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Best Embroidery Only Machines for Home Use

Recently, embroidery machines are popular. Generally speaking, embroidery machines can be divided into two types, embroidery only machine and combo machine. For the people who want to use both embroidery and sewing machine at the same time, there is no double that a combo machine is the best choice. However, if you already have a sewing machine or want to buy an additional device for sewing, I think you may need an embroidery only machine. So, today, I am going to review the best embroidery only machines for home use. And I hope these reviews can make use when you are selecting the best home use embroidery only machine for yourself.

Best Embroidery Only Machines for Home Use List

Products
Pictures
Ratings
Links
Brother PE500
- best for the budget
pe500,best for the budget4 out of 5 stars
Brother PE550D
- best for Disney lovers
best embroidery only machine for Disney lovers4.5 out of 5 stars
Brother PE535
- best for portable
brother pe535 review4 out of 5 stars
Bernette 340
- best for small business
bernette 3404.5 out of 5 stars
Brother PE770
- best for beginners
pe7705 out of 5 stars
Brother PE800
- best for monogramming
Best rated home embroidery machine5 out of 5 stars
Janome 400E
- best overall
best embroidery only machine for home use overall5 out of 5 stars

Best Embroidery Only Machines for Home Use Reviews

1. Brother PE500 – Best Embroidery Only Machine for the Budget

pe500

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Brother
  • Dimension: 20.2 x 15 x 15.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 21.9pounds
  • Work Field: 4”x 4”
  • Built-in designs: 70
  • Fonts: 5
  • Warranty: 25 years

Review:

PE500 is a compact embroidery only machine of Brother brand. The weight of it is light, and the appearance of it is cute. Besides, it is the machine that has the lowest price in today’s reviews. So I think PE500 is the best embroidery only machine for the budget.

For home use:

Brother PE500 has various features suitable for home use. On the one hand, it has 70 built-in embroidery designs and five fonts, enough for general household embroidery. If you still feel less and want more pretty patterns, you can connect your PE500 with a computer to download more designs. And on the other hand, PE500 has a basic 4” x 4” area, on which you can pierce various materials, from silk to cotton. With this machine, you can embellish different designs on a wide range of fabrics. Additionally, its LCD touch screen is very eye-catching, on which you can select and adjust the designs you will embroider. It’s convenient.

For budget:

PE500 is a budget-friendly embroidery only machine. The price of it is under $500. Even if you have a limited budget, you can afford it. Besides, PE500 features many easy-to-use functions, like automatic needle threader, and so on. All these additional features which come with PE500 are more than the price of PE500.

Pros:
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Lightweight body
  • Computer connectivity
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Winding system
Cons:
  • 120V available only
  • Black and blue LCD

 


2. Brother PE550D – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Disney Lovers

hat making machine

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Brother
  • Dimension: 16.5 x 7.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 23.1pounds
  • Work Field: 4”x 4”
  • Built-in Designs: 125
  • Fonts: 9
  • Warranty: 25 years

Review:

PE550D is a popular embroidery machine of Brother brand. It is well-known for its built-in Disney embroidery designs. Plus with the functions it has, I think PE550D is the best home embroidery only machine for Disney lovers.

For home use:

There are many features of PE550D suitable for home use. It has 125 built-in embroidery designs and nine fonts. When you are doing home embroidery, you can select the designs you like from them. And also, if you want to import more embroidery designs, PE550D has built-in memory, helping you store more designs.

Additionally, it has an excellent 3.2” large LCD touch screen. With this function, you can edit and preview your designs on that. Whether you want to resize, rotate, or combine your designs, PE550 can give you a hand. Besides, it has a primary 4” x 4” embroidery area, on which you can embroider on thicker fabrics. So, although the features PE550D has are elementary, it can fulfill general home embroidery requirements.

For Disney lovers:

Brother PE550D has 45 built-in Disney embroidery patterns. When you want to add Disney elements to your fabrics, you can select from them directly. And also, PE550D offers you another way to acquire more Disney patterns, iBroidery.com. You can have more exciting designs.

Pros:
  • USB port
  • Built-in memory
  • Full-color LCD touch screen
  • English/Spanish operation manual
  • Sufficient accessories
Cons:
  • The limited size of the working area

 


3. Brother PE535 – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Portable

brother pe535 embroidery machine review

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Brother
  • Dimension: 16.5 x 7.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 23.1pounds
  • Work Field: 4”x 4”
  • Built-in Designs: 80
  • Fonts: 9
  • Warranty: 25 years

Review:

Brother PE535 is a stylish embroidery only machine. It has a lightweight body and a reasonable price. All the features it has shown that PE535 is the best embroidery only machine for portable.

