Small business

hi everyone,
I am planning to start a small embroidery sewing business, designing
embroideries, then stitching them to ready-made t-shirts, towels, caps etc.
I am looking at the Singer Futura CE200 (or similar budget machines)
plus Embird software for the job, whereby my weekly target is to get
about 200 pcs of t-shirts done for small jobs.
200 pcs of logo in front of the tshirt
200 pcs of company name at the back of tshirt
200 pcs of emblem/logo on the sleeve of the tshirt
That should be make it 600 hoops/stitching each week, 120 a day or 15 an
hour. Is that possible? Comments and suggestions are welcomed. I am a
regards, Gerald
PS. Tajima is way over my budget.
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I am also new at this, just got a Designer SE but 15 an hour sounds very ambitious. They take time to make, time to hoop, time to cut threads and time to change colors. You would, at a bare minimum have to buy extra hoops so you could have the next project "ready to go". Kirsten
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Kirsten Sollie
You are dreaming. You might get 15 per hr done if all you are doing are the same initials. Otherwise you will be lucky to get 4 per hr with a single head machine. Especially if you have to change designs each time. Then there's the digitizing time. Embird is a bit on the clunky side with a slow learning curve. I'd recommend at least 6 machine heads for a commercial venture.
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Riteous Right Reverend Mahmoud
Hi Gerald -
To answer your questions...
Not a good choice for a business. Even for home use it's a bit on the lightweight side. You'll be unlikely to get 200 pcs done before it needs repairs.
Even with a commercial machine that's a lot of work in one hour. That's 4 minutes per sewout. The CE200 TOP SPEED is 600-stitches-per-minute... Meaning your designs would have to be less than 2,400 stitches if the machine ran at full spped all the time - which they don't.
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Have to agree. totally. You MIGHT make a very small business with a single needle.. but it's gonna take more than that to really go. Mary Lou
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Thanks for the comments. Looks like I have to go back to the drawing board. Any suggestions for entry level business machine? Also, suggestions for software? I hear Wilcom Pro. is good.
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