Embroidery machines can easily be used for a wide range of purposes, from personal to commercial. Prized by hobbyists and sewers from all over the world, these machines are surprisingly easy to use- contrary to popular belief. Best of all, they come in various price ranges with varying functions and features. If you’re on a limited budget, the market does offer an extended range of compact embroidery machines designed for light to moderate use. On the other hand, users who plan on using their embroidery machines for heavy use or for business purposes might prefer to go a commercial embroidery machine.
Admittedly more expensive than embroidery machines designed for home use, these appliances can be extremely practical, especially if you have your own business. They can be used for different types of projects including, but not limited to, curtains, bedspreads, towels, clothes, tapestries, napkins and various other forms of home decorating accents. While they are mainly aimed at more experienced users, they can also be used by novice users who want to learn the ropes. Most models are also quite portable, which enables you to carry it back and forth to sewing class- something that can come in quite handy if you’re taking lessons.
Here are three of the best commercial embroidery machines:
Our Choice: Singer 4-in-1 Futura Quartet
An extremely handy piece of sewing equipment, the Singer 4-in-1 Futura Quartet is priced between $1000 and $1500. Equipped with a variety of handy features, it boasts an extra-large 10” by 6” embroidery hoop that will enable you to work on your favorite projects, no matter the size of your embroidery design. It comes with 20 alphabet fonts and 125 built-in embroidery designs, plus the capacity of adding many more designs that you can easily download from the internet.
On its sewing mode, it also includes no less than 215 built-in sewing stitches, including no less than six automatic 1-step buttonholes. All in all, this machine is very practical for users that don’t already own a regular sewing machine.
Our Choice: Janome 350E
Priced between $1200 and $2000, the Janome 350E is an easy-to-use piece of sewing equipment geared at professional sewers. Featuring a wide backlit LCD touch screen, the machine comes with a wide variety of choices that will provide you with versatility and flexibility when it comes to your embroidery. Because this machine is designed for embroidery-only, you won’t be able to use it for regular sewing. However, if you already own a regular sewing machine, then the Janome 350E will definitely provide you with hours of entertainment and quality finished products.
The Janome 350E boasts of 100 built-in embroidery designs as well as 3 alphabet fonts for monogramming. Its embroidery speed is quite good at a maximum of 650 stitches-per-minute, and its embroidery area is bigger than average, so you’ll be able to work with bigger designs without having to rehoop.
Our Choice: Janome Memory Craft 11000
One of the highest-rated multi-purpose sewing machines on the market, the Janome Memory Craft 11000 can also be used as a great embroidery machine, perfectly capable of delivering products of as much, if not more, quality than embroidery-only machines.
The Janome 11000 is also perfect for anyone who wants to indulge in moderate to heavy-duty projects. In fact, it can very easily sustain everyday use with very little wear and tear. Extremely resistant to scratches, the machine comes with an automatic drop feed dog and a computer controlled automatic tension. With this particular piece of sewing equipment, users will even be able to benefit from a plethora of built-in embroidery stitches to deliver more flexibility to your sewing projects.