Are you in the market for embroidery or digitizing software? If so, it’s likely no surprise that Hatch embroidery software has come across your radar.

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This article will cover what Hatch embroidery digitizer is, what it can do, how to receive our exclusive bonuses, and the difference between purchasing with the Flexpay option versus a one-time payment. Let’s get started!

What is Hatch Embroidery Digitizer?

Much like the name implies, Hatch Embroidery Digitizer is an embroidery software program that allows you to edit and digitize your own custom embroidery designs (and sew much more).

P.S. If you don’t know, embroidery digitizing is the art of creating embroidery design files using embroidery software that run on your embroidery machine. Click here to learn more about digitizing now.

Hatch Digitizer comes equipped with all sorts of easy-to-use digitizing tools to ensure you can tackle virtually any embroidery project that comes your way. These include:

  • Manual Digitizing Tools: Create new designs or turn your existing designs into something extra special with professional quality results. Digitize objects from scratch and customize these designs using classic, well-loved functions such as “curved fills” and “gradient fills” without the complexity of standard digitizing software. Plus, want to digitize faster? Take advantage of powerful tools that Wilcom is famous for, such as auto-branching and auto-redwork.
  • Auto Digitizing Tools: Convert artwork to embroidery automatically. The Auto-Digitizing Add-on software recognizes various bitmap and vector shapes in artwork and automatically chooses the most suitable stitch type to use, the closest join, and the best stitching sequence. Simply select the image and then click the tool and the software does the work for you.
  • PhotoStitch Tools: Take a photo and turn it into the perfect embroidery gift! Whether it’s a loved one, child, or pet, use this tool to convert a photo into an embroidery image instantly.
  • EMB Format: Creating EMB file formats allows you to modify your design as if they’re vector-based files with points. Using an EMB file makes editing faster and easier. 

Is Hatch Digitizer Software Only For Digitizing?

Absolutely not! Hatch is a modular-based program, meaning that there are 4 different levels, which allow you to do different things depending on your embroidery needs. 

You can purchase these modules all at once when purchasing the Digitizer module or in chunks with the option to easily upgrade as your embroidery skills grow. You can do so much more than just digitizing with Hatch Digitizer because it comes loaded with all 3 of the lower levels included within it. These 3 lower levels include:

  • Hatch Organizer: Embroidery software to organize your designs, resize, recolor, and convert to your machine file format.
  • Hatch Personalizer: Embroidery software for lettering and monogramming. Turn your ready-made items into unique custom-made masterpieces in just a few easy steps. Includes everything in Hatch Organizer.
  • Hatch Composer: Embroidery software for editing and quilting. There is nothing quite like creating your very own unique embroidery designs quickly and easily. Includes everything in Hatch Personalizer.

P.S. Want to see a more in-depth comparison of the different Hatch levels? Click here to find out more. 

Given that Hatch Digitizer has the Composer, Personalizer, and Organizer levels built into it, you can also:

  • Edit designs
  • Resize designs
  • Organize designs
  • Add embroidery lettering and monogramming
  • Create embroidery quilt blocks using ESA quilting glyphs
  • Convert design file formats
  • Adjust design settings for different fabric types
  • Sew much more!

How Does Hatch Embroidery Digitizer Compare to Other Digitizing Programs?

Although there are many options out there, Hatch has cemented its place as one of the world’s top embroidery software programs in a relatively short time. 

Why? Because Hatch is created by Wilcom, the world leader in commercial digitizing software for over 30 years. Until just a couple of years ago, Wilcom was mainly only available in the commercial embroidery industry.

That’s when they “Hatched” their new program geared specifically to the “home embroidery industry,” and Hatch was born.

What sets Hatch apart from all other programs in the “home” industry is how easy it to use. Because it is built on the same platform Wilcom’s commercial software, it takes a lot of the guesswork out of creating designs and automatically fills in a lot of the digitizing “blanks” for you. Hatch is an extremely user-friendly program that essentially puts the user in “auto-pilot” without even knowing it and then generates machine-friendly results without the traditional learning curve. 

I could go on for days about what sets Hatch apart from the other digitizing programs available, so if you’d like to learn more about what makes Hatch special, I highly suggest you check out our article on What is the Best Embroidery Digitizing Software?

Why Order Hatch Through Embroidery Legacy? Free Bonuses!

We are an official Hatch reseller. When you purchase through Embroidery Legacy, you receive more than just amazing software. You also get bonus fonts, monograms, education, designs, and more. You will have everything you could need to turn your creative embroidery ideas into reality. 

Click here to learn more about our exclusive Hatch bonuses now.

When you order any Hatch level through Embroidery Legacy, we provide you with superior customer support, as well as a ton of amazing exclusive bonuses to help you get the most out of your software. 

When ordering through Embroidery Legacy, you will still receive the free Academy Silver Pass offered by Hatch with your purchase of any level of Hatch Embroidery Software. Our bonuses are a premium incentive on top of promotions from Hatch. 

The Embroidery Legacy bonuses you will receive will depend on which level you purchase.

Hatch Digitizer bonuses

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When you purchase Hatch Digitizer, we’ll provide you with: 

  • The entire first level of our fan-favorite Digitizer’s Dream Course: Learn how to easily create embroidery designs using your new Hatch from John Deer, the world’s most awarded embroidery digitizer for over 20 years.
  • Hatch overview video lesson: Receive a guided tutorial & learn where the essential tools are located in your new software.
  • 8 hours of non-software specific education on digitizing theory: Learn the age-old theory behind embroidery digitizing to get the most out of your new software.
  • Receive the 5 beautiful embroidery designs shown below.
  • An additional 10 professionally digitized ESA fonts of your choice (choose from 800+): Further customize your software with fonts & monograms that fit your embroidery style.
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Click here to find out more about Hatch Digitizer.

