Whether you are running a small business or do embroidery for fun, monogramming is a great way to personalize each of your creations. Personally, I love buying monogrammed things for myself, family, and friends on Etsy.
Sewing machines for monogramming and embroidery machines are becoming more and more popular for this reason, but there are many to choose from.
Here is a list of the 10 best embroidery machines for monogramming that are actually great. Keep in mind, some of these are sewing machines that monogram as well.
Some of these machines have multiple monogramming fonts and allow multiple characters monogramming. As a bonus, you can use some of them for sewing, so in a way, this is also a list of the best sewing machines and best monogramming machines as well. Some of these are affiliate links.
10 Best Embroidery Machines For Monogramming
1. Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
The first embroidery machine for monogramming on this list is the SE600 from Brother – a great brand for home use and professional use.
It has a 4×4 inch embroidery field and comes with a hoop. Other than having 80 built-in embroidery designs, it offers six different fonts for monogramming.
The machine also features an LED touchscreen which allows you to preview your design and makes using the embroidery machine easier.
Lastly, what I love the most about this Brother SE600, it has an automatic needle threader. So, if you have poor eyesight or shaky hands, the Brother SE600 has got you covered.
2. Brother PE535 with Initial Stitch Embroidery Lettering
The next recommendation on my list is also from Brother. (I told you it was a great brand.)
Like the last one, the Brother PE535 embroidery machine has a 4×4 inch embroidery field and comes with a hoop. Along with the six embroidery fonts, this one offers three Japanese fonts as well.
Brother PE535 offers 80 built-in embroidery designs like floral embroidery patterns and cartoons. But in addition to that, you can feed your own larger designs using a USB and preview them on the colorful LED touchscreen. Sounds cool, right?
3. Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
The Brother SE1900 sewing and embroidery machine offers 11 monogramming fonts. With this much variety, I’m pretty sure you can easily find a perfect font for each of your projects.
This sewing and embroidery machine has a slightly bigger hoop and embroidery field of 5×7 inches. In simple terms, you can embroider larger projects and designs with the SE1900 than the sewing machines for embroidery listed above.
It has 138 embroidery designs and automatic needle threader functions too.
4. Brother PE550D Embroidery Machine
The best thing about this machine is that it comes with Disney character embroidery designs.
In terms of monogramming, this machine holds six English and three Japanese fonts for personalizing your projects – perfect for your work area.
Using the USB port, you can feed your own unique design or two. This embroidery machine comes with a 4×4 inches embroidery field and a free embroidery hoop to help level up your embroidery game.
5. Janome Memory Craft 400E Embroidery Machine with Exclusive Bonus Bundle
The Janome Memory Craft 400E embroidery machine is perfect for people who don’t mind a higher price if they want a great, niche product.
The Janome 400E embroidery machine comes with a pre-wound bobbin set and other accessories.
It has a 7.9×7.9 inches embroidery field, six fonts for monogramming, two and three letter designs, and 160 built-in intricate designs. You can crop, zoom, drag, drop, combine, group, and more by just touching the screen.
Since this is an advanced embroidery machine, I would recommend it only to people who have a bit of machine embroidery knowledge.
6. Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine
PE800 is another great embroidery machine from Brother with a 5×7 inch embroidery field.
This embroidery machine offers seven English, three Japanese, and one Cyrillic fonts – in total, 11 monogramming fonts.
PE800 has 138 built-in embroidery designs, but you can also feed your own outlines of choice easily. It’s one of the best monogramming machines on the list.
7. Brother HC1850 Sewing and Quilting Machine
Looking for something simpler that is also in your budget? Well, in that case, this is the most affordable sewing machine on the list – the Brother HC1850.
Unlike most embroidery machines on the list, this one doesn’t offer multiple monogramming fonts. However, with the 55 alphanumeric designs, you can do basic monogramming and lettering on your projects.
This machine is beginners friendly and comes with a detailed DVD for instructions. Lastly, HC1850 offers 185 embroidery designs and 130 sewing stitches. So, you can always use this machine for sewing!
This is one of the best machines for your money and has the lowest price range on this list.
8. Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9850 Embroidery and Sewing Machine
Horizon Memory Craft 9850 comes with a 6.7×7.9 embroidery field and is another great embroidery and sewing machine from Janome. Just like the other Janome machine on this list, 9850 is also pretty advanced and expensive compared to the others.
Janome 9850 has two European fonts and offers 2 and 3 character monogramming functions. In addition to that, it comes with 200 built-in embroidery stitches and the USB cable design transfer makes it perfect for avid embroiderers with large projects.
9. Brother SE625 Combination Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Brother SE625 offers basic monogramming with simple font options. It is perfect for beginners who are just learning how to monogram.
Brother SE625 has tons of built-in embroidery designs. The pallet option makes it easy to change the color of the thread in designs.
This also features all the advanced functions you need in a sewing machine.
10. SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Singer is another great brand – up there with Brother. This machine offers five alphanumeric fonts which you can use to personalize your project.
It also has tons of built-in stitches and also features an automatic needle threading function for convenience – all important features.
Lastly, this machine comes with a bunch of accessories that will save you from purchasing them separately.
Embroidery and Monogramming Essentials for your Machine
An embroidery stabilizer is that one thing that can make or break your project. As the name suggests, this stabilizes the fabric and prevents the stitches from sinking into the fabric.
Using a stabilizer can make your machine monogramming look neat and professional.
The market is full of different types of stabilizers. I personally recommend a tear-away stabilizer because it is easy to remove after the monogramming project is complete.
2. Temporary Adhesive Spray
So, you’ve got the stabilizer but can’t stop it from moving during the monogramming process? This is where the temporary adhesive spray comes into play.
Spray one side of the tear-away stabilizer and stick it to the fabric, then hoop them together.
This spray prevents the stabilizer from moving and makes it easier for you to work on the project.
3. Embroidery Thread Set
When it comes to machine monogramming or embroidery in general, the consensus is to use a 40 wt thread. This thread is thicker than the conventional sewing threads and gives the embroidery a fuller look.
A polyester embroidery thread is usually preferred as it is machine washable and lets the color stay vibrant after many washes.
Plus, this set comes with so many colors for decorative stitches.
4. Bobbin Thread Black & White
One mistake that many beginners make is using the same embroidery thread as the bobbin thread. This is a big no-no in machine monogramming embroidery because embroidery thread is thicker than usual thread. Using it for both embroidery and bobbin makes the design look bulky. It can also jam your embroidery machine.
So, what should you do? Just use the basic bobbin thread, white for lighter fabric and black for the darker ones.
Snips allow you to cut the loose embroidery thread closely and make the end project looks cleaner. Even if you have an automatic thread cutter, this is something handy to keep nearby in your workspace – an excellent choice for ease of use.
Are you currently working on any embroidery projects? Let me know on Instagram at @ChristinaAllDay. I would love to see what you’ve made so far.
Also, if you end up buying any of the recommended products, let me know of your full review. In your opinion, what’s the best sewing machine on this list, or maybe you think you should add another embroidery sewing machine to this list?
Maybe you stick to a niche, best monogram machine? If so, what hoop sizes are you finding work best? What’s your top pick for letter fonts or a great machine with the most advanced features? (Personally, I’m a fan of a computerized sewing machine, with a touch screen, an automatic threader, easy-to-use foot pedal, and LCD screen.)
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