Have your machine embroidery designs always at hand, wherever you are! Enjoy beautiful previews on your iPhone and iPad, manage and modify designs down to stitch level, and stay in sync with your computer.


• Rotate, flip, move, resize, 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 the 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.
• Navigate in a gallery with folders and design previews.
• Print detail sheets via AirPrint.
• Mail design files, detail sheets, or real-size templates (PDF).
• Multiple levels of Undo while editing.
• Convert designs between different embroidery formats.
• Synchronization between different devices via iCloud.
• Import via iCloud, iTunes File Sharing, or open from other applications.
• Export via iCloud, iTunes File Sharing or by email (design file).
• Open designs in other applications or share by AirDrop.

Supported import formats (read):

• Janome JEF, JEF+, JPX, SEW
• Brother PES, PEC
• Melco EXP
• Tajima DST
• Pfaff VP3, KSM, PCS, PCQ, PCD

Supported export formats (write):

• Janome JEF
• Brother PES v1.0 (130 x 180 mm), PEC
• Melco EXP
• Tajima DST
• Pfaff PCS

You can test StitchBuddy HD with all functions for free (saving designs is limited to 1,000 stitches). Unlock this limitation via In-App purchase if you like StitchBuddy HD and want to support its development ... and please share your experience with others by leaving a rating or review!

Additional information, FAQs and video tutorials can be found at StitchBuddy's website.

NOTE: StitchBuddy HD does not digitize embroidery designs and cannot transfer files directly to your embroidery machine.

What’s New

Version 2.16.0

• Brildor PB40 thread chart added
• Minor improvements and corrections
• iOS 11 or higher required

Modifying designs with more than 1,000 stitches requires In-App purchase (free for existing StitchBuddy HD customers).

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
B. Diane Landon ,

Simple to use and no problems

I recently bought my first embroidery machine. After trying the software that came with it I discovered Stitch Buddy does all I need and works on much better than anything else. Love working on iPad.

Unhappy Direct TV customer ,

No design function

Can only modify your design. Has no creative functions.

Developer Response ,

Correct, and that’s exactly reflected by the App Store description and other articles (“NOTE: StitchBuddy HD does not digitize embroidery designs and cannot transfer files directly to your embroidery machine”).

iPhone-o-manic ,

Love this app, great value

I just got a Brother SE 400 for Christmas with a native 4 x 4 hoop. I knew nothing about embroidery. This program has really helped me. I use it to resize, crop, rotate, change the colors, and even split patterns to use with the larger multipositional hoop. I had to think about it for bit, but works very well. I've recently used it to edit an appliqué design and remove about 20 mm in the middle to make it fit in the 4 x 4 hoop. The machine still did all the steps and told me when the cut away the fabric. The integration with Dropbox is great as I can edit designs on the iPad and then just open them up on the MacBook which is it hooked up to the sewing machine. The only thing that I wish it did was open zipped files which I download from the embroidery sites. I have to use another app to do that and then open in StitchBuddy.


Matthias Arndt
3.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Matthias Arndt
In-App Purchases
  1. StitchBuddy Pro $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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