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Highland HM/D-1501C Embroidery Machine
One Head 15 Needle - Touch Screen - Quick Change Hooping System

Highland HM/D 1501c Single Head Compact Embroidery Machine

Own this machine for as little as $199 per month!*
*Well qualified buyers with approved credit.

The Highland HM/D-1501C Embroidery Machine is the perfect choice for business start-ups or established businesses needing to add another embroidery head. With its generous 19 x 14 inch sewing field, assortment of hoops and wide cap frame kit, this machine can easily embroider anything from a small chest design, to a large jacket back design and even cap designs.

Every Highland embroidery machine purchased from MESA includes training, support, and a 5 year limited warranty. MESA strives to provide first-rate service and complete solutions for your embroidery needs - whether you want to start a new home-based embroidery business, expand your current apparel business, or take your business on the road, the Highland professional embroidery machine product line is designed to give you the best value - a machine you can depend on at a price you can afford.

Highland HM/D-1501C Embroidery Machine Highlights

  • Big sewing field 490x360mm (approx 19x14")
  • Touch-screen Control Panel 7" Color LCD
  • Quick Change Hooping System (see below for details and video)
  • Automatic Thread Trimmer
  • Automatic Color Change
  • Automatic Thread Break Detection
  • Linear Pantograph Drive Movement
  • Design/data ports: USB
  • Store up to 400 designs in memory
  • 16 Million Stitch Memory capacity
  • 1200 stitches per minute
  • Laser Light for Design Tracing
  • Built In Energy Saving Fluorescent Workspace Lights
  • One-touch Design Trace
  • Stitch Filtering
  • 110v single phase power (standard wall plug)
  • Custom Machine Stand
  • Built In Noise Reduction Technology
  • Memory Retention After Shut Down
  • NEW: Multitasking - shift between tasks like design input, preparation for the next design, and changing design parameters while the machine is working
Highland 1501C Single Head Embroidery Machine
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Embroidery Machine with Pilot Business Package

Huge Savings on Embroidery Business Packages for a Limited Time HM/D-1501C Pilot Business Package : $10,995
Call today for best price!
  • (1) HM/D-1501C Embroidery Machine
  • (1) Wings' XP Pilot Embroidery Software
  • (30) 5000 meter cones of thread
  • (90) needles
  • (144) bobbins
  • (20) pcs. felt 15x15" precut
  • (100) pcs. cap backing 4x16"
  • (100) pcs. cut-away backing 8x8"
  • (1) Roll tear-away backing 14" x 100 yds.
  • (1) Thread nipper
  • (1) Seam ripper
  • (1) Pen oiler
  • (1) Needle screwdriver
  • (1) Vista Thread color chart
  • (1) 100 Dakota Collectibles
  • (1) 4,000 Dakota Collectibles

Highland HM-1501c Embroidery Machine Video

Watch a video of the Highland HM/D-1501c Embroidery Machine in Action

Accessories Included

  • 270° Wide Cap System - (1) Cap Driver (2) Wide Cap Frames (1) Cap Gauge
  • Tubular sash arms
  • Machine grease
  • Machine oil and oiling bottle
  • Foot bolts and pads
  • Extra-large removable work table
  • Tool kit

Hoops & Frames Included

  • (2) 12cm Shirt Front Hoops (3.5" )
  • (2) 15cm Shirt Front Hoops (4.7" )
  • (2) 18cm Shirt Front Hoops (5.9" )
  • (2) 29cm x 29cm Jacket Back Hoops (11.4 x 11.4" )
  • (1) 50cm x 35cm Extra Large Hoop (19.6 x 13.8" )
  • (1) Border Frame

Quick Change Cap and Hooping System

Save precious time with the Highland Quick Change Cap and Hooping System

Control Panel with LCD Screen

Embroidery Machine LCD Touch Screen Control Panel
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With the high definition touch-screen LCD control panel editing & design previewing is easy. Features such as satin width adjustment & the Sixteen Million Stitch Memory give you the ability to create flawless embroidery at any size!
  • Control Panel features a 7" Touch-Screen Color LCD Display
  • User-friendly menu makes it easy to read and quickly identify production information
  • On-screen prompts guide you through every step of the process
  • 1 USB Port for loading designs from USB flash drives
  • Key-type User Interface for ease of operation
  • One-Touch Designs Tracing - easily trace the design to ensure accurate placement before ever sewing a stitch by simply pressing a button
  • Scale size of designs up or down
  • Manual/automatic offset - frame can easily be returned to the previous position by selecting the option, or set to automatically return to the previous offset position when a job is completed
  • Rotate or Mirror Image
  • Origin Return - easily return to the starting point of the design
  • Floating - Moves frame forward or backward through design without stitching
USB Flash Drive USB Drive Design Transfer
USB flash drives are inexpensive, portable and convenient. The USB flash drive allows the operator to transfer one design or hundreds to the machine quickly and easily.

