Size matters even in embroidery work. But the key to doing great embroidery work is to not go beyond the hoop capacity your sewing machine is built to handle. Going larger is not always the solution you need when it comes to embroidery work.
Which embroidery machine has the largest hoop? The home sewing industry usually comes with 3 normal embroidery hoop sizes but the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond sewing machine has the largest hoop size. It measures in at 14 1/4 by 13 3/4 inches in size.
To get all the facts about embroidery hoop sizes just continue to read our article. It sifts through the facts to give you all the information you need to know. Different hoop sizes help you customize your work and lets you accept large orders when you have them.
The Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond really tips the scales with its large embroidery hoop size. But that is not the only hoop it comes with and 2 of the 3 extra hoops are also quite large. The first is the Designer Royal Hoop measuring 14 1/4 by 8 inches & the second is Designer Crown Hoop measuring 10 1/4 by 8 inches in size.
But the Husqvarna Viking machine is not alone when it comes to using large embroidery hoops. Bernina makes an adaptable embroidery hoop for a variety of its machines that can handle large hoops.
This large hoop is sold separately and measures in at 7 7/8 by 15 3/4 inches in size. Bernina 880 Plus has 12 inches of working space making it a fine fit for that embroidery hoop.
Not to be outdone Singer has produced 3 machines with large embroidery hoops. These three machines, the Futura XL 400, the Futura Quartet SEQS 6000 and the XL 580 all come with a 10 by 6-inch embroidery hoop.
The best Brother sewing machine we could find with a large hoop is the PE 800 and its hoop reaches 5 by 7 inches in size. There may be more machines but this gives you an idea of where to look when you want to do larger embroidery work in your home.
So far the biggest home embroidery sewing machine that has the largest hoop is the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond. Its embroidery hoop size dwarfs the Bernina and the rest of its competition.
Plus, we have already mentioned the 3 extra hoops that come with this machine. 2 of those sizes beat Singer and Brother without even trying very hard. The 15 3/4 inch size of the Bernina model is hampered by the 7 7/8 inch measurement making it about the second-largest embroidery hoop you can get for your home sewing needs.
Also, the Designer Diamond comes with another largest size in the home sewing industry. Its viewing or display screen measures approx. Just under 7 inches by just over 4 inches in size.
You should be able to see everything you need to without straining your eyes when you use this machine to do your sewing projects. The screen gives you your embroidery designs in vivid colors so you can see how they will turn out before you get started.
Unfortunately, the space to the right of the needle is not as large as everything else on the Design Diamond. It comes in at 10 inches, just 2 inches shorter than the Bernina 880 Plus.
For the home sewing industry, the largest size is the Design Diamond at 14 1/4 by 13 3/4 but it may be tied by the Pfaff Vision Pfaff Grand Dream Hoop, Viking Majestic Hoop. It also measures the same as the Husqvarna Vikingmodel.
Singer’s largest hoop size comes in at 9 27/32 by 17 23/32 and that hoop fits the Quantum XL 5000 and 6000 machines. The Bernina Artista 830 uses an embroidery hoop size 15 3/4 by 10 15/16.
Unfortunately, Janome does not come anywhere close to those top sizes. Their largest embroidery hoop size fits the MC 11000 and measures only 7 7/8 by 9 1/16. The same goes for Babylock Ellagéo as its largest hoop has the following measurement- 5 1/8 by 11 13/16.
Finally, Brother’s largest embroidery hoop size fits the PR 600 and hits 11 13/16 by 14 7/8. We did not check any industrial sizes for this comparison.
The first embroidery machine we came across that uses an 8 by 12-inch hoop is the Brother PR620 6 Needle. It handles a variety of embroidery tasks for you. Plus, it uses a touch screen to help you get your projects done fast and correctly.
The closest Pfaff comes to using an 8 by 12-inch hoop is the Pfaff Vision with its 8 by 14 3/4 inch hoop. Most embroidery or sewing machines that use an 8 by 12 embroidery hoop are made by Brother.
Their PR600 and Quattro series use that size of hoop. If you want to see what size of hoop your specific machine uses, here is a link to a handy hoop size chart which lists the different models using different hoop sizes.
The measurements are all in millimeters so here is a link to a handy conversion calculator that makes translation fast and easy to do.
If you are looking for a Brother embroidery machine that uses a large hoop, here is a shortlist of the many that that company manufactures: The Brother Quattro largest hoop size is 7 7/8 by 11 13/16.
