SewWhat-Pro Embroidery Editing Software - SWP SewWhatPro Sew What Pro

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SewWhat-Pro Advanced Embroidery Project Editing Software

Please READ the following 5 bulleted items BEFORE PURCHASING - NO REFUNDS will be accepted! Program features are below the important notes.

** MAC Users - This program is made for Windows computers. An emulator is required to work on a MAC. Please e-mail me [] for more information and the link to download on your MAC. DO NOT purchase until you've successfully installed and used the demo.

** Tablet and Chromebook users - This program WILL NOT work on Tablets or Chromebooks [with the exception of some Surface tablets]. 

** FREE DEMO - Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to download and install the trial version before purchasing. After installation, select "Demo". No need to install again once you purchase it, the demo and retail downloads are the same. Once purchased, just register your trial version to gain access to the full retail version! It is highly recommended that you download the trial to ensure software is compatible with your computer. Because this free trial is offered, NO REFUNDS will be accepted!

** When will I receive the Serial Number email? The serial number will be e-mailed from S&S Computing usually within within minutes of your purchase, but within 12 hours max - it's a manual process. While your registration is being processed, the software is functional unless you have an expired demo version.

** Don't purchase from an Unauthorized Seller that's selling illegal registration numbers! This software is manufactured by S&S Computing and they only have select Authorized Resellers - they are all listed as scrolling images on the bottom of their home page - If your registration information doesn't include YOUR name - you have an illegal serial number. I've been selling S&S Computing software since 2008, and my customers love how easy it is to use and that it's so inexpensive compared to other programs!


Sew What Pro Information and Features

SewWhat-Pro (SWP) is software for viewing, editing and converting embroidery files arising from various different sewing manufacturers. It includes various Integrated Project Management features (see the description of SewWhat-Pro features below). A plugin is available from myriaCross (see features list below) for converting Cross-Stitch files to embroidery files.




The DOWNLOAD button above is for the DEMO and RETAIL version - they are the same - so you only need to install once!



Support Group Links - click here


  • View embroidery files, even if they are included in zip or rar archives
  • View thumbnails (in Album View) of files in your working directory
  • Combine / Merge sewing patterns
  • Write Designer-1© floppy disks and USB drives
  • Use TrueType fonts [TTF©] to create monogram lettering
  • Resize, reposition, delete, rotate, and flip sewing patterns
  • Convert from, and save to, various file formats (see chart below) either individually or in batch mode
  • Simulate the real-time stitch out of a pattern
  • Change individual thread colors and background fabrics
  • Delete individual stitches
  • Print out the design and design summary
  • View (or hide) a stitch histogram of the thread length distribution for each pattern
  • Hide or view (as thickened or dashed lines) jump stitches
  • ICON toolbar button to toggle between thread pane information and alphabet mode for easy entering of pre-digitized lettering
  • Applique cutter tool for creating SVG and JPG files for outline of applique, used to cut applique fabric in Cameo© and Cricut© software
  • Cutting toolbar allows graphical separation of patterns at specific stitches (splitting patterns for multi-positional hoops)
  • Density adjustment dialog to resize a pattern at constant density
  • Graphical or text-based reordering of thread color stops is available
  • Capability to write Smart Media or Compact Flash cards for Singer, Brother, Janome, and new Bernina machines
  • Converts Cross Stitch patterns to embroidery files using a “plugin” from myriaCross (MC). You may download the DEMO, or purchase the MC plugin for Sew What Pro, here. Once the plugin is installed, it becomes seamlessly integrated into the SewWhat-Pro workspace and can be used to preview and convert a variety of different Cross-stitch formats. After updating to Windows 8/8.1, if the plugin stops working, simply uninstall and reinstall to reactive it.
  • Supports a command-line interface for file conversion which has the form:
    • SewWhat-Pro.exe file1.ext1 file2.ext2 /c

Q Is an Internet connection needed to run the software?

A The Demo does not require an Internet connection. However, the licensed (retail) version requires Internet access to register the software. Once the software is registered, Internet access is required – at least temporarily for the first several usages of the software – to verify the registration. After that, the software can be run entirely offline (without Internet access) if necessary. Internet access is, however, desirable to receive timely update information and download updates.

Integrated Project Management Features of SewWhat-Pro

  • Includes an editable table for entering project information
  • Easily editable list of thread colors and manufacturer brands
  • Capability to read/write thread color “txt” files for single/multiple projects
  • Thread palettes from over 15 manufacturers are available
  • Customizable user-defined thread palettes can be easily added

File Types Supported by SWP:


System, Download & Install Help:

System Requirements for S&S Computing Software Products

All S&S Computing software products are native Windows® applications. They will run on versions of the Windows OS (Operating System) including XP (SP3 must be installed), VISTA, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

For information describing installation of our software on a MAC computer (Intel-based, OS-X), click on this link.

Embroidery Machine Compatibility - This software installs on your computer and is compatible with most home, commercial and industrial machines. See our "Supported File Types" table to make sure that your format/machine type is listed.

 Install Error Message Help:

    • Error Message: "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
    • Solution: This happens sometimes after Windows does an update. Just UNINSTALL SewWhat-Pro from Control Panel and then install SWP again from above. You should not have to re-enter any registration information.
    • Error: Will not download or install on my computer / device
    • Solution: This usually happens when someone is trying to install on a MAC or tablet device. For MAC users - See "Important NOTE for MAC Users" above. This is not an App, so it will only download and install on devices that allow you to install programs - Example - this will not download or install on an iPad because you can only download apps on iPads.

