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Brother PE800 Review: a popular entry-level embroidery machine

features of the Brother PE800 embroidery machine

One of the most popular and highly rated entry level embroidery machine is the Brother PE800. And, this is for good reason. Some of the  features of the Brother PE800 include a low price, being easy to use and quick to obtain via Amazon Prime (and many other retailers). But there are a few things […]

January 20th, 2020  |  Published in Machines & Accessories, Resources  |  2 Comments


Which Brother embroidery machine you should buy: the PE535 vs PE800.

Which Brother embroidery machine should you buy

If you are thinking about investing in your first embroidery machine or  buying one from someone else, you probably looked at the Brother entry-level consumer-grade embroidery machines.  These two machines: the PE535, and the PE800, range in price from (currently) $269 to $510 and can be Amazon Primed right to your doorstep in 48 hours. […]

November 27th, 2019  |  Published in Machines & Accessories, Resources  |  1 Comment


How to start a home embroidery business

how to start an embroidery business

Getting an embroidery machine is fun and exciting. But, once you start adding names and monograms to everything you and your kids own, people start to notice. And then, they will likely ask you if you will embroider for them – which may make you wonder… should you start a home embroidery business? Can you […]

August 23rd, 2021  |  Published in Selling Your Work


Brother PE535 embroidery machine review

Brother PE535 Review

The Brother PE535 is an entry-level, single needle home embroidery machine.  It’s probably one of the cheapest and most popular embroidery machines on the market. But why? Does it deserve all of the hype?  How does it compare to other Brother embroidery machines like the Brother PE800 and the SE600 as well as other embroidery […]

March 3rd, 2021  |  Published in Machines & Accessories, Resources  |  2 Comments


Best embroidery machines for beginners

Best embroidery machines for beginners

So you are thinking about learning how to machine embroider, but are not even sure where to begin? Well, the first thing you will need is an embroidery machine. But with so many different models on the market, which ones are are the best embroidery machines for beginners? Products mentioned in this post Brother PE535 […]

February 27th, 2021  |  Published in For Beginners, Machines & Accessories, Resources


Brother SE600 Review: an embroidery / sewing machine for beginners

Brother SE600 Review

So, are you thinking about taking the leap into machine embroidery, but don’t know which machine to buy? Consider the Brother SE600. It’s a versatile sewing / embroidery machine that you can get for less than $600.  In this Brother SE600 review, I’ll explain the pros and cons of this machine and how it is […]

February 16th, 2021  |  Published in Machines & Accessories, Resources


Embroidery design won’t load on an embroidery machine

why wont my embroidery design load on my embroidery machine

So you have purchased an embroidery design that you want to stitch out. Your project is on your hoop and ready to go.   But then, when you go to select the design on to your machine, it won’t show up! It can be super frustrating when an embroidery design won’t load on an embroidery machine. […]

January 31st, 2021  |  Published in Tips & How-tos, Troubleshooting


What do I need to know before buying an embroidery machine?

10 facts you should know before you buy an embroidery machine

So you are interested in an embroidery machine? Do you really know what you are getting into? While an embroidery machine can offer a lot of fun and creativity, it can also be a money pit if you don’t put it to good use. So, before you whip out your credit card to buy an […]

January 20th, 2021  |  Published in For Beginners, Resources


Is machine embroidery expensive?

is machine embroidery expensive?

Thinking about getting into machine embroidery, but worried about the cost?  Yes – an embroidery machine is not cheap. In addition, there are quite a few extra accessories and supplies you will need to actually do the embroidery.  So, is machine embroidery expensive?  And if so – how much are we talking about? And, is […]

January 17th, 2021  |  Published in For Beginners, Resources


Common beginner machine embroidery questions and answers

beginner machine embroidery questions

I often receive emails with machine embroidery questions, but this most recent one from Randi really got my attention. Wow! Newbies have a lot of questions! “I received a Brother PE535 for Christmas last year and still haven’t figured out how to use it or get started. I was wondering if you know what I […]

November 25th, 2020  |  Published in For Beginners, Helpful Techniques, Resources, Tips & How-tos


How to set up an embroidery machine

how to set up an embroidery machine

Is your embroidery machine still in it’s box? That’s a dang shame because you are missing out on tons of fun. But, believe it or now, you are not the only one.  There are plenty of people who have purchased embroidery machines but still have them sitting in the box. The problem is – they […]

October 5th, 2020  |  Published in For Beginners, Resources  |  2 Comments


Free Machine Embroidery Designs: 20 Great Online Sources

free machine embroidery designs: 20 sources

If you are new to machine embroidery, you may be a bit reluctant to buy machine embroidery designs. Heck – you may not even know how to use your machine. But – guess what? Great news – there are lots of free machine embroidery designs available for you to download and stitch out. The only […]

August 25th, 2020  |  Published in Embroidery Designs, Resources