7 Best Embroidery Machines in 2020 (Reviewed)

You are a natural-born artist and crazy good in designs, you want them to come to life and show your talent off. If you want to make crazy good designs done by sewing either for yourself or as a gift, what you need is an embroidery machine.

We rounded up the 7 best embroidery machine you can buy right now in 2020. We will take a deep dive into these machines and look at the features, pros and cons of these.

Let’s get on with the review!

Overview: Best Embroidery Machines

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Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000

Embroidery field is pretty good for newbies,LCD display,Great built,Easy to use with its AcuFeed feature

$$$

Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine

Brother PE800

138 built-in designs,11 built-in fonts,Large 5” X 7” working area,LED Light,Good design

$$

Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Machine

Brother SE400

Digital touchscreen display,Automatic threader,70 built-in designs

$$

Brother SE600 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Brother SE600

80 designs,6 letting fonts,Automatic needle threader,Good build and design

$$

Janome MB-7 Embroidery Machine

Janome MB-7

800 SPM,USB port,Great built,10 lettering fonts,50 built-in designs

$$$

SINGER FUTURA XL-400 SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE

SINGER FUTURA XL-400

125 built-in designs,30 built-in stitches,5 lettering fonts,Automatic needle threader,Great build,25-year warranty

$$

Brother SE1900 - Honorable mentio

Brother SE1900

138 BUILT-IN
DESIGNS,240 built-in stitches,Good working
space

$$

7 Best Embroidery Machines in 2020

1. Best Overall - Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000

The Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 is the best overall embroidery machine you can buy right now. So, what is so great about this one?

In our testing the Memory Craft 12000 stood out the most with its easy to operate feature which Janome calls free motion quilting. That makes it super easy to move around the design and helps in making intricate and beautiful designs.

The build quality of these is very good. The design is nothing to be too excited though. It is just a plain design with an understated character about it. Where this Janome shines is in the performance area. 

There are 11 inches of space just right of the needle and a magnifying glass on top of the needle as well. You can now do your embroidery over a larger area without any hassle thanks to the linear motion embroidery system.

Pros

  • The embroidery field is pretty good for newbies
  • LCD display
  • Great built
  • Easy to use with its AcuFeed feature

Cons

  • Quite large
  • The hoop might be too big for some

2. Runner up - Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine

Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine

The PE800 embroidery machine from Brother takes the runner up position in our best embroidery machine round-up for its superb quality and ease of use.  You Plus, the large 5” X 7” is great for large embroidery projects. It even has a bright LED light to get all the visibility you need. 

We love the design of these too. They come in a white color tone with some highlights of a very light blue color. 

There is a total of 138 built-in embroidery designs and 11 buttons for fonts. The large color touchscreen also adds some solid value to the mix. If you have an idea of a design that you think is a masterpiece, the touchscreen allows you to preview your designs. So, you know exactly how it will look.

For the busy bees out there, you can save time for the automatic needle threader that it features. The Brother PE800 is a perfect tool for beginners and professional alike if you want something that cost a bit less than our top pick.

Pros

  • 138 built-in designs
  • 11 built-in fonts
  • Large 5” X 7” working area
  • LED Light
  • Good design

Cons

  • The hoop is small for some

3. Best digital option - Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Machine

Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Machine

For the ultra-modern and digital embroidery enthusiasts out there, you have the SE400 from Brother. At the price point, it comes in and taking into consideration the features it has, this quite a good one.

It has even more built-in stitches than our previous pick. You get 70  built-in stitches to choose from. No more fiddling with threading your needle. Brother has gone ahead and put in built-in needle threader to save you time and hassle. 

On to what is so ‘computerized’ about it. Well, you can copy about 120 frames patterns and display them with 5 lettering designs. That is a pretty cool and nifty little feature.

It also features some built-in tutorials. You can easily pick up the instruction and get embroidering. However, the working area is quite smaller than our other picks. 

Coming in at only 4” X 4”, it’s not the widest or the most comfortable size to work with.

Pros

  • Digital touchscreen display
  • Automatic threader
  • 70 built-in designs
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Great warranty

Cons

  • Small 4” X 4” working area

4. Best Value - Brother SE600 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Brother SE600 Embroidery Sewing Machine

If you want an embroidery that provides a good ratio between price and performance, the SE600 from Brother is the perfect little machine. It looks like a brother is killing it in our roundup, they must be doing something right.  

You get a pretty well built and designed machine for the price of just under $370. It is mostly white with subtle blue accents which gives it a little touch of character. 

You get 80 built-in designs with this one. Which isn’t must but respectable nonetheless. The 80 built-in designs are complimented with a total of 6 lettering fonts.  

Apart from these, you all the Brother usual. Including an automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin and of course a large color touchscreen. Unfortunately, the only gripe we have with this one is the relatively small working area. It has the same as our previous model, 4" X 4" but it's a minor issue.

Pros

  • 80 designs
  • 6 letting fonts
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Good build and design

Cons

  • Other models have higher designs
  • Small 4” X 4” working space

5. Janome MB-7 Embroidery Machine

Janome MB-7 Embroidery Machine

This one is full of exciting features and is perfect for a professional setting along with our top pick. The working space is very large and super comfortable to work in. you get an impressive 9.4" X 7.9" of working space with this one.

You get 10 lettering font support and a total of 50 built-in designs. This is not much but we figured if you are going to get this one, you will be making your designs anyway.

There is a nifty little USB port that you can use to import any designs that you might have. With a maximum speed of 800 SPM, this one is a complete workhorse of a machine.

Pros

  • 800 SPM
  • USB port
  • Great built
  • 10 lettering fonts
  • 50 built-in designs

Cons

  • Very large and bulky
  • pricey

6. Best for beginners - SINGER FUTURA XL-400 SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE

SINGER FUTURA XL-400 SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE

If you are just trying out your hand at embroidery, the 6.SINGER FUTURA XL-400 should be right up your alley. It is easy to use and quite compact as well. The drop and sew bobbin make it fast and easy to set up. 

it has an LED light that lets you see your working area clearly, something a beginner will appreciate. The number of built-in stitches is frankly quite astronomical.

You get a total of 125 built-in designs with this one. Along with you have the automatic needle threader and also 30 built-in stitches and 5 lettering fonts. The built was nothing to scoff at either.  

It is quite small and portable and will last you a long time to come. The first machine for every embroider is always a special one. This model from Singer is worthy of that special place. The 25-year warranty is also just the cherry on top. All in not a bad pad product, but we still recommend the Brother SE600 over this one.

Pros

  • 125 built-in designs
  • 30 built-in stitches
  • 5 lettering fonts
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Great build
  • 25-year warranty

Cons

  • Automatic needle threader can be a bit finicky

7. Brother SE1900 - Honorable mention

Brother SE1900 - Honorable mentio

We wanted to give the Brother SE1900 a shoutout for its pretty durable design and great features. It holds up quite well compared to our other picks. If you can spend around $1000 for an embroidery machine, this one will surely get the job done.

Pros

  • 138 BUILT-IN DESIGNS
  • 240 built-in stitches
  • Good working space

Cons

  • Small hoop

Conclusion 

These are hands down the best embroidery machines you buy right now in 2020. When making your choice just make sure you get the one that fits your needs and you shall be well on your way to making beautiful designs and embroideries.

Reference:

https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/embroidery-machine-buy-heres-embroidery-machine-buyers-guide-help-decide/