Hatch Embroidery is the world's favorite machine embroidery software

Get it all today but only pay monthly with FlexPay!

Embroidery of a beetle in the Hatch Embroidery software

Pay from as little as US$2* a day, much less than the price of a coffee

FlexPay is the most affordable and convenient way to buy our top levels, Hatch Embroidery Digitizer or Composer.

Start using Hatch straight away! Everything is automated, so you can just enjoy being creative and having fun.

Please note: FlexPay is NOT a subscription. You are purchasing a license for the software which you will then own once the payment period is completed, and all installments have been fully paid.

FlexPay Terms & Conditions   *Hatch Embroidery Composer is US$45 per month for 14 months and Hatch Embroidery Digitizer is US$99 per month for 12 months. US$2 per day is calculated as a daily average for Hatch Embroidery Composer.

FlexPay is available for Hatch Embroidery Digitizer or Composer levels

A few of the many great features available with each level


Ultimate embroidery journey with all the tools & features

USD $99/m

Key Features

  • True manual digitizing with professional quality results
  • 128 Professionally digitized fonts for lettering
  • Color PhotoStitch turns photos into memorable embroidery
  • Redwork and Branching for creating simple, yet artistic embroidery
  • Combine multiple objects into one with Weld
  • Simple & Advanced Applique’ ready for your cutting machine
  • Hand Stitch for a natural or retro embroidery look
  • Create or edit Laydown stitch creations with ease for bulky fabrics
  • Map Keyboard Design Collections


Premium creative experience

USD $45/m

Key Features

  • Auto-digitize your artwork into creative embroidery
  • State-of-the-art creativity and layout tools
  • Powerful object editing
  • Multi-hooping in just 1-click
  • Break apart lettering and monograms
  • Knife tool to split objects
  • Sequence by objects or colors
  • Create color blend
  • Edit Keyboard Design Collections

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We believe in our software and so do our users. Our reviews automatically appear unmoderated. We want to thank you all for the invaluable feedback. It helps us further improve Hatch Embroidery and we couldn’t do it without you!


Key Features You will Find in Hatch Embroidery Digitizer 3

Favorites chosen by our team of experts

Digitize open and closed shapes and blocks. 8 easy, yet powerful digitizing tools give you unlimited creativity and control over your designs.

1-click conversion of bitmap and vector art into embroidery. Hatch Embroidery will suggest the ideal colors, shapes, and sequencing.

124 professionally digitized fonts created by our Wilcom experts for the very best quality embroidery lettering available today.

Get creative and personalize the world around you. There over 90 templates, 400 ornaments, 375 motifs, and 100 embossed fills included!



Simple or advanced appliqué, including 1-click closed object to appliqué conversions, ready to be exported directly to SVG for your cutting machine.

Embroidery Editing

Resizing, recoloring, changing stitch types and angles, weld, knife, break-apart, removing overlaps, color blending, branching, Redwork and more…

New Color PhotoStitch New Color PhotoStitch

Color PhotoStitch

Transform your precious photographs into enduring artworks with NEW Color PhotoStitch! Capture images of loved ones or your most memorable moments in an organic flow of brilliant color blends.

Reef PhotoStitch

Recreate the beauty of coral! Magically transform your photo or art into a striking embroidery design. This effect uses a low stitch-count, no overlaps and minimal trims and jumps.

Hand Stitch

Apply hand stitch effect to your design objects for a creative organic look. This lovely effect creates random stitch lengths, angles and count.

Keyboard Design Collection

Map decorative letters and other embroidery artwork to your keyboard for super-fast access.

Laydown Stitch

Automatically create a flat mesh backing on bulky or textured fabrics so that your embroidery design stands out!

Centre All Tool

One-click on the Center All tool to bring your designs and hoop to the center of the design window.

  • Hoop & machine management to customize it your way
  • Multi-hooping with auto-hoop splitting and positioning
  • Advanced Sequence Docker for incredible powerful editing
  • Close open shapes to avoid re-digitizing objects
  • Redwork gives your designs that beautiful ethereal look
  • Design Library makes organizing and searching your designs easier

Priceless Perks when You Become a Hatcher!

You’ll also receive access to expert online training and a chance to connect with over 30,000 experienced Hatchers in our network

Start your journey with over 200 expert lessons included with your purchase of Hatch Embroidery Digitizer 3. They will help you learn quickly and avoid common pitfalls. Create incredible designs in record time!

Over 150 inspirational blogs and projects written by our Hatch Embroidery experts, filled with educational content, tips, ideas and more to motivate you and broaden your embroidery creativity.

Join our YouTube channel, Facebook page as well as our Facebook group where over 30,000 experienced Hatchers gather to help one another, share ideas and their love of machine embroidery.

