Selecting a home embroidery machine can be quite challenging, especially when there are so many different brands and models available. There are also many embroidery machines that have different features and capabilities. It is easy to get overwhelmed, however, in this article, we will look at a couple of key tips and features you should look for in order to select the best embroidery machine.
First of all, you will likely need to consider the cost of these machines, their value and the budget you have to work with. After all, you definitely want to choose an embroidery machine that will provide many years of service and not just become inoperable after a few short months.
You should also choose a machine that you won’t quickly outgrow, since you will need to buy another machine in a short space of time. Therefore, it may not be best to buy an entry level embroidery machine if you have moderate skills as they would only have basic features. It is much better to save up money so that you can afford one of the higher quality machines that have lots of different features.
Embroidery Hoops and Size Capability
Next, you should consider the embroidery hoops and size capability of the machine you’re considering. Unfortunately, there are lots of embroidery machines that are only capable of embroidering four inches square fields. This is an extremely small space and is likely not enough for true creative freedom. So, you should eliminate any models that only have this capability. Additionally, you should look for a machine that comes with many different hoops in various sizes. You should select a machine that comes with a huge variety in hoops and their sizes and also one that allows you to purchase more separately.
Another key feature to pay attention to is the display. It is important that you can easily view the design that you want to embroider on the machine without having to check on your computer or a book. Unfortunately, many models come with an extremely small window so you can’t properly view the design which you should definitely avoid. Always select a machine with a clear window where you can see the different designs quickly and easily in full color.
Embroidery Design Numbers
Next, different embroidery machines have different types and numbers of embroidery designs. Unfortunately, there are machines that have boring and uninteresting designs whereas others have much prettier and more appealing ones.
Therefore, you should take the time to look at the different designs that different models offer and choose the machine that offers the largest library of appealing designs that you’re interested in.
Lastly, you should pay attention to the extra features that may be extremely useful. Some extra features that you should definitely look for include thread trimming, archable fonts, embellishment capability, thread tension, onscreen editing, knee lifter, variable speed etc.
To wrap things up, we have just looked at a few guidelines that should help you when choosing a home embroidery machine. By following these guidelines, you will be able to sort through dozens of different machines and find the best one for you and your embroidering needs.