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PE Design 11

PE DESIGN 11 Embroidery software is perfect for both the casual hobbyist and the home-based business entrepreneur.

$1,599.95 RRP (Inc. GST)

Packed with powerful and time-saving features, it comes with 1,000+ built-in designs, and all the tools you need generate your own embroidery. Whether you are designing for hats, pillows, shirts or bags, the fabric selector makes it easy. Import vector files or trace picture images, produce the design of your dreams from simple monograms to glorious PhotoStitch™ designs. Choose your favourite stitch style or design your own using Stitch Design Factory. If you love decorative fills, you’ll love the automatic fill options and echo fills available which are delightful as they are, or can easily be customised for something more unique. Use any of the included 120 regular fonts or 10 built-in fonts - or you can even create your own font. Now you can design and see exactly what you’ll get, set background colours to match your fabric, and select your own thread colour from any of the popular pallets included, or import a new one if you need. Save time changing threads stitching by designing using the Intelligent Colour Sort feature, and if you love colour blending with the gradation tool. 

Whether you are using a small single-needle machine or a large multi-needle, it will save you time and stress when you preselect and design to fit your frame and even split designs with ease. You’ll love being able to ‘press play' and watch as your design is virtually stitched in front of your eyes before you send your designs by WIFI to your embroidery machine or ScanNCut. When you want to recall your favourite design to use again, you’ll love the Design Database which makes design selection and retrieval a breeze. PE Design 11 includes an easy-to-follow quick reference guide to get you started and a range of tutorials to make you an expert. 


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Unleash your potential with our newest and most advanced embroidery design software: PE-Design 11.

Choose PE-Design 11 to design, convert, edit and scan your own embroidery patterns on your computer. You can even convert images into photo stitch designs or create appliqué patterns. Once complete, you can send your designs to your embroidery or sewing machines, or even selected models of ScanNCut machines.

PE-Design 11 also lets you specify multiple sewing directions, optimise sewing order, convert stitch patterns to outline patterns and much more. With a host of built in designs, fonts and its new, easy-to-use interface, you’re sure to love working with the PE-Design 11. 


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Key Features

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  • Design, convert, edit and scan your own embroidery patterns  
  • Convert your own images into photo stitching
  • Send patterns direct to your WiFi-enabled Brother sewing machine
  • 130 fonts with font filter & font mapping
  • Stitch Design Factory - create your own stitches
  • Compatible with ScanNCut - import FCM files to create embroidery designs
  • More powerful quilting functions - echo fill, decorative fill, stippling and much more 


  • Printing and stitching
  • Mix gradients and colours
  • Photostitch
  • Cross stitch
  • Layout and Editing Center – design embroideries, appliqués and more
  • Design Center and Design Database, featuring more than 1000 built-in designs
  • Font Creator with font import function
  • Programmable stitch creator – create decorative fill patterns for quilting
  • Stitch Design Factory – create your own unique decorative stitches
  • Hundreds of built-in fonts
  • New enhanced easy to use interface
  • New WLAN function – send your designs wirelessly between your computer and your WiFi-enabled Brother Sewing Machine
  • New background fill with echo quilting
  • New improved image tracing for photo stitch and auto punch
  • More advanced editing functions like round fill stitch and flexible spiral stitch
  • Original decorative fill creator
  • Font mapping
  • Updated thread chart
  • More options for object alignment
  • New convert region to line sewing
  • Enhancements of PE-Design 10 features like Fabric Selector and Colour Palette

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32 or 64 bit) 
  • Processor: 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1GB or more
  • Hard disk: Free space 600MB 
  • Monitor: XGA (1024x768), 16 bit colour or higher
  • Port: 2 x USB
  • Device: Mouse
  • Internet access required for upgrades or opening the online instruction manual

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Machine Type Design Software
Skill Level Intermediate
Advanced User Interface Yes
Built-in Thread Brands 15
Create Split Embroidery Designs Yes
fcm (ScanNCut file) Export/Import Yes
Fabric Setting Yes
Hoop Size Up to 360 x 360 / 272 x 408
Jump Stitch Trimming Setting Yes
Minimum PC Requirement Internet access: Required for upgrade, Memory: 1GB or more is recommended, Operation System: Windows 7/8.1/10, Port: 2 available USB
Multi-Position Hoops Yes
Online Manual Yes
PES Thumbnail Display Yes
Sample Embroidery Data 1300
Security Device PE Design Software Key
Stitch Stimulation Yes
Template Function Yes
Wireless Export/Import (Embroidery File) Yes
Create Sewing Stitch Patterns Stitch Design Factory
File Export (Sewing Stitch Pattern) Yes
Sample Sewing Stitch Patterns 150
Wireless Export (Sewing stitch pattern) Yes
Applique / Background Fill Wizards Yes
Convert Region to Line Yes
Convert Stitch to Outline Yes
Convert Text to Outline Yes
Direction Line Editing Yes
Embossing/Engraving Yes
Embroidered Patch, Cutwork Wizard Yes
Keep Density of Stitch Patterns Yes
Offset Line Yes
Point Editing Yes
Remove Overlapping, Merge, Hole Sewing Setting Yes
Scale, Rotate, Flip Yes
Sewing Order Optimization Yes
Splitting Off/Dividing Stitch Pattern Yes
Stitch Point Editing Yes
Built-in Fonts 100
Custom Font Pattern Creation Font Creator
Font Mapping (Registering Embroidery Data as a Font) Font Creator
Monogram 2
Name Drop Yes
Outline Around Letters Yes
Small Font 10
Text Transform Yes
True Type Font Yes
Auto punch for rapid image conversion of raster images (jpg/gif/bmp/png) Yes
Cross Stitch Yes
Photo Stitch Yes
Vector Image Import and Conversion Yes
Graduation and Colour Blending Yes
Line Sew Type 9 - Running, Zigzag, Triple, Motif, Stem, Candlewicking, E/V, Chain, Cutting
Load/Save Default Setting Yes
Region Sew Type 14 - Satin, Fill, Programmable fill, Motif, Piping, Cross Stitch, Concentric Circle, Radial, Spiral, Flexible Spiral, Stippling, Net Fill, Zigzag Net Fill, Decorative Fill

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