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Initial Stitch Software

Design Custom Lettering & Monogramming in Minutes with Initial Stitch Software!

Even if you’ve never used embroidery software before, Initial Stitch software is easy to learn and is compatible with most brands of embroidery machines.

  • For 4" x 4" and 5" x 7" hoops
  • Resize & save design files
  • Merge your own designs with the built-in lettering & monograms


Lettering Fonts

Enjoy 25 beautifully digitized fonts that include a small 5mm font plus larger fonts for monograms and almost everything in between! Choose from whimsical styles, script letters or traditional block styles to create your personalized designs.


Monogramming Fonts

PLUS Décor and Modern Angles fonts include built-in monogram embellishment options.

Monogramming Fonts


Decorative Frames

Add decorative frames to your lettering or monograms.

Decorative Frames


Resize Designs

Resize Your Designs

Resize your designs to suit your project in either a 4” x 4” or 5” x 7” hoop size.

Resize Designs

Merge Your Design

Merge your own designs from a variety of embroidery design file formats with the built-in lettering & monogram designs.

Center and Flip Designs

Center and Flip Your Designs

Flip designs horizontally & vertically; center designs horizontally & vertically.

Align Text

Align Text

Align text in multiple lines or on a circle path.

Reshape text

Reshape text

Choose from 11 Text Envelopes to reshape the built-in text into concave, convex, pennant and rectangle shapes.

Change Fill Patterns

Change Fill Patterns

Customize the built-in lettering, monogramming & frames with 14 fill patterns.

Adjust Designs

Adjust Designs to Suit Your Fabric

The built-in recipes guide you in adjusting stitch properties to suit your fabric and in selecting the right stabilizer type for your project.

Preview Designs

Preview Designs on Backgrounds

Preview your designs on a range of built-in background colors, or import an image of your own fabric to preview.

Select from Popular

Select from Popular Thread Charts

Choose from the built-in thread charts for many thread manufacturers, including the Brother Enhanced Thread Chart.


Save in Your Machine's File Format

With the ability to save your design in a selection of embroidery design file formats*, Initial Stitch is compatible with most brands of home embroidery machines.

* Choose from 11 different embroidery design file formats


Initial Stitch software is available at mass retailers in a retail package that contains a prepaid download code. You will need to purchase this software package (SKU# SAINIT), and then download the software, instruction manual and installation guide from the ‘Download software’ link below onto your computer, to activate your software using the provided download code.

Included in the Initial Stitch retail package: Software activation code and instructions on how to install and activate the software.



File formats (Compatible with most brands of home embroidery machines):
  • Save designs in multiple formats: PES(V4-10), SEW, JEF, HUS, PCS, DST, XXX, EXP, SHV, VIP, VP3, BRF
  • Import designs in multiple formats: PES, PHC, SEW, JEF, HUS, PCS, DST, XXX, EXP, SHV, VIP, VP3, ART
    • Import PHC file formats to utilize Brother machine built-in designs
  • PEN file viewer included to view Brother encrypted designs
Minimum PC Requirements:
  • Computer: PC or compatible computer
  • Operation System: Windows® 7/8.1/10
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512MB (1GB or more is recommended)
  • Hard disk free space: 300MB
  • Moniitor: XGA (1024x768), 16-bit color or higher
  • Port: 1 available USB Port
  • Internet Access: Required for software download and activation

An internet connection is required to redeem the code and download the software, instruction manual and installation guide onto your computer.

Made in the USA from imported software (Canada)