Single-head commercial embroidery machine

Go above and beyond with our extra-wide SWD embroidery machine. With the largest embroidery area in the industry, this 15-needle commercial embroidery machine is perfect for embroidery on large items like bags, jackets and tablecloths, as well as regular items like polos and caps. RICOMA SALE: Complete SWD-1501-8S embroidery machine package with everything you need to get started.           

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Creativity at your fingertips

If you can hoop it, you can embroider it. Check out just some of the many projects created with the SWD-1501-8S embroidery machine

A machine this nice is hard not to show off

Your home or shop is waiting for a shiny new piece of equipment. Join the thousands of
crafters and business owners who have started or expanded their businesses with Ricoma.

The Panel

Quick Look
1 Head
15 Needles
1000 Maximum speed in
stitches per minute
20 million stitches or 200 designs
memory capacity
High-Definition True-Color 8" LCD Touch Screen
Embroidery Area
800 x 500 mm, or 31.5 x 19.7 in maximum
13 Hoops
2 cap rings, cap driver, hoop station
Caps, flats & more

High-Definition True-Color 8" LCD Touch Screen

Easy to operate

Large memory capacity: 20 million stitches or 200 designs

Machine reads multiple design formats such as DST, DSB and more

Frame offset and frame outlining available for easy appliqué

Multiple languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Arabic,Italian, Czech, Polish and more


Networkable and Wi-Fi capable

Ergonomic touch screen allows for easy operation with right-hand thumb

Preset hoop parameters, which are designed to avoid hitting hoop frames

Automatic color change

Built-in 172 degree and 196 degree keys for easy machine maintenance

One-step tracing button on home screen

Automatic thread trimmer


Optional camera positioning device

Built-in factory mode, standardizing outgoing quality control process

3D design view for better visibility

Machine parameters can be exported and imported for easy maintenance

New needle path key optimizes embroidery production

3D design view for better visibility

Built-in screenshots function

Built-in file management system


Optional laser trace device available

Size & Weight

1040mm L x 950mm W x 1710mm H(40.9 in L x 37.4 in W x 67.3 in H)- without stand

Net weight: 165 kgs (363.8 lbs)

Gross weight: 260 kgs (573.2lbs)

Additional Features

Suitable for embroidery on flats, caps, finished garments and more!

Perfect for small and established businesses alike

High-Definition True-Color 8-inch LCD Touch Screen

Maximum embroidery area: 800 x 500 mm, or 31.5 x 19.7 in

Maximum speed: 1000 spm

Large memory capacity: 20 million stitches or 200 designs

Machine reads multiple design formats such as DST, DSB and more

270° wide angle cap system

Smaller sewing arm greatly improves the performance of cap embroidery and embroidery on small items

Heavy duty steel stand with wheels to ensure both stability and mobility

Multiple hoop sizes for a variety of embroidery needs

Automatic color change

Automatic thread trimmer

External 100° button and trimming button

Reinforced upper thread clamp to ensure stable trimming

Thread break detection

Networkable and Wi-Fi capable

Design transfer via Wi-Fi from Chroma software to 8S panel

Easily add appliqué, sequin, boring or cording

Frame offset and frame outlining available for easy appliqué

Automatic memory retention

One-step tracing button on home screen

Adjustable control panel positioning for better visibility and comfort

Built-in button from 172° to 196° under manual color change mode, a great help for machine maintenance

Recessed USB port to protect USB flash drive

Emergency stop button

Multiple languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Arabic,Italian, Czech, Polish and more

Servo motor 150W – lowest power consumption in the industry!

Built-in universal power supply, 110V/60Hz and 220V/50Hz self-adaptable worldwide

DC36V micro-step motor for X & Y axis driving to ensure low noise and less vibration

Compatible with optional laser tracing device

Front LED lamp provides better visibility and protection for eyes against strong light during threading

Environmentally friendly packaging

Largest embroidery area in the industry!

