Pattern Maker for Cross-Stitch (Pro Level with Machine Embroidery Add-On
Easily create cross-stitch designs for your embroidery machine using Pattern Maker/ME. Create patterns from a multiple of sources including photographs, clipart or scanned cross-stitch charts.
Finished patterns can be hand stitched or exported into embroidery machine formats using the integrated Buzz Tools conversion software. Pattern Maker/ME automatically splits oversize designs and provides alignment lines for easy design placement.
For complete information about this program, visit the Hobbyware website
Product Life Notice - No further major enhancements are planned for Pattern Maker at this time. Only limited maintenance releases may be considered in the future with none guaranteed.
I use PatternMaker exclusively in all my seminars throughout the country. This software is the most powerful, easy-to-use cross-stitch software on the marketplace today.
Overview of Pattern Maker
by Becky J
The Page Layout feature of Pattern Maker ME allows you to create a custom document layout for your design from within the program.
The Machine Embroidery add-on of Pattern Maker allows you to very easily export your cross stitch designs into one of the common embroidery file formats for stitch-out on a machine.
Note: Only full, half, quarter, back/straight, and French Knot stitches are supported by this feature
In generating machine stitches to represent the design, the program attempts to minimize the number of jump stitches required. To aid the user in designing-out jump stitches, the display of jumps stitches (only after exporting) can be enabled.
Here are just a few sample Pattern Maker examples and screens.
Whether you are wanting to create a cross-stitch design from a photograph or create a new design one box at a time, Pattern Maker has the features you need.
The Image Importing Wizard makes it easy to create cross-stitch patterns from your images and photographs. From the wizard, crop your image, exclude backgrounds, and even set what portion of your cross-stitch is in the foreground. This foreground is then given priority in the final pattern.
The Pattern Maker workspace can include multiple patterns side by side.
The Machine Embroidery Export Wizard makes it easy to convert your pattern into an embroidery machine design. You can keep your finished design in a supported hoop or set your finished size based on the size of your pattern. Alignment hoops are added automatically!
CSD, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PEC, PES, SEW, VIP and XXX.
With conversions by Buzz Tools, you know it will stitch right!
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I have been using Pattern Makers now for close to seven years I think, and would not use any other. I have converted two or three people to the program including my 80 year old mother.
I love the ease and understanding of the program most of all, and the ease with which I can scan and convert photos into wonderful cross stitch charts for sale.
I have been using the Pattern Maker Pro for Machine Embroidery software for quite a while now. It keeps getting better and better. I thought it was great to begin with! But it is easier now. I have used the software to make most of the cross stitch designs that I sell from my site - Murphy's Designs http://www.murphysdesigns.bizland.com This program makes it so much easier to make beautiful things happen with your embroidery machine. I have all 3 of the major machine embroidery cross stitch software packages. I USE the Hobbyware Pattern Maker software. The others just can't compare. The support for this program is one of the best parts. They really care that you bought their product and want you to be able to use it. It is an easy to use and easy to understand program. I could go on and on about Pattern Maker but I think the best way is for you to try it for yourself to see what you think. It is a great program. Happy stitching!"
Murphy (Marian Ecker)
Pattern Maker version 4 for Professionals has allowed me to take my designing to a more professional level. I'm particularly pleased with the improved import features. The program allows for a greater level of flexibility, bead placement, and page overlaps. I'm also quite happy with the responsiveness of the tech support staff (Thanks, Scott!). I encourage you to give Pattern Maker version 4 a try!
Desert Knight Enterprises, Inc.