StitchBuddy free download for Mac


23 September 2019

Read and write with embroidery designs.


With StitchBuddy you can organize, preview, modify, convert, and combine embroidery designs.

  • Rotate, flip, move, or delete selected parts or the entire design
  • Resize selected parts or the entire design (without adjusting the stitch count)
  • Copy and paste to duplicate parts, or to combine different designs
  • Center a design in its hoop
  • Add basting stitches to fix the underlay
  • Change individual thread colors, or replace the entire palette
  • Select from several different manufacturer thread charts
  • Reorder threads and delete color changes
  • Display options incl. zooming, 3D stitch display, or stitch structure
  • Supports millimeters or inches as measurement units
  • Extensive printer options including actual size templates
  • Easy export of designs to USB media
  • Copy designs to the clipboard or drag them to other applications as graphics or text
  • Multiple levels of Undo while editing
  • Convert designs between different embroidery formats
  • Display embroidery files in the Finder, Mail and other apps with Quick Look support
  • Search with Spotlight for embroideries based on size, number of stitches or colors
Supported Formats
  • Read
    • Janome JEF, JEF+, JPX, SEW
    • Brother PES, PEC
    • Melco EXP
    • Tajima DST
    • Pfaff VP3, KSM, PCS, PCQ, PCD
  • Write
    • Janome JEF
    • Brother PES v1.0 (130 x 180 mm), PEC
    • Melco EXP
    • Tajima DST
    • Pfaff PCS

You can test StitchBuddy with all functions for free (saving designs is limited to 1,000 stitches). Unlock this limitation via in-app purchase if you like StitchBuddy and want to support its development.

What's new in StitchBuddy

Version 2.16.1:
  • Designs could not be saved under rare conditions

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