What is a .SEW File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)


Have you came across a file with the .sew extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .sew file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SEW file?

The .SEW file extension stands for Home Embroidery Format. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .sew file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SEW file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SEW file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SEW file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sew file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the S & S Computing SewWhat! software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Buzz Tools BuzzXplore and S & S Computing SewWhat!.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SEW file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the S & S Computing SewWhat! software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SEW file?

If you cannot open the .SEW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SEW file.sex – Alpha Software, .sf – Mojang, .sf2 – E-mu Systems, .sfap0 – MAGIX, .sfar – Electronic Arts. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SEW file with the S & S Computing SewWhat!, Buzz Tools BuzzXplore programs on Windows.