Includes free Premier+ 2 Full System embroidery software worth £1,299
Please note this machine is not available to order on-line. Please call 01283 210422 for more details or to book a demo.
The Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic is finally here and it's exceeded all expectations. The breadth of features for both embroidery and sewing has pushed back the boundaries for top end embroidery machines.
- 10.1" tablet like screen and interface with pinch to zoom etc
- 360 x 350mm embroidery area with optional Majestic hoop
- JoyOS operating system with 120 animated and illustrated step-by-step tutorials
- mySewMonitor app for both iOS and Android enables you keep an eye on your embroideries progress via WiFi
- mySewnet Cloud automatically synchronises embroidery designs and updates firmware via WiFi
- 12.2" (310mm) sewing space to the right of the needle
- 630 included embroidery designs and over 1200 stitches (up to 54mm wide)
- Unique "Sequin stitches", "Theme stitches" and "Dimensional stitches"
Although there have been huge improvements in areas such as embroidery size and the new unique stitches, the most tangible steps forward are with the all new user interface. Most obvious is the Designer Epic's improved screen which at 10.1" diagonal and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution has a real tablet like quality. The improved processing speed and capacitative touch screen makes the interface snappy, and means that you don't need to use a stylus any more - your finger is enough. Drag and drop on screen, zoom, rotate, pinch, swipe and spread, just like on any tablet or smartphone. Manipulating your embroideries has never been easier.
The all new operating system JoyOS has a whole host of features to make your embroidering and sewing more convenient. Not only is the complete manual browsable from the machine, but there is context sensitive help to guide you through the many features. There are also 120 animated on-screen interactive tutorials to help you master the capabilities of the machine. Advanced features such as Design Positioning and Design Shaping are explained on-screen with step-by-step guides enabling you to get the most from the Designer Epic.
The inclusion of WiFi has opened up a whole host of new features for simplicity of use. The mySewnet Cloud feature synchronises your embroideries between connected devices (i.e. the Designer Epic and a PC) thereby making transfer of designs via USB or a direct connection to your computer obsolete. But if you still want to use your old USB stick that's fine too as the Epic includes two USB ports. The complimentary PC software includes support for mySewnet so you can organise your embroideries on your PC and automatically synchronise them to your machine. As the Designer Epic also supports most popular embroidery design formats upgrading from other brands is a breeze - you will be able to use your existing design catalogue. WiFi also takes the hassle out of software updates. The Designer Epic will connect to the internet and update itself - another convenient feature so you can concentrate on your sewing and embroidery. Convenience is a centrepiece of the Husqvarna Designer Epic. Whilst embroidering you can use the mySewMonitor App on either Android or Apple iOS devices to monitor progress via WiFi. No need to keep popping to your sewing room to check the need to switch thread colours etc as the app alerts you as and when you're needed, wherever you are in the house or garden.
Although the Designer Epic is an incredible embroidery machine, sewing features have also greatly expanded. When looking at the physical design of the machine it's obvious sewing is at its heart. There is a massive 12 inches (310mm) to the right of the needle so it's great for quilting and home dec projects. With one touch of a button your needle is threaded and ready to sew with the built-in fully automatic needle threader. The top arm is designed to give you the best view of your sewing project possible, and the inclusion of a even distribution of LED lights ensures that illuminated is superb.
Over 1,200 beautifully designed stitches at up to 54mm wide give you a huge choice to decorate your project, be it dressmaking, quilting or home dec. The brand new patented Sequin Stitches, programmed with a stop that allows you to easily add a sequin, and then continue to sew. Have a look at the videos below - you won't be disappointed! These stitches compliment the Dimensional and Themed stitches that really bring your creations to life.
