How to Convert a File to Pes Format

Each sewing machine brand uses a different file format.
Each sewing machine brand uses a different file format. (Image: sewing machine image by pavel siamionov from

Modern embroidery machines eliminate much of the manual labor that used to be inherent in embroidery. Elaborate embroidery designs can now be created on computers using special software and then downloaded to an embroidery machine, which guides most of the stitchwork. Almost every manufacturer uses their own particular file format, and file conversion tools are necessary to translate a pattern from one brand of machine to another. Luckily, most embroidery design patterns can be converted into a PES file which works with Bernina, Brother and Babylock machines.

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Embird Studio

Launch the Embird Studio application. If you don't already have it installed, download it (See "Resources" section). There is a free trial download available.

Click on the directory where the file you want to convert is located under the "Folder" section.

Click on the file you want to convert under the "File" section.

Press "Ctrl+Q" to open the "Convert Files" menu.

Click the button next to "Babylock, Bernina Brother .PES."

Click "OK." Your new PES file is saved in the same directory as your original file.

Embroidery Designs Website

Sign up for a free account on Embroidery Designs. (See "Resources" section). You must have an account in order to use their online conversion tool.

Go to the Embroidery Designs Online Conversion Tool (See "Resources" section).

Click the "Choose File" button.

Double-click on the file you wish to convert. It must be one of the following file formats: DAT, DSB, DST, EMD, EXP, EXY, HUS, JEF, KSM,PCM, PCQ, PCS, PEC, SEW, STX, TAP, VIP, XXX or ZSK.

Click the "Upload File" button.

Choose "Babylock, Bernina, Brother / PES" from the drop-down list.

Click the "Convert Now" button.

Click the download icon to save your new PES file to your computer.

PE-Design 7

Launch the PE-Design 7 application. If you don't already have it, download and install the free trial version (See "Resources" section).

Select "Import" "From File" from the "File" menu.

Double-click on the file you want to convert. PE-Design 7 can import the following file types: PEC, PES, DST, EXP, PCS, HUS, VIP, SHV, JEF, SEW, CSD, XXX or PHC.

Select "Save As" from the "File" menu.

Choose "Brother (.PES)" from the "Save as Type" drop-down list.

Click "Save."


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