Old Favorite features

Creative DRAWings® 8 includes added features such as Autoborder, Rectangular and Circular Array and Adding New Objects as Clones. Plus all the features already loved by Creative Drawings® users such as the Automatic Parameter Adjustment for chosen fabric, Text Editing and Automatic appliqué option.

  • Create original embroidery designs within seconds from vector or bitmap images (Load .cmx, .eps, .emf, .svg, .AI, .bmp, .dib, .rle, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif, .wmf, .tif, .tiff, .png, .ico).
  • Edit existing embroidery designs*.
  • Add text using TrueType® fonts on your computer.  Adjust each letter or the group of letters with path placement
  • Modify stitch types – change from satin to fillor fill to satin plus try the piping, appliqué, net, or cross stitch options.  Let Creative DRAWings® automatically generate the proper stitches
  • Set Stitch direction for any area in your design – improve your design texture.
  • Easily add an outline to any object.
  • Automatic Parameter adjustment for the type of fabric you choose to stitch on.
  • Clipart library
  • Implement inertia / kinetic scrolling
  • Sequence manager – show objects
  • Selection options were added in the right click menu
  • Monogramming
  • Array Fill
  • Array Adjustments
  • Palette order
  • File formats
  • Text Abbreviation
  • Smart text
  • Automatic appliqué option – choose an object, click appliqué and let Creative DRAWings® do the rest.
  • Advanced object and node editing with Bezier curves
  • Align your objects with one of 11 different Shape Alignment options.
  • Advanced stitch editing with Wings’ modular®- included with Creative DRAWings®.
  • 3000 Embroidery Designs included!
  • *Load the following formats: Experience.,nsg; Milestone .mls; Tajima .dst, .dsz, .dsb .tbf; SWF .sst; Sauer .SAS; Pfaff .ksm, .pcs, .pcm, .vip; Singer .xxx; Happy .tap; Bernina/ Melco expanded .exp; Brother/Babylock/Bernina .pec, .pes; Husqvarna Viking .hus, .vip, .shv; Janome .jef, .jef+, .sew; Juki .M3; Toyota .10O; Bernina .art; QuiltCAD .hqf; PC Quilter .txt; Statler Stitcher .qli.
  • Guideline editor
  • Monochrome photo-stitch
  • Export to VP3 file format
  • Magic Wand designing tool
  • Improved Macro selection dialog
  • We now support Open Type Fonts (.otf)
  • Rotation in rectangular array
  • Circular array Contour ability with or without Equal steps
  • Advanced embroidery properties
  • Import .PLT vector files
  • New Quilt styles

Export designs from Creative DRAWings 8 and Wings' modular to iPad and iPhone

Export designs to Dropbox and sync with ipad

This is the World's first communication between the Windows software, Creative DRAWings v.6, Wings' modular v.5 and your DRAWings Snap embroidery library! Magically get your designs within your iPhone/iPad/iPod to be used on the go!

Create your own design packages that will be automatically synced with your iPad/iPhone/iPod through your Dropbox account. Use the designs to show them to your customers, to your friends and transfer them immediately to your embroidery machine through various mass storage utilities.

Clipart feature

Clipart library

Insert Clipart, Search clipart by tags, filter designs by tags, Different views in the clipart library dialog for easier selection, Add – Delete tags on every clipart, Rename clipart name and add any design to clipart


  • Monogramming templates designs
  • Monogramming wizard
  • Ability to insert 3 characters for monogramming
  • Ability to select Font from every True Type font available in the system.
  • Ability to select monogram between different monogram shapes. Ability to edit freely the inserted monogram containers inside the Node editor and transform their shape.
  • Ability to specify which section of a character will be under or above when two or more are overlapping.

Clipart feature

Clipart feature

Array fill

  • Create Fill Array with any shape
  • Create Outline Array with any shape
  • Create Fill Array from Clipart design
  • Create Outline Array from Clipart design
  • Change Array fill or outline by using a different shape as fill
  • Create a Fill or Outline Array as clone object. Adjust the original shape and the changes are automatically applied at the objects inside the Fill Array

Array Adjustments

  • Ability to choose between various fills, like Rectangle, Circular, Contour and Single line
  • Add offset to Array fill/outline
  • Adjust horizontal and Vertical spacing between shapes manually through Node editor or by providing specific values at Object properties toolbar.
  • Rotate array shapes by adjusting the respective handle manually through Node editor or by providing specific values at Object properties toolbar.

