Ink/Stitch Features

  • Digitize machine embroidery designs using Inkscape (SVG)
  • Supported Stitches:
    • fill stitch
      • automatically fill arbitrary shapes with stitches
      • adjust the stitch length, row spacing, and row angle
      • underlay
    • satin stitch
      • custom-design your satin column with varying width
      • mix and match 3 kinds of underlay
        • center-walk
        • contour
        • zig-zag
    • e stitch
    • running stitch
    • bean stitch
    • manual stitch
      • plot each stitch exactly where you want it
  • Cross Platform
    • all code libraries built in, no need to install anything else!
  • User interface translated to several languages (translation help appreciated!)
  • Import and Export many popular machine embroidery formats
  • Add Trims and Stops
  • Edit Stitch Order
  • Set custom origin point as (0, 0) in the design file
  • Animated stitch-out preview
    • including live-preview as you adjust settings like row spacing underlay, etc.
  • Print to PDF
    • realistic rendering
      • line-drawing mode available as well
    • embroidery machine operator layout with color blocks, thread names, stitch counts, and custom notes
    • client-oriented layout designed for you to send to your customer
    • highly customizable through your web browser
  • Thread manufacturer palettes (over 60 manufacturers included)
    • automated installation of Inkscape palettes for use in your designs
    • thread names and catalog numbers included in PDF printouts

Supported File Formats

Writing

PEC, PES, EXP, DST, JEF, VP3

Reading

PEC, PES, EXP, DST, JEF, VP3, XXX, SEW, u01, SHV, 10o, 100, BRO, DSB, DSZ, EMD, INB, TBF, KSM, TAP, STX

Roadmap

Here are features we’re hoping to add, though not necessarily in this order:

  • Lettering
  • Gradient Fill (already realised as a hidden feature)
  • Pattern Fill
  • 32-bit Linux support (build engineers needed!)
  • bean stitch
  • “E” stitch