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Getting Started

Posted by jennlynn0405 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 6, 12 at 17:12

I am thinking about buying an embroidery machine. I know hardly anything about them. I was looking online and see that they have 4 by 4 and 5 by 7 work areas. Is it worth the extra money to get the bigger space or does the smaller one work fine. I am really not sure exactly what I will be embroidering but would like to get started. If you have any suggestions or things that I should consider before I buy one please let me know!


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RE: Getting Started

jennlynn, you should get a machine w/at least 5x7 will find many uses for it. For instance almost all ITH projects will use the 5x7. I do a lot of these--the purses, mug rugs, etc. If you only want to put a design on a shirt pocket-then 4x4--but I guarantee you will soon wish you had larger hoops. And unless you want to buy software (expensive) for digitizing your own designs, then you should def get a machine that will connect to computer, or have a port for flash drive. You might get a better buy with a used machine from your local dealer--it will be serviced & come with a warranty, in most cases, and even classes will be available. For me, the Brother is favorite..I have 2 of them!! Good luck with your new adventure.

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