Machine Photo Gallery

Jacket back embroidery Cap embroidery Embroidery machine thread rack Embroidery machine pre-tension adjustment knobs
Rotary thread break sensors Main tension adjustment knobs Take-up levers

Machine Specifications

Number of Needles 15
Working Area 19.3 x 14.1 inches
Internal Design Memory Sixteen million (16,000,000) stitches
Data Interface USB Port
Control Panel 7" Touch-Screen Color LCD
Power Source AC115V
Dimensions(W x H x D) 29½ x 65 x 31 inches
Weight (uncrated - not shipping weight) Approx. 220 lbs
Machine stand weight Approx. 100 lbs


Embroidering names, designs and business logos with the 1501C is easy. If you can hoop it, you can embroider it!

What can I embroider on?
checkmark Capscheckmark Backpacks
checkmark Visorscheckmark Laptop Cases
checkmark Headbandscheckmark Children's Clothing
checkmark Wristbandscheckmark Baby Bibs
checkmark Golf Shirtscheckmark Pillow Cases
checkmark Jacketscheckmark Towels
checkmark Pantscheckmark Robes
checkmark Sweat Suitscheckmark Pet Apparel
checkmark Sports Uniformscheckmark Dog Collars
checkmark Work Uniformscheckmark Seat Covers
checkmark Dance Wearcheckmark Leather Products
checkmark Scrubscheckmark Christmas Stockings
checkmark Bagscheckmark And More

Who buys embroidered products?
checkmark Schoolscheckmark Fire Departments
checkmark Sports Leaguescheckmark Public Safety
checkmark Dance Studioscheckmark Military
checkmark Local Businessescheckmark Clubs or Groups
checkmark Retail Shopscheckmark Restaurants
checkmark Ad Specialtiescheckmark Resorts
checkmark Real Estate Agentscheckmark Hotels
checkmark Craft Showscheckmark Hospitals
checkmark Upholstery Shopscheckmark Gift Shops
checkmark City Governmentscheckmark Beauty Shops
checkmark Police Departmentscheckmark Everyone You Meet

Design Gallery

Puff embroidery on a cap Monogram Logo embroidered on a jacket Large Jacket Back Embroidery
Embroidered pillow Embroidered auto seat cover Indian Chief - Detailed Embroidery Design Embroidered Apparel and Accessories

Machine Warranty

Five year limited warranty coverage for your Highland embroidery machine. Read the entire warranty here.

Machine Service & Support

Customer Support Service Person

Expert 800 Phone Support is included with every purchase of new equipment or software. The mission of our friendly and patient support staff is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, saving you time and money, and most support calls are actually resolved over the phone. If your issue cannot be resolved by phone, factory trained technicians are available for on-site service. Visit our website for answers to frequently asked questions, or step-by-step instructions for many tasks.


Training is included with each machine and software purchase from MESA Distributors, Inc. Single-head embroidery machine prices include training at a MESA training center or online video conference training. Multi-head embroidery machine prices include onsite training at customer's location. Onsite training may also be purchased with single head machines. Visit our training page or ask your sales representative for more details.

Start-Up Business Packages

MESA's start-up packages are designed with the new business owner in mind. Powerful lettering and editing software is included, as well as the most commonly needed items to start using your embroidery machine right away. Start making money today without breaking your budget.

Click on one of the packages below to view more information.

Upgrades & Add-Ons

Dakota Collectible Designs
Add 1,000 Dakota Designs - $199
Add 2,500 Dakota Designs - $795
Add 5,000 Dakota Designs - $1,595
Add 20,000+ Dakota Designs with Complete Collectibles Design Library - $3,995

HoopMaster Hooping Aids
Add Two Fixture Hooping Kit - $840

Optional Sequin Attachment

With the optional sequin attachment, you can offer beautifully embellished garments with the potential for greatly increased profits. Hotfix sequins, also known as spangles, are extremely economical. Standard sequins (roll type) can also be used with this attachment. Call us at 800-330-3867 for more details about this exciting and affordable way to add bling to your shop's garment decorating abilities.


MESA Distributors is now the exclusive distributor of Highland Embroidery Equipment in the United States of America, Mexico and Canada.

MESA Distributors Inc. is the complete equipment source for the apparel decorator, providing world-class single head and multi head embroidery machines, full consultation, support, and training as well as service, parts and supplies.

Highland embroidery machines - value you can trust. Highland machines are commercial quality, built with solid metal frames and quality workmanship, to stand up to continuous use in even the busiest embroidery shops. Contact us today to learn more about Highland commercial embroidery machines.

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