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An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns.

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How to Use Inkscape & Ink/Stitch to Design Custom Embroidery Part 1

Puff Embroidery in Inkscape & Ink/Stitch Using the Brother SE1900

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  • Happy 20th Birthday to Inkscape
    Also embroidery machines and fabric cutting machines: - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • where to find ink/stitch in extensions?
    Go to their official website and follow their install instructions. Source: 10 months ago
  • Embroidery software compatibility pfaff creative 1.5
    If you are trying to make your own, from a picture or something there are some commercial options or you can use Inkspace with the plug-in called If you do Cricut, then the same line drawing transformation ideas apply to make your own patterns. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Digitizing Question
    No tutorials, I just read the docs at, they did a good job and guiding initiates along with that alone. I do have a few things to add: 1. Make sure your paths don't have node breaks you can't immediately see. During a Params visualization, a few satin stitch columns stopped short, but looked complete on the artboard. After 3 hours of trolling around for a similar predicament solved and no luck, I... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Learning Machine embroidery?
    Look at the free Inkscape design software with the free InkStitch plug-in, and the tutorials on using them in the LowTechLinux youtube channel. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Question on Ink/Stitch Digitizing This Image
    I'm relatively new to this hobby, and I've been playing with the InkScape extension Ink/Stitch to digitize some of the logos and art I've created into vectors into embroidery patterns for my Brother embroidery machine, and with some success so far. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Beginner question
    Inkscape is free, a vector editing tool, and can trace the edges of images to create vectors. There is a free plug-in, Inkstitch which gives you the tools to take the vector art and decorate it in the app with how it will stitch out, saving as a file that you can copy to your embroidery machine. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I have a .SVG design I created that I want to convert to a .PES file (Brother SE625)
    I use Ink/Stitch, which is a free plugin for Inkscape (also free) to digitize. If you have experience working with vector art, the learning curve is pretty reasonable. SVG is Inkscape's native format, and with Ink/Stitch you can export to a variety of embroidery file formats. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Any tips on converting a png to an svg? I created the artwork so I can export it as psd, pdf, jpeg, and tiff if that’s easier, I just cant export my artwork as svg from procreate
    Inkstitch IS the name. :) Check it out: Source: over 1 year ago
  • DST File !
    I use draWings for my DSTs, but this program is open source and supposedly pretty good: Source: over 1 year ago
  • [Help] cant export PES file
    For those wondering, this is seems to be what OP is talking about. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Multiposition hooping on an ancient Brother
    The tutorial uses Inkscape (which is free) and Inkstitch (which is a free add-on for Inkscape.) Other videos on the same channel go further into Inkscape+Inkstitch, but once you see the technique you may well be able to reproduce it with the software you have. Source: almost 2 years ago
    The Inkstitch plugin for Inkscape is free, and Inkscape is also free. The free tutorials on the LowTechLinux youtube channel are very useful. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Where can I find pirated copies of embroidery software?
    There is an addon for free vector drawing program Inkscape, addon is called Ink/Stitch. You install it in Inkscape, and it allows you to draw embroideries in Inkscape. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Embroidery software similar to Hatch but less expensive?
    Inkstitch is a free add-on to Inkscape. It's worth checking out. Source: over 2 years ago
    InkStitch - a free Inkscape plugin for turning SVGs into files to drive embroidery machines. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Image file to .PES
    You can use the open-source, free, cross-platform Inkscape to help you convert your .png or .jpg to the vector .svg format, then use the open-source, free, cross-platform Inkstitch plug-in for Inkscape to decorate the .svg, describing how the design should be stitched out, then use Inkstitch to save the result as a .pes file that the machine can use. Source: over 2 years ago
  • I made a biker style COVID-19 vaccination patch!
    Ink/Stitch is one way to make your own using Inkscape. I would like to see their original design and know what kind of printer they are working with. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Machine embroidery for newbie looking to embroider for myself, family & friends, not so much create a business
    I often scan artwork to a JPEG, use the free Inkscape to turn that to vector art, the free InkStitch plugin to lay out how it will be stitched and write files that I copy to the actual sewing machine. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Tips on digitizing! Need help!
    If you want to go the Ink/Stitch route, there are few facebook groups, this subreddit, and Ink/Stitch User Community that can give you some help if needed as there is a learning curve. Source: almost 3 years ago

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