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An affordable multi-needle machine, perfect for home hobbyists and small businesses

Take your experience to a new level with 12 needle free arm embroidery. The Halo-100 machine allows you to embroider items you thought never possible. It’s perfect for home hobbyists or small business owners looking to expand their abilities and explore new avenues.

Stitch with speed up to 1000spm and use the 7” colour touch screen for your embroidery process. With an excellent array of features, this affordable multi-needle machine will make your embroidery easy and enjoyable, it’s a fabulous choice!



Free-arm, tubular embroidery machine

The tubular or free-arm machine design is the most versatile style of embroidery machine and allows you to hoop and embroider a huge range of items with ease, usually without the need to unpick seams. It opens a world of opportunity including an optional professional cap frame system.

Halo-100 Free Arm Tubular Machine

Halo-100 Automatic 12 needles

Automatic 12 needles

12 needle automation means you don’t have to babysit your machine to change thread colours. The intelligent control panel will automatically select and move the needle head to the next colour, and start stitching without your input.


Large 320mm x 240mm embroidery area

Large designs are very popular and with a huge embroidery area to work with you can create stunning quilt blocks, wall hangings, jacket backs, table mats and much more.

Halo- Large 320mm x 240mm embroidery area

Halo-100 solid mobile steel stand

Solid mobile steel stand included

Featuring a cutaway section on the table catering for bulky items, heavy duty and lockable castors, this high quality mobile stand offers great mobility and vibration free operation. This mobile stand is included with your Halo machine.

7” Colour Touch Screen with user friendly controls

Easy to use is the best way to describe the advanced 7” LCD colour touch screen with high-brightness and simple navigating. Loaded with unique features, it is capable of storing over one hundred million stitches with a huge 4 million stitch limit on individual designs. Visually see exactly where your design will stitch in reference to the hoop selected.

Halo-100 7inch Colour Touch Screen

Halo-100 Built-in Fonts & Draw to Stitch Functions

Built-in Fonts and Draw to Stitch/Doodle Pad Functions

Armed with 36 built-in scalable fonts, you can create unique monograms up to 100mm high. Plus, you have the capability of drawing on-screen to create personalized signatures and design elements with no computer software required.

Real time stitch simulator

Track your designs on-screen and preview your embroidery stitch out process. You will see exactly how your embroidered design will turn out.

Halo-100 Stitch Simulator

Halo-100 LED lighting bright workspace

Bright LED lighting

Illuminate your work area with the LED lighting feature. View your projects with a clear, bright workspace so you can see every detail.

Customizable Thread Colour palette

Assign thread colours on-screen to similarly match the actual colours on the machine. This makes setting the design colour selection and sequencing a breeze.

Halo-100 Customisable Thread Colour Palette

Halo-100 Automatic Thread Break Detection

Automatic thread break detection

Thread breaks happen from time to time but the Halo will reliably and quickly detect a thread break and automatically revert up to 20 stitches back prior to rethreading the needle to ensure perfect resumption of stitching.

2 complete sets of hoops included

The Halo is supplied with a set of each of the most popular hoop sizes including 90mm round, 120mm round, 170mm round and a 320mm x 240mm (12.59" x 9.44") hoop. Round hoops provide superior fabric holding capabilities. These hoop sets are a standard inclusion with the machine.

Halo-100 2 Complete Hoop Sets

Halo-100 LED Laser Light Positioning System

LED laser light positioning system

The built-in LED laser pointer shows the approximate position of the needle drop point and makes for easy design placement and tracing for most applications. Or for precise needle point accuracy use the special "needle down" position function. 

Unique hoop numbering system

The machine’s clever hoop numbering system will prevent you from stitching a design that is outside the permitted embroidery area.

Halo-100 Unique Hoop Numbering System

Halo-100 Independent Bobbin Winder

Independent bobbin winder included

Wind bobbins independently using a fast commercial style bobbin winding unit. It features an adjustable auto stop function to prevent over winding.

