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Top 10 Reasons to Own An Embroidery Machine

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by Sara Snuggerud in Embroidery

By owning an embroidery machine, you can create, embellish, personalize and decorate just about any type of fabric any time of the day. From denim jackets, knitted and felted bags, sheer overlays, stretch knits, leather to velvet, or quilt your quilt the possibilities are endless.

Though embroidery machines are not new to the home sewer’s sewing room, the technology used in today’s embroidery machines are more advanced and easier to use than ever before. Owners of embroidery machines pushing new limits and creating new ways to use their embroidery machines.

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A monogrammed item for a baby or wedding shower shows you really care enough to personalize the item with the exact color and theme appropriate for the event or person.

What are the top 10 uses of an embroidery machine?

10. Duplicate antique hand-sewn designs in minutes like redwork, cross stitch and hardanger.

9. Create your own themed fabric with the perfect colors and designs. Can’t find fabric with just the right pink penguins on it? Make your own!

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8. Embroider perfectly stitched appliques using the fabric color of your choice.

7. Create one of a kind quilt blocks in the hoop.

6. Use an embroidery machine to start a small home based business.

Visit Craftsy.com to learn more about starting an embroidery business.

5. Make unique items like zippered bags and cell phone holders completely in the embroidery hoop with carefully designed embroidery designs made to “layer” the fabric step-by-step for a finished product.

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4. Access thousands of embroidery designs readily available via the Internet 24/7 for instant inspiration day or night.

3. Not an expert on free-motion machine quilting? Let the embroidery machine “quilt” through the layers for perfect machine quilting over the entire quilt.

2. Embellish store bought clothing, bags and home dec items to give them your personal touch and inspiration.

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1. Create personal and unique gifts!

If you have been thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, here is a list of questions to ask and features to look for when making your embroidery machine purchase.

Which Embroidery Features Should You Look For?

  • What is the largest embroidery design it can embroider? The current standard for many of the design makers is 200mm x 360mm (8″x14″) when they are designing.
  • Embroidery design sizing options both within the machine and with software.
  • How many built-in alphabets are included?
  • How can additional alphabets be added?
  • Which hoops are included?
  • What sizes of extra hoops are available?
  • Are hands-on classes are included with your purchase? If so how many?
  • What length of service plan is included?
  • What trade-up options do you have if you out grow your first embroidery machine in the first couple months?
  • What optional education is available to help inspire you along your embroidery journey past the initial classes?

As many of you already know, we welcome questions from all brands of embroidery machine owners. So next time you are unsure which stabilizer should be used or how the tension should be set, stop by, call or e-mail us.

Need help with a stabilizer question now? Check out this Craftsy class “Stabilizer Savvy“.

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