Originally Posted by Dandelion
Not to be rude... but you really pay for what you get with an embroidery machine. No, you don't have to go drop $5,000 on a machine.... but if you're going to use one, and actually use it for a business.... invest about $1,000. That is investing enough to get a decent machine that you won't outgrow too soon.
I recommenced you look for a machine that at least has an automatic thread cutter and a USB port.
Go to a dealer and test them out and see what you like!
Agree, agree, agree!
When I contacted a seller on the other side of the state about wholesale for my shop, she said she was swamped. So we thought, why not? Let's try it! We asked her and several other people in the embroidery biz and the consensus was to drop several thousand on a GOOD machine. The first lady I mentioned has about 20k in her machines.
If you're gonna do it, do it right! That's my motto. ...that's also why I'm not getting into it. I have to find someone to supply my shop with those goodies! lol