Have Fun Sewing

Sewing can be one of the best past times, and especially for the ladies. Nowadays, there are embroidery machines that have made it so much easier and more fun. When sewing, one does not have to worry about things like keeping track of patterns or missing a loop. One can also download patterns on the digital embroidery sewing machines. Now that we are looking at having fun sewing, we can begin by looking at some of the things that one should look out for when out purchasing an embroidery machine. We will also take a look at the best embroidery machines brands on the market today.

Have Fun Sewing

Price

The price of the machine is very important because if it is not in line with your budget, you might have to continue saving for a little longer. The more expensive machines come with more features such as LCD touch screens and USB ports.

Ease of Use

Go for machines that are not complicated, and especially if you are a novice. Things like embroidering can become particularly problematic on a machine that doesn’t come with the right work table. Models with a bigger embroidery area are easier to use and highly recommended, but they are also more expensive.

Extra Features

Check out the varied functions of the machine and decide on the one that offers most of what you’re after. Some come with a plethora of built-in embroidery designs that will help you enhance your projects. Some come with LCD screens, while others even have wifi and can connect to the internet to download designs. The choice is yours.

We will now look at some of the popular brands of machines on the market.

Brother PE770 5 X 7-inch Embroidery-only machine with built-in memory

Brother PE770 5”x7” Embroidery-only machine with built-in memory, USB port, 6 lettering fonts, 136 built-in designs, and toll-free customer support

Take your embroidery to the next level with the feature-rich, user-friendly PE770 embroidery-only machine from Brother. With its expansive, 5”x7” embroidery field, you’ll be able to stitch larger designs appropriate for jackets, bags and home décor items, and have more space to combine and rotate designs, lettering, frames and borders for truly custom, one-of-a-kind creations.

Choose from the built-in library of 136 designs, and for even more options, use the built-in USB port to import designs from a USB memory stick. The PE770 also offers built-in memory, so you can save your designs for future use. Perfect for home embroiderers looking for a fast, versatile, dedicated embroidery machine they can grow with over time. Backed by a 25-year limited warranty and free phone support for the life of the product. The Brother PE770 has been awarded a “Consumers Digest Best Buy” seal from Consumers Digest. The publication awards its “Consumers Digest Best Buy” seal to products that its staff judges to offer the most value for a given amount of money.

Features

  • Expansive 5-inch x 7-inch field, and backlit LCD display screen. Enjoy ample space for larger designs and lettering, and combine designs with less rehooping. Easily view your designs and editing options on the large, backlit display before stitching.
  • 136 built-in embroidery designs and 6 lettering fonts. Designs include beautiful scrollwork, florals, and quilt patterns; plus 10 frame shapes and 12 border styles.Troubleshooting steps are present on pg 74 of the user manual
  • Virtually unlimited design options, with built-in memory. Import designs from your USB memory stick with the USB port, or memory card designs with the built-in card slot. Store you purchased or custom edited designs to built-in memory, for future use.
  • Extensive design editing. Rotate, mirror-image, increase and decrease the size of your designs, and see how your edited design looks on the large, easy-view backlit LCD display before stitching.
  • Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin, and auto thread cutter, for consistent stitching and precision thread, Please note: this machine is not recommended for use in countries that do not support 120V AC, even if a voltage adapter is in use.

Pros

  • It’s one of the best-priced embroidery machines on the market that is capable of so much
  • It comes with auto thread cutter that lets you stitch and trim the threads. Also, threading of both top and bobbin is easy
  • The device is compatible with iBroidery, which allows users to download thousands of embroidery designs from www.iBroidery.com, including licensed cartoon characters from Nickelodeon, Disney and much more

Cons

  • The display only offers black and white images and designs which kind of look like a blob, which makes it very hard to edit anything
  • Not being careful with the machine will require plenty of servicing, and you will be visiting the service center more often than you spend embroidering anything

SINGER Futura XL-400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader makes set-up virtually effortless. The Drop & Sew bobbin system allows you to load and change the bobbin in no time without the need to pick up the bobbin thread. Six StayBright LED lights keep your extra-large sewing space well lit when working on big quilting and sewing projects. This sewing and embroidery machine has 30 popular built-in sewing stitches with two fully automatic one-step buttonholes and also boasts 125 built-in embroidery designs with five fonts and outline lettering.

With a larger embroidery hoop option (10-by-6-inches) and multi hooping capability, you can create designs up to 12 by 20 inches. This fantastic feature and will allow you to embroider large format projects such as tablecloths, bedspreads, dresses and more. Get the same quality embroidery results as high-end embroidery machines but at a fraction of the cost by using your own PC. Simply connect your PC to the Futura XL-400 sewing and embroidery machine via the included USB cable, use the included software with built-in tutorials, and send the design to the machine. Push a button and you’re embroidering.

