1. Introduction

Today’s blog post is all about helping you understand and compare two top single-head multi-needle embroidery machines. Why do we compare these two machines? the Smart Stitch S1201 and the Avancé 1201C, to help you make an informed choice and pick the right machine. We will be digging deep into their features, carrying out comparative testing, and considering real-world user feedback and purchase advice. By the end of this write-up, you should have a solid grasp of which machine is best for you.

2. Overview of Smart stitch S1201 embroidery machine

Stepping into the ring first is the Smart Stitch S1201. This machine boasts an impressive 12-needle configuration, a stitching speed of up to 1200 spm (stitches per minute), and an embroidery area of 360x510mm. Its most touted feature is the automatic color change system, which allows you to stitch intricate multi-color designs with ease. Plus, you can monitor your project’s progress with its LCD touchscreen interface.

3. Overview of embroidery machine Avancé 1201C

Now meet Avancé 1201C. Much like Smart Stitch S1201, it flaunts a 12-needle setting and 1200 spm speed. However, it pulls ahead with its larger embroidery area of 400x600mm and an impressive library of 300 design patterns. Its LCD touchscreen makes its operation a breeze, and users love the convenience of its automatic thread-trimming feature. A few downsides, however, include occasional machine errors and a somewhat complex manual, which may be confusing for first-time users.

4. Comparison Between Smart stitch S1201 vs Avancé 1201C

4.1 Basic Features

Basic Features Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Number of Needles 12 12
Number of Heads 1 1
Maximum Embroidery Speed 1200SPM 1200SPM
Maximum Embroidery Area 360x510mm 400x600mm
Maximum Storage of Stitches or Designs 100 million 100 million
Machine Size LxWxH with Steel Stand(mm) 29″x23″x19″ 23″ x 23″ x 63″ (includes metal stand)
Machine Weight with Steel Stand(kg) 39kg 80kg

When comparing these titans, many factors come into play. Both machines display robust builds, with Smart Stitch S1201 having a slight edge in compactness, while Avancé 1201C shines with its wide working area. Both feature an impressive 12-needle array, identical 1200 spm stitching speed, but Avancé 1201C’s larger embroidery area(400x600mm) and an extensive design database bring it to the foreground. both have a maximum storage of stitches can create complex designs.

4.2 software features

Software Features Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Supported File Formats DST, DSB DST, DSB
Number of Fonts 28 90
Number of Pre-set Embroidery Designs unclear unclear
Design Software Wilcom col design deck software
Language Options English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian English English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

On to the battlefield! For fairness, we ran a series of embroideries on both machines under varying conditions. Both machines come with built-in alphabet fonts and a USB interface for easy design imports. However, the Avancé 1201C somewhat dominates with more sophisticated editing and digitizing functionalities and wifi connectivity. Both have good design software wilcom &Avancé col design deck. Make it easy for the user. The Smart Stitch S1201 brings on board 28 fonts, automatic thread trimmers, and a frame range of 50mm x 50mm to 540mm x 375mm. The Avancé 1201C mirrors this efficiency with its cap drive system and optional hat hoops, but also boasts seven fonts and 90 sized monograms.

4.3 Features for Increasing Production Efficiency

Features for Increasing Production Efficiency Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Automatic Thread Changing yes yes
Automatic Threading yes yes
Automatic Thread Trimming yes yes
Embroidery Positioning Point unclear unclear
LCD Touch Screen Size 7inch 10 inch
embroidery real-time Preview unclear unclear
auto thread break detection yes yes
WiFi Connectivity N/A yes
Automatic Memory Retention unclear unclear

In terms of user-friendliness, both offer LCD touchscreen displays. However, Smart Stitch S1201’s setup difficulty and Avancé 1201C’s convoluted manual are aspects where both have room for improvement.

4.4 Embroidery Production Stability Features

Features for Increasing Production Efficiency Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
durability yes yes
Low stitch error detection yes yes
Frame drive system fabric Cotton,leather,denim Cotton,leather,denim/servo motor

Both machines uphold their brand’s history of manufacturing stable and resilient equipment. The Smart Stitch S1201’s servo motor stands out in terms of stability. In contrast, the Avancé 1201C’s sturdy body and optional stand ensure minimal vibrations, promoting smooth operation makes production stability features .