For home use:

Just as the machines above, Brother PE535 has a basic embroidery machine, but enough for home embroidery use. On the one hand, it has 80 embroidery designs, which are not too many but can fulfill general household embroidery. Besides, it has built-in memory, helping you store more pretty designs. On the other hand, PE535 has multiple custom embroidery features, helping you create your unique patterns. Just by moving your finger on the LCD touch screen, and you can edit your designs easily. Additionally, Brother PE535 also comes with tutorial videos and an easy needle threading system. All these features can help beginners, and home embroidery uses to start their embroidery projects quickly.

For portable:

From the list of parameters, we can know that PE535 is an embroidery only machine with lightweight and compact body. When you are putting it at home, it will not occupy too much space. And when you bring it out, it will not waste you too much strength. So, Brother PE535 is the best embroidery only machine suitable for both home use and portable.

Pros:
  • Reasonable price
  • LCD touchscreen display
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Built-in memory
  • Portable
  • Easy to use
Cons:
  • Limited embroidery area
  • Embroidery only
  • Just for beginners

4. Bernette 340 – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Small Business

best under $1000 embroidery machine for home

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Bernette
  • Dimension:22 x 17.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 42pounds
  • Work Field: 200 x 140mm
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 750spm
  • Built-in Designs: 100
  • Fonts: 3

Review:

Compared to the machines I reviewed above, Bernette 340 is an embroidery only machine with more powerful features. It has various useful embroidery functions and high sewing speed. So, I think Bernette 340 is the best embroidery only machine for small home business.

For home use:

It has all the features that home embroidery needs. It has a significant number of great embroidery designs and large work field, which is up to 200 x 140mm, fulfilling your household embroidery requirements. Additionally, Bernette 340 is equipped with USB connectivity so that you can import more interesting embroidery designs via the USB stick. And also, Bernette 340 provides you with an LCD touch screen, on which you can edit and preview your designs. This is a handy feature, as you can control your embroidery process in real-time.

For small business:

The identification of household embroidery machine does not limit Bernette, and it has more powerful functions. On the one thing, it has three built-in fonts. It looks not too many, but you can import more fonts through the USB stick. And besides, Bernette 340 has a 2-monogramming function so that you can combine your alphabets casually.

On the other hand, one feature that shows 340 is an embroidery only machine suitable for small business is its high sewing speed, which can be up to 750spm. It shows that you can achieve more orders in a fixed time. And also, you can make more profits. What’s more, Bernette 340 comes with a lot of useful accessories. All of them will give you help when you are embroidering.

Pros:
  • Versatile
  • USB sticks
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Monogramming function
  • High sewing speed
Cons:
  • Black and white screen

 


5. Brother PE770 – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Beginners

lids custom hats

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Brother
  • Dimension: 21.2 x 16.9 x 17.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 27.1pounds
  • Work Field: 5”x 7”
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 600spm
  • Built-in Designs: 136
  • Fonts: 6
  • Warranty: 25 years

Review:

PE770 is a trendy embroidery only machine of Brother brand. It is both functional and easy to use, so I believe it is the best household embroidery only machine for beginners.

For home use:

Brother PE770 is an excellent embroidery only machine for home use. It has a large embroidery area, which is 5 x 7. So, you can embroider larger projects. And also, it has enough number of embroidery designs for you to select. Although the working area of PE770 is large, the dimension of PE770 is small. You can store it in your cabinet easily. And there is no need for you to worry that it will occupy too much space.

For beginners:

Except for home use, Brother PE770 is also the best embroidery for beginners. First, it has an LCD touch screen, which is very useful for beginners. Beginners can edit and preview their designs on that, which cut down the possibilities of making a mistake. Besides, to help beginners adapt the embroidery process, Bother PE770 has built-in guidance. You just need to follow the guide step by step, and you can master the way of using embroidery machines. So, it is a perfect entry-level embroidery machine. What’s more, PE770 is equipped with many other easy-to-use features, like automatic needle cutter, and so on. All of them can help beginners adapt to the procedure of using an embroidery machine.

Pros:
  • Suitable for home use
  • Built-in memory
  • Large work area
  • Quick-set bobbin
  • Auto threader cutter
  • Affordable price
Cons:
  • Black and white screen
  • Difficulties may occur when winding threads

 


6. Brother PE800 – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Monogramming

stitch hat

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Brother
  • Dimension: 21.8 x 19 x 19.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 30.1pounds
  • Work Field: 5”x 7”
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 650spm
  • Built-in Designs: 138
  • Fonts: 11
  • Warranty: 25 years

Review:

Brother PE800 is the new version of Brother PE770. And also, it has more advanced features than PE770. Considering all the features it has, I think Brother PE800 is the best embroidery only machine for monogramming and home use.

For home use:

There are many reasons why PE800 suitable for home use. On the one hand, it has 138 cool embroidery designs. With its built-in editing feature, you can embellish your fabrics with these designs or their combination. Besides, it has a larger embroidery area than the general embroidery machines so that you can have more space to show your embroidery talents.