Adjustable Take Up Check Spring

The thread take-up check spring is integral to a well-balanced stitch which can vary depending on the type of thread you use, such as metallic or even the different weights of a conventional embroidery thread. Each needle features an easily adjustable check spring to ensure consistent stitching. While rarely needed by the operator, it's reassuring to have this fine tuning ability.

Halo-100 Adjustable Take Up Check Spring

Halo-100 Automatic Thread Trimming & Jump Stitch Detection

Automatic Thread Trimming & Jump Stitch Detection

Thread trimming is a must-have on any embroidery machine but combined with jump stitch detection which will tie off and trim those unwanted jump stitches, you’ll have virtually no unsightly threads to unpick or remove when the design is completed.

Self-Lubricating System

The Halo features a wick feed oil system to keep the needle bar mechanisms running smoothly without requiring regular oiling by the user.

Halo-100 Self-lubricating System

Halo-100 Fast 1000 Stitches Per Minute

Fast 1000 stitches per minute

The Halo is fast with an industrial grade servo motor to handle a genuine speed of 1000 stitches per minute. The heavy-duty step motors that drive the embroidery frame ensure precise accuracy regardless of the item being embroidered.

USB connectivity

The machine features two USB ports and a network port, making it easy to transfer patterns and designs. Uses industry standard DST format.

Halo-100 USB Connectivity

Halo-100 Maintenance Tool Kit Included

Maintenance tool kit included

Maintaining your embroidery machine is important and the Halo is supplied with a quality tool kit to keep your machine up to scratch.

Wide Table Support Platform included

The included support platform is a huge benefit when embroidering heavy items like bathrobes and large towels. It helps prevent the possibility of the item popping out of the hoop while stitching.

Halo-100 Wide Table Support Platform

Halo-100 12 Thread Holders

Easy hassle free thread stand

12 needles means 12 threads and the Halo thread stand allows easy access for changing spool colours. Plus you can use all types and sizes of embroidery thread spools, including the economical 5000m cones. The thread tube delivery system ensures less tangles for hassle free embroidery.

Thread tension adjustment

Adjust each thread tension individually using the dials on the top of the machine to achieve smooth, quality stitches.

Halo-100 Detection system for thread breaks

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What's in the box?

  • Solid mobile steel stand
  • Independent bobbin winder
  • 90mm round hoop (2)
  • 120mm round hoop (2)
  • 170mm round hoop (2)
  • 320mm x 240 rectangular hoop (2)
  • Wide table support platform
  • LED Laser Light positioning system
  • Maintenance tool kit

Optional accessories

  • Cap frame kit
  • Pocket frame (Requires cap frame kit)
  • Magnetic frame kit
  • Multi-purpose clamp frame
  • Sock frame kit

Echidna Warranty

This machine includes a 5 year Echidna warranty.

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Echidna Sewing Try & Buy Finance

Want to experience the Halo-100 without full financial commitment? Our "Try & Buy" payment option is the ultimate no-nonsense rental plan without any hidden surprises. If it's right for you, keep it. If it's not, simply hand it back.

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*Available to approved applicants only. Minimum monthly repayments are required. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment amount will generally not repay a purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period for the purchase will be charged interest at the standard annual percentage rate, currently 19.9%. A monthly account fee of $7.95 and a one off establishment fee may apply for new customers may apply. Terms & Conditions apply and are available on application. See your contract for further details. Credit provided by ZipMoney Payments Pty Ltd (ABN 58 164 440 993), Australian Credit Licence Number 441878.

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Traditional Layby

If none of these finance options suit you, why not use Echidna's standard layby option. You can set up your layby in-store or contact us to find out more information.

*Terms and conditions apply. Finance is not available on all offers and machines. Please call your nearest store or phone 1800 000 360 to find out what packages are available.

