Embroidery machines can be used to embellish a wide range of items from curtains to bedspreads or even tablecloths and couch covers. With these appliances, you can also monogram any piece of fabric that you’d like for a more personal touch. Indeed, monogramming is often considered as one of the most appealing crafts that can be applied to just about any item you’d like.
Accessorizing your apparel or home decorating accents can undoubtedly look more sophisticated. More and more people are choosing to monogram their cushions, towels, bathrobes and other similar items. Now while monogramming by hand can require several weeks, if not months, using an embroidery machine for this task can save you tons of time. Sewers will be glad to learn that embroidery machines are available in a wide range of prices, which means that you’ll certainly afford one, even if you’re on a limited budget.
Because the market is brimming with various types of monogramming machines, it is important to make an educated choice. Here are three of the best embroidery machines for monogramming:
Our Choice: Brother PE770
Priced between $500 and $600, the Brother PE770 features a spacious 5” x 7” field with a backlit LCD display. With this model, you can benefit from no less than 136 built-in embroidery designs and, best of all, up to 6 alphabet fonts for monogramming.
The embroidery designs include florals, quilt, scrollwork, borders and frame shapes. You can also import as many design options as you want thanks to the USB port. With this apparatus, users can enjoy extensive design editing like mirror-image and rotate to adjust any issue with their monogramming.
Our Choice: Singer Futura XL-550
The Singer Futura XL-550 is a professional-grade embroidery machine that costs between $900 and $1000. Exceptionally easy to use, this model is ideal for anyone who wants to indulge in some moderate to heavy monogramming projects. Indeed, it includes 20 alphabet fonts, an oversized embroidery area for large monograms and a decent embroidery speed to save on time.
The feature that makes this particular model so popular is its multi-purpose capability. This means that the machine can be used for embroidering, quilting and regular sewing. Best of all, this model is brimming with features for each of these tasks. For example, it features 215 sewing stitches and 6 one-step buttonhole styles.
Our Choice: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000
Often hailed as one of the most professional embroidery machines on the market, the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 costs between $6000 and $7000. While it is admittedly among the most expensive models on the market, this model is worth every cent. Like most Janome machines, the Horizon 12000 boasts of a high quality, very stable frame. Its performance is also smooth no matter the fabric you’re working with.
The Janome Horizon 12000 is also a multi-purpose machine, so it can be used for sewing and embroidery, as well as quilting. It comes with as many features as you can expect for such a price. On its sewing mode, it sports 425 sewing stitches and 13 one-step buttonhole styles, while on its embroidery mode you’ll be able to enjoy of 338 embroidery designs and 10 alphabet fonts. Best of all, its embroidery speed is superior to most embroidery machines with 1000 stitches-per-minute.