I got this machine a few months ago and am now moving up to a commercial machine. This machine is okay for small stitch jobs, but doesn't seem to be able to handle anything detailed without thread looping and bunching up. I had a commercial machine years ago and was hoping the Brother PE 770 could some what do the same job, but it can't. It's not that it's too slow, it's just not the same quality.
So far I love this machine, but there is a learning curve. You have to follow the instructions exactly, which might seem simple, but if like me, it is your first time one SMALL miss step and you won't get results. Be prepared to buy separately the stabilizers and special thread you need to get started.
For my birthday last year, my husband gave me a Brother pe500 embroidery machine. This was the one I had asked for. Because I wanted it for personal use, I really thought the 4 x 4 inch embroidery area would be sufficient for me. It wasn't long before I found that this other machine, with a bigger embroidery area, would let me do so much more. I love doing embroidery and I love what these machines can do. But I wish I had chosen this one to begin with. If you are thinking about buying one for the first time, save yourself time and trouble and don't get the smaller machine. Get this one.
This is my 2nd PE770 and I love it. Definitely a learning curve, so those with negative reviews may be experiencing user error. It took me months to find the right combination of stabilizer and thread, but now works without any issues. I have 2 of these in my sewing room now.
I bought this as a beginner embroidery machine and its perfect very easy to use, the 5X7 embroidery area great for many projects. Add the 5X12 hoop and its even more amazing. You can do a lot more than just embroider and that's even more fun. I've used this for 6wks now and ive had zero issues. I had no knowledge of how to use and after these 6wks I feel confident enough to do anything. I'm very pleased with this purchase
I did lots of research online before I decided to purchase the Brother PE 770. I ordered on a Saturday and it came the following Tuesday which was very fast. Free Shipping and the first time customer discount made this deal outstanding! I have had it now for three weeks and the only negative is the operation booklet. You can find tons if information on YouTube on how to operate machine. I plan on buying a Brother Server soon. The ease of threading this machine is outstanding!
Before I bought this machine I was using another Brother sewing/embroidery machine that had a 4 x 4 embroidery field. I bought this machine because of the large 5 x 7 area. The machine is very easy to use and is user friendly. This machine is for embroidery only so if you need a sewing machine also this machine is not a dual machine like the other machine. I have 2 other sewing machines and never used the other machine for anything other than embroidery so this machine suits my needs well. I am happy I bought this for my Christmas present.