Recent Reviews for Embroidery Machines
I bought a Janome 500E 4 years ago and it has been a workhorse and because it is such a good item I decided to treat myself to a Janome 550E as it has a bigger hoop which gives me the opportunity to stitch out larger patterns. I am delighted with the 550E. It runs smooth and slightly quieter than the 500. I love both my items and am so glad I chose to buy the 550E at a very reasonable price.
The item is fabulous. The strength of build is second to none. Really good facility being able to edit/add designs on the screen. The hoop sizes are “BIG”. Highly recommend this product.
Love it! Arrived so quickly and all perfect, even came with a few extras which was really great to get me started!
Saved up for a long time for this item then had to wait untill it became available. I had it in November 2020. I have been using a 350e for about 8 years. I thought the 550 would be quieter, it isn't. It is noisier than my 350, which I can see now is a quality item. There is a lot to love about the 550, the size of the hoops, the colour screen and all the lovely things you can do with it but I feel very disappointed overall. A design today would not stitch out but did on my 350. The item is noisy and sounds 'clunky'. The cover is just a sheet of plastic. I really regret buying this item.
The Janome MC550E is my first embroidery item, so a lot to learn in terms of the what goes into an embroidery design (threads, stabilisers etc) and the item itself. The instruction book is good and I'm happy that illustrations of the display panel are in colour. The cover for the item is a bit lack-lustre; a flat piece of clear plastic with the Janome logo, so I made a shaped cover for it myself. The item stitches well and I am happy with it. It's a bit hefty and it needs quite a bit of space to do its thing, especially when using the largest hoop (200mm x 360mm). I took me ages to decide if I wanted a item with a smaller footprint, but thought if I'm going to splash out then I want a item that has a bigger hoop. The other factor I took into account was the position of …
I already own a MC15000 (which I love) but wanted to have a ‘back up’ item which I could run alongside. I decided to buy the MC550e as it has the side loading hoops (as opposed to the back). It really is a beautiful item and very user friendly. The frame sizes are great and I’m finding it a real pleasure to clip the hoop on and off easily. I’m wasting less stabiliser as the hoops are easy to load and have a clearer working area - I actually cut a length, roll it up, pin it and repeat as the sewn portion is cut off! Would highly recommend this item. 😍
So so happy with this item, it’s great to have the bigger hoops as I also have the 9900 and the biggest hoop size on this item is 5”x7”. Superfast delivery, thank you GUR :-)
This arrived to me today on the first day of release in the UK. I already had the Janome 500E so getting straight on with the embroidery was easy. It would be very user friendly to a newbie as well. You do need plenty of room when using the largest hoop. I have a 26" wide table but it would have to be puled away from the wall so the arm had room to move. It came with four hoops which was a bonus. Great item.
I thought it was time for me to upgrade my Brother Innovis 750e and decided on purchasing the Brother F440e Embroidery item. I am really pleased with this item. It has an excellent colour LCD screen as I can see clear all my designs from my USB. I found using this this model very easy as it is exactly the same as the 750e, apart from slight new features. This means I had no extra learning curve to go through. What is more beneficial, the hoops all are interchangeable between the F440e and 750e, so if you previously have the 750e, you won’t need to purchase new hoops. Fantastic item and brilliant service! Highly recommended!
Pros: This item is very easy to use, the inbuilt designs are superb. You can be up and running very quickly. You can make small changes on the item itself. Stitches out beautifully. Its easy to transfer your own designs from either your computer or a USB stick, and you can save a limited amount to the item itself. GUR service is excellent. Cons: Its very bulky, difficult to move, if you are short of space. You can´t add stippling on the item, or move the inbuilt designs off the item to be edited. I got the Design 10 with this, as it was on special offer, not sure that was worth the extra cash, more for a pro than a novice.
I absolutely love this item. Can't leave it alone. It is the easiest one I have ever known to use. Just sit back and watch it do it's work.Would recommend this to anyway and brilliant value for money. Many thanks for a brilliant service as well.
This item is amazing! I purchased this item with the PE Design Plus as I wanted to make my own designs, cannot fault. The touchscreen is easy to use once I had a play with it, and will be recommending to all my friends and family!