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Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine (Refurbished)

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ITEM#: 12990655

The Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine now has Computer Connectivity Capability. This combination machine is designed to give your projects a customized, high-end look. Use this computerized sewing and embroidery machine to embroider beautiful, high-quality patterns on blankets or towels to give your home an individualized look. Choose from the 70 preloaded embroidery designs on this machine, or use the USB port to easily transfer patterns from your computer. This embroidery machine comes with a 25-year limited distributor warranty, guaranteeing you decades of excellent performance.

  • 67 built-in stitches
  • 98 stitch functions
  • 70 built-in embroidery designs
  • 5 monogramming fonts
  • 120 frame pattern combinations
  • On-screen reference guide in 16 languages
  • Large 4-inch x 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • Easy-to-view LCD display
  • Quick-set drop in bobbin and automatic needle threader
  • USB port to download additional patterns
  • Imported

This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.


Material Plastic
Type Computerized, Electronic, Embroidery, Factory Refurbished, Portable
Color White
Number of Feet 7
Product Features Automatic Needle Threader, Buttonhole Foot, LCD Screen, USB Port
Dimensions 15.4 in x 7.08 in x 11.02 in
Warranty 25 year Limited Distributor
Model Number SE400
Country of Origin China

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  • Most Recent

  • Carrottop
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    I enjoy my new Brother machine

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  • My first refurbished anything. Highly regret!
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    This was the first thing I've ever purchased refurbished. Never again! I didn't want to spend full price though after I purchased this I found it brand new elsewhere for nearly the same amount. So I returned this. This is also my first sewing machine. It's daunting because it comes with a lot of stuff and the manual is thick. I grabbed a crappy old shirt and figured out how to load the bobbin and wanted to give it a go. After about an hour of trying to get the thread to self thread on the needle I looked it up on YouTube to see if I was doing something wrong. Nope! There was a part that simply was not moving when it should have been. Of course I contacted overstock about it and asked if they would replace this and they were out of stock. I asked if they could then send me a brand new one of the same model for the inconvenience and they said no. (I find this interesting because several months later we bought a snow blower and it had damage on the foam handle cover. It wasn't a major part at all, it's more of a comfort thing and could be ripped off and thrown out honestly. Overstock sent us a whole new snowblower and told us to throw the first one away. Were they kidding me? They can afford to tell us to throw one away but they wouldn't replace the sewing machine when I was willing to send this one back? Makes no sense. And the second snowblower was also damaged in the same spot, it's due to the way it was packaged by the manufacturer, rubbing on a sharp piece of the blower. The whole thing is mind boggling.) So since they refused I sent this back and bought a new one elsewhere. I was able to load the bobbin up, thread the needle and sew within minutes. I suck at it terribly but at least the parts worked like they were supposed to. If you're leery about refurbished like I was, don't bother. It was exactly what I thought it would be. Broken!

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  • Great deal
    Verified Purchase

    Great deal on a great machine.

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  • sue
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    love this machine! been playing with all week!

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  • Great product
    Verified Purchase

    didn't look like a refurbish. works great and easy to use

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  • Most Helpful

  • Great machine
    Verified Purchase

    I was hesitant on purchasing a reconditioned machine, but I have had no problems with mine and it looks and works like new. This machine is easy to use and has a lot of great features. I have never sewn before and was very pleased with the simplicty of using this machine. My mother who does have sewing experience said she wants to replace hers with this one! Very happy with my purchase!

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  • Purchased from the UK.....
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    I have been searching for an embroidery machine for quite some time, but I noticed that they were all very expensive and there was nothing of good quality in my price range. I came across the Brother SE-400 and knew it was exactly what I had been looking for, however I could not find this machine available in the UK. I emailed brother to see if they stocked this machine in the UK and they confirmed that they didn't but that they had another model which is extremely simular (but it cost £750+). I was very hesitant on purchasing the refurbished Brother SE-400 from the states, however after reading all of the wonderful reviews on Overstock, I decided to go ahead with the purchase. The item arrived in approx 7 days, which was well before it's expected delivery date. It was well packaged and on opening, the machine looks like new! The only hint that this machine is re-conditioned is that the bag containing the manual and accessories was a little bit damaged, but I have replaced this with a folder to keep the manuals safe. One of my concerns was that I have heard from friends that they have had to pay extra tax/handling fees when having items imported from the US, however with Overstock, all shipping fees, import fees and tax was included in the shipping and handling fees, so there was no worrying about any extra charges. So far I have only tested the machine (will be spending this weekend practising embroidering) but the machine works like a dream, I have not used a sewing machine for a couple of years, however I found the Brother SE-400 was very easy to set up, the manual talks you through everything and I never knew how much I would appreciate the Auto-threader. If you are considering whether to purchase an Embroidery Machine, I would definitely recommend the Brother Se-400 to all.

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  • My wife LOVES her RF Brother SE 400 sewing machine
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    Sewing machine is like brand new. The wife absolutely loves it and I could not have found a better deal. I shopped throughout the Internet and retail stores and this was by far the best deal.

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  • Unit did not have all the parts
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    The unit arrived 6-8 days after purchasing it. I opened it right away to inspect the contents. The machine itself was in good condition; minor scratches and the owner’s manual had alot of writing and folded over pages showing heavy use. I noticed that 5 of the main parts were missing from the package and called overstock support. The assured me that they will send out the missing parts ASAP. 5 weeks went by and still no parts... I called again to ask for the parts to be overnighted to me, they said that they would mail them to me but would not be able to send overnight. Another week goes by and a package arrives... Every part but the ones that were missing from the original package were in the new package!!! I have since purchased the missing parts from a brother authorized retailer and have tested the machine. The machine works as stated. UPDATE: Overstock have extended an apology to me with regards the parts issue and have reimbursed me for the cost of the parts that I had to get from another retailer. Because of this I would now put the purchase at a 3 star rating.

