Looking for a sewing machine that does embroidery too? While we don’t normally recommend combination machines, I’ve written up this article with a few combination sewing/embroidery machines that I think are worth the price.
Top 5 Sewing Machine That Does Embroidery Picks
Editor’s Pick For Best Value!
Husqvarna Jade 35 – $1,399
Remember when I said I don’t recommend combo machines often? The Husqvarna Jade is an exception. This machine offers a ton for the price, and as far as value goes, it’s right up there with some of our top rated machines.
For starters, this machine offers a large 9.5″ x 6″ embroidery area and still comes in at a big discount when compared to similar combination machines, like the Bernette B79. It’s also cheaper than many larger embroidery only machines like the NQ1700e!
This machine also comes with some really interesting features, which includes Husqvarna’s “Sewing Advisor” software that will automatically select the correct sewing settings for you when you select your fabric. Anyone who is new to sewing will love it!
You’ll also get speed control, automatic tension, automatic thread cutting, needle up/down, start and stop buttons, and Husqvarna’s free embroidery software package. Please note this is NOT an embroidery digitizing program, but this software does allow you to manipulate existing designs for your projects.
All in all, I think the Husqvarna Jade 35 is the best deal there is when it comes to combination machines! You get so many premium features with it and a huge embroidery area. That’s why it’s our editor’s pick!
Best for quilters or cosplay costume makers
Bernette B79 (Yaya Edition) – $2,499
Bernette actually has a couple versions of the B79, but this is the best one! This special edition version of the B79 comes with a lot of great features and freebies you won’t get with the standard machine.
For starters, this machine comes with free embroidery digitizing software. If you don’t know much about machine embroidery yet, this is a big deal. Embroidery digitization software can cost $1,000 or more, and with this machine, you’ll get Bernina Embroidery Software 9 Creator for free.
If you want to create your own custom embroidery designs, you’ll need software like this to do it, and Creator 9 includes manual and auto-digitization features! You’ll also get a large 10″ x 6″ embroidery area, and it sews at a speedy 1,000 stitches per minute, a big improvement over cheaper machines.
However, this machine also has some other really great premium sewing features you may be interested in! This includes a dual feed system which feeds fabric evenly for above and beneath, a fantastic feature if you’re looking for a machine to quilt with or work with difficult fabrics.
You can also use the Stitch Designer feature to create and save personalized stitch patterns for your future projects, and the Creative Consultant helps you choose the right sewing settings and accessories for the job.
In addition, this machine also provides you with a 5 inch color touchscreen and stylus, Bernina Toolbox embroidery lettering software, quick function knobs for useful sewing functions, a programmable foot controller, 500 built-in sewing stitches, 208 built-in embroidery designs, and tons of free accessories.
In short, this is a fantastic machine with a lot of freebies and premium features! If you’re a multi-niche crafter who’s into quilting, costume making, etc. – this machine should definitely go on your consideration list.
Best value combination machine
Eversewn Sparrow X2 – $949.99
The Eversewn Sparrow is a capable and affordable machine that offers a nice 4.75″ x 7″ embroidery area, that’s nearly as big as the ever popular (and embroidery only) Brother PE800. However, you also get sewing features for around the same price!
This machine sews at 850 stitches per minute and embroiders at 650 stitches per minute, which doesn’t make it the fastest machine around, but for the price, it’s a fair trade off in my opinion.
In addition, you’ll also get some nice quality of life features. This includes their wireless design editing app, an automatic needle threader, one-touch convenience buttons for valuable sewing functions, 120 built-in sewing stitches, 134 built-in embroidery designs for your projects, and 2 embroidery hoops.
In short, the Eversewn Sparrow X2 offers a lot for the price tag, and it’s a great buy.
Best Brother combination machine
Brother SE1900 – $1,099
If you’d prefer a Brother machine to the less known Eversewn brand, then the SE1900 is about the same price. It also comes with a few more interesting features you may want.
The SE1900 offers a 5″ x 7″ embroidery area and this great combo machine also offers some attractive sewing features as well.
Unlike the more barebones Eversewn X2, this machine offers on-screen editing functions for resizing, rotating, and combining your embroidery designs, so there’s no need to use the computer for it.
You’ll also get 240 built-in sewing stitches, 10 one-step button holes, 7 embroidery fonts, 138 built-in embroidery designs, drop feed for free motion sewing, an automatic needle threader, upper thread and bobbin sensors, a knee lift, speed control, and the ability to create and save your own custom stitches.
Cheapest embroidery sewing combo machine
Brother SE700 – $499
Can’t afford to spend much but still looking for a reliable machine that will let you get started with sewing and embroidery projects? The Brother SE700 could be the machine for you.
This affordable and capable little machine offers sewing features and a 4″ x 4″ embroidery area for under $500! In the world of machine embroidery, that price is a steal, and the truth is, a cheap machine will embroider just as well as an expensive one.
A 4×4 machine is a great size for doing pocket logos on shirts and jackets, creating customized hats, monogramming towels, customizing baby clothes, and other projects.
However, I don’t typically recommend 4×4 machines, because the embroidery area can quickly hamper your creativity. If it was my money, I’d get a 5″ x 7″ at least, but a 4″ x 4″ is much more affordable if you’re on a tight budget.
This little machine comes with 10 embroidery fonts, 135 built-in designs, alphabets, frames, 103 built-in sewing stitches, one-step button holes, and WiFi design transfer to get your custom embroidery designs from your computer to the machine.
In short, it’s one of the cheapest starter embroidery machines in general, and it being a combo machine as well makes that deal even sweeter!
In closing, there are a lot of great machines out there, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a capable sewing and embroidery combo machine! Though, you certainly can if you want some of the fancier features.
Tanya, both a nurturing stay-at-home mom and a skilled crafter, is the creative force behind our blog. As the co-founder of Romney Ridge Farms & Crafts, she’s the editor and curator. She also runs the Romney Ridge Farms & Crafts social media accounts where we post new patterns for you to enjoy.