On the other hand, PE800 has several earn-in LED lights, offering you a super bright work field. So, you can view your works in details, and your projects will be more refined. By the way, the size of PE800 is not large, so you can easy to store it.

For monogramming:

Brother PE800 has 11 built-in embroidery alphabets (7 English, 3 Japanese, 1 Cyrillic)). Besides that, it also has many cool frame shapes and border styles. And you can combine them with your letters to create more excellent patterns to embellish your materials. Before embroidering, you can also preview your designs through the LCD to ensure that you will not make a mistake. All these features are convenient and easy for beginners.

Pros:
  • Large embroidery area
  • USB connectivity
  • Computerized
  • Best for monogramming
  • Hat embroidery available
  • LCD touch screen
Cons:
  • A little costly

 


7. Janome 400E – Best Embroidery Only Machine for Home Use Overall

best sewing machine for monogramming

Basic Parameters:

  • Manufacturer: Janome
  • Dimension: 26.1 x 21.2 x 22 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 34 pounds
  • Work Field: 7.9″x 9″
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 860spm
  • Built-in Designs: 160
  • Fonts: 6
  • Warranty: 10 years

Review:

Janome 400E is the best embroidery only machine I reviewed today. It has the most powerful and functional features among the machines I reviewed today. Except that the price of it is high, I think it is a perfect choice for household sewers.

Powerful features

The features of Janome 400E are more than the requirements of home embroidery. So it is a powerful embroidery only machine for home use. It has a super large work area, and multi-hooping choices, 7.9″ x 7.9″, 5.5″ x 7.9″, 5.5″ x 5.5″ and 4.3″ x 5″. You can always choose an affable hoop according to your needs.

Additionally, monogramming is also one of the eye-catching features of 400E. It has 6 built-in fonts, and 2 and 3 letters monogramming. With them, you can organize many monogramming patterns with special meanings.

Besides, 400E has versatile screen editing functions. Whether you want to enlarge, rotate, and copy your designs, 400E can make you satisfied, and you just need to move your fingers on the screen. What’s more, Janome 400E has multiple speed selections, and the maximum working speed can be up to 860spm, which speeds your working efficiency a lot.

Thus, Janome is a function, versatile and powerful embroidery only machine. It is not only suitable for home use but also commercials.

Pros:
  • Colorful LCD touch screen
  • A lot of built-in embroidery designs
  • 2 and 3 letters monogramming
  • Easy set bobbin
  • Bobbin thread sensor
  • Automatic thread cutter
Cons:
  • Without foot pressure adjustment

 


Tips

Combo Machine VS Embroidery Only Machine

Whether I need a combo machine or embroidery only machine? This is a question that often occurs when sewers are selecting the best embroidery machines for themselves. But I think the answer to it is straightforward. Whenever you decide to buy an embroidery machine, the machine type should always be determined by your requirements.

For combo machine

There are some situations that you may need a combo machine. When you want a device which can help you do both and embroidery and sewing works, you may need a combo machine. Or when you want to start an embroidery or sewing business, you may need an all-in-one machine. There will always have customers ask you to help them to do some embroidery or sewing projects. So there are few possibilities for you to do only one type of business.

Additionally, when you want to buy a sewing machine in the future, you may also need a device to belong to this type. You may think now you just want to study embroidering and in the future, you will study how to sew. In this situation, purchasing a combo machine is a cost-effective behavior. Since you will buy another embroidery machine in the future, why not buy a multi-purpose machine now, saving your expenses?

For embroidery only machine

There are also some situations that suitable for an embroidery only machine purchase. In my view, people who are ideal for a single-function tool are always the people who don’t need those additional functions.

For example, when you already have a sewing machine, and you want to add some embroidery features, buying an embroidery only machine is the right choice. There is no need for you to waste money on other functions that you don’t need. So, you should select embroidery only machines according to your desires.

Conclusion

Thus, when you are choosing the embroidery only machines and combo machines, you should always ask yourself whether you need an additional sewing function. This consideration will help you make a wiser decision.


The List of Best Embroidery Only Machines for Home Use

Products
Pictures
Ratings
Links
Brother PE500
- best for the budget
pe500,best for the budget4 out of 5 stars
Brother PE550D
- best for Disney lovers
best embroidery only machine for Disney lovers4.5 out of 5 stars
Brother PE535
- best for portable
brother pe535 review4 out of 5 stars
Bernette 340
- best for small business
bernette 3404.5 out of 5 stars
Brother PE770
- best for beginners
pe7705 out of 5 stars
Brother PE800
- best for monogramming
Best rated home embroidery machine5 out of 5 stars
Janome 400E
- best overall
best embroidery only machine for home use overall5 out of 5 stars

My Verdict

Today, I have reviewed the top 7 embroidery only machines for home use. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. When you are selecting the best household embroidery only machine for yourselves, you should realize their characteristics in details. This will help you make wiser decisions.

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