Embroidery Machine Advice Needed
Good Morning, Everyone,
I am thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, and would appreciate your thoughts and opinions in regard to the three machines I have narrowed my search down to. I have sewn for years and have a Singer serger and a Brother CS8072, and want to expand my equipment so that I can start sewing for profit. I don’t want to sink a fortune in equipment, and am really confused with some of the offerings.
Here is what I have reduced my choices to:
1. Brother PE-150V ($399)
2. White 3300 ($499)
3. Simplicity SE-3 ($599)
All three machines are limited to a 4 inch embroidery area, but the White comes with 3 different size hoops.
How limiting is a 4-inch embroidery area, and is there a need for larger hoops with the limited embroidery area?
I am very confused about the additional equipment needed to download designs from the computer. How does this work? What are the designs stored on? Do you have to have your computer hooked up to your machine? Are the designs that can be downloaded free, and if not, how much do they usually cost?
Many of the listed accessories seem to be interchangeable with various brands of machines, such as Viking, White, Brother, etc. How much compatibility problem does this present?
Can you provide me with more information about the “box”? I have seen mentioned the Brother PED-Basic, the Amazing Box, the Vikant Ultimate 1 slot Box, the Brother E-100 Applique Station……..and more. What can you tell me about using the “box” as well as selecting a good one?
I am sure there are other issues I have not mentioned but need to know, so I would appreciate any further thoughts or considerations I need to be aware of.
I will greatly appreciate any and all advice any of you have for me. Thanks.
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