Have you heard of Embrilliance Essentials embroidery software for Mac? I hadn’t either. If you are a Mac owner, and have given any thought to exploring machine embroidery, you may or may not, realize that most embroidery sewing machine software is not compatible with Mac computers. When I first discovered this little-known fact, I felt immediately deflated, but I soon realized that Embroidery Software for Mac users actually does exist. It just took a little time and some researching on my part.
Embrilliance Embroidery Software for Mac and PC
I sew and embroider with a Brother SE 400, which supports direct USB connection to any computer with a USB port. That’s extremely convenient for loading designs directly to my machine, but doesn’t do much for altering, editing or creating. However, much to my delight, I did discover Embrilliance Essentials, embroidery software for those of us using Mac computers with our Embroidery Sewing Machines (also available for windows PC’s).
Since I have only delved into machine embroidery in the past 2 years, I do not pretend to understand, or know ALL there is to know about machine embroidery. I am learning new things everyday, and inviting our readers to join me, as I explore the world of machine embroidery.
Where Can I buy Embrilliance Essentials?
I purchased Embrilliance Essentials and downloaded it to my MacBook Computer. The install was smooth (from disk). You can purchase the disk from SewingMachinesPlus.com or many other online sewing specialty stores. The software is also available on Embrilliance.com as a download or from the Apple Store. I just prefer a disk.
What Can I do with Embrilliance Essentials?
Now, as far as using the software, I have found it to be fairly easy to understand and learn, although there are still some things I am trying figure out. I am able to customize, resize designs, add multiple designs and fonts to create my own designs, change colors, and add special effects. It is not a digitizing software, so you can’t take a drawing and convert it to an embroidery design. It only works with existing embroidery designs and fonts that you already have in your collection.
Some Great Features:
- Includes 12 fonts
- Can read 28 different embroidery files and write 16 different files
- Resize down to half, and up to 250%
- Multi-line lettering
- Group and Ungroup
- Overlap designs, remove significant understitching
- Change and alter colors
- Run a simulator to visually see how your design will sew out
Without digitizing, this embroidery software for Mac offers a great selection of customizing tools to make your designs YOUR own. Obviously, the original design creators hold the copyright, but you will be able to add your own touch of creativity with Embrilliance Essentials. For a closer look at some of the features and options available with Embrilliance Essentials Embroidery Software for Mac, check out this “sneak peek” video: