Originally Posted by SweetTexasBazaar
The best thing to do is visit your local sewing shop and see the different models they have available. A good local dealer will let you sit down and play with them, show you what they can and can't do, and when you buy from them they give classes and can service your machine. If you are looking for simple monogramming, see what your budget can afford and start there
. Do you want a embroidery/sew combo or embroidery only. I have a Janome 350e and I love it, I know a lot of ladies who have a Brother line embroidery machine. I would recommend looking at your budget and visiting a shop. Congrats on your pending purchase!
I got my Janome 350e a few months ago after talking with several ladies on here and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it too!! It is more user friendly than my basic sewing machine, yet it can do some amazing things!! After watching the DVD that came with it, my 8 year old could even manage it!! Congrats on your news!!