400 high quality free designs come included with your software. They are perfect to start trying out the various editing tools and stitching out embroidery designs on your embroidery machine.

We pride ourself in the outstanding customer support we provide. Our in-house expert support team will help you out quickly and efficiently.

At Wilcom we are confident in the high quality of Hatch Embroidery. If for any reason you are unhappy with the software you will get your money back, no questions asked.


Recommended PC Specifications

Microsoft® Windows 10 (64bit) or Windows 11 (64bit) with latest updates installed

Latest Intel® i5/7 processor or AMD Ryzen 6/7

Microsoft Edge or later browser

16 GB or more RAM

256 GB or more solid state hard drive (60 GB or more free)

Dual monitors capable of highest Color (32bit) support with at least 1920 x 1080 resolution with 3D Acceleration. 2560 x 1440 or higher and 3D Acceleration is recommended for better user experience

Mouse or touchpad

Want to use Hatch Embroidery on a MAC?

Yes, you can! Hatch Embroidery can run perfectly on a MAC using ‘Parallels’ and ‘Windows for MAC’. Read more

Open file formats

Wilcom .EMB .EMX .JMT* (Hatch Design Template)

Melco .EXP

Tajima .DST


Bernina .ART .EXP .ARX .ART70 .ART60 .ART50 .ART42 .ART (V1/2/3/4)

Brother/Babylock/Deco .PES .PEC

Husqvarna/Viking/Pfaff.VP3 .VIP .SHV .HUS .PCS .PCD .PCQ .PCM

Singer.XXX .CSD

Melco Condensed.CND

Great Notions.GNC

Digitizer Template.JMT* (Janome Design Template)

Bernina Template.AMT* (Bernina Design Template)

Save file formats


.JMT (Hatch Design Template)

Save (Export) for machine



Janome/ElnaJEF .JPX .SEW .EMD

Bernina .EXP

Brother/Babylock/Deco .PES .PEC

Husqvarna/Viking/Pfaff .VP3 .VIP .SHV .HUS .PCS .PCD .PCQ .PCM


.CSD Melco.EXP



FlexPay Frequently Asked Questions

Many people seem to ask the same questions, so we have put them all together and made the answers available in our easy to use Frequently Asked Questions.

These are the top questions you asked us.

  • What is a payment plan?

    A payment plan is an agreement between a business and their customers which allows them to pay for a product or service in small instalment payments over a period of time. These payments will be ongoing for the duration of the contract, or until a total collection amount is met.

  • Is this a subscription or payment plan and what is my commitment?

    FlexPay is a payment plan and the commitment is 12 equal payments over 12 months (This may differ if you purchased another plan). FlexPay is not a subscription plan.

  • Can I sign up if I do not have a debit/credit card?

    Currently FlexPay only supports debit/credit card payments.

  • What debit/credit cards are accepted?

    FlexPay accepts MasterCard and Visa debit/credit cards only.

  • Why are my credit card details not accepted?

    You may need to contact your card company to pre-authorize your card. If so, tell them that you will be making monthly payments to Wilcom Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia. Your card must allow international transactions and recurring payments.

  • How do I change/update my debit/credit card details?

    • To update your account details used for FlexPay, follow these easy steps:
    • Sign into your account on the Hatch Embroidery website.
    • Click on FlexPay. It may sign you in again to FlexPay or ask you to sign in again.
    • Then change the details of your account.
    • Ensure you click on “submit” after changes.
  • Is my credit card information kept securely?

    Yes, FlexPay does not store credit card information it is passed and processed by PayPal. PayPal has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification under various programs and standards and is one of the largest payment providers in the world.

  • Can I change my payment schedule?

    Please contact Hatch Embroidery support for options that may be available to you.

  • How do I access my invoice details?

    A confirmation email will be sent to the account email with the invoice details. You can also check your account once you sign into the Hatch Embroidery website with any purchases made since January 2020.

  • Is tax included in the monthly payments?

    Pricing is in USD and does not include Tax, VAT, GST. When you complete the FlexPay purchase, any applicable tax may be added based on where you are purchasing from. Tax will be added to each monthly payment, if applicable.

  • I have a VAT number. How do I add this to my account to be exempt from tax.

    If you are using FlexPay, you will not be able to use your VAT number. When submitting your tax return you can apply for a tax credit.

  • Are there any interest charges with the payment plan?

    No, there are no interest charges with FlexPay.

  • I have an additional charge on my payment what is this for?

    If your country requires that taxes be paid, they will be collected and paid with each monthly payment.

  • I have signed up for Composer FlexPay, can I upgrade to Digitizer during my plan?

    No. You cannot have two concurrent FlexPay plans. Please contact Hatch Embroidery support to discuss your options.

  • Still have questions?

    Please submit a ticket via our Hatch Embroidery Help website.