring your unique creative ideas to life. Visit our online shop today to see all that Embird has to offer.

Create a boost

Embird provides you with all the tools you need to give your embroidery business that extra creative boost. Why not join our forums today to discuss your unique creative business ideas with fellow members? The forums can be found under the training tab.

Embird makes your job easy! Why wait to improve your workflow? Join our huge community of satisfied customers!

What are the next steps to follow now that I upgraded to Embird 2021?

  • Step 1: Head over to our online shop and make sure you have all the optional add-on plugins you need.
  • Step 2: Visit our online tutorial section to familiarise yourself with all Embird has to offer.
  • Step 3: Consider the opportunity to learn from our expert embroidery teachers at Embird.
  • Step 4: Get connected with like minded embroidery entrepreneurs in our very intuitive forums.
  • Step 5: Allow yourself that “kid in the candy store experience” by treating yourself to a brand new embroidery machine by considering the very best embroidery machines we recommended for you below.

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