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Top 5 Best Embroidery Machine : Great Options in 2018

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Top 5 Best Embroidery Machine

An embroidery machine is a wonderful thing to have. It can save you tons of time and allow you to turn out beautiful creations.

Of course, if you’re going to buy an embroidery machine, you’ll want the very best embroider machine you can find. And, lucky for you, it’s our goal to help you find it.

We’ve compiled a helpful list of the best embroidery machine options currently on the market.

It is our goal that you’ll use our list, as well as the helpful information we provide, to come to an informed decision about the best machine for your purposes.

How We Chose Our Ratings

Before we dive in with our list of the best embroidery machine options, we want to share a little bit about how we arrived at our ratings.

After all, you may be wondering, who are we to tell you which embroidery machines are the best?

Well, we compiled our list through countless hours of dedicated research. We learned about the major brands of embroidery machines on the market. We also looked at consumer reviews for those different machines, sales data, returns, and overall brand reputation and history.

We did all of this not to sell you a specific product or to try and make you think a certain way but to empower you to make a smart decision about how to spend your money.

So, now that you understand a bit more about the work we put in and the serious thought we gave, we present to you our picks for the top embroider machines currently on the market.

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Yes, we know. The name of this machine is a bit of a mouthful. However, we had to include this machine on our list because it’s just so easy to use and great for beginners. It didn’t earn a higher ranking because it doesn’t have a lot of “fancy” features, but it’s still a great option.

We really love the fact that threading this machine is super easy. So many people who are not experienced embroiderers really struggle with this part, and it turns them off of embroidery entirely.

However, that is not the case with this machine. It features a quickset bobbin for the easiest threading ever. All you do is put the bobbin in place, pull the thread, and you’re good to go. It’s not only easy, but it’s also a surefire way to get your embroidery done super quickly.

Affordably priced and perfect for people who want to play around with embroidery before committing to the hobby, we think this machine is absolutely perfect for those who have embroidered before. More experienced embroiderers may find it a little too simplistic, but don’t worry. There are plenty of more advanced options on our list!

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If you found our last pick to be a little too simple, then you will absolutely love this offering from Brother. It is a complex (but still easy to use) sewing machine and embroidery machine all in one, and it has a lot of great complex features too.

One thing that is particularly amazing about this machine is the fact that it features a full 67 built in stitches. Talk about options! Plus, it has 120 frame patterns included, 5 embroidery lettering fonts, and a whole lot more. You can create all kinds of designs and looks with this one simple machine.

Of course, if you’re the creative type and would rather come up with your own designs, that’s totally doable with this machine. All you have to do is import your design via the company’s website. The machine actually can connect to the internet to assist in bringing your designs to life. And, if that isn’t high tech and pretty darn cool, we don’t know what is.

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While we obviously love the Brother line of embroidery machines, Brother is, believe it or not, not the only big name in the embroidery world.

EverSewn also makes some pretty awesome products, like this great machine. And, while it may be a lesser known brand, its products really speak for themselves.

This particular product can tackle even the most intricate embroidery designs. It’s also great for text designs and monogramming. It even gives you the option to create decorative stitches.

This machine also provides you with everything you will need to access the EverSewn software and download designs. Trust us when we say you’ll truly be able to access a world of designs with this machine and its related products.

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Another big name in the sewing and embroidery machine world is, of course, Singer, and they really do offer one of the best embroidery machine options we have found in our research.

One thing we really like about this machine is the fact that it’s so easy to set up. While lots of machines of this type require intense assembly processes, this one is very simple to set up. In fact, it should only take you about five minutes, and you don’t need any special tools either.

Aside from the easy assembly, we also really like the automatic bobbin system. With this system, the need stays firmly in place when threading, making ti so, so much easier. Plus, this system will also protect your fingers from those painful pricks that are so common when threading these machines.

Even better yet, the bobbin stops moving entirely once it is completely threaded, stopping overfilling or underfilling from happening.

