Using Fonts with Embird

Good Morning, I purchased the Embird and I have so much to learn.  I have purchased fonts via downloads from other embroidery websites; however, I am having a time learning to use them.  In order for me to use these fonts to make a name or initials, do I have to purchase the Font Engine as well?  Thank you! – Renee’ Bass

Hi Renee,

Thanks for your email. No, you don’t need Font Engine. Font Engine is a digitizing program for converting true type font (like you have in Microsoft Word for example), to embroidery design.

The easiest way to use fonts in Embird is with the Embird Alphabets. These are pre-digitized embroidery designs that are really flexible and easy to use. For more details, please go to this link.

Embird is a great program and has many features. To get the best use of the program I would suggest you use a tutorial.

Embird have some small free tutorials available to use from within the program.  Open Embird, go to Help and then Tutorials to find them, or go to

If you really want to learn your program and get the most out of it I would suggest you look at Carolyn Keber’s tutorials.   They are extremely popular and are very informative and easy to follow.

Carolyn also offers ongoing support if you need any further help with learning your program.  Purchase of her full tutorials qualifies you for membership to Carolyn’s Embird Club and free tutorials on a regular basis.

If you have any further questions, just let us know.

Kind regards,

Margaret Hardwick-Smith
Customer Support
at Secrets of Embroidery

4 Responses

  1. Gita
    Gita September 1, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    I am thinking of purchasing Embird Font Engine. But I would like to know more. Can I use any font and create the designs? I am thinking of using the Sanskrit fonts to create embroidery designs, more for the writing.


  2. Lynne
    Lynne January 22, 2012 at 9:51 am |

    I have a pfaff Creative 2134 and would like to know if i can use 5D soft ware on it.
    Have been reading different things but no deffinate answer to my question. I also use a laptop with windows 7.

    Many Thanks

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