Updates / Reinstall for S&S Computing Software Products:

All software products offered by S & S Computing come with a free update policy for the lifetime of the product. AutoUpdate features on the Help menu of our products will inform you when updates are available for download. You can then update from within the open product.

If you get a new computer or your computer crashes in the future, you can just come back to, download the software again from the Embroidery Software Download page - click here - and enter your user name & serial number - you will not need to purchase again. If you can't find your serial number, you can send us an e-mail [] and we'll send it to you again.


Registration/Serial # will be e-mailed from S&S Computing after purchase – usually within minutes, but you’ll never wait more than 12 hours. Registrations are sent at least once daily after 4:00 pm EST. To allow uninterrupted usage of the product, it is advisable to order the product at least 1 day before the DEMO period expires.

If you do not receive your registration within 12 hours, then check that the e-mail address is "whitelisted" so it will not be blocked by your e-mail client. This is accomplished by adding our e-mail address to a safe senders list so your registration e-mail is allowed to come safely into your Inbox. You can send us an e-mail [] or call at anytime to check on your order - 678-390-2641.

Shipping for S&S Computing Software Products:

We offer shipping of CDs (within the US only) for an additional $17.00. Click on the "CD by Mail [add $17.00]" button in the Add-to-Cart area to order a CD for any of the S&S Computing products. Shipping is via USPS First Class delivery and usually requires 7-14 days for delivery [shipped by S&S Computing, not AKDesigns Boutique].

Terms of Use for S&S Computing Products:

All S&S Computing product licenses allow you to use the software on up to - but no more than - two of your own computers.

Return Policy for S&S Computing Products:

All sales are final - No Refund for ANY reason. S&S Computing software can be downloaded and trialed in Demo mode before purchasing a license by using the Download buttons on the product pages.


This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs] and Answers to those questions about SWP ~ I hope it helps with your question! If you don't see what you need below, just e-mail us at customerservice@akdesignsboutique or call us 678-390-2641.


Can I use SewWhat-Pro to convert images to embroidery files (digitize)?

No, SWP is an embroidery editing program. You'll want to download and try SewArt (click here) for your digitizing needs.

Zoom Control

I just did the update to my Sew What Pro software so it is now running 4.0.6 and I am very frustrated that I can no longer zoom in and out to view the full image. Could you tell me if this is going to be fixed? I purchased the software from AKDesigns several months ago and have absolutely loved it, and when I saw the update I have continually hesitated to download it but tonight I did and now I really regret it. I would really appreciate any help I can get with this.

The zoom feature on the new version of SWP has changed, but it’s still there :) There’s a slider zoom in the status pane at the bottom right of the screen. In SWP, if you go to Help, then Help Topics, click on the Search tab, then type Zoom and enter - you'll see help for the new zoom control.

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  • 5
    Perfect for hobby embroidery

    Posted by EP on 9th Sep 2018

    Purchased this program when I started embroidery with my Brother Machine and I have never had to turn down a project yet. It has everything I need.

  • 5
    Sew What programme

    Posted by Diane Green on 25th Aug 2018

    This is a wonderful product, easy to use with comprehensive support features and help directory. At an amazing price.

  • 5

    Posted by Lynda on 23rd Aug 2018

    I'm a beginner with a Brother SE400--a small machine in the world of machine embroidery. This program is wonderful!! It has enabled me to do designs, pick colors, size and center my projects with ease. Plus, Angie has been so helpful to me with any questions asked. . Tried the free for 30 days demo but fell in love with it quickly and purchased it. I highly recommend SewWhat Pro!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by April Logan on 8th Jul 2018

    I love my sew what pro software. This software is so easy to use to combine design and is such a time saver for me thanks so much for such a great software!

  • 5
    Sew what pro

    Posted by Jeanette Griffiths on 23rd Jun 2018

    Easy to purchase and download,excellent help from ak designs boutique. Program is excellent value for money and a must have for machine embroider.

  • 5
    Easy to use

    Posted by Demetrio Martinez on 18th May 2018

    Love it is easy to use I recommend.

  • 5
    Sew What Pro

    Posted by Lorna Emmons on 13th May 2018

    What I have played with on the program and so far I really like it...It is much like the 4D program I had.

  • 4
    Predigitized letters that come with software

    Posted by Anna Watts on 7th May 2018

    I love everything about this software but for some reason the predigitized letters with different fonts won’t stitch out very well for me. Of course I amy not know the trick yet or how to fix it.

    Note from AKDesigns Boutique:
    It sounds like you're referring to the Lettering feature that uses the True Type Fonts and those aren't pre-digitized. The software "digitizes" them as you use them based on the parameters you provide. This feature does take some getting use to and trial and error with test stitching and making changes to the settings. I hope this helps!

  • 5
    Love it. I am 70 and I am doing this!

    Posted by Beverly Amell on 30th Apr 2018

    I purchased a larger hoop for my machine and purchased a design. My surprise was that I couldn't simply plug it in and have the embroidery start like I did with the 4x4. I went on youtube and a lady was giving a tutorial on the larger hoop. She was using the Sewwhat Pro. I realized the program was necessary and easy to understand so I ordered the full program right then.

  • 5
    Easy for beginners.

    Posted by Patty H. on 20th Apr 2018

    Easy to follow you tube videos to help with directions

  • 5
    easy to use

    Posted by yass on 11th Feb 2018

    love it..easy for beginner... :)

  • 4
    New to Embroidery but love Sew What Pro already

    Posted by Janice on 6th Feb 2018

    I tried the 30 day free trial of Sew What Pro and loved it from the start. Couldn't wait to use the full version so purchased it after just 1 day. Have used it several times already and I am learning every day.....its great


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