Journey 1-Head Embroidery Machine

7-needle, entry level compact machine

Fast 1000spm speed, 11.5″ x 11.5″ sewing field

Included 12″ x 12″ hoop handles big projects

Easy operation with touchscreen control

Built-in laser for exact, easy alignment

See What A HAPPY Can Do For You!

The Journey is Happy’s 7 needle machine designed to offer commercial machine featuresat an entry level price. The HCH-701 offers a robust sewing area and can be used with most of the commercial attachments and hoops available today. A simple yet powerful touchscreen control panel,
7 needles and a laser alignment pointer make this compact Happy machine a powerful tool for creating beautiful embroidery.
• Intuitive color touch screen: on-board help, auto error correction
• Large sewing field: 12in x 12in hoop
• Fast: 1,000 stitches/min max speed, (cap mode 750spm max)
• Compact: Small, stable 11″x 17″ base, 88lb total weight
• Quiet, smooth operation: quietest of the entire product line
• USB flash drive port: accepts various brands, sizes of USB flash memory sticks
• Time-saving ability to load & set up additional jobs/designs while the machine is sewing
• Built-in networking: control multiple Happy machines from 1 PC
• Accessorize: Compatible with commercial clamps, hoops and other add-ons.
• Easy design positioning with laser trace, visual hoop maps
• Large continuous sewing field eliminates design splitting or hoop turning.
• Built in Bobbin winder
• Brightly lit sewing area.
• Built in fonts and stock designs.

Touch Screen Control

The color touch screen controller makes Journey easy to learn and operate. The animated display works together with the built-in laser pointer for precise positioning of designs on a garment, and key day-to-day functions are at your fingertips without leaving the main screen.  You can even customize the front screen apps to suit your workflow, just like a smartphone or tablet!  Auto error correction and maintenance hints help you keep on sewing trouble-free!

Large Sewing Field

With the included 12″ x 12″ hoop, HAPPY’s 7-needle Journey provides a distinct advantage over other machines in its class (under 100lbs) : the ability to sew large, deep designs designs in a single run.  This makes it practical for common applications like full jacket back or shirt front designs. No need to split tall designs into several sections and multiple hoopings.  With your Journey machine, you can take on small AND large projects!


The Journey machine gives its owner amazing flexibility: in addition to the many types of HAPPY-brand hoops, the machine is designed to accept most 3rd-party add-ons that vastly increase the range of items the machine can decorate.  A variety of clamps, magnetic hoops, fast-hoop type systems (and more!) lets embroiderers embellish items such as shoes, boots, car mats, purses, backpacks, pant legs, pockets… the list goes on.

Apps: Lettering & More

Create and customize straight from the machine itself! The onboard lettering app lets you pick from a variety of text styles, sizes and layouts.  Additionally, you can use the easy touch-and-drag “LAYOUT” application to merge it with any design, directly on-screen.  HAPPY machines make you more productive, right out of the box!

Open Front Design

Journey’s open front design affords unique advantages to the owner: the low-profile sewing arm (shown above) lets the machine easily handle small, difficult-to-sew items such as sleeves, cuffs, socks, many shirt pockets, golf club covers – just to name a few.  The machine’s excellent balance lets the sewing arm extend unsupported into empty space, unhindered by side-supporting legs that are found on other compact, multi-needle machines.  This allows you to mount some rather large items for personalization.  Click on the image above to see a few examples!

Laser Position Marker

Journey’s laser position marker makes it easy to check or precisely adjust design position in the hoop, before and/or during sewing.

Single Head Machines have a 7″ touch screen panel that is packed with features!


• The 7″ touch screen has a vivid LCD interface
• Easy Design Placement- Shows hoop as related to the design
• Displays your key sewing information at a Glance
• Customize your screen the way you want
• Easily place the Applications that you use most on the main screen
• One touch frame out for easy Applique
• Easy Design trace
• Full Built-in Networking and USB ports
• Auto Error correction for the most common issues
• One touch Firmware updates
• Advanced Control over every aspect of your sewing experience-
• Speed
• Position
• Color Sequence/ Change
• And Much More!




HAPPY HCH-701 Journey Embroidery Machine Specifications

Happy Journey Embroidery Machine diagram

Key Measurements

Machine width: (base) 10.5″, (with control panel) 27.1″
Machine weight: 88lbs assembled; 125lbs in box.
Machine height: 29″; Machine length/depth: 10.5″ / 29.5″
Boxed dimensions: 36″L x 28″h x 20″w *
* Dimensions do not include shipping palette

Sewing Performance

Continuous sewing field: normal (tubular) – 285mm x 290mm; cap field 67mm x 290mm
Sewing Speed: normal (tubular) – 1000spm; cap sewing speed 750spm
Power Requirements: Standard 110v AC

Design memory: 40 million stitches or 999 designs
Max Color changes per design: 250
Custom hoop memory: 15 hoops + HAPPY brand hoops


Included with each Machine

  • Large square 12.5″ x 12.5″ hoop
  • Round 5.9″ hoop
  • HAPPYLINK / HAPPYLAN connection software
  • 100 stock designs, 12 built-in fonts
  • Pre-threaded sewing machine head
  • Operator’s manual, parts manual (on CD)
  • Operator’s toolkit

Unboxing your HAPPY Embroidery machine

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Sewing on Caps with Happy Journey

Happy Journey Embroidery Machine Demo

Happy Voyager 2 with Hooptech Clamp

Embroidery on Caps with the Happy Journey Machine