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Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine (Refurbished)

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Item #: 12990655
    Embroider all of your towels and more with this computerized sewing and embroidery machine from Brother. This machine's wide range of complex features will help you give your work a professional, finished look at a very budget-friendly price....more

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    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 with a budget-friendly price. Includes

    • 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.
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Dimensions:
15.4x7.08x11.02
Warranty:
25 year Limited Distributor
Materials:
Metal Frame, ABS Plastic
Model No:
SE400
Brand: Brother

Features

  • Color
    White
  • Material
    Plastic
  • Type
    Computerized, Factory Refurbished
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  • 5 Stars 34
  • 4 Stars 8
  • 3 Stars 3
  • 2 Stars 1
  • 1 Stars 9
  • Great machine

    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!

    • Did the image onsite match the product? yes
    • Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
    • How is the quality of the product? Great
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Purchased from the UK.....

    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.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as pictured.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as described.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fantasic*****
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • My wife LOVES her RF Brother SE 400 sewing machine

    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.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was exactly as received.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality' can't tell it is refurbished at all.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Unit did not have all the parts

    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.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Average
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Average
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Minor scratches on unit. Missing alot of parts
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • Love it!

    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?

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact Match
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent!
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • This is a workhorse of a machine!

    I love this machine! I have owned a Viking, a Singer and a Bernina. This machine out sews them all. The new way the automatic threader works is amazing. The up-down button and the thread cutter button are just a few of the perks installed on this machine. The bobbin is almost jam proof and the bobbin winder is really easy to do. When I was looking for this machine I went on line and asked the question "What is the best sewing machine in America for the money?" This was the answer. The Brother SE400 is the best machine for the money. I am so glad I took their word for it.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    mebhoney18 from Berea, Ohio, Apr 5, 2014

  • LOVE IT!!!

    LOVE IT!!! EASY TO USE. NOT FOR INDUSTRIAL USE. THE HOOP IS IDEAL FOR SMALL HOME USE. USING OTHER EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE TO DOWNLOAD TO THE SE400 IS SIMPLE.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    moljnir from Kennewick, WA, Jan 23, 2014

  • Happy Happy Happy

    Received this product as a Christmas present. Description says "Refurbished" but no one who has seen the machine can tell, even after I tell them it is. Machine is great for learning how to embroider. Maybe I will upgrade after I become more skilled at the craft. Only used it a couple times since Christmas but so far I am Happy Happy Happy

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    sewinggal65 from Louