The Pattern Maker Professional is an easy-to-use Windows program that lets your imagination be the only boundary to creating personalized cross-stitch and needlework. You can easily make an original design by "virtually" stitching it with the mouse. You can also create a design by converting your scanned photographs. This software is used by the talented Mamen of Hardanger Carpacar to create the detailed Hardanger charts she includes with her patterns.
PatternMaker will run on any computer running Windows 98 or higher - Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 have all been tested. In Windows Vista, PatternMaker must be installed in an administrator's user account. In addition, on some Vista systems it is necessary to run PatternMaker in "XP Compatibility Mode."
Draw pattern pieces (polygons) from scratch, including curved segments
Draw circles and rectangles
Add points with the mouse or by typing X-Y coordinates
Measure around curves
Add text (labels) to pieces
Add pattern markings like dots, notches, and button lines
Special tools for adding pattern features like facings, pleats, and darts
Trace around a .bmp image in the background (eg. a scanned pattern piece)
Insert common sewing symbols from the included symbol library
Customize the icon bar and change the Hot Key assignments
Interface with MacroGenerator to automate drafting your patterns
Pattern Maker Viewer (version 4.04)
The Pattern Maker Viewer program allows you to open, view and print any Pattern Maker pattern file. All versions of Pattern Maker are supported by this viewer. This program is available at no charge via download. Registered users of Pattern Maker may distribute this program with their patterns and/or link to this page to allow their customers to download this program.
This viewer program supports Windows® 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8.
Click on a link below to begin the file transfer.
If your browser asks you whether it should run/open the file after it is downloaded, select yes. Otherwise, select a location on your hard disk for the file.
After the download is complete, either allow the browser to automatically run/open the downloaded file or manually run it by double-clicking it using the Windows® File Explorer.
The setup program will then be started.
Please follow the setup program directions to complete the installation.
To run, select: Start, Programs, Pattern Maker for cross stitch - v4, and then click the Pattern Maker Viewer item.