A blog about SWF embroidery machines, helpful tips for the embroidery industry, SWF specials, and much more!

Industrial, Commercial or Home Embroidery Machines

Jason Starkey - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What are Industrial, Commercial or Home version embroidery machines?  The Commercial or Industrial embroidery machine has been built for production and continual use.  By continual we mean it is ran for long periods of time, day after day. In the current embroidery industry commercial or industrial embroidery machines are most commonly multi-needle machines.  These needles are used to change between colors quickly and easily to increase production and decrease the time it takes to embroider product. The commercial or industrial machines differ from home embroidery machines in mainly there construction, at one time they were most commonly single needle but the industry is seeing more multi-needle home machines as technology develops.  Most home or hobby based machines are made up of plastic components which will not stand up to the heat and demand of production long term. Generally home embroidery machines also have a limited embroidery area and are limited to few accessories compared to industrial machines.  Problems and breakdowns may also be catastrophic and make no sense to repair on home model machines.  However, home machines are very inexpensive compared to commercial machines and can be purchased from most small sewing machine distributors or even shopping centers. Some examples of Home Embroidery machines are brands like Janome, Brother and Bernina.  SWF offers a crossover model between home and commercial deemed the MA-series which includes the MA-6 and the MAN-12.  Examples of industrial and commercial embroidery machines would be SWF, Tajima, Barudan and ZSK.   

Used SWF machines in stock.

Kyle McMinn - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here are a couple of the Used SWF machines we have in stock currently. Buying a used SWF embroidery machine is a great way to start an embroidery business without the higher price tag of the new ones.


Used SWF/A-T1501 Details



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- 270 wide field cap driver
- Cap hooping gauge
- Tubular driver
- One set of 270 wide field cap frames
- Three sets of tubular hoops
- Built in disc drive
- Removable table


Used 2001 SWF/A-T1501

Fifteen needle, one head used embroidery machine.

Sewing Field: 360x500


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Used SWF embroidery machnes

Kyle McMinn - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Did you know know that SWF sells USED SWF embroidery machines? Our machines are all brought in to our warehouse and gone through by our certified SWF technicians. Each used SWF embroidery machine comes with the 270 quick change cap system, tubular sash, three sets of tubular hoops, removable tables, and built in USB or disc drive depending on Model. You can always save money by going with USED SWF equipment. Follow the link below to check out all of our used equipment. You can also call to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff at 573-866-2171. We also offer financing on all or our Used and New SWF embroidery equipment. Follow this link



Accepting industrial embroidery machine trades.

Jason Starkey - Monday, February 01, 2016

We accept all makes and models of industrial embroidery machines as trades toward the purchase of a new SWF embroidery machine.  We have already seen new SWF commercial embroidery machines traded for used Tajima embroidery machines.  This might be a good option for your embroidery business to consider.  You may be able to trade your used Tajima or Barudan embroidery machine for a new SWF model still under factory warranty?  We accept trade-ins on all SWF makes and models, K-Series tubular, Dual Function and SWF single head embroidery machines.  We will be glad to help you with all your embroidery machine supplies, support and new SWF parts.  We have new SWF embroidery machines in stock.  Call or email us today for your trade in options. 

Looking to purchase Tubular Embroidery Machines

Jason Starkey - Thursday, January 14, 2016

We are looking to purchase or trade for your used  tubular commercial embroidery machines.  We would like to hear about any make and model but particularly looking for SWF, Tajima and Barudan tubular embroidery machines.  If you have and used embroidery machines you are wanting to upgrade or just sell, give us a call at 573-866-2171.  If you are interested in a new SWF embroidery machine you can see more details on our website,  We will except trades on any of our new SWF commercial embroidery machines.  All our new SWF machines come with the Quick Change Cap System, Cap driver and hooping gauge, Tubular driver and sets of tubular hoops.  As of 2016 we are your Midwest and Eastern SWF Distributor for your New Embroidery Machines, New SWF parts and SWF service and support.  Service and Support number is 573-866-2191.  Call for any SWF needs. 

Embroidery Machine Supplies

Jason Starkey - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

We have SWF embroidery machine parts and supplies in stock at our distribution location in Patton MO.  For assistance on New SWF parts for all models please contact our parts department at 573-866-2191 or toll free 888-571-2171.  SWF is a division of Stitch It International and is dedicated to serving your embroidery needs.  Check with us for SWF embroidery machines, SWF Parts and Service on all your SWF embroidery machines.  We accept all embroidery machines as trade-ins on our SWF embroidery machines.  We are looking for Tajima and Barudan used embroidery machines to trade for today.  We carry single head, multi head and Dual Function SWF embroidery machines to sell and trade. 

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