Tajima TFMX-IIC1504 from AJS Embroidery Services

Kelsie Leigh, director

Tell us a bit about your business

Stitchtown is a relatively newly established business specialising in custom embroidery, personalisation and branding. Although newly established, it is going from strength to strength thanks to our new brilliant machinery and years of experience. I‘ve never run an embroidery business before, but I worked in the trade for 10 years where I worked on Tajimas and Melco machines, and managed two companies before I took the plunge and started for myself.

What is the latest embroidery machine that you bought and when did you buy it? 

The latest embroidery machine purchased by Stitchtown from AJS Embroidery Services is the four-head Tajima TFMX-IIC1504 Type 2 15 colour, in March 2018. This was purchased as our first machine, which allowed the business to get up and running.

What other machines, if any, did you look at before purchasing this one? 

Tajima was always going to be the machine purchased. I have always worked on Tajima embroidery machines so along with the speed and quality of the machine, and also the customer service and helpfulness of the staff, I had full first-hand experience and couldn‘t fault it. 

What is the machine’s best or standout feature?

I would say it is between the newly designed cap attachments which are now in single form, or the feature in which the memory saves the design’s last position and colour with the colour palette showing the design in the colour it will be sewn. 

Is there anything you‘d like to see in an upgrade or don‘t particularly like about it? 

Maybe the tension, it would be nice to have automatic self-tensioning.

What‘s it like to use? Do you have any tips on how to get the most out of it? 

I find it a dream to use most of the time. As long as you have a good embroidery file, good materials and keep the machine maintained, you should get the most out of it. 

What is it used for, ie what size runs and type of work? 

Our machine is used for all types of work and size runs from schoolwear to workwear, appliqués to caps, branding to personalisation and gifts. 

Are you planning further machinery purchases and if so, which type of machines are you likely to buy? 

The next machine is going to be a six- or eight-head Tajima. When this will happen I‘m not too sure, but definitely in the near future. 

What would be your advice to others thinking of buying an embroidery machine?

Definitely do research into what machines would best cater for your needs, and definitely visit AJS and take a look at Tajima.