Hatch Embroidery Digitizer 3

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Create your own amazing designs with Hatch Embroidery Digitizer.

Designed for beginner and experienced digitizers, you get manual and auto-digitizing, powerful editing with endless layout options, appliqué, resizing, recoloring, multi-hooping, creating offset outlines, sequencing, monogramming, world class lettering and so much more. The possibilities are limitless.

Achieve outstanding quality embroidery results every time. Gain valuable advice and expert tips from our dedicated team, helpful community and Hatch Academy.

Hatch Embroidery Digitizer does it all, now with new and enhanced features.

Manual Digitizing Tools

Create your own beautiful designs from one of 8 easy but powerful digitizing tools for endless artistic stitch types and effects.

powerful manual digitizing tools in Hatch Embroidery Software.

Keyboard Design Collection

The Keyboard Design Collection tool provides an easy way to map alphabet and other embroidery designs to keyboard characters, then enable them to be used with lettering and monogramming tools.

Laydown Stitch

The Laydown Stitch tool lets you generate a light background fill (‘Laydown fill’) to flatten the nap of textured fabrics like Terry Towelling and fur so that subsequent embroidery is not lost in the nap.


Love appliqué? Create exciting designs from simple to advanced using one of the 4 cover stitches or no cover stitch at all and create your own cover stitch. Easily convert a closed object to appliqué with 1 click. When finished, export to SVG for your cutting machine.


A wide range of powerful, easy-to-use tools to change the shape, size, colors, stitch types, and stitch angles of your embroidery designs. Advanced features like weld, knife, break-apart, remove overlaps, color blending, and branching brings greater creativity to your designs.

... plus a whole lot more!

Get Hatch Embroidery with Affordable Monthly Payments

Pay from as little as US $1.50* a day, much less than the price of a coffee

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 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



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