5 Best 5×7 Embroidery Machines in 2023

If you’re on the hunt for an embroidery machine that offers a 5″x7″ hoop size, you’re in luck! This size is quite popular and happens to be my personal favorite for many projects. After doing extensive research and using the Brother SE1900 myself, I’ve crafted this guide to help both newcomers and experienced embroiderers alike.

Top 5 Embroidery Machines for 5x7 Designs: 2023

When we mention a 5″x7″ max hoop area, it signifies the biggest design the machine can tackle in one go. Even if you attach a bigger hoop, the design won’t exceed this size. But here’s a hack: some machines come with a special repositionable hoop (as shown in the picture). For Brother machines, this hoop extends the field to 5″x12″. With this, while it might seem daunting to stitch beyond 5″x7″, it’s doable in multiple sections!

Fun Fact: All tutorials on my blog up to last month were done using a 4×4 and then a 5×7 machine. If you’re curious about what you can craft with a 5×7 embroidery machine, dive into my embroidery projects archive. Trust me, the possibilities are endless!

Top 5″x7″ Hoop Embroidery Machines

Whether you’re looking to move from a 4×4 hoop machine or just starting, this list is for you. Just a heads up, model numbers might differ across countries due to voltage variations. Also, certain retailers might have slightly varied model numbers for near-identical machines.

1. Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine

Feature Specs
Embroidery Field 5″x7″
Embroidery Designs 138 designs
Maximum Embroidery Speed 650 stitches per minute
USB Connection Built-in USB port

This machine is beginner-friendly, pocket-friendly, and solely dedicated to embroidery. You can utilize its 138 designs, 11 fonts, 10 frames, and 14 borders to let your creativity fly. Don’t love the built-in designs? No worries! Just download your favorites online and move them to your machine via its USB port. While it doesn’t include embroidery software, its LCD color touchscreen lets you handle basic drag-and-drop editing, resizing, merging, and rotating designs. The Brother PE800 might not have a hefty price tag, but its features make it a favorite among newbie embroiderers. It’s also designed with user convenience in mind – featuring easy bobbin winding, a quick-set bobbin, and intuitive threading diagrams.

2. Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Feature Specs
Embroidery Field 5″x7″
Embroidery Designs & Extras 138 designs, 11 fonts, 10 frames with 14 borders
Stitch Options 240 stitches, 10 buttonhole options
Maximum Sewing Speed 850 stitches per minute
USB Connection Built-in USB port

My crafting buddy for three years, the Brother SE1900, is more than just an embroidery machine. It’s a sewing champion as well! The beauty of this combo is the space-saving aspect. Why cram your workspace with two machines when one can do the job? As for its sewing prowess, it boasts 240 built-in stitches, 10 buttonhole stitches, and 7 presser feet. You can even craft your stitch designs using its MyCustomStitch feature. And let’s not forget its ability to sew sideways or its convenient knee lifter. If you’re eyeing bigger hoops, Brother has other models to consider, like the NQ3600D and NQ3700D.

3. EverSewn Sparrow X2 Combination Machine

The Sparrow X2 is EverSewn’s recent entrant into the sewing and embroidery arena. A notable feature is its WiFi design transfer, quite rare in 5×7 machines. Its WiFi prowess lets you shuffle embroidery designs from wireless gadgets and even keep tabs on your embroidery progress through the EverSewn App. A slight drawback is its lack of built-in fonts, but fret not, the online world has plenty to offer!

4. Baby Lock Accord Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Sharing a striking resemblance with the Brother SE1900, Baby Lock’s Accord is their 5×7 embroidery sewing machine version. While these machines might look like twins, they have distinct standards. A standout feature is the 5″x12″ multipositional hoop, ideal for bigger designs. For the next-gen version, check out the Baby Lock Bloom.

5. Janome MC350E Embroidery Machine

Offering a close-to 5×7 field (5.5″x7.9″ to be precise), Janome’s MC350E is a seasoned player. Despite being a trusted brand, this particular model isn’t a top-rated one, mainly due to its age. If you’re a Janome fan, they have other commendable options with near 5×7 hoop sizes.

Embroidering is a joyous journey, albeit with its challenges for novices. But hey, every stitch is a step closer to mastery!


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