The PR600 can use the large 11 13/16 by 14 7/8 inch hoop, while the ULT 2001/2002 only goes up to 5 1/8 by 7 3/32 of an inch. The rest of the Brothers we found do not come close or only equal the ULT 2001/2002 model size.
The metric measurement for 8 by 10 comes in at 200 by 250 millimeters in size. According to that chart we linked to, Brother doesn't make an embroidery machine that handles an 8 by 10 inches hoop.
The closest Brother comes to that measurement is the Quattro and it can use a 200 by 200mm hoop or 8 by 8-inch size. In an internet search, we found a Brother that does 8 by 12, 6 by 10 and 5 by 7 but no machine that works with an 8 by 10-inch hoop.
There are a lot of embroidery hoops being made today. You should have no difficulty in finding one that fits your sewing needs no matter how large or small you need to use.
Try as we might, we could not find one as large as the Husqvarna Design Diamond embroidery hoop anywhere in the world. It's over 14 by almost 14-inch size covers the most fabric territory and makes sure you can handle the large embroidery projects you like to do.
The one that comes close to that size is the Bernina Jumbo hoop measuring 15 3/4 by 7 7/8 inches in size. It is still a large hoop and it will come close to the Diamond’s total area coverage but it doesn’t surpass it.
1. Frank A. Edmunds Embroidery Hoops.
This set of embroidery hoops are made from plastic but that construction material does not hinder its quality or durability. With 3 different sized hoops in the set, you have some flexibility and should be able to meet just about any embroidery need.
They also work for free motion and cross-stitch work as they hold your fabric nice and tight. These hoops measure 3 1/2, 5 and 7 inches in size. In addition, they also work well for hand stitching or machine embroidery work. Versatility is the key with these top embroidery hoops.
2. Outuxed Embroidery Hoops.
Bamboo is a fine construction material to use, even for embroidery hoops. The wood is strong, holds up under pressure and it never stops looking good. Usually, this brand of hoops come in a set of 8 with 2 each of the 4 hoop sizes available- 5, 6.7, 8 & 9 inches.
On top of that, the stainless steel screws let you customize the hoop a little bit. An 8-ounce total weight means that your hands should not be weighed down when holding these hoops. They should be able to work with both hand and machine sewing.
3. Ivinxy Embroidery Hoops.
There are other aspects to embroidery other than just making nice cute designs. You can use these top hoops to teach with. Their 3-inch size is perfect t teach your children or their friends how to embroider correctly.
Their small size allows your children to hold these hoops comfortably as they stitch. With 10 in a pack, you should have more than enough hoops to get your children on the right path to great embroidery work.
Tightening and loosening the hoops are made easy by the stainless steel screws that only need a pair of fingers to turn them.
4. eGoodn Embroidery Hoops.
When you are in the mood to make something different these top square embroidery hoops should meet that need. With 3 sizes to choose from, 3, 10 and 13 inches, you can make a variety of good looking designs every time.
These hoops are not difficult to hold. Adjusting these hoops is also not going to take a lot of time to do. The well-placed screws should turn easily and keep your embroidery fun and enjoyable.
If you want, you can use a screwdriver to make sure the hoops remain nice and tight as you work.
5. Caydo 5 Colors Embroidery Hoops.
Brighten your day and your embroidery time with one of the 5 colors in this embroidery hoop set. Each color represents a different size, giving you lots of choices when it comes to making your next design.
The plastic construction material should be flexible enough that the hoops should not break or bend out of shape when you tighten the screw. The sizes range from the largest, 10 1/2 to the smallest, 5 inches giving you lots of range to work with.
No embroidery project should be out of your reach with these top hoops on the job.
Getting the right embroidery hoop is key to a successful embroidery result. Here are some things to look for when searching for a new hoop to use:
1. Flexibility - You should have a hoop that can do double duty. The hoop should be able to work with either hand or machine stitching.
2. Construction material - Sometimes you do not have a choice in this area as some manufacturers only send out plastic ones with their machines. These are okay but hoops made from bamboo, birch and other hardwoods are generally more durable and stronger to use.
3. The screws - You want a tight fit and a screw that is easy to turn. Then you want to make sure the threads are deep enough so they do not strip a short time after you bring the hoop home. Brass & stainless steel screws are best.
4. Size - This is up to you, but pick those sets that provide you with multiple sizes.
Embroidery hoops come in all sizes. It pays to have at least one in all possible sizes if this is practical for you. That way you can tackle a variety of embroidery tasks without having to spend time searching for the right size at the store.
Having an embroidery machine that has the largest embroidery hoop is always an advantage. It gives you flexibility and enough space to work in.