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10 Reasons to Start an Embroidery Business at Home

Start Your Embroidery Business at Home 

Updated for 2024

Embarking on a home-based embroidery business offers a unique blend of creativity and convenience. This venture stands out as an excellent choice, especially for those seeking a genuine work-from-home opportunity that leverages their artistic flair without the need for extensive web development skills.

The allure of starting a home embroidery business is multifaceted. It’s not just about tapping into your creative potential; it’s also about enjoying the simplicity and ease that comes with a business model not reliant on complex tech know-how. And with the introduction of machines like the new Avance 1501C Edition, this business becomes even more accessible and promising.

In this context, let’s delve into the 10 compelling reasons that make starting an embroidery business from home an attractive and viable option. These reasons highlight the advantages and unique opportunities presented by this business, particularly when equipped with advanced tools like the Avance 1501C Edition.

Commercial Avanace Embroider Machines


  1. SPACE – A Single Head Embroidery machine, commercial embroidery machine, will fit almost anywhere! The Avance 1501C for example, is only 2.5 feet X 2.5 feet.So basically, it take up about as much space as an end table, but is also one of the most powerful commercial machines on the market.
  1. SUPPLY COST ARE LOW – when we say low, we mean that a 5000 meter cone of embroidery thread is under $7.00 and will last you a LONG time.And the other supplies, like embroidery backings, embroidered patch material, toppings and needles are all really inexpensive compared to other custom t-shirt business methods.
  2. IT’S NOT MESSY – if you’re going to start an embroidery business at home you won’t have to figure out where to keep the mop bucket.  Or the special tools or any of the messy inks and toners that other apparel decorating businesses use.
  3. CUSTOMERS ARE EVERYWHERE – not that you won’t need to do any marketing, but starting an embroidery business at home means you have a service that almost every company needs.

    How many businesses in your area use a polo shirt with their logo?

  4. LOW START UP COSTS – the embroidery business doesn’t require a huge budget to get into.A good, commercial quality single head embroidery machine can be found for under $12K WITH software and training and supplies.
  5. BE CREATIVE – Many of you want to start an embroidery business so you can use your creativity to make money. It’s true!
  6. PROFITABLE – the home based embroidery business can be VERY profitable! Many customers that start out with a 15 needle embroidery machine in their home end up with a 4 head and lots of customers over time.One of the reasons it is so profitable is the low cost of embroidery supplies.  
  7. MOVABLE EQUIPMENT – not only does the Avance 1501 embroidery machine have a small footprint, the stand it’s on has wheels, so you can actually roll it into a closet.. OR pack it into the back of a large SUV and take it on the road.
  8. PROVEN TECHNOLOGY and BUSINESS – The at home embroidery business isn’t new and no matter what new software comes out in the market or t shirt printing technology that hits, embroidery will always be a basic business standby.
  9. EASY TRADE INS AND UPGRADES – it’s pretty simple to trade in an embroidery machine for a bigger one should your business grow, so you’re not locked in.Here’s a demonstration of the compact single head embroidery machine we recommend you use to start an embroidery business at home:

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