I used to wonder why some people had so many sewing machines. Isn’t having one enough? How are you going to use more than one at a time? Boy was I naive 😂. Enter me… several years later… now accumulating 4 embroidery machines, a sewing machine, and a serger 🤪. Don’t judge me, I already know I have a problem… 😂🤦♀️.
Brother PE770 (PE800)
The first embroidery machine that I purchased was a Brother PE770. Since then, they have come out with a newer model, the PE800. This is a great machine to start with and I have been using it for going on 8 years soon. I always recommend this machine for newbies, however, since the pandemic, they have been very hard to find. If you do find one, I don’t recommend you pay over $800 for it. It has a 5×7 embroidery hoop size and is possible to use a 5×12 multi positionable hoop with it as well.
Check out my PE800 unboxing and setup video here.
Brother Persona PRS100
My second embroidery machine took me years to finally purchase, but I am so happy I did. It was a HUGE upgrade from my PE770. I decided to get the Brother Persona PRS100 (I named her Pearl 😁). This is a great middle of the road option for those who want to upgrade, but are not ready for a multi needle machine. The Persona is built with a free arm like a multi needle, but only has one needle. It has a larger embroidery field (8×8) which is perfect for bigger children’s shirts, which is exactly what I wanted. It also has the ability to do structured hats, which is really cool!
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Check out my Persona unboxing and setup video here.
My third embroidery machine is the mack daddy of them all. It is a 10 needle Ricoma EM-1010 (I named her Roxy😄). I was beyond excited when Ricoma contacted me and asked me if I would be interested trying out one of their machines. Since then, I have loved using my EM-1010 and am now an Ambassador for Ricoma 😍.
Having a multi needle machine is amazing and I totally understand all hype around having one. The 8×12 hoop makes sooooo many more things possible for me to do! Adult sized clothing, jacket backs, and large in the hoop projects are possible on this machine. I also love that I can do a multi colored design, set the machine up, then walk away and work on something else.
If you are looking to start a small home embroidery business, this is definitely the way to go! You can be so much more productive on a multi needle and produce more in less time.
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Check out my Ricoma EM-1010 unboxing and setup video here.
Brother released the NQ3600D for sale online in March 2021. Previously it had to be purchased from an authorized dealer. I was super excited when Sewing Machines Plus contacted me and asked if I can demonstrate this machine on their Live Show. The NQ3600D is a combo Sewing and Embroidery machine that has 291 stitch types with 13 sewing feet. It also has a 6×10 embroidery hoop and is a Disney machine, which means it comes preloaded with 35 Official Disney designs. One of my other favorite features is that it cuts jump stitches. This machine is a great option for those that was to upgrade from a 4×4 or 5×7 hoop machine to something a little nicer and bigger. I have enjoyed my time with it so far and plan to make more videos using it in the future 😁.