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Hatch Embroidery Composer 3

There is nothing quite like creating your very own unique embroidery designs quickly and easily.
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Buying and customizing designs is a great place to start, but there is nothing quite like editing your existing designs to create your very own.

Take creative control by editing and customizing everything to your individual style with professional monogramming, lettering and more.

Hatch Embroidery Composer is really the all-in-one embroidery package for those who want to be highly creative without learning the art of manual digitizing.


Convert your bitmap and vector art to embroidery with one click, then let Hatch choose the best colors, shapes, and sequence. Take the tedium out of digitizing – focus on your creativity!

Expand your artwork capabilities with the Hatch Embroidery CorelDRAW® GEM.
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Set multiple hoops, split the design into sewing fields and output the design to multiple files, each with just one click.

Object Editing

Reshape and edit stitches or angles, cut both filled and outlined objects, Branch or Break-Apart objects and letters plus more.

Creative and Layout Tools

Mirror objects in seconds, create shading with Color Blend, design instant mandala block effects and so much more.

... plus a whole lot more!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will Hatch Embroidery run on a MAC computer?

    Yes! Hatch Embroidery will run on a MAC Computer. You will need to install Parallels on your MAC to run Hatch Embroidery.

    Click here for more information on how to setup Hatch on a MAC computer

  • Which level of the software should I buy?

    Hatch Embroidery Organizer:

    In this level, you will work with existing designs. Most customers that purchase this level just want to resize the design, change the colors and convert them to their machine format.

    Hatch Embroidery Personalizer:

    This includes everything in Organizer plus more. Most users that go with this level work with existing designs and want to add lettering or monogramming to add some personalization.

    Hatch Embroidery Composer:

    Includes everything in Organizer and Personalizer plus so much more! Most people will start with existing designs and then edit, reshape or create new designs.... all without digitizing!

    Hatch Embroidery Digitizer:

    Digitizer gives you EVERYTHING! It has all the features from the other levels above plus it has manual digitizing and digitizing appliqués.

    Click here for more information

  • How to connect directly to my embroidery machine?

    Connect your embroidery machine to the computer with the cable.

    Open Windows Explorer and check if you can see the machine as an external drive
    If so.....then you may be able to connect directly with Hatch Embroidery and proceed to step 3 below.
    If not....then your machine is not capable of direct connections.

    From within Hatch Embroidery click on the "Transfer" icon

    "Machine Details" dialog will open

    Select your "Machine" or a machine from the same brand, or select "Others" from the drop down arrow

    Select the "File type" your machine uses. This is your "stitch file"

    Select the "Location" of your machine as shown in Windows Explorer

    Click "OK"

    Click here for more information

  • How to export (save) my designs to DST format

    Prepare your design first:

    Save to .EMB first

    Make sure your file is the correct size to fit the hoop you are using

    Make sure your design is centered (0/0 setting)

    Click the "Output Design" Toolbox and click Export Design

    Click the down arrow on the "Save as type" to select the DST format from the list

    Give your file a name and click "Save"

    Click here for more information


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. 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 .EMT* (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/Elna .JEF .JPX .SEW .EMD

Bernina .EXP

Brother/Babylock/Deco .PES .PEC

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


.CSD Melco.EXP



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