Features

  • Create and edit embroidery designs on your PC using the included software then transfer them to the Futura XL-400 via the included USB cable
  • Easy-on extra-large 10-by-6-inch embroidery hoop with multi hooping capability
  • 125 built-in embroidery designs with five fonts and outline lettering
  • SwiftSmart threading system with Drop & Sew bobbin system makes for the easiest set-up
  • 30 built-in sewing stitches with two fully automatic one-step buttonholes. 110-volt machine designed for the United States and Canadian use only

Pros

  • It supports a variety of design formats such as; VP3, FHE, PES, HUS, DS, etc.
  • It also allows speed control with forwarding and backward stitch buttons, which can be customized according to user’s need
  • Six stay-bright LED lights make it even easier to work by removing eye strain

Cons

  • One of the major complaints about the product has been the shipment of faulty products from the company which have caused major hassle for lots of customers
  • Thread tends to tangle on the spool stand on the machine on its path
  • Overall, this is a fantastic embroidery machine from Singer that can do it all. It’s not priced too much and still comes with a remarkable amount of features for smooth embroidering. Keep in mind that it’s a low-end model with limited facilities, so there are bound to be certain shortcomings, but you can’t complain too much because of its magnificent value for money.

Janome MB4N Four-Needle Embroidery Machine

The Janome MB-4 is the “World’s First” home-use four-needle embroidery machine! Everything you love about Janome embroidery with four times the capacity! And so easy! Just set up your embroidery and move on to other projects while the MB-4 gets it done.

The MB-4 works with most embroidery formats, including those used by industry professionals. It can use six industry-standard Tajima hoops, as well as the four available Janome hoops to further expand your creative opportunities.

Features

  • Auto thread cutter
  • Built-in features: Built-in designs 100, Fonts: 3, Monogramming: 2 & 3 letter, Expanded built-in memory.
  • Stitch-out time indicator.
  • Upper thread and presser foot sensors.
  • Manual thread tension control.

Pros

  • It consists of a USB port, which can be used to input variety of designs through the USB stick
  • The needle threader is quite amazing, and it features easy-to-use control buttons
  • It’s meant for fast and easy embroidering with quick design picking

Cons

  • It’s really expensive, and probably out of reach for most average embroidery enthusiasts
  • The price tag might feel too scary for some. But if we look at the features, then this machine offers good value for money. The four-needle thread can be used for all kinds of embroidering. The backlit display allows a superb view of your designs. It’s not recommended to start your embroidering hobby with this machine, even if you can afford it, though – this industry-grade machine is quite powerful and you can be assured that it’s going to last for years to come.

Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4×4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts

The computerized SE-400 combination embroidery and sewing machine is designed to help you give your projects a customized, high-end look — all while being priced to fit your budget! Featuring 70 built-in embroidery designs, 67 built-in sewing stitches, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 embroidery lettering fonts, the SE-400 is the perfect machine for all your sewing, embroidery, crafting and home décor projects. Computer connectivity allows you to enjoy future machine updates and easily import and digitize embroidery designs directly from your computer. Features like the automatic needle threading system and backlit touch screen LCD display make working on the machine easy on your eyes, while the Quick-Set™ drop-in top bobbin, easy bobbin-winding system and built-in push-button thread cutter add a new level of convenience to your sewing and embroidery crafting. With an impressive assortment of included accessories, the SE-400 is truly an affordable, feature-rich choice for the budding fashion designer.

Features

  • Sew, quilt, embroider. If you can imagine it, you can create it! Enjoy comprehensive sewing functions, plus 4-inch-by-4-inch embroidery capabilities
  • Easy-to-view back-lit touch screen LCD display accesses 67 unique sewing stitches and 70 built- in embroidery designs, with 5 lettering fonts.
  • Computer connectivity for importing thousands of embroidery designs purchased from iBroidery.com and other sites, and for updating your machine in the future
  • One-touch automatic thread cutter cuts your top and bobbin thread with ease
  • Bilingual user manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free phone support for the life of the product. We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC even if a voltage adapter is in use

Pros

  • Option to download or import designs
  • Getting started is a breeze
  • A basic, user-friendly unit

Cons

  • Not for heavy fabric
  • Problem with threading

Brother LB6800PRW Project Runway Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Get the best of both worlds with this combination Sewing and Embroidery machine from Brother! The LB6800PRW Project Runway Limited Edition model offers a full range of 67 sewing stitches with 98 sewing stitch functions and allows you to add beautiful, decorative embellishments to your creations with its included 4”x4” embroidery capabilities. Choose from the built-in embroidery design library of 70 decorative designs, 120 frame pattern combinations, and 5 lettering fonts, and, for even more options, use the built-in USB port to import designs from your PC. Plus, the beautiful Project Runway custom rolling bag helps protect your machine and makes it easy to take to classes. Perfect for beginners and more advanced sewers, the LB6800PRW includes built-in tutorials to view on the LCD display screen, a printed Quick Start guide, and complete instructions manual in English and in Spanish.