View a live demo of the SWD-1501-8S machine from the comfort of your home

You don't have to take our word for it! Watch the SWD-1501-8S in action for yourself when you schedule a free virtual demo with an embroidery expert. During your personal session, you can watch the full embroidery process live and ask any questions you have.

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Unbeatable financing.
No hassle.
100% satisfaction.

Save thousands and see a return on your investment quicker! With special promotional financing, you'll have the flexibility to grow your business with more equipment and tools than ever before.

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You’ll be an expert after our free Ricoma customer training

No experience? No problem. Become an embroidery pro in no time with Ricoma's free training and unlimited 7-day support for the lifetime of your machine. You'll also get exclusive access to an online support group filled with helpful Ricoma machine owners and our certified Ricoma technicians.

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You’ll get peace of mind with a 5-year limited warranty

Keep your machine covered for the first 5 years with our included warranty. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing your business is backed by the industry's best support and warranty.

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Get started with everything you need to succeed

Learn as you grow with Ricoma's easy-to-use equipment, excellent
customer service and special promotional financing options.
Lifetime support
Most people who build a business from the ground up tend to work nights and weekends. That’s why we’re here for you 7 days a week, with weekend support and after-hours support on weekdays.
All-inclusive embroidery machines
Create stunning designs on caps, polos, bags and plenty of finished items. With an included cap attachment, you can increase your product selection without having to spend thousands on additional accessories.
Special promotional financing
When you purchase a single-head or two-head embroidery machine, you can start or grow your business when you qualify for special promotional financing.
Increase your offering

Go a step further and
maximize your investment

8-in-1 Device

Designed for non-hoopable, difficult items such as shirt pockets, socks, backs of caps, shirt sleeves, collar tips and more.

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Mighty Hoop

With a wide variety of hoop sizes to choose from, these magnetic hoops make it quick and easy to hoop and help prevent hoop marks caused by regular hoops.

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Laser Device

With this easy-to-install tracing tool, there's no more hitting hoops – just simply watch the laser device trace the design in seconds.

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Belt Hoop

With an 8-inch x 4-inch embroidery area, the belt hoop allows for ample room for embroidery on belts, sashes and straps.

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Extended Table

The extended table is the perfect aid for embroidery on oversized items such as drapery, blankets, banners, mattress borders, wedding dresses, quilt covers and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll answer this question with a question. What doesn’t come with a Ricoma machine? Ricoma is one of the very rare embroidery machine companies that both manufacture and sell their products. That means every Ricoma employee knows our embroidery machines inside and out. Our certified customer support staff is equipped to assist you 7 days a week (seriously, whenever you need a hand they’re just a call or webcam session away.) Aside from being the manufacturers and offering unparalleled customer support, here is what to physically expect when you go with Ricoma.

A welcome kit with thread, bobbin, needles, backing and more!

Embroidery digitizing software by Chroma

Embroidery starter kit

Hands-on training

A toolkit with all the tools for setup and maintenance

Full cap embroidery kit at no additional cost

Ricoma technicians are available to you 7 days a week. When you’re starting off, you’re likely running your machine during the weekends if you have other commitments during the workweek. We understand that. That’s why, aside from having 7-day customer support, we also provide resources such as training, manuals and how-to videos on our machines. We’re constantly working on material such as blogs, videos and webinars to help customers get started and succeed in the embroidery business.

Every Ricoma embroidery machine includes free comprehensive training as part of our all-inclusive package. We’ll ensure you know what you’re doing before your training session is over. However, if you still want additional resources to keep handy, we’ll also provide you with how-to videos, manuals, and plenty of other educational materials to help you get started.

Our machines are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties. Our 5-year warranty is provided at no additional cost and effective immediately following the purchase of your Ricoma embroidery machine.

A welcome kit with thread, bobbin, needles, backing and more!

1 year: Parts and labor

3 years: All electronic components

5 years: Drive train components

We test and prepare our embroidery machines at our Miami, Florida, facility. It takes about a week to test, crate and prepare our machines for shipping. Once your machine has been shipped, transit times typically range from 2 to 5 business days depending on how close you are to our facility.