Unique, never done before and now possible: design your own 7, 8, 12 or 16 threads Kumihimo pattern with beads.

This App makes it possible to create your own original Kumihimo design where you choose which color each bead is. In this way you can design the most colorful patterns. The possibilities are endless!

- Decide the number of beads (determines the length of your final braid, which in turn depends upon what you want to make) and the different colors for the beads, and design your own pattern
- When you have finished designing, you will see for each of the 7, 8, 12 or 16 threads the color and position of each bead
- You can highlight a particular thread in your pattern by touching the screen, and this makes it easy to thread the beads in the correct order.
- You can print out the pattern!
- You can see how many beads off each color you need.
- Save your design so that you can use it again or rework it.
- With clear step by step photo instructions, so that everybody can create Kumihimo braids.

Create your own unique designs!

Join us in the Facebook group 'KUMIHIMO bead designs & MORE' to share your experience with the app, ask questions and share your designs!

(If you enjoy using the app Kumihimo Bead Designer, would you mind taking a moment to rate it? Thanks for your support!
And thanks to those who already did!)

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

- pdf function iOS 9.3.5

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

RochQuilter ,

Bugs, bugs, bugs

It’s temperamental. If you’re in it too long, it starts acting up. For example, you have your design ready and you select to create a PDF and it throws you out of the app. Or you return to the create screen after viewing the pattern and the screen is blank. But, not only can you not see this design but if you close that and look at another design, you can’t see that one either.

Only solution I’ve found is to put it to sleep for awhile and go back to it later. Those aren’t the only bugs I’ve found. I’m using this on an iPad Pro so possibly the developer didn’t test it on this device.

Too expensive an app to have to put up with this kind of performance.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with the app. Are you sure you have the latest update of the app? We will be happy to talk to you more to see what is causing this issue! Please contact me:

Judy Beads! ,


I appreciate the work that went into this app. I was surprised that I had to color in every bead. Even though it rotates I found this difficult. Perhaps a flattened version of the braid would help? As another reviewer mentioned, I, too, would find the reverse of this building technique more useable. What would it look like to have an AAAbAAAb etc pattern on cord #1? I would love to be able to do that for all cords and then see the design. I do hope one in this style is in the works!

Developer Response ,

Hi Judy, You do not need to color every bead, there is a 'fill' option. Also the 'reverse' option will be an update soon to come! Please contact me ( so I can help you how to use the 'fill' option!

N-jewelrydesigner ,

Ok app

I love Kumihimo and was excited when I saw info about this app but I was a little disappointed with what it offered for the price. I would like to be able to do the bead set up and see what it would look like. I almost regret buying it, I hope there is an update soon.

Developer Response ,

The purpose of the app is to design first and then see what the bead layout is. What you want is to do it in reverse. This is not what the app is about. We can think about making a second app for this purpose!


Janet Nijman
11.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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