Ink/Stitch is described as 'An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ink/Stitch for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Raspberry Pi. The best alternative is Embroidermodder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ink/Stitch are Crosti (Free, Open Source), Blender CAM (Free, Open Source), PyCAM (Free, Open Source) and Pulse Ambassador (Free).
Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats. It allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.
This tool allows you to make your own unique cross stitch scheme from custom image. You can resize and rotate image, reduce the number of colors, change image palette, make cross stitch design, preview it, save and print.
PyCAM is a toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or SVG files. The resulting GCode can be used with EMC2 or any other machine controller.
Ambassador is a free helper application that allows for minor changes (change colors, re-size designs, clean-up short stitches, etc.) of embroidery designs that have been created in the commercial embroidery software Tajima DG/ML.
Based on the same core software as Wilcom’s acclaimed professional embroidery design software, .EMBroidery TrueSizer provides the same unique advantages of the ‘all-in-one’ EMB file format – at little or no cost.
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