Hatch Composer bonuses

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When you purchase Hatch Composer, we’ll provide you with: 

  • 10 professionally digitized ESA fonts of your choice (800+ fonts to choose from)
  • Receive the 5 beautiful embroidery designs shown above.

Click here to find out more about Hatch Composer.

Hatch Personalizer bonuses

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When you purchase Hatch Personalizer, we’ll provide you with:

  • 5 professionally digitized ESA fonts of your choice (800+ fonts to choose from)
  • Receive the 5 beautiful embroidery designs shown above.

Click here to find out more about Hatch Personalizer.

Hatch Organizer bonuses

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When you purchase Hatch Organizer, we’ll provide you with: 

  • 5 professionally digitized ESA fonts of your choice (800+ fonts to choose from)

Click here to find out more about Hatch Organizer.

Don’t forget you must purchase your Hatch software through Embroidery Legacy to receive these exclusive bonuses. You can do this by beginning your order on our website by clicking here.

You are still covered by a full 30-day money-back guarantee when purchasing through us as an official Hatch reseller.

ESA fonts

We have the world’s largest database of over 800 ESA embroidery fonts. The bonus ESA fonts you’ll choose when you purchase through us will load directly into your new Hatch software and perform the same way the pre-loaded ESA fonts that came with Hatch do.

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What is Hatch Digitizer FlexPay?

Hatch Digitizer and Hatch Composer levels can be purchased in two different ways. You can purchase the software outright or use the FlexPay option. The FlexPay option allows you to make 12 equal convenient payments. 

Hatch Digitizer:

  • $1,099 US one time payment
  • $99 US monthly installments over 12 months with FlexPay

Hatch Composer:

  • $499 US one time payment
  • $45 US monthly installments over 12 months with FlexPay

Keep in mind as there are different ways to purchase each level through Embroidery Legacy, it will influence how you receive our exclusive bonuses:

  • Purchasing the software outright: When purchasing the software outright, you will receive your bonuses once we receive verification from Wilcom that you purchased through us.
  • Purchasing the software with FlexPay: When purchasing the software with FlexPay, you will receive the same bonuses. You will have access to the Digitizer’s Dream Course as soon as we receive confirmation of your purchase from Hatch. However, given the nature of digital files, your bonus fonts and embroidery designs will not be sent until your final FlexPay payment is completed.
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Some things to keep in mind regarding FlexPay:

  • It is a payment plan devised of 12 equal payments occurring for 12 months: interest-free payments
  • Payments are automatic: you don’t have to worry about forgetting a payment
  • You must have a debit or credit card to use the FlexPay option, which allows international transactions: PayPal isn’t available
  • Pricing is listed in U.S. dollars: if applicable, tax will be added to your payments depending on where you’re purchasing from

Why Is Hatch So Affordable?

Now the best part is the price! It is most definitely one of the most cost-effective programs available today compared to all the “reputable” digitizing software programs available.

We would go as far as saying it is the least expensive compared to the other reputable brands. So how is it possible that the best software with the most features is priced lower than all the competition?

The answer is that Hatch is only sold directly through Wilcom and a limited amount of very carefully chosen Official Hatch Resellers. This is to reduce the costs and get the program into consumers’ hands at the best price possible. Many other reputable programs sold out there (especially those sold through physical stores) must be priced higher to account for dealer margins & overhead.

With our history of helping digitizers past the learning curve as well as being an official Hatch reseller, we have made it our goal to provide community, education, and interactive learning geared specifically for Hatch.

We stand by the saying, “any digitizing software is only as good as the education available for it!”

Remember, there are extremely cheap “bargain” digitizing programs out there that are under $100 USD. From our experience, you often get what you pay for with these.

What Happens with Hatch Updates and Upgrades?

Historically speaking, all Hatch updates have been free. These are mainly for small performance-based improvements.

In regards to upgrades, Hatch does have paid upgrades, these are optional. However, from what we’ve seen compared to other programs out there, the cost is very well justified. Upgrades usually come with new tools and features that either make digitizing easier or are just downright fun. For instance, the photo stitch digitizing tool was a new feature of the Hatch version 2 upgrade.

Now keep in mind that even other software programs claiming you will never have to “pay” for upgrades are not wrong. However, from what we’ve seen, they also very rarely release new features into the software. Instead, we’ve seen them release entirely new software programs with new features that are required to be purchased outright all over again. 

Conclusion: Buy Through Embroidery Legacy for Great Support & Bonuses

We strongly believe Hatch is the best embroidery digitizing software available to home embroiderers. With an easy to use interface, multiple features, and at a great price, it’s easy to see why we stand behind this software. 

If you’re ready to purchase Hatch, and transform your dreams into reality with professional results, be sure to purchase through us. Purchase through Embroidery Legacy to receive our quality support and exclusive bonuses (that’s an extra $235 worth of added Hatch software bonuses!).

If you’re new to Hatch, try before you buy! The quality and support of the software will speak for itself. Click here to download your free 30-day trial of Hatch through usAs a bonus for downloading your free trial from us, we also provide you with our free Digitizing Made Easy Challenge

P.S. Did you know that we run the world’s largest Hatch embroidery specific Facebook group with over 7,000 active members. If you have any questions about the software before purchasing, or even already own the software and have questions about how to use it, please feel free to join our amazing group to get an answer. Click here to join now. We’re here to help!