4.5 Accessories

Features for Increasing Production Efficiency Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Tubular Hoops Included unclear unclear
Cap Attachment Included 29″x23″x19″ 2x 17.5”x9″ / Tek
Flat Embroidery Included unclear unclear
Others Included
Tubular Hoops (Compatible) MaggieFrame / Pocket Hoop MaggieFrame / Pocket Hoop
Magnetic Hoops (Compatible) MaggieFrame / SewTalent / HoopTalent MaggieFrame / SewTalent / HoopTalent
Others (Compatible) unclear unclear
Laser Engraving Accessories unclear unclear
Extension Table unclear unclear

In the box, the Smart Stitch S1201 comes with a toolbox, while the Avancé 1201C package includes a cap driver, a set of cap frames, and Tek Screws. In terms of similarities, both the Smart Stitch S1201 and the Avancé 1201C have good accessories.

4.6 Convenience of Training / Maintenance / After-sales Service

Features for Increasing Production Efficiency Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
User Manual YES YES
Online Training Videos YES YES
Warranty Terms YES YES

Smart stitch offers free training, and the machine’s price is discussed on request. Avancé offers pre and post-sales technical support and free software updates. The cost is also provided upon inquiry.

4.7 Price Comparison

Price Comparison Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Price Range 4799 USD 9495 USD
Online Training Videos YES YES
Installment Payment Policy YES YES

5. User reviews and customer support

It’s always helpful to hear what others have to say about their experiences with these two machines.One way to gauge the performance and reliability of the Smart stitch S1201 and Avancé 1201C is through customer reviews, which provide valuable insights into the user experience with these embroidery machines.

5.1 User review of Smart stitch S1201

I purchased the S1201 a couple of weeks ago. Mainly to do embroidery for my small business with the hopes that I could grow this into a new business. At this point, the machine has run flawlessly. I am still in the learning and testing stages but there are no machine problems at all. The support team has been great and answered any of my questions both pre and post-purchase. They respond via Facebook messenger very promptly during their business hours which is evening in most of the United States. They have or make videos to answer all your questions. I have never used an embroidery machine before and I was successfully stitching designs on the 2nd day. The machine seems well built, and includes all accessories and supplies you might need. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

David from England -2022/2/1

5.2 user review of Avancé 1201C



K&M Masterpiece, LLC

We could not have chosen a better company to supply with the equipment, technical support, and cream-of-the-crop customer support while our company – K & M Masterpiece, LLC – is still in its infancy. We have never experienced such a high level of support with any supplier before. I know Holly, Amy, and the rest of the team is going to be jealous but we will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Tristan. I wore her out with questions that she had to take a week off me (lol). Kudos to you all.


WOW, what a great experience from Erica, Iris/sales rep, Allen/trainer, Mark S./marketing Guru & Katrina from Aida Capital. I live locally & came in for a demo of a smaller machine (Spangle Elite). Everyone was super nice & knowledgeable & I ended up getting the big machine I wanted (Pro Spangle) thinking originally I couldn’t ever afford it. This was completely my decision, no one ever gave me a sales pitch, pressured or rushed me. Very happy & confident in my success since they have my back, do not shop anywhere else. Thanks.


6. Purchase Advice

6.1 Users with a limited budget

If you’re on a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality, the Smart Stitch S1201 might just be your best bet.

6.2 users who prefer high-end embroidery experiences

For users who love elaborate designs and don’t mind spending a little extra, the Avancé 1201C’s advanced software features will likely impress you.People who are looking for a user-friendly machine that offers ease of use and a wide variety of design options may find the Smart Stitch S1201 to be a better fit for their needs.

6.3 Users who have needs for specific embroidery functions

If you specialize in cap embroidery or require specific monogram fonts, the Avancé 1201C is worth considering for its built-in cap drive and range of fonts. If you’re after compactness and reliability, the Smart Stitch S1201 is your best bet. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a broader working area and an extensive design base, Avancé 1201C might just be your go-to machine.

7. Compatible MaggieFrame magnetic Hoop Sizes

Both machines are compatible with a wide range of MaggieFrame magnetic hoop sizes, granting users the flexibility to work on various project sizes. the Smart Stitch S1201 and Avancé 1201C embroidery machines offer an expansive embroidery field, allowing users to create intricate designs on larger fabric pieces.

8. FAQ

Q: What file formats and design software does the Smart stitch embroidery machine support?

A: Our embroidery machines support common embroidery file formats, such as DST, and DSB.We suggest you make your designs using Wilcom, Embroidery Studio, and Hatch and transfer designs to DST formats so that our machine can identify your designs easily.

Q:What are the main features of the Avancé 1201C embroidery machine?

A:The Avancé 1501C embroidery machine, a newer and improved version of the Avancé 1201C, boasts advanced features such as a larger embroidery area, faster stitching speed, and a user-friendly touchscreen interface.

Q:How long is the warranty for both the Smart stitch S1201 and Avancé 1201C machines?

A: both machine has given 5 years warranty .