The Brother Essence Innov-is VE2300 Embroidery Only Machine is a machine that is exclusive to Echidna Sewing in New Zealand.
You can find out more about this machine and the awesome special that Echidna Sewing currently has running on the Echidna Website here and keep reading below for more information about why I love this machine!
What is an embroidery only machine?
An embroidery only machine is for machine embroidery only. The benefit of having a separate embroidery machine is that you can continue to work on your sewing projects on a separate machine while your embroidery designs are stitching out. If you’re in the market for a new sewing and embroidery machine, buying a separate embroidery only machine can also leave you with a really nice budget to invest in a great separate sewing machine.
You can view all of the Brother NZ sewing, embroidery and combination machines available through Echidna Sewing here.
What is so cool about the Brother VE2300 embroidery machine?
1. Big Max Embroidery Area
By now we all know that size really does matter when it comes to embroidery machine hoop sizes – especially if you started out with a 10x10cm (4x4inch) hoop size. This machine has an amazing 20x30cm (8x12inch) hoop size which is the perfect size for most larger projects. It’s the perfect size for embroidering on the back of a hoodie, t-shirt or sweatshirt and ideal for those larger ITH (in the hoop) projects that would otherwise take multiple hoopings.
2. V-Sonic Pen For Embroidery Positioning
The Ultrasonic sensing technology helps you position your embroidery designs on your fabric – if you’ve rehooped something more than twice to get it positioned right in the hoop you’ll know how awesome this pen is before you even look at it!
But if you haven’t seen this in action before check it out Gary’s demonstration of it here.
3. Great Price Point
The Brother VE2300 has a really great price point, if you consider the incredible addition of features this machine has compared the models in the price points slightly below.
What can you make with this machine?
- Embroidered products such as patches, keyfobs and bookmarks
- Embroidered gifts such as keepsake handkerchiefs, robes, bath towels, hand towels and clothing
- Embroidered decor items such as tea towels, cushion covers and Embroider Buddy toys
- ITH projects such as coasters, bags, notebook covers and more
- You can also add embroidered designs to quilt projects, clothing, bags and so much more!
Who is this machine ideal for?
This is the perfect machine for you if you’re a new embroiderer looking for your first machine (or second if you’re started with a small hoop you’ve already outgrown) and want a machine you can grow with and help you create amazing larger projects.
It’s also perfect if you’re already a sewer looking to add embroidery to your work as you can leave the machine to embroider while you continue to sew on your sewing machine.
Where can I find out more?
You can also get in touch with me, Mandy Chamberlin. I’m Echidna Sewings NZ Manager and I have a demo VE2300 on hand in my studio in Auckland and can answer any questions you may have about this or any of the other Brother NZ machines available.
About the Author
Mandy Chamberlin is an embroidery digitizer and sewing & embroidery enthusiast on a mission to spread the love for machine embroidery. Mandy is the founder and “head embroidery addict” of the NZ Machine Embroidery Addicts community group. Alongside her role as Echidna’s New Zealand Manager, Mandy also runs her own businesses, Veronica and Me Designs, where she offers embroidery digitizing and embroidery services both within New Zealand and around the world.
You can find out more about Mandy and connect with her through her website at mandychamberlin.com.