Best Embroidery Machines for Home BusinessSome Tips on buying a reliable Embroidery Machine for your Home Business

      Buy cheap, buy twice! Don’t try to save a few hundred dollars now for you will have to buy a new full-price item when it breaks apart due to low quality.

      Believe in your business and invest in quality, a good machine will make all the difference and can definitely help you achieve the successful financial year you’ve been dreaming of.

     Never trust negative opinions. Many times users review a product based on the high price. It’s even more frequent to find reviews made by unknowledgeable users who didn’t do proper research on what stabilizers and hoops to use for each design. Plus, sometimes people also rate the machines based on the experience with the company that made the delivery, instead of based on how the machine runs.

      Do proper research on what stabilizers and hoops to use for each design and fabric. It’s only normal that the machine will give you trouble if you’re misusing it.

Top Embroidery Machines to Invest in a Home Business

5. Brother SE1900

Ideal for: Perfect as a starting point for businesses with a low budget.

  • Budget: $$$
  • Our rating:  icon-staricon-staricon-staricon-staricon-star-half


  • Built-in Designs: 138
  • Speed per minute: 650
  • Area: 5″ x 7″


  • Decorative Stitches: 240
  • Speed per minute: 800
Brother SE1900 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Review

This multipurpose sews, embroiders, and does free motion quilting. A no brainer for beginners starting their own business from scratch. A low price offering great value.

It just includes a 5″ x7″ hoop, and you can use a multi-positional hoop of up to 12″ x5″ for larger designs but, unfortunately, it won’t work with an endless hoop. Remember that the maximum embroidery area is 5″ x7″.

Before moving to our next option, know that the quality of embroidery for this home sewing and embroidery machine excels expectations and can be an affordable option for your new business.

What you’ll like:
  • Excellent quality of stitches
  • Free motion quilting
  • Auto Tension
  • Customize your designs with My Custom Stitch
To take into Account:
  • The maximum embroidery area is 5″ x7″

4. Janome MB-4S

Ideal for: Owners going entirely professional and wanting to save time.

  • Budget: $$$$$$$
  • Our rating:  icon-staricon-staricon-staricon-staricon-star


  • Built-in Designs: 50
  • Speed per minute: 10
  • Area: 9.46″ x 7.9″


  • No Sewing
Janome MB-4S Multineedle Embroidery Only Machine Review

Now, if I had my embroidery home-based business and needed an upgrade, this is probably one of the machines I would own. I believe it’s the next step to take before going entirely professional and externalizing your product.

This model has a single head and works with four needles embroidering at once. It is the ideal machine for all those wanting to decorate caps, hats, t-shirts and, all sorts of garments without wasting a lot of time and effort.

Forget about flattening items before performing on them.

Of course, Janome MB-4S has an auto-thread system incorporated to spear you the headache. All you have to do is agree to a high initial investment of several thousand and start selling products in no time.

Think about it, the machine costs at least double the price of almost any other machine on this list. However, because of the four needles, you will be embroidering four garments in the same amount of time that any single needle machine would embroider just one.

Fair enough?

  You also have the option for a bit more money, to go for the Janome MB-7S Embroidery Seven-Needle Machine.

What you’ll like:
  • It includes a Single head accessory for hats.
  • You can programm jump threads and trimming.
  • You get an extra Winding Bobbin Motor to keep working while loading new bobbins.
  • The machine will automatically return to the point where a thread broke.
  • Very easy to learn and use
To take into Account:
  • No foot pressure adjustment
  • Embroidery Only

3. Brother PE800

Ideal for: Businesses with a tight budget that don’t need sewing capabilities.

  • Budget: $$
  • Our rating:  icon-staricon-staricon-staricon-staricon-star-half


  • Built-in Designs: 138
  • Speed per minute: 850
  • Area: 5″ x 7″


  • No Sewing
Brother PE800 Embroidery Only Machine Review

This model is the improved version of the renown and now discontinued PE770. Among its new features you will find a Touch LCD Screen with on-screen editing to rotate, increase and decrease the size or mirror image your designs. Also, added built-in embroidery designs and an increased stitching speed per minute.

