for cross stitch
is a Windows®
program that allows you to create and edit cross-stitch patterns.
With this program you can see your patterns ‘come to
life’ on the computer screen before you make the first real
At any time you can print the pattern using any of several
formats including a ‘symbolic’ view which can be used as a
types include: full, half, quarter, petite, back/straight,
over 50 different specialty stitches, French Knots, and beads
Up to 240 floss colors can be used per
design from brands such as DMC®
Designs can have up to 999x999 full
Complete printing support including
print preview, color printing, and options for controlling the
content and size of the printout.
Four ways to view a pattern including:
Stitch - each stitch is drawn
similar to how it actually appears
Symbolic - each stitch is replaced
with a symbol with color optionally behind the symbol
Solid - each stitch is
replaced with a filled block
Information - pattern information
is show including the floss list
Drawing and editing via the mouse
simply by pointing and clicking.
a design by:
it using the various stitch tools.
a scanned photographic or other graphics image.
clipart designs (100 included) and the text entry tool to
'build' a design. Additional clipart designs are also
The Image Importing feature of Pattern
Maker is used to convert a scanned photograph or other graphics
image into a new cross-stitch design.
This feature automatically
selects colors and uses full stitches to represent the scanned
photo or image. Once imported, the new design can
then be manually edited and enhanced as desired.
addition to converting an image directly into a pattern,
Pattern Maker also allows an image to be inserted into a
new pattern as an image. This feature allows an image to be manually traced using the
stitch tools. This
feature is handy when you want to use a hand-drawn sketch as a
guide for your design.
Page Layout feature of the Professional level of Pattern Maker
allows you to create a custom document layout for your design
all from within the program. This layout feature consists
of a built-in word processor that is customized for the creation
of design layouts.
Professional level of Pattern Maker includes an exporting
features that can be used to export the chart and information of
a design into formats that can be used in other programs.
This feature is useful when you choose to create your design
layouts outside of Pattern Maker.
Machine Embroidery add-on of
Pattern Maker allows you to
very easily export your cross
stitch designs into one of the
common embroidery file formats
for stitch-out on a machine.
addition to the basic stitch
types used for counted
cross-stitch (i.e. full, half,
quarter, back, and French Knot
stitches), Pattern Maker also
supports the use of Specialty
stitches. Over 50
stitches are included with the
program. The stitches
are represented using straight
lines, curves, and dots to
ensure a high-quality
Professional level also
includes a stitch editor that
can be used to edit existing
stitches or create new