Pattern Maker for cross-stitch is an application used in the design creation and editing of cross-stitch patterns. Its user can make use of features from its two versions – Professional or Standard. The feature set in the Standard version is beneficial to hobbyists, while that of the Professional version offers more customization options especially useful for professional designers who deal with more complex cross-stitch patterns.
The application’s full range of editing features allows a user to customize the elements in pattern designs. One can copy or paste, cut, create mirror images, remove and rotate stitches from selected areas of the design. In addition, palette entries can be changed into another floss type, colors of floss strand can be altered, and one can format symbols for stitches. Designs can also be done using 200 floss colors or more. Designs can be displayed as solids, symbols, or stitches. It can then be previewed before printing. One of Patter Maker’s most useful features is Image Importing and Exporting, which allows a pattern to be made with any digital photo or scanned image. Its Machine Embroidery feature that is available for both versions can also transfer a design from Patter Maker to a normal home machine embroidery format.