  • Slant array shapes and create beautiful patterns by adjusting the respective handle manually through Node editor or by providing specific values at Object properties toolbar. The slant value changes the position of the successive array lines
  • Ability to Keep the array shape inside its container by trimming the parts that overflow
  • Separate array fill object to its sub objects
  • Ability to edit the Array fill container through node editor (Edit outline option)

Text Abbreviation

  • Insert Abbreviation inside your text designs. Create New, Edit existing, Delete existing, reset to default options are available.
  • In general you can use combinations of special characters and numbers that will be replaced with a specific symbol you have assigned in the Abbreviation's editor
  • In order to use the abbreviations you have to have the Smart text checkbox checked

Clipart feature

Clipart feature

Monochrome photo-stitch

You have the ability to either create CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) photo-stitch designs or Monochrome in any color you prefer.

Circular array Contour ability with or without Equal steps

When you apply a circular array on a specific object the "Contour steps" and the "Equal steps" options appear on the "Tool options" toolbar. With the "Contour steps" you can specify the contour steps of the circular array you are creating by echoing the shapes of the array and with the "Equal steps" enabled you can multiply the objects of the contoured circles so to appear that they are increasing gradually.

Clipart feature

Clipart feature

Rotation in rectangular array

Ability to rotate the Rectangular arrays you are creating easily by dragging the respective control handle while you are creating it. This allows you to position the array in the right angle and produce the design you prefer.

New Quilt styles

You can use any of the new Quilt styles and create beautiful designs for Quilting.

Clipart feature

Clipart feature

Magic Wand designing tool

With the Magic Wand tool you can create shapes that consists of the intersection of two or more other shapes.

Guideline editor

  • Ability to edit the guideline's position with precise values
  • Ability to specify the Y and X axis for Horizontal and Vertical guidelines respectively
  • Ability to specify the Angle for diagonal guidelines
  • Ability to Lock and hide guidelines

Clipart feature

Clipart feature

Sequence manager – show objects

Every time you hover over a specific object of the sequence manager, the respective object is focused on the screen by moving the view port of the software over the object.

  • Implement inertia / kinetic scrolling

  • Interactive smooth scrolling (Zoom in – Zoom out) to the design that gives a more flowing feeling to the working space. No image

  • Selection options were added in the right click menu

  • Selection of objects became easier by adding the most used selection option in the right click menu.

  • Import .PLT vector files

  • We can import .PLT vector files and convert them to embroidery

  • File formats

    • Support for .AI format up to CS5
    • Support for .EPS format up to CS5 without text objects(if the text objects are converted to curves we open them fine)
  • Improved Macro selection dialog

  • Inside the Macro dialog you can now view the limits of the selected Macro. This is very helpful for making the correct selection.

  • Export to VP3 file format

  • Ability to export the designs to VP3 file Format

  • We now support Open Type Fonts (.otf)

  • We expanded the range of the supported Font types and now we also support Open Type Fonts (.otf)

  • Palette order

  • Ability to edit the palette order and which palettes will be shown through the respective dialog of "Tools>Options" window

  • New featrues: auto-border tool, retangular & circular array, slow redraw, export to quilt formats, add new objects as close, net fill embroidery and more.Auto-Border tool with Satin Serial and Running Stitch types.
    • Create an “echo quilting” effect around your embroidery design. Choose a satin, running, double or triple stitch to emphasize your embroidery.
    • YouTube Video Auto-Border Tool
  • Rectangular Array tool.
    • Fill your hoop with embroidery for making wonderful fabric. Or create a continuous border for skirts, towels, sheets and more.
  • Circular Array tool.
    • Form a grouping of designs, Wingdings®, letters or shapes to create something completely new with this great tool. Use the Kaleidoscope rotation that gives multiple reflections for special designs.
    • YouTube Video —  Circular Array Tool
  • Slow redraw — Embroidery machine simulation.
    • See how your design will stitch before you stitch out on your embroidery machine – save time and thread. 
  • Export designs to Quilt formats.
    • If you quilt with an automated quilter, mid or long arm machine, Creative DRAWings® will create files for your machine in many file formats (.qdata, .dxf, .emf, .wmf, .plt, .hqf, .txt, .qli.)
  • Add new objects as clones.
  • Improved embroidery image Export the 3D realistic embroidery preview as an embroidery-look image and use it for textile printing or for promoting your work.
    • Use Creative DRAWings® with printable fabrics to make beautiful embroidery look transfers or your own special fabric for appliqués or quilt blocks.
  • Net fill embroidery
    • Make your own lace designs.
  • Open multiple tabs with designs to easily copy and paste designs to compose new embroideries.
  • Create embroidery designs by capturing images from your webcam.
    • Trace the design for an abstract look or open as a cross stitch, 4 color photo stitch or use as a backdrop.


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