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.
• Quick Look / previews and thumbnails in other apps.
• 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 2.17.5

• PES v11.0 support added.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

NicPapScott ,

Best embroidery software for Mac users!

I love StitchBuddy and have it installed on all my Mac devices - iMac, iPad and even iPhone. The ease for which you can edit and create embroidery designs while lounging with your iPad is amazing! It keeps a thumbnail image of all your purchased files organized and easy to find when creating new monograms or whatever you embroider. It has a simple and intuitive way to edit files that saves as you go. To top it all off, StitchBuddy is reasonably priced compared to other embroidery software and has the ability to try it before you buy it (you can’t save regular sized files before purchasing). There isn’t much out there for Mac users, but StitchBuddy can be used on all your Mac devices!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much 😊

Megalard ,

Whole New Level

This has got to be one of the greatest apps out there for embroidery. Embroiders that have been doing this for years can’t do all the things I can do with a design. They download it and that’s it. They are all jealous because they use PC’s not Apple products. Showing my designs off I have gotten many to go to Apple and StitchBuddy. Put this an dEmbroidery Library and you almost don’t need anything else. Yeah Apple and StitchBuddy!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this great feedback 😊

Mayoraima ,

Great App

I love it. Easy to use. Very practical specially for people like me, that design some embroidery once in a while for home use. Not a pro at all. But let me tell you that the designs I made with the app looks very much like pro! And Mattias is fantastic. He answered all my questions very fast and kindly. I’ll give you more stars if I could!!! Ah! The greatest thing is that I handle everything from mi iPad. No more laptops or desktops for embroidery. 👍🏼💪🏼well done!

Developer Response ,

Thanks & enjoy 😊


Matthias Arndt
6.2 MB

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


English, German

Age Rating
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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