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    i am trying to find a sewing / embroidery machine?
    what i really want to do is embroide small pictures/text onto items to sell at craft fairs.
    i have looked on some web sites and im a bit puzzled about what i need.
    in the argos book there are some sewing machines that have a free motion embroidery feature, what does that mean?

    please help

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    Hi There,

    Free motion embroidery is not what you are after - that is when you can drop the feed dogs and move your fabric around at will to create your own design/ pattern.

    If you want to be able to embroider pictures onto things, you need a special embroidery machine.

    You do not mention whether or not you want to be able to sew as well as it possible to buy a machine that just does embroidery...e.g. Janome 200E. I don't know what your budget is but you can pick these up for around £300.

    I am biased towards Janome as I own the MC9500 which is an embroidery AND sewing machine. But Brother, Husquavana (sp?) and others make embroidery only machines too.

    I also signed up to a website called and for about $6 USD a month you get access to over 8000 designs that you can download and embroider.

    I hope this helps,

    Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


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