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Gen. Chat “Anyone use an embroidery machine?” by Momoko

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Momoko 23 months ago on 05/03/12
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I am working on a craft project right now and I was thinking of investing in an embroidery machine. I am looking for something on the low-end price range that you can create your own designs on the computer and have the machine do it.

Anyone have any recommendations? I have no idea what to look for, so any advice would be helpful!
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Toastersix 23 months ago on 05/03/12
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Embroidery machines are not cheap. I have one that was around $600 used. It came with the USD card reader software for creating your own designs, but realistically, unless you have the program to PLOT the stitches, it's not going to come out like you think. Alternatively, if you can find a file for the design on one of the numerous embroidery file databases, it's as easy as loading it onto the card and putting the card into the machine.

Best of luck, and let me know if you have any other questions! I can tell you the brand of mine, if you like.
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Devi 23 months ago on 05/04/12
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Unfortunately that kind of software isn't low end. The machine I have cost me $1200 and the software to let me digitize anything cost me another $1000. I think both my machine and software are by Janome.

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