The ultimate list of best cheap embroidery machines. Poor low-quality machines are omitted from this list.
Choosing an embroidery machine is never an easy task. In this list of best embroidery machines, we are confining our results to embroidery machines that cost under $600. That is the price range where most people look for.
We always have a budget, don’t we? We will always look for a machine that falls under our budget, without compromising too much on quality and performance. As far as we are concerned, quality comes first and price next. So we have omitted some poor quality embroidery machines that don’t satisfy the quality standards we have set for ourselves at Doyousew.
There are a lot of things you must consider before buying an embroidery machine. You must know your requirements very well. Embroidery area is one important factor. Different machines come with different embroidery area; you must choose the one according to your requirements. If you want more creativity in designs, you will be better off going with embroidery machine that has a USB connectivity to import designs from the internet.
Top 7 Best Embroidery Machines Doyousew Recommendation
One of the best machine ever reviewed by Doyousew.com. It is a stunning machine. This machine sews like a dream. You will never get a 100% perfect machine, but SE400 is as close you can get in terms of perfection. That is the reason why it features in our list of ‘Machines You Can Buy With Your Eyes Shut’. It has both sewing and embroidery capability, probably its biggest advantage. It has 70 built-in embroidery stitches and 67 built-in sewing stitches. The maximum embroidery area is 4″ x 4″.
PE770 is the best ‘embroidery only’ machine. It is a machine designed for professionals. It is also the most expensive embroidery machine. This is the machine with the largest embroidery area in this list. It has a maximum embroidery area of 5″ x 7″. It comes with 136 built-in embroidery designs and 10 built-in frame designs. PE770 loses out to SE400 only in terms of affordability, otherwise this would have been on top. Even then, you will never get the features of PE770 on an SE400. The freedom of larger embroidery area is vital for professionals. This machine has also won the Consumers Digest Best Buy Award.
You can term this as a flawless machine. The funny thing is that it the same as the best embroidery machine in this list except for the rolling tote bag. I always wonder why Brother sells the same machine under different model names by just adding one or two extra features or accessories. You have already seen one such machine in this list, now this is the second one. LB6800PRW has both sewing and embroidery functions. It has 70 built-in embroidery stitches and 67 built-in sewing stitches. You can go with this machine, if a rolling bag and Project Runway branding is important to you.
This is the least expensive embroidery machine in this list. This will be an excellent choice for those who are on a budget. It has an embroidery area of 4″ x 4″. It comes with 70 built-in embroidery designs. Even though it is inexpensive, it doesn’t reflect on its quality and performance.
Brother PE770 is an embroidery only machine. It has an embroidery area of 5″ x 7″. It has 136 built-in embroidery designs and 6 built-in lettering fonts. There is an interesting thing about this machine. This machine is the same as Brother PE770, which is the second best embroidery machine in this list. The difference is just in the price (minimal) and type of USB port each machine has.. The reason why this machine is so far down in this list is because people choose the other model over this one because of the better USB port that supports USB sticks or thumb drives.
XL-400 is the second most expensive embroidery machine in this list. It has both sewing and embroidery capability. So you can use it as a normal sewing machine as well. It has 125 built-in embroidery designs and 30 sewing stitches. It comes with 2 embroidery hoops of sizes 10” x 6” and 4” x 4”.
This is an embroidery only machine. The highlight of this embroidery machine is the large embroidery area of 5″ x 5″. This machine comes with 73 built-in embroidery designs and 3 monogramming fonts. It is a good embroidery machine for beginners. When you consider the price and features in combination, this turns out to be the most affordable embroidery machine in this list. Read the full Janome 200E Review here.