I am looking at buying an entry-level embroidery machine. I've narrowed it down to either a brother PE-150 or PE-170 or a White 3300. Can you all give me some feedback on what you'd recommend.
I have a brother pe-150
It comes with 60 designs, color suggestions(you can pick any color but it suggests some), has LCD touch screen Display, built in auto needle threader, up to a 4.3 X 4.3 embroidery area, 120 frame and border combinations, Quick set bobbin, 3 built in monogramming/fonts, Font size up to 1 1/2 inches, 3 hoops and 600 stitches per minute
brother pe-170 has Disney
87 built-in embroidery patterns, including 27 Mickey Mouse and friends designs
Use the large LCD screen to view over 900 available built-in or memory-card patterns
4.25"L x 4.25"W embroidery area
Built-in fast needle-threader system
Unit dimensions: 20.1"W x 13.4"D x 12.6"H
Model No. PE170D
10 Built in Frames with 12 borders
3 Built-in Monogram Fonts(adjustable from 1/4" to over 1" tall)
F.A.S.T. Needle Threading System with the White 3300 embroidery machine
Quick set bobbin
The White 3300 has 60 built in embroidery designs
The White 3300 has Auto bobbin thread pickup
45-degree increment in design rotation
On-screen timer shows minutes to complete design
White Color sequence indicator on screen
White Built-in needle threader
Up to 4.3"by 4.3" embroidery area
13 language screens
The White 3300 has 5 permanent memories
The White 3300 has 18 help messages
The White 3300 has Mirror image option
The White 3300 has 90-degree pattern rotation
Multi color or mono color sew out
If I was to buy again I would buy one with a larger hoop area.Good luck
I agree with redpenny the larger hoop is better. It doesn't limit your design size.
I have the Brother PE150 and like it very much --- the next machine will have the larger hoop.
So I guess the question is -- Are you going to use it a lot ///get the larger hoop. If you are just going to do a small amount of embroidery ///get the low end model.