2 Single Head Embroidery Machines other than Brother PR-1000
Many home embroidery people using a Brother sewing machine naturally look to Brother when they are looking for a single head embroidery machine when they decide to go into the home embroidery business.
Brother makes a good product, but there are other, more professional single head embroidery machines that make a great embroidery business starter unit as well.
What to look for in a Single Head Embroidery Machine for Pros
The embroidery machines you typically find on the Brother website are really more just upgraded consumer sewing machines, or they are only 6 or 10 needle machines.
The more needles you get on your single head embroidery machine, the more options you have for your new embroidery business. A six needle embroidery machine is really geared towards just doing monograms.
Getting a monogram machine is fine, and there are lots of small embroidery businesses out there using one, but they really have the same versatility, longevity or resale value when you’re ready to upgrade as as 15 needle single head embroidery machine does. AND they’re not that much cheaper.
There is a price difference, because you can buy a cheap embroidery machine for $500 to 5000, but a professional model with run you about $12-13K
Here’s a professional version – you can see the difference!
Why is one of these 15 Needle Single Head Embroidery machines better?
Having 15 needles means you can have 15 colors of thread loaded all the time – you’ll save huge amounts of time on swapping color and threading vs. a 6 needle.
Software is better! Commercial embroidery machines, like that 1501T from SWFEast comes with good digitizing software called Stitch Era.
Training comes with it! Running a commercial embroidery machine isn’t the same as running your Brother sewing machine. You will need software training, machine maintenance training and maybe even some business help.
Here’s a video on the cheapest SWF Embroidery Machine for business you can buy
The point here is dont’ settle for a Brother single head embroidery machine before you look at all your options!