Automated features make sewing a pleasure. Select your fabric type and get a wide selection of available sewing and embroidery techniques, from basic to detailed sewing. The JoyOS Advisor will instantly set the best stitch, stitch width, stitch length, thread tension / portioning and presser foot pressure for the technique you've chosen. With an array of sensors the Designer Epic makes sewing so much more joyful. The Sensor Foot Lift feature automatically lowers and raises the presser foot for every sewing technique, the Sensor Foot Pivot automatically floats the foot position with needle down for instant pivoting, easy applique and quilting plus the Sensor Foot Pressure continuously senses the thickness of the fabric and automatically adjusts the presser foot pressure accordingly.
The Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic really is the most fully featured and versatile sewing and embroidery machine available. It's hard to put into words how much this machine can do, so why not give us a call or arrange a demonstration with one of our experts?
What's in the box?
- Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic embroidery and sewing machine
- Embroidery unit
- Foot control with retractable lead
- User manual
- Designer Epic sampler book
- Designer Imperial hoop (360 x 260mm)
- Designer Crown hoop (260 x 200mm)
- Designer Splendid Square hoop (120 x 120mm)
- Utility foot
- Decorative stitch foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Blindhem foot
- Zipper foot
- Non-stick glide foot
- Edging foot
- Quilter's 1/4" piecing foot
- Sensor Q-foot
- Embroidery / darning foot
- Side motion foot
- Sensor one-step buttonhole foot
- Self-adhesive glide plates
- Interchangeable dual feed
- Downloadable software
- Soft cover for machine
- Luggage style carrying bag with packing insert for embroidery unit
- Straight stitch plate
- 4 x thread nets
- Universal tool
- Seam ripper
- Edge / quilting guides
- 9 x bobbins
- 2 x thread cone holders
- 16 x hoop clips
- 6 x spool caps (2 x small, 2 x medium, 2 x large)
- 2 x large spool holder
- Multi-purpose tool / button reed
Why Not Visit Us For a Demonstration?
Why not book a demonstration at Sew Essential? Our resident expert is an award winning quilter and seamstress and is available to demonstrate the features of the machine. Please call 01283 210422 for more information.
Comes complete with a 5 year guarantee. The first 2 years cover parts and labour. The remaining 3 years cover parts.
Related FilesHusqvarna Designer Epic Manual (6.59 MB) Husqvarna Designer Epic Included Embroidery Designs (11.05 MB)
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Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- I love my Designer Epic sewing and embroidery machine!
Thought I had fallen in love with the Hus Viking Royal machine!
I had had my Royal for less than a year when the Hus-Viking Designer Epic came out. After trying out the Epic, I had to buy it! It has simplified every operation all the other Hus-Viking machines. I have owned the Husky, Diamond Deluxe, Diamond Royal and now the Designer Epic. You have consistently made the machine easy for anyone to use and create beautiful designs!
- Big size, big price, big improvement all round.
After a test-drive of the machine at Sew Essential, I traded in my Designer Diamond De-lux for this machine. I use a lot of metallic and speciality threads in a whole range of multi-media projects as well as in dressmaking and have become prematurely bald by pulling my hair out in the frustrations of thread breakages and missed stitches! Not so with this machine! Don't let it's size put you off - it's a stonking big machine (not having muscles I leave mine out on my worktable) but I cannot fault it's delicacy and accuracy in stitching. I found the display screen menu a bit lacking in intuitiveness at first but it soon started to become second nature and now I love it. Similarly the Mysewnet facility - it doesn't seem to work just as the 'blurb' says it does and I really poo-hoo'd it as a gimmick initially never worth the effort at getting it up and running when USB sticks are so easy but now it is running (with a bit of help from Husqvarna) it does make things easier getting designs from multiple computers (and no more rummaging around in drawers trying to find the right stick!)
It's a lot of money and only for serious sewers I guess, but having been initially sceptical about it's improvement over the Diamond, I have to say I was wrong and it is just better and the size makes those big projects so much easier to handle.
- Great Product. Fast Deslivery
Couldn't be happier with this. Was a big step up for me after my last sewing machine (Husqvarna Designer Diamond) but it was so worth it!! I had a few reservations and questions before I bought... called Sew Essential and spoke to Angela who was lovely and super helpful. So glad I called! Delivery was fast too