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Embroidery machines help you create one of a kind fabric designs. Stitch by stitch, these high-quality machines can bring even the most innovative sewing projects to life. But how do you choose the perfect machine for you?

There are a number of factors to consider when buying an embroidery machine. See some of the top considerations to ensure you choose the best machine for your needs, here:

Sewing area - what size of fabric are you working with? A larger sewing space means that the sewing area to the right of your needle is ideal for sewing large amounts of fabric or batting.

Budget - the price of embroidery machines can vary widely depending on their features. Do you have a set budget? Speak to our specialists today to find out which machines are available.

Features - do you want to make your project stand out? There are a range of features available with embroidery machines, like quilt binders, electric thread tension, automatic tie-off, stitch sequencing and a range of stitch sizes. Get the model you need to suit the requirements and complexities of your sewing projects.

Combo-machines - if you’re looking for an all-round solution, then a sewing and embroidery combo machine could be the answer for you. Our sewing and embroidery machines including the Pfaff Creative 1.5 Sewing and Embroidery Machine and the Bernina S-590 Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machine, a multi-function machine that can perform a number of tasks.

Expertise - are you a beginner, a novice or a professional? Depending on your experience in the world of sewing embroidery, will have a huge impact on the decision-making process for your machine. Do you need a simple tool that’s easy to get to grips with? Or do you want an advanced piece of kit that will allow you to product high volume, professional fabrics? Talking through your experience and requirements with one of our specialists will help us choose a model that’s suitable for you, and ensure you get an embroidery machine that helps you grow in confidence.

Choose Your Perfect Embroidery Machine Today

Get the ideal embroidery machine to suit your requirements with the help of our experts today. We have a huge range of machines, including the Singer EM200 Embroidery Sewer Machine and the Bernette 70 DECO Embroidery Machine. Shop our huge range of machinery today and find out more.

Overlock machines are an important addition to any sewing enthusiast’s collection. But just what is an overlock machine, and how does it differ from a traditional sewing machine? Find out more in our guide here:

 What Is An Overlock Machine?

An overlock machine is a craft sewing machine that produces a professional knitted stitch which sews over the edge of cloth. Also known as a serger, the overlock is a specialised piece of machinery that binds your fabric and reduces excess seam. Designed to stitch over the edge of one or several pieces of fabric, the overlock machine can product a neat edge on your project and will prevent any material fraying.

What Are The Benefits Of An Overlock Machine?

In addition to producing neat, crisp edges on your fabric, the overlock machine can be used to stop edge stretching - or used to implement it if desired. As a versatile design machine the overlock can gather or ruffle your material, or produce a ‘lettuce edge.’ In many cases the overlock machine will also cut the edges of your cloth.

What Are The Difference Between Sewing Machines & Overlock Machines?

 The overlock machine is a complimentary piece of hobbycraft machinery to your sewing machine. Despite being similar, there are a number of notable differences. When joining edges, an overlock machine is far superior in speed, and they contain a looper which loops threads on the fabric’s edge and prevents fraying. This gives a professional finish to your material. As many overlock machines also come with a blade, they are capable of trimming the edges as they sew.

Should I Use A Sewing Machine Or An Overlock Machine?

 These two machines ideally compliment each. It’s advised to use an overlock machine if you’re looking for a professional edge finish, are sewing with a knitting project or need to get through a huge volume of edges in a short space of time. If you want to do more complex stitches, such as topstitching, buttonholes or adding zippers to fabric, then a sewing machine would be a more suitable choice.

I’m A Beginner, Should I Use An Overlock Machine? 

An overlock machine can be quite complicated to get accustomed to, so if you’re a beginner stitcher it’s recommended that you buy a sewing machine first and get comfortable with the various types of stitches before progressing.  

Find Out More About Overlock & Sewing Machines 

If you’ve got a question our experts are here to help! We stock a wide range of sewing machines from Singer, Bernina and more. Our specialists can help you pick the perfect machine for your needs, or give you advice on getting the most from your sewing craft. Get in touch today to learn more!.


0115 922 3904

The Sewing & Knitting Centre
133 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LL
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