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  • Love it!
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    I ordered this machine about a month ago and I have stopped sewing! I have even embroidered some of the items I have sewn and every one is amazed I did that on MY sewing machine. I love the emroidery so much I just downloaded an some new patterns for Christmas. I am a beginning sewer but at this rate and with this machine I'll be an expert soon! I have had two other machines by another maker and neither compares to this one. Why didn't I buy a Brother before?

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Questions & Answers

  • Will this machine do 4" monograms? Thanks.

    • Hello AngelaDH, without the purchase of additional software, the largest design you can embroider is 4"x4". Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Does this machine come with a case? If not do you sell one for it?

    • Hello Dawn, this does not come with a case. The universal case for Brother Machines is out of stock at this time. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Can you use a bigger hoop with this machine? Like a 5x7?

    • Hello Amy, this item can be used with a larger hoop as well. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Hi, in the detail description of the machine it says "Choose from the 70 preloaded embroidery designs on this machine, or use the USB port to easily transfer patterns from your computer." My question is, do I need to by software to transfer patterns from my computer to the machine? I have some "images" saved on my computer in .jpg format, can I use them?

    • Hello Sabina, this item features computer connectivity for importing designs and updating your machine(USB cable included).

  • Can this be shipped to the United Kingdom?

    • Hello MandyBarker, unfortunately, this product cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thanks for shopping with us.

  • Why did you choose this product?

    • I know of 2 friends that bought this machine and love it!

    • Sister purchased one and I fell in love with it!

    • This is the best embroidery machine for this price hands down

    • I want to test how it works

    • Embroidery company owner. I am hoping this product works just as good as a new one.

    • to replace very old machine

    • Recommended by a friend.

    • I own a Brother Quatro 3. My granddaughter visited recently and was a whiz on my machine. This is a present for her 9th birthday and the beginning of many beautiful sewing and embroidery projects.

    • Embroidery beginner

    • price and features

    • Personal use

    • Want to try my hand at embroidery, being a graphic designer.

    • Buying as a gift.

    • Comparable to the Singer Futura XL400, but more reliable and user friendly. This product has a smaller embroidery area, but it makes up for the price difference in reliability and quality.

    • based on research this is the best option for my sewing needs

    • I needed a new sewing machine and the embroidery function is a plus.

    • best price for cyber monday

    • Missed the Amazon cyber sale, price was close and free shipping

    • My daughter has this same one and I don't see that well nor do my hands work for long. The job this does is Awsome.......

    • Gift

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  • what size spool of thread does it take?

    • Hello antida, this can take any standard sized spool of thread. Thank you for shopping with us!

  • Can it ship to Hong Kong??

    • Hello OstkUser23022, we do apologize, this item cannot be shipped internationally. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Can you just sew regularly with this machine? As in like sew a hole up on a pair of pants?

    • Hello Mrs.Young, yes, this is a sewing and embroidery machine, you can do sewing as well. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Hi! Is free shipping available for Croatia or just for the USA ? Thank you for the quick and helpful answer on my previous question! Best regards from Pula, Croatia!

    • Hello Suzy123, international shipping rates calculate during checkout, depending on service level (standard or express delivery), types and quantity of items, size and weight; and the destination country's postal code. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Would this machine work properly with a power adapter in Europe( 220 V ) ?

    • Hello Suzy123, yes, it would work with a 220V adapter. Thanks for shopping with us! A.S.

  • Can this machine work with/create custom and thick material such as creating patches, sewing leather, etc?

    • Thank you for shopping with us onesharpmarine. This will not work with leather but you will be able to save and create your own designs. Have a great day.

    • Yes, it will sew patches and thick fabric. It will sew some leathers if they are not too thick. You might have to drop the feed dogs.

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  • What voltage is this please?

    • Hello jaybee43, the voltage is not listed, but the machine is suitable for United States use. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • I know that Brother gives a -year manufacturer warranty..even on manufacturer refurbs. Can you verify that this was refurbished by Brother and that it comes with 1 year warranty even though it is refurbed?

    • Hello, sadiebear18. Yes, this has been factory refurbished and it comes with a 25-year limited distributor warranty. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Can larger hoops be purchased to work with this machine or is a 4 x 4 the largest that it will accommodate?

    • Found the answer myself. Thanks though. Here is the answer I got in case anyone else wants to know. NOTE: This hoop does not allow you to stitch designs larger than 4×4 inches at one time, because the maximum embroidery frame area is a physical limitation of the Brother 400 embroidery unit and can’t be increased by the hoop. To stitch larger designs, you either have to split it with software, or combine smaller designs manually. It it a multi-position hoop that allows you to stitch them without rehooping.

  • What does the 25 year Distributor Warranty cover?

    • Unfortunately, at this time, the information is not available. As the information becomes available, the site will be updated. Have a great day.

  • Does 25 year Limited Distributor applies to SE400 refurbished?

    • Hello tida1, The 25 year Limited Distributor applies to Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine (Refurbished). Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!

  • Does this machine appliqué?

    • Thank you for your question. Yes, this machine does applique. Please let me know if you have any further questions, and thank you for shopping with us! Have a great day! -Rachel

  • does this machine have an automatic buttonhole setting?

    • Hello bustergirl01, thank you for your question. This machine has an 10 styles of one-step automatic buttonhole choices. We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you for shopping with us!

  • I'm confused at to what feet come with this machine. Can feet from other Brother machines, specifically CE-4000 be used with this machine?

    • Hello , This machine comes with the following feet; buttonhole foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, button fitting foot and the embroidery foot. Also the feet from model CE-4000 can be used on model SE400. Thanks for shopping with us.

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