Although embroidery designs are vector based, some dedicated embroidery programs also support some kind of digitizing function that transforms simple bitmap images to vector designs. It does work with most bitmap formats including the BMP, however the end results depends on the complexity of the source.
Convert Standard Windows bitmap image to Janome Sewing Machine stitch data.
We found 2 software records in the database related to .bmp to .sew file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert bmp to sew on Windows
An embroidery design tool from Janome
Convert from bmp file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned bmp to sew. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
An embroidery designs manager