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Best Embroidery Machine
Embroidery machines are great for adding a decorative touch to your clothing or household linens, or personalize clothing and items for some great gifts that will cost you very little to make, but look like you spent a fortune. Here is a look at some of the best embroidery machines.
Some of the great things you can do with an embroidery machine
*Add a design and personalize some pajamas for kids
*T-shirts are really cheap when purchased blank. Add a design and personalize for kids. Also makes an inexpensive gift that looks like you spent a lot.
*Monogram towels, handkerchiefs, or shirts
*Add some flowers to your hand towels for an inexpensive hand towel.
*Add any insect to a bucket hat and personalize. This makes a great hat for the beach or some fun in the sun.
*Purchase a package of blank burp cloths and add a baby design and personalize. This makes a great baby shower gift, or welcome baby gift.
Christmas night gowns
The girls are all wearing handmade Christmas nightgowns that have a Christmas design and their name on the yoke. They proudly wore them for two years, before I had to make new nightgowns, because they outgrew them.
Personalized Santa hats
You can get Santa hats for one dollar at the dollar store. It takes only a few minutes to personalize a Santa hat and it makes for a really festive party when everybody is wearing a Santa hat with their name on it.
Tips for getting professional results with your personal embroidery machine
T-shirt fabric is very flimsy and it is hard to embroider on. My embroidery machine chewed up many T-shirts, before I found an easy way that works every time. When you put your T-shirt into your embroidery hoop, put a piece of stabilizer under the T-shirt, and put another piece of stabilizer on top of the T-shirt. This will give you the added stability to get your design on your T-shirt, without your machine pulling the fabric and chewing up the T-shirt. Since I started using this method, I have never ruined a T-shirt again.
- Ann The Gran
This website offers a large variety of designs, at some really great prices, that can be downloaded to your computer and transferred to your embroidery machine with the appropriate transfer program.
Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine
The Brother embroidery machines are very easy to use. This is the embroidery machine that i am lucky enough to own. This machine comes loaded with many built in designs and it will connect to a computer to give you endless options. The design area is 4x4. The machine is easy to thread and it has a touch screen LCD display.
* 4x4 embroidery area
* computer connection allows you to download designs to add to your library
* 70 built in designs
* 5 monogramming fonts
* 120 frame pattern combinations
* 67 built in sewing stitches
* LCD touch screen display
* automatic needle threading system
What do customers think...
As an owner of this great machine myself, I love it!! This is what most of the reviews say, as well. The machine is easy to use and it has some great built in fonts, designs, and sewing stitches. With the connection to the internet you can add to your design library easily and at an affordable rate. A lot of sites will also offer some of their designs for free. Although, designs are fairly inexpensive. The embroidery area is only 4x4. This will do many projects for you, but eventually I will be upgrading to a machine that will give me a larger embroidery area.
Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine with USB Memory-Stick Compatibility
The Brother PE770 is an embroidery machine only, no sewing machine combo for this model. This embroidery machine will embroider an area of 5" x 7". This size will give you a much larger selection of choices on the internet when you are shopping for designs. There is a USB stick to download designs to your home computer and then easily transfer them to your embroidery machine.
*5" x 7" embroidery area
*USB stick to easily convert designs from your home computer to your embroidery machine
*136 built in designs
*6 letter fonts
*10 frame shapes
*compatible with the Brother memory card library
*LCD touch screen control panel
*accessory bag loaded with seam ripper, bobbins, needles, cleaning brush, spool caps, and scissors.
What do customers think?
This embroidery machine is very easy to use. For the price paid, you are getting a fabulous machine that is going to embellish your clothing and many other household items with a professional appearance. The cost of the machine will quickly pay for itself, if you choose to make gifts with this machine.
You will want to use a fabric stabilizer, so your designs embroider properly. It is also recommended that you use an embroidery thread when embroidering.
This large roll of stabilizer will take you through many projects. It tears away easily and will give your design a professional look.
Additional embroidery hoops
Having the right size hoop can make a project easier to complete and it will give you the option to put your designs on many more objects.