We think this machine is great for both beginners and experienced embroiderers alike, and it really is one of our favorite picks.

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It might surprise you that our number one pick comes from one of the lesser known brands on the market, but we just loved this machine so much, despite its brand, that we had to choose it for our number one pick.

We love it because it is super sophisticated and comes with all kinds of great features that should make true embroiderers super happy.

One thing we really like, for example, is the freehand system. With this system, you can create beautiful pieces that look hand-stitched and highly complicated…even though they’re actually super easy.

We also like the stitch animation feature that allows you to plan different designs. Plus, this machine has a great touchscreen that allows you to easily maneuver the machine and its many settings and features.

Even if you aren’t a pro at sewing or embroidery, this machine will make it easy. However, it is high tech and capable enough to satisfy even the most experienced needle and thread artists.

Buyer’s Guide

Now that you know our picks for the best embroidery machine options, you are left with the decision of which one to pick, if you even pick one from our list.

This is a very daunting decision with so many great (and not so great) options on the market these days.

However, if you simply take a deep breath, relax, and train your brain on what to look for in a machine, it’s not all that difficult to pick the right one. We promise.

For starters, make sure you do pay some attention to name brands. As you surely noticed, we included quite a few machines from major and majorly trustworthy brands. However, we also included some lesser known brands.

That just goes to show that brand isn’t everything. With that said, however, you are generally safer with the bigger, more well-known brands. If you do want to branch off into a lesser known brand, though, we suggest looking at reviews, reading forums, and finding a good dealer who will be honest with you about the brand and what it has to offer. The more careful and thorough you are as you choose your embroidery machine, the better.

We also suggest making a list of your “must have” features in an embroidery machine BEFORE you start shopping. This requires knowing what you plan to use the machine for, as well as what you might use it for in the future. With that said, though, make your list of what you want. If automatic thread cutting or pressure sensors are “must-haves” for you, don’t compromise! If you look long enough and hard enough, you should be able to find a machine with all of your desired features and that is in your price range as well.

Something else you will want to think about is whether or not you actually need JUST an embroidery machine. For some people, embroidering is all that they do. For others, they want to be able to embroider, sew, quilt, and more.

If you already have the machines that you need and you just want to be able to embroider, then it makes sense to buy an embroidery only machine.

If, on the other hand, you want to be able to do a lot of different things or you want to have that option in the future, then you are probably better off buying a combination machine. That’s a decision that only you can make.

However, we do recommend also thinking about space. If you don’t have a lot of room in your home, then your smartest bet may be to buy a combination machine that you can use for everything.

Another thing to think about when choosing your embroidery machine is what accessories, if any, come with the machine. Some are just plain machines with no accessories. That’s fine if you don’t need a lot of extras or if you can easily find accessories to fit the machine.

However, there are some things you might want, like different presser feet options, various attachments, a quilting table, and more. If you do want a lot of accessories, it is often cheaper and better to buy a machine that already comes with them instead of one that just has one or two and then requires you to buy the rest.

Also, don’t think just in the present. Sure, you want a machine that will work well for you right now. But, your needs and wants might change in the future. This is especially true if you are new to sewing and/or embroidery. Yes, you may lose interest, but it could also happen, as is often the case, that your needs and interests could change and grow as well. Thus, it’s not a bad idea to find a machine that can grow with you as your interests do. Otherwise, you will spend more down the road getting rid of your old machine and buying a new one.

If you don’t want to buy one with all the features, bells, and whistles just yet, then at least think about resale value. You are not going to want to have to trash a machine you spent a lot of money on. So, get one that is high tech enough and functional enough to potentially resell if you need to.

Of course, the other option is to just buy a cheap machine to start with and then go from there.

Obviously, there is a lot to think about as you choose your embroidery machine, and it’s a very personal thing. Think about what we have mentioned and anything else you may want to research. If you enter the process with plenty of forethought, it should turn out a lot better for you in the end.

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