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SWF is a manufacturer of single and multi-head embroidery machines. The SWF embroidery machine company is based out of Korea. SWF is one of the most well-known brands in embroidery machine manufacturing. Sunstar is the original manufactures of the machines distributed by SWF.

SWF has produced embroidery machines with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 heads. In The United States most SWF models are 1, 2, 4, 6. SWF has produced machines with 1, 6, 12 and 15 needles.

History, origin and sales

Other Equipment

Software Extensions

Embroidery Machines

Single Heads

SWF A / T1201

The SWF A / T1201 was released in 1999 and is a single head full size embroidery machine (not compact) with a 12 needles. The machine was referred to as "the pink panther" because the 1999 models were the only models with pink bases.


2 heads

The SWF / A-UK 1202-45 is a 2 head SWF embroidery machine with 12 needles on each head and a needle space of 450mm wide (X).

4 heads

The SWF / A-UK 1204-45 has four heads and 12 needles on each head. The 45 means each head has 450mm needles space left and right

6 heads

SWF / A-UK 1206-45

12 heads

SWF / A-UK 1212-45

SWF Legend

SWF used several codes in their models that described basic features of the machines.

The SWF serial number contains the year. The serial number starting in 32 is a 1999 machine. A 33 is a year 2000 model.

Head Gallery

Below are a few examples of the heads used for the SWF machines over the years:


SWF embroidery machines are typically in the "value" segment of the market. They are less expensive than many competing models but, they are solidly built and have a good resell market. There are a lot of embroidery machine technicians available worldwide and parts are pretty easy to find even for older models.


TheEmbroideryWarehouse buys and sells most every make and model of SWF embroidery machines located within the continental USA. They also purchase parts, parts machines, salvage machines and most everything else related to embroidery equipment.


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