How to Convert BMP to Janome Embroidery Files

By Darla Ferrara

Janome allows you to print images and use them on an embroidery machine.
i embroidery image by Inger Anne Hulbækdal from

Creating files to work on an embroidery machine, such as a Janome, helps you generate distinctive looks when working on projects. Janome is a Japanese company that manufacturers sewing machines worldwide. The embroidery software offered by the Janome Company will take a design you make or an image from the Internet, such as a bitmap, and convert it to work on specialized machinery. The system is not complicated. The software does the conversion automatically.

Step 1

Open the Janome software on your computer. If you do not own this program, you must obtain it from the manufacturer (see Resource section for link).

Step 2

Click on the "New" button at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Select a hoop size from the dialog box.

Step 4

Move to "File" in the menu at the top of the screen. Select "Import" from the File options.

Step 5

Locate the BMP file on your hard drive. Press the "Open" button on the dialog box to import the image. Importing automatically converts the file to the proper format.