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The Best Embroidery Machines for Beginners

Learn about the best devices for embroidery.

The Best Embroidery Machines a Guide for Beginners


Are you thinking about buying a new embroidery machine? Would you like to start your journey on this discipline, but you don’t know what device you should buy? We’ve got you covered!

In today’s post, we are going to feature some well-known home embroidery machines. These amazing devices allow you to create impressive artwork.

For this article, we are going to focus on machines. If you’d like to know which other supplies you need to start with machine embroidery, check the first chapter of our Ultimate Machine Embroidery Guide here.


On this article:

Brother SE 400 Sewing & Embroidery Machine
Brother CS 6000i Feature
Singer Quantum XL – 6000
Singer Quantum XL – 1000
Husqvarna Viking Platinum 950 E
Husqvarna Viking Designer SE
Bernina Artista 730 E
Bernina 880 Plus


Brother SE 400 Sewing & Embroidery Machine



File Formats: PES

  • Hybrid device: it’s a sewing and embroidery machine.
  • It includes 70 embroidery designs.
  • You can work with 67 different built-in stitches.
  • Maximum embroidery area: 4″x 4″.
  • Editing features: this machine allows you to mirror, rotate, and scale your designs on the LCD screen.


Brother CS 6000i Feature



File Formats: PES, PEC

  • This machine incorporates 60 built-in stitches
  • You can create seven different one-step buttonholes.
  • There is a built-in free arm for sewing sleeves and cuffs.
  • You can use the LCD screen to edit your designs and easily select stitches.
  • The machine includes an automatic needle threader.


Singer Quantum XL – 6000



File Formats: XXX

  • This machine allows you to control the thread tension with your computer.
  • The embroidery speed is up to 800 stitches per minute.
  • Every device includes five integrated font styles.
  • Automatic threading system.
  • This machine allows multi-hooping for large scale designs.


Singer Quantum XL – 1000




File Formats: XXX, DST, EXP

  • This device incorporates over a thousand built-in stitch variations.
  • You can produce up to 750 stitches per minute.
  • There is a drop feed feature for free motion embroidery.
  • You can work with three different hoop sizes.
  • You can create letterings and edit designs on the LCD screen.

Husqvarna Viking Platinum 950 E


husqvarna embroidery machine


File Formats: HUS

  • This is a hybrid device: you can use it both for sewing and embroidery.
  • You can adjust the width and length of your stitches.
  • You can modify the position of the needle to get the results you are looking for.
  • The machine incorporates relevant features, like a needle threader and a free arm.
  • You can use this device to make buttonholes in just one stitch.

Husqvarna Viking Designer SE


husqvarna embroidery machine



  • There are 29 different needle positions in this machine.
  • The device incorporates an exclusive feature for buttonholes: PBB, Perfectly Balanced Buttonholes.
  • You can create letterings with the integrated block line, brush line, and script alphabets.
  • This machine incorporates a selective thread cutter and an automatic needle threader.
  • You can sew with this machine without using the foot control.


Bernina Artista 730 E

Bernina Artista 730 E


File Formats: EXP, ART

  • This machine incorporates pre-made embroidery design formats, embroidery alphabets, and built-in embroidery designs.
  • You can edit your designs in the high-resolution color touchscreen.
  • Bernina Artlink Embroidery Software is available for free on the company’s website.
  • This machine is perfect for lettering manipulation (WordArt).
  • The machine will automatically cut jump stitches for you.


Bernina 880 PLUS

Bernina 880 Plus



File Formats: EXP, DST, PES, JEF, PCS, SEW, XXX.

  • This machine includes nine newly digitized embroidery alphabets.
  • In the Thread Away Mode, the machine pulls the threads down to the underside for clean embroidery results on top.
  • You can program the jump stitch length to manage thread cuts.
  • The machine includes monograms with frames, in-the-hoop projects, and special technique designs.
  • This is a high-quality professional device. Therefore, its price is higher than most of the featured in this list.






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