I think when anyone is buying an expensive item it needs to be thought about carefully. You need to ask yourself do I NEED this or do I just WANT it?
When you are buying an expensive embroidery machine you need to think about what you expect from this machine. Are you going to be embroidering items strictly for family or to use as gifts? Or, are you going to start up a small business?
If your answer is yes to the first question then you could probably get away with a modestly priced machine, but on the other hand, if you intend producing embroidered items for sale then I would think it would pay you to buy the best you can afford.
Simplicity produce several different models of embroidery machine. One of these is the Simplicity SE3 embroidery system.
This machine will perform for professionals and amateurs alike. You will all get the same professional looking results.
This would be good machine for anyone to start with, inexpensive to buy and giving all the features that you could want.
It even has the ability to give information in 13 languages.
You will have literally hundreds of embroidery patterns built in with both letters and numbers in three styles and sizes.
Countless design frames and embroidery motifs. All of which can be embroidered full color or just one color.
There is an LCD touch screen, a built-in tutorial plus an instructional video, and 18 help messages in case of problems.
One really helpful function is a time indicator for the embroidery design. This can help you by telling you whether you can move away from the machine or whether you need to stay put and watch it.
A really good bonus comes with the Simplicity embroidery machine SE3, it comprises an embroidery card with letters and numbers using the most popular fonts. Three hoops, large, medium and small. 3 Simplicity patterns of your choice plus a 25 year limited warranty.
With the machine you get as standard a sampler embroidery card with 20 designs, a 4.3″ x 4.3″ hoop and grid. a machine accessory pack, embroidery scissors, spool retainers, bobbins and needles and your power cord.
I think with that lot you should be able to sit right down the minute you get your machine home and start work right away.
Do watch the video and read the instructions though before you jump into production. You could give yourself a lot of problems if you rush things before you actually understand what your machine is all about.
Learn all about it and I am sure you will be repaid in superb results.