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Need Embroidery buttonhole software

Trudy415 | Posted in Machine Embroidery on

In the March 2008 issue of threads pgs 22-23 there is an article on embroideried buttonholes. Does anyone know what the name brand/software is that would include this feature?  That would be so good to do it as embroidery and not depend on the old fashioned way!!!


  1. Palady | | #1

    Would you consider being in touch with the Threads staff and pose your question to them?

    Sometime going to the source is the better way.


    1. Trudy415 | | #2

      Thanks, I already did send an email to their staff and hopefully will  get a reply soon.

      Appreciate it very much, and have a great day

      1. Palady | | #4

        If you mentioned having done so, I missed the reading.

        Sure hope you get a reply so you can post what information you'll have been given.

        Sometimes articles fall short in including useful data as footnotes.  Perhaps it's a matter of space.



  2. Pattiann42 | | #3

    The author of the Threads article is Jennifer Stern, manager of the Manchester Sewing Center.  You can e-mail or call (numbers on site): 



    Edited 2/24/2008 1:16 pm ET by spicegirl1

  3. MaryinColorado | | #5

    My Husq/Viking Customizing software and my Pfaff 4D Suite both have many buttonholes that can be machine embroidered, you can change the size, etc., and set up the distance between them on the computer before copying to go into the embroidery machine.  They can be used as a fabric decoration, leaving the buttonholes uncut too. 

     I don't know if other companies have this or if you can buy them in a package for embroidery machines or not.

  4. Crazy K | | #6

    Embroidery Library has decorative buttonholes that can be purchased.  I'm sure some of the other design companies do as well..........if that's what you're looking for.


      1. Trudy415 | | #8

        Thanks to all in reference to the article in Threads mag on the embroideried buttonholes.

        FYI - Embroiderydesigns.com has many beautiful designs but the price is $15. for each one   Embroideryonline.com has a pack of (qty:30) for $69.  I believe that is where i may purchase, more bang for the buck!

        Again Thanks for all the emails on this subject, and as a new member I realize I need to read more, and more!!!

        Trudy415 in Spring, Texas

        1. MaryinColorado | | #9

          http://www.emblibrary.com has many nice designs, you can go to thier projects page and see what people have made with thier designs, they have a little newsletter you can sign up for that is very worthwhile.  They have excellent instructions that can be downloaded and saved for everything from the basics to specialty techniques.  They have different sales all the time, the best prices I've ever found for reliable designs.  You can get designs for as little as $1.00 a piece.  You can even go back and redownload designs if you misplace them.  That's where I think you will get the most "bang for your buck".

          http://www.marthapullen.com and http://www.sewbeautiful.com have excellent heirloom type designs.  You can join her internet embroidery clubs and receive designs each month.  Sew Beautiful magazine has a project for the design each month. 

          Creative Machine Embroidery has a free design each month online that also coincides with a project in the magazine.

          Happy embroidering, Trudy! 

          1. Trudy415 | | #10

            Thanks Mary!

            I believe I may do some more shopping before I decide on one.

            Question:  The one I picked out for $69.00 showed it is only available by download and not recieve the software by mail. Are most available designs which you purchase online, only available by download?

            I have a laptop that i use to transfer designs to my machine (Singer Quantum Futura CE-200 or 250), and I will use a PNY flash drive 4G to download to.  As long as I download in the correct format for my machine to the flash drive, I shouldn't have any problems accessing the download, correct?

            Appreciate your input......Trudy



          2. MaryinColorado | | #11

            I prefer to download the designs to "my documents" usually in a zip format.  That way I can unzip, look at the design in my software in the appropriate format, change colors or whatever, if needed, then save them to floppy disk, jump drive, my designs on the hard drive in the folder that best relates to that particular design or group of designs.  Sometimes the colors are not accurate in the downloaded files, The design size might fit well in a smaller hoop so this is a good time to set that up before saving the design.  This also gives my antivirus program a chance to scan the opened file before it ever gets near my embroidery machine.

            I only download designs from places that I trust and believe are safe.  There are many free designs out there, but it's not worth risking a virus and losing your hard drive.  I was told in the beginning (about 10 years ago) that the safest way was to download to floppies, but I don't do that anymore since I am comfortable with the companies I get designs from. 

            If you download directly to your flashdrive, the file won't open in your machine if it is a zip file.  Then you have "junk files that you can't use" and I don't know if they would corrupt it. 

            Some places will allow you to chose whether to download or have the designs sent via email. 

            I'm not an expert, so this is just info from my personal experience. 


          3. Crazy K | | #12

            I was just reading the input from Mary and checked (to make sure) the Emb. Library site and found that you can choose to download either zipper or unzipped or choose to receive via email in either zipper or unzipped fashion.  Does that answer your question?

            I buy from them almost exclusively because I like the fact that you can buy either packs or individual designs and they have sales and specials running all the time.  If you sign up for their free newsletter via email it comes weekly and you will be in the know of all the sales going on.  Their designs are much less expensive than most of the rest and the quality is top-notch.  Their most expensive individual design is about $7.99 and they have many for $1 plus free ones each month.  The free ones become part of the regular line so the quality is the same as the purchased ones.

            No, I am not affiliated with them at all...........just a loyal customer!


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