Install Ink/Stitch

Requirements

  • Inkscape Version 0.92.2 or higher
  • Modern Browser for the Print Preview

That’s it! All python libraries and external dependencies are bundled (using the excellent pyinstaller), so you shouldn’t need to set anything else up.

Info: Inkscape Version 0.92 or greater, has a really key feature: the Objects panel.
This gives you a heirarchical list of objects in your SVG file, listed in their stacking order. This is really important because the stacking order dictates the order that the shapes will be sewn in.

Versions 0.92.2 and higher let you bind a key to new commands, “stack up” and “stack down”, which you can assign to pageup and pagedown. These let you arbitrarily reorder objects in the SVG file, which lets you directly manipulate which order they stitch in. It works way better than the default “raise” and “lower” commands.

Quick Setup

1. Download

Download the right release archive for your platform from the latest release.

OS File name 32‑bit 64‑bit
Linux inkstitch-[VERSION]-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
Windows inkstitch-[VERSION]-win32.zip
macOS inkstitch-[VERSION]-osx-x86_64.tar.gz

2. Install

  • In Inkscape, go to Edit > Preferences > System and check where your User Extensions folder is.
  • Decompress the the Ink/Stitch archive directly into this folder and restart Inkscape.
  • You will then find Ink/Stitch under Extensions > Ink/Stitch.

Linux and macOS:

 $ cd ~/.config/inkscape/extensions
 $ tar zxf ~/Downloads/inkstitch-v1.0.0-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Windows

  • Unhide the AppData directory (go to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\, e.g. C:\Users\Janet
  • Unzip in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\extensions

Upgrade

  • You may have to delete the old extension files first:
    Go to the extension directory and remove each inkstitch* file and folder.
  • Then, proceed as above.

Tip: Subscribe to a news feed channel to keep track on Ink/Stitch Updates:
GitHub Feed on new Releases
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Manual Setup

It is possible to install Ink/Stitch manually. It is not recommended though - unless you want to help developing the extension. In this case, please have a look at the developer documentation section.

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