Just like many other machines in this list, this unit brings an automatic needle threader to avoid tired eyes after a long day of embroidering for your customers. A downside is that, compared with our next reviewed model, the maximum embroidery area is only 5″ x7″.

If you already have several sewing machines on duty, this embroidery only machine could be a great addition to your business.

   What’s good about upgrading embroidery machine within Brother Machines is that many times you can reuse the hoops. For instance, the Brother PE800 can take the PE770 accessories.

What you’ll like:
  • Excellent price for quality
To take into Account:
  • Embroidery only

You may want to read the Brother PE800 embroidery machine full review.

2. Janome MC 400E

Ideal for: Perfect for Home Businesses, looking for the extra touch of quality, that need an Embroidery Only Machine.

  • Budget: $$$
  • Our rating:  icon-staricon-staricon-staricon-staricon-star-half


  • Built-in Designs: 160
  • Speed per minute: 860
  • Area: 7.9″ x 7.9″


  • No Sewing
Janome 400E Embroidery Only Machine Review

The fact that you can also digitize designs straight on the machine is simply amazing. Another great thing apart from the jaw-dropping quality of stitches has to be its maximum embroidery area. With a size of 7.9″ x 7.9″, you will be embroidering all sort of designs without needing to re-hoop on and on.

It is known that Janome accessories can sometimes be a bit expensive but, honestly, its quality compensates for it. I still have not found an unhappy user with its purchase or claiming that a Janome machine would not work straight out of the box.

Coming from Janome, be sure you will be getting a workhorse of great value for a fair price in a machine that performs fast and quietly. It is after all a lifetime quality investment that can hardly be beaten, bringing more valuable features than any other commercial-level brand, including Brother.

What you’ll like:
  • A large embroidery area of 7.9″ x 7.9″
  • High quality of stitches
  • Very user-friendly
To take into Account:
  • Be aware that this is an embroidery only machine, no sewing capabilities.

1. Janome MC 9850

Ideal for: The perfect workhorse for a Home Business.

  • Budget: $$$$$
  • Our rating:  icon-staricon-staricon-staricon-staricon-star


  • Built-in Designs: 175
  • Speed per minute: 800
  • Area: 6.7″ x 7.9″


  • Decorative Stitches: 1000
  • Speed per minute: 200
Janome HMC 9900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine Review

Just like any other Janome machine, this high-end model performs the most beautiful and professional stitches around. Besides, it’s a robust and reliable machine that can be used by users working in advanced projects to beginners giving their first steps in the sewing and embroidering world.

It’s so easy to use, that it even has a Start/Stop bottom, which becomes ideal even for supervised children who are curious about this world. Who knows if yours will get instilled the love for sewing by watching you use this machine for your business!

Also, Janome Horizon MC 9900 comes with all sorts of features and functions for all types of sewing and embroidering. I’d say that, for the price, it’s some of the best quality options you’ll find out there today. That’s a given.

The package includes two embroidery hoop sizes, one of 5.5″ X 5.5″ and a second of 6.69″ X 7.87″, both with magnetic clips and the option of adjustable hoop positioning.

And you know what?

Janome offers interchangeable face panels with this model. It comes in blue, red, and white. Thanks to that, you can match the color of your unit to your sewing and embroidery studio, if you’d care for that.

Like anything Japanese, it was designed to drop jaws, and let me tell you, it surely dropped mine.

What you’ll like:
  • It has a 9 mm stitch width for improved versatility in your business.
  • Speed Control Slider for a smooth experience while working on different projects.
  • Comes with an adjustable knee lifter a hands-free experience allowing you to better handle your project.
To take into Account:
  • Probably the price, as it’s not for every budget.
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What brand is best for an Embroidery Home Business?

If your budget is high enough, you can’t go wrong with a Janome model. We understand that it isn’t a super affordable brand. But when was high quality? And if you need a new machine for your business, wouldn’t it be a good investment? Nevertheless, if Janome machines are a bit out of range for you at this moment, Brother is always a good bet.