Choosing an embroidery machine could be challenging because there are just too many models and features. But there's no reason to feel overwhelmed.
This buyer's guide to embroidery machines contains all you need to know to help you make a good choice.
There are many things to consider when buying an embroidery machine.
The best value for money is what you want. Don't spend too much on machines that you won't use. Look at it as an investment.
A basic machine might not satisfy you in the long term. It would be better to save first for a costlier but will last you a lifetime.
Not all embroidery machines are capable of embroidering a large area. Machines come in a variety of hoops. You can choose from multiple sizes and shapes.
Different sizes of embroidery designs are possible to be loaded onto different machines. Additional designs can be downloaded online or purchased on CD.
Some machines have a USB port, which allows you to connect a small flash drive, which is a good thing if you already have a computer at home. It will allow you to download the designs directly into your computer and then bring them to your sewing room on a thumb drive.
Another reason why you might not want an embroidery machine that is basic is that the display options can be very different. There are some machines that only have a small window with limited design options.
It's always better to clearly see the design that you are embroidering. You would not want to have to refer to the book every time you embroider, would you?
A combination or embroidery and sewing machines is the best. It will have more features and space than regular sewing machines.
These machines can be used by quilters. You'll also have an embroidery machine and your favorite sewing machine in your collection.
But, you might prefer an embroidery-only machine. If you're looking to start an embroidery business, a multi-needle machine will make it easier to create your designs.