|No||5 x 7"||136||5 x 7"|
4 x 4"
2.5 x 1"
While the Brother Designio DZ820E is admittedly on the more expensive side, the embroidery-only machine is designed to last for life and will ensure that you always benefit from a professional finish. Designed to help you customize and personalize your projects, the DZ820E even boasts of a handy starter kit and an extended number of embroidery designs, thanks to which you can add some additional variety to your sewing projects. Since this machine is built for embroidery only, it is extremely simple to use, especially for budding users. Best of all, users will even be able to enjoy a wide variety of advantages, including multiple alphabet fonts and high embroidery speed.
Admittedly, though, the machine does have a few drawbacks to its name. Some sewers, for instance, had a few issues with the tension settings. One user thought that it was complicated to navigate through the digital features, but this was more a matter of skill and experience than any real problem with the machine.
Despite these few drawbacks, however, this embroidery machine has received mostly positive feedback and boasts of a high repute on most websites.
Embroidery Area: 4.5/5
The machine is equipped with a comfortably large embroidery area that can easily accommodate most of the embroidery designs you’ll find. Indeed, the work area measures 5” x 7” which is great for its price. Indeed, if you wanted a bigger embroidery area than this you should know that there’d be a big price jump for the next size as you can see in the Janome 11000.
The Designio DZ820E comes with three included hoops of 5 x 7″, 4 x 4″ and 2.5 x 1″ which is great for working with different design sizes.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
Since it comes with a handy computerized feature, this particular model is quite simple and straightforward to navigate through. Sewers simply have to select their stitch function, design and other such settings from the LCD screen and the machine takes care of the fiddly work for you. Best of all, the machine comes with additional features like an automatic needle threader which makes it even easier for you to operate the machine: therefore, you simply need to touch a button and the machine automatically guides the thread through the eye of the needle. Similarly, you can also make the most out of the machine’ handy LCD screen to adjust just about anything from the tension setting to the embroidery design.
Extra Features: 5/5
The Brother Designio boats of a solid, scratch-resistant surface that can very easily resist wear and tear, which means that you can use it on a daily basis with virtually no damage to it. Its embroidery speed is one of the best, reaching up to 650 stitches-per-minute. Also, there’s no doubt about the fact that the DZ802E is entirely designed for ease of use and comfort, which is why it’s packed with a plethora of handy features. For example, it even includes a jam-resistant top-load, drop-in bobbin that allows you to keep your bobbin firmly fixed in place. This consequently delivers a smooth and polished finish with virtually no snags and snares.
Since it comes with a starter kit, the machine is also ideal for beginners who are just learning the ropes. It is equipped with no less than 136 built-in embroidery designs as well as 120 frame patterns and 6 lettering fonts. To help you add some extra variety to your projects, it also comes with a CD that contains over 200 additional embroidery designs. Thanks to the built-in USB port, you can easily connect the machine to your computer and expand your design collection by uploading your own designs onto the machine. This way, users can even download over 5000 unique designs from iBroidery.com and keep their machine up to date with the latest software and programs. With the DZ820E, sewers can even benefit from a built-in memory function to save their embroidery designs, hence ensuring that they won’t need to repeatedly re-enter these same designs over and over again.
The storage box also comes with an extended range of free accessories in the likes of a dust cover, three embroidery hoops, scissors, embroidery starter kit, small and large screwdrivers, power cord, cleaning brush, seam ripper, bobbin embroidery foot Q and other similar items.
Convenient and extremely easy to use, the Brother Designio DZ820E certainly does provide excellent value for money. In fact, thanks to being super easy to use, this particular model has been acclaimed as one of the best embroidery machines for beginners in the market. With built-in tutorials and additional accessories, it has been known to last for several decades at a go, provided that you properly care for it. In true Brother International fashion, the machine is packed with state-of-the-art options, hence ensuring that you always remain abreast of the latest embroidery features.
- Sew & Embroidery: No
- Max Embroidery Area: 5 x 7″
- Included Hoops: 5×7″, 4×4″ and 2.5×1″
- Embroidery Designs: 136
- Alphabet Fonts: 6
- Embroidery Speed: 650
- Weight: 21 lbs
- Dimensions: 21 x 16 x 17″
- Warranty: 25-year Limited