Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A little knowledge goes a long way

If there is one piece of advice I can give to someone that is about to make the investment of purchasing an embroidery machine it would be "Do your homework".  Don't rush into this.  You wouldn't buy the first car you look at would you?  And with prices of these machines being almost the cost of a new car, you shouldn't rush into that kind of purchase.

Get to know the people at your local sewing store.  Some large sewing stores offer seminars by some of the the experts in the embroidery industry.  A lot of these seminars are hands on.  That means that the machines are supplied for the seminar and they sold at a discount after.  These machines are practically new and you can save up to $1000 by buying one of these.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Welcome to my embroidery blog!  I bought my first embroidery machine about 20 years ago.  it was a basic machine that I bought at Sears.  It wasn't very user friendly at all.  After struggling with that machine, I thought I would never touch an embroidery machine again.

Then I started to get the embroidery bug again around 2008.  I attended the Sew Expo in Puyallup, Washington and saw the Brother Duetta 4500D.  It was the top of the line machine back then.  I had to have it.  Naturally, my husband was thinking here she goes again wasting money.  

Well, I made him eat those words because I have been embroidering ever since.  

My machine is now 7 years old and it is definitely not top of the line any longer.  So, it's time for a new machine.  I won't be retiring my 4500D but my small embroidery business is calling for a bigger and faster machine.

I have already decided on the Brother Entrepreneur Pro 1000e.  It is a 10 needle embroidery only machine.  Now I just have to find a way to pay for it.

So, join me on my journey to actually buying this machine.  Please let me know if you have any advice and I will post as I go through the process.  In the meantime I will most likely post other embroidery related items and tell you about my business called To Be Ewe.