SewArt is software for converting clipart or other forms of raster and vector
images into an embroidery file. Image processing tools and a step-by-step wizard are provided to produce an image
suitable for yielding a high-quality embroidery stitch-out. You may download the current user manual for more details about the many features available in SewArt.
SewArt has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware
Downloading and Ordering Information
You may download the SewArt software by clicking the appropriate (32 or 64 bit) link
below. The DEMO (valid for 30 days) and the Retail versions are combined in the same link. To order the product license
online, click the associated "Add-to-Cart" button to the right of the download links. The activation (registration)
code will be emailed to you once your payment has been approved (usually no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the order, although
eChecks may take up to 5 days to clear). It is strongly recommended to use Internet Explorer - and not other
browsers - to download or run the installer for this product.
of Software Are Final
It is strongly recommended that the product be run in DEMO mode to determine if it
is satisfactory for your needs, before purchasing a license.
Once a license - which is a form of electronic media
- is purchased, it can not be returned for refund or exchange.
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Demo - Free for 30 days
License Valid for both 32/64 bit
both bit versions
Features of SewArt (an auto-digitizer for embroidery files)
raster or vector format images (supported input formats include *.bmp, *.png, *.jpg, *.gif, *.wmf, and *.emf)
images in other (unsupported) file formats to be pasted into the SewArt workspace
- Converts images
to high-quality embroidery files for sewing
- Supports output embroidery file formats including Brother (c) *.pes,
Janome (c) *.jef, and Singer (c) *.xxx (these may be converted by SewWhat-Pro, or other embroidery editors, to a much larger variety of embroidery file formats compatible
with most home and commercial machines)
- Contains image-processing tools for converting images into color-reduced,
smoothed images suitable for digitizing
- Includes a variety of pattern fills which can be applied to sew
individual regions of the image
- Supports both auto-digitizing and manual digitizing options
to give substantial user control over the digitizing process
help that accompanies SewArt contains a mini-tutorial that describes the steps necessary to load input image
files and convert them to embroidery files. After opening SewArt by double-clicking the desktop icon, click
the Help/Help Topics menu item. This will open the Getting Started main help page which presents a
step-by-step tutorial for using the various features of SewArt.
Several image-processing tools
are available in SewArt. In many cases, these will be necessary to use in order to reduce the color
content and smooth the image file before it can be sewn. Usually, clipart images are already smooth enough to be sewn immediately,
so these constitute a good set of images for starting to use the digitizing features of SewArt.
a suitable image has been obtained the auto-digitizing Sewing mode is entered by clicking the Convert toolbar
button (the sewing-machine icon). This presents a stitching toolbar from which choices for pattern fills,
stitch angles, etc., can be made. Options for auto-digitizing the entire image or just a single color, or
manually sewing each color in the image, are available on this toolbar.
Below is a clipart image that was sewn with SewArt using the default pattern fill. The textured fill
appears after the image has been converted (sewn) to stitches. In this case, the conversion process took less than 5 minutes
to complete. More complicated images will take longer and require use of the image conversion tools prior to producing the
|Clipart Image Sewn with SewArt
Free Programmable Fill (PAS) Creator+Editor
The programmable fills available in SewArt are stored in PAS file format. They are automatically
loaded when the Sewing mode is opened. The PAS Creator application is a free application that allows you to edit existing fills and create new ones.
below shows the workspace for the PAS editor. The outline of a heron has been imported (using the Paste button) and serves
as a template for creating the PAS outline points (the red points added by clicking along the template). The "motif"
view to the right shows how the pattern will appear when it fills a region in SewArt. The PAS file should
be saved to the "Pattern Fills" folder in the SewArt folder to appear in the fill list.
Windows NT, XP, Windows 2000, VISTA, or Windows 7/8. Use on a MAC requires a Windows Emulator.