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Embroidery Machines

Customise your clothing with the help of embroidery machines, whether you're choosing one for personal or business use. If you are purchasing an embroidery machine for business then make sure you choose one that has been designed especially for commercial use.

Things to Consider

An embroidery machine is a big investment so you'll want to make sure you do your research before you buy. When it comes to brands, some of the most popular names include Brother, Janome and Tajima.

When you're choosing a model, make sure it has all of the basic functions that you'll need when using is such as a bobbin winder or pressure sensor.

If you want to use the machine for sewing too, you'll want to choose a separate embroidery unit.

Embroidery Designs

One of the main things to consider is what kinds of designs you'll be embroidering. Depending on what you have in mind, too, you'll want to consider whether the machine has built-in patterns or can connect to your computer or device.

Newer machines have USB ports to transfer designs onto the machine, whether directly from the computer or just from the drive. If you want to make your own designs, you'll want to check which software is compatible with the machine.

Throat Width

Another thing to check while purchasing an embroidery machine is the throat width. The throat width is the amount of space that you have between the needle and body of the machine. A lot of newer models have bigger throat width which allows more room during use. Wider throat widths allow you to use larger hoops and even do some quilting.

If your maximum hoop capacity is quite small then this limits the size of embroidery designs that you can make. Hoop embroidery is perfect for signs and gifts.

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