Halo-100 Embroidery Machine

Basic Features

Machine weight 39kg
Stand weight 35kg
Machine size 75 x 58 x 62cm
Stand size 79 x 69 x 70cm
Needle number 12
Max Embroidery area 240mm x 320mm
Touch screen display 7inch
Screen resolution 7inch (1024 x 600)
Maximum speed 1000 rpm
Maximum memory capacity 100,000,000 stitches
Maximum stitches of a single design 4,000,000 stitches
Stepping precision Minimum stitch from 0.1mm
Stitch range 0.1mm - 12.7mm
Automatic colour changing 3000 times
Built-in fonts 36
Lock encryption Yes
Multi-language support Yes
Packaged machine carton weight 41kg
Package stand carton weight 38kg
SKU Halo_Options
Brand Fortever
Products available
HALO-KIT Halo-100 Embroidery Machine

The Halo-100 is a high quality 12 needle embroidery machine designed for both hobbyist and small business applications and is warranted under the following conditions. These conditions are in addition to other consumer rights and remedies as provided under Australian Consumer Law.

Halo-100 5 year warranty

Warranty conditions:

  • Warranty period is for 2,500* hours actual stitching time or 5 years from date of purchase, whichever comes first.
  • Regular machine servicing is required every 12 months or 500 hours, whichever comes first.
  • Machine servicing must be performed by an Echidna Sewing technician, a qualified embroidery machine technician or a person endorsed by Echidna Sewing to perform such servicing.
  • Suitable quality parts must be used when required.
  • The warranty is conditional upon the operator performing regular maintenance as recommended by Echidna Sewing.
  • Electronics will only be covered under the warranty terms provided the machine is connected to a reliable 240v power supply using a quality surge protection device approved by Echidna Sewing

Machine warranty does not include:

  • General supplies that need replacing because of normal wear and tear, including but not limited to needles, bobbins, bobbin cases, needle plates, thread trimming knives, springs, belts, etc
  • Hoops and other additional accessories
  • Consumable items such as needles, bobbins, thread
  • Normal wear and tear on all external covers
  • Damage caused by accident, misuse, neglect, improper operation or installation, natural disasters (lightning, earthquake, fire, flood)
  • Foreign matter in the machine (liquid, moisture, dirt, insect infestations)
  • Damage caused by incorrect servicing, maintenance, modification or tampering from non-approved technicians or individuals
  • Damage caused by the use of incorrect or poor-quality needles, stabilizers, threads, designs or other consumable items.
  • Damage caused by the use of non-appropriate electrical voltages
  • Warranty is void if the serial number or label has been removed

*All statistical data is recorded and easily accessible by the user. Includes actual run time and number of stitches.

Halo 100

By: Terri-lyn on 15 August 2022
I purchased this machine about 3 weeks ago .It was delivered 2 weeks ago.You need 2 people to move and assemble it, as the machine and stand both weigh a tad shy of 40 kgs each. The Halo 100 is a very stable sitting on the table that is included with the machine. The stand is very solid . A bit daunting at first after setting it up but watching Echidnas videos makes using it pretty simple as thigs are explained clearly. It does come with a manual also. I had 1 slight problem with hoop size and Gary was so helpful at explaining and guiding me through some measurements to get it right. Its stitches beautifully and I'm so glad I decide to purchase this machine. Probably the cheapest 12 needle you will find in AU. A few more videos and more versatile hoops to come will be a great addition

Halo-100 Embroidery Machine

By: SuHan on 9 August 2022
I purchased this machine last month, and received it about 3 weeks ago. I've been using it pretty frequently and it has been very reliable so far. Normally, home embroidery machines have hoop shifting issues. I found the Halo100 pretty stable, wth no hoop shifts even when I remove and return the hoop for applique. I am also enjoying how I no longer need to use embroidery topping in many cases. It's easy to thread despite how daunting it looks, and easy to set up. You will still need embroidery software on your computer to use this effectively. Personally I did not realise how big the package would be when it came (2x roughly 40kg boxes), and you do need 2 people to move and assemble it. But the table the machine sits on is wonderfully solid and portable after assembly. The stitching has been mostly great and my only issue is that the bobbin could be bigger (but I have this issue with all sewing machines anyway). At this price, you probably won't find a better deal in Australia. The machine's manual is currently lacking but I've been told echidna sewing is working on making videos covering the use of this machine, so this should be a non-issue in the future. I have no regrets in purchasing this machine.

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