JEF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a JEF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .JEF files.

What is a JEF file?

The .jef file extension is used for a data file format that was developed by Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. These JEF files are used as embroidery layout files in the Janome sewing machine product lines and other compatible sewing machines. Also known as Janome embroidery layout files, these .jef files contain digital graphics and metadata details that are associated with embroidery layouts.The JEF format is used by Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. as the default embroidery layout file format for Janome sewing machines and related Janome software products. These .jef files can be created using the Janome Customizer 11000 software. This is a Windows program that can also be used to edit these JEF files.The DigitizerPro software can also be used to open and edit these .jef files. This program was designed for Windows PCs and also offers more tools for designing and editing embroidery layout files that can be used with Janome sewing machines among other compatible products and software tools from various manufacturers.

How to open JEF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension JEF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different JEF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension JEF

While we know of one file format using the .JEF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .JEF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of JEF files. Remember, different programs may use JEF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

5DEmbroidery5DEmbroideryUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
MyEditor ApplicationMyEditor ApplicationUser submitted
3D Embroidery3D EmbroideryUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
CUSTOMIZER EasyImportCUSTOMIZER EasyImportUser submitted
Wings xpWings xpUser submitted
6DEmbroidery6DEmbroideryUser submitted
Stitch&SewStitch&SewUser submitted
Tajima DG/ML by PulseTajima DG/ML by PulseUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JEF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with JEF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!