Features

  • Enjoy true versatility with a full range of 67 sewing stitches, comprehensive sewing functions, plus 4-inch-by-4-inch embroidery design and editing. Easy-view back-lit touch screen LCD display accesses all your stitches and designs
  • Creative embroidery design options – with 70 built-in designs, 120 frame combinations and 5 lettering fonts; computer connectivity to import designs purchased from iBroidery.com, other sites, or from your PC, or Brother memory card (Not compatible with MAC)
  • Comes complete with 4-inch-by-4-inch embroidery hoop, 7 specialty sewing feet, designer rolling bag, USB cable, embroidery bobbin thread, soft cover, and more
  • Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin for even, consistent stitching. One-touch automatic thread cutter cuts your top and bobbin thread with ease
  • Bilingual user manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free phone support for the life of the product. We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC even if a voltage adapter is in use

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Precise
  • Fast

Cons

  • A bit expensive
  • Quite overwhelming for beginners

Brother PE525 Embroidery Machine

Explore the creative possibilities of custom embroidery with the affordable, reliable, and feature-rich PE525 embroidery machine. The PE525 comes with features that help make embroidery fun and easy. Add new, fashionable embellishments to clothing in your closet, personalize a child’s belongings with custom designs and lettering, or turn everyday pillows and blankets into customized gifts for friends and family. With the PE525, the options are virtually limitless. The PE525 features a 4″x4″ embroidery area, 70 built-in designs, 120 frame patterns, and 5 font styles for lettering and monogramming. Included with this machine are a 25-year limited warranty and free customer phone and online technical support for the life of the product.

Features

  • Embellish your creations with embroidery! Easy to learn and use embroidery-only model from Brother
  • 4 x 4-inch embroidery area
  • Easy-to-view back-lit touch screen LCD display accesses 70 built-in embroidery designs, with 5 lettering fonts
  • Computer connectivity for importing thousands of embroidery designs purchased from iBroidery.com and other sites, and for updating your machine in the future
  • Bilingual user manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free phone technical support for the life of the product

Pros

  • Quality stitches
  • Computer connectivity
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Small embroidery area
  • Embroidery only

Brother PE540D 4×4 Embroidery Machine with 70 Built-in Decorative Designs

Brother PE540D 4×4 Embroidery Machine with 70 Built-in Decorative Designs, 35 Disney Designs, 5 Fonts. Embellish your creations with Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends embroidery! Easy to learn and use the embroidery-only model from Brother, with 4×4 embroidery area. Includes 35 built-in Disney embroidery designs, 70 decorative designs, 5 embroidery lettering fonts, 120 frame pattern combinations. Easy-to-view back-lit touch screen LCD display to view your designs and built-in tutorials. Computer connectivity for importing thousands of embroidery designs purchased from iBroidery.com and other sites, and for updating your machine in the future. Includes 4×4 embroidery hoop, needle set, bobbins, bobbin thread, USB cable and more.

Bilingual user manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free customer phone and online technical support for the life of the product. In the box: PE540D embroidery machine, Embroidery foot ‘Q’, 4” x 4” embroidery hoop and grid, Brother poly #90 bobbin thread, Bobbins (4), seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, screwdriver, spool caps (3), spool net, scissors, touch pen, USB cable, power cord, foot controller, and English/Spanish operation manual and quick reference guide. Please note: We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC even if a voltage adapter is in use.

Features

  • Embellish your creations with Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends embroidery! Easy to learn and use embroidery-only model from Brother, with 4×4 embroidery area
  • Includes 35 built-in Disney embroidery designs, 70 decorative designs, 5 embroidery lettering fonts, 120 frame pattern combinations
  • Easy-to-view back-lit touch screen LCD display to view your designs and built-in tutorials
  • Computer connectivity for importing thousands of embroidery designs purchased from iBroidery.com and other sites, and for updating your machine in the future
  • Includes 4×4 embroidery hoop, needle set, bobbins, bobbin thread, USB cable and more

Pros

  • User-friendly
  • Massive storage for embroidery designs
  • Disney patterns

Cons

  • A bit expensive
  • Embroidery area is not ideal for hardcore professionals

Conclusion

With such a wide range of machines to choose from, go for the one that hs the features you’re looking for. All of them work excellently, and it is a matter of preference depending on what you’ll be sewing and how you’ll be using the machine.