Files with pes extension are embroidery designs saved in one of the Brother formats. Used by some specialized sewing machines.

There are 2 other file types using
the PES file extension!

pes icon.pes - Corel WordPerfect Program Editor work space data

empty icon.pes - PhysicsEditor sheet

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PES file extension - Brother Embroidery file format

What is pes file? How to open pes files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

File extension pes is most likely best know for its use for a special embroidery design format used mainly in Brother machines.

The pes files contains stitches patterns with machine instructions that are used by Brother, Babylock, Bernina and another specialized embroidery machines.

Updated: November 9, 2023

The default software associated to open pes file:

EmbroideryStudio picture or screenshot

Wilcom International Pty Ltd logoEmbroideryStudio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Wilcom International Pty Ltd

EmbroideryStudio is embroidery design suite that allows users to design and produce embroidery patterns.

Embird Embroidery Software icon

BALARAD, s.r.o. logoEmbird Embroidery Software  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BALARAD, s.r.o.

Embird is a modular software suite using Basic Program as a central hub for other optional modules. The Basic Program is used for the management, conversion and editing of stitch/embroidery designs.

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Help how to open:

Many embroidery design programs like EmbroideryStudio support PES format.

How to convert:

Embroidery designs can typically be converted to various format for different stitching machines.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 23 50 45 53 30 30
ASCII code: #PES00

List of software applications associated to the .pes file extension

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Software that open pes file - Brother Embroidery file format

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