Mechanical embroidery sewing machines - the simplest style
You can get a mechanical, electronic or computerized embroidery machine. The first sewing machines were mechanical controlled by a rotary wheel. Actually they have been on the market for almost 200 years. Some people still prefer to use a mechanical machine and their antique sewing machines like Singer or Brother work for them very well.
Mechanical embroidery machines have a limited selection of stitches, but they are inexpensive. They are not as easy to operate as electronic ones, but with a little bit of practice you can create beautiful embroidery.
Most respected sewing machine manufacturers still produce mechanical embroidery machines. Some of the more popular examples are Kenmore 11101, Elna 2005, Bernina 1008, Singer 6038 and Kenmore 15212
Electronic embroidery machines - easy and convenient
Even though mechanical machines work fine, most people prefer electronic ones. They are much simpler to operate, so you can concentrate on the creative part of your embroidery project. Electronic embroidery sewing machines are also lighter and more portable. There are hundreds of models available, since most modern sewing machines are electronic. You can find machines by Brother, Singer, Janome, Kenmore and Viking to suit any budget.
Not all electronic machines offer you the same features. Look at the number of stitches, and additional features available to see if particular model will suit your needs.
Computerized embroidery machines - most sophisticated technology
Computerized sewing machines use the most advanced technology to help you create beautiful embroidery easy and fast. They are basically the same as electronic embroidery machines, but with much more features. The machine uses a microprocessor, so you can load different patterns on a card and your machine reads the information from a card and creates a pattern all by itself. This allows you to create very sophisticated embroidery.
A computerized sewing machine can have many features. Here are some - automatic needle threader, multiple needle positions, mirror imaging, more the a hundred stitch functions, needle positions, a screen displaying stitch length, stitch patterns and width adjustment.
The only disadvantage of a computerized embroidery machine is its price - you will have to pay from $ 400 to $2000 for a good quality unit. The price depends on additional features and how much your machine can actually do. Popular models of computerized embroidery sewing machines are Brother SE270D, Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura and Singer Quantum XL-6000.
If you decide to go with the top technology machine with a microprocessor it makes sense to compare prices for the same model at several retailers. You can check your local craft and sewing supply shops, but you are more likely to find a better price online. There are many online shops that offer a great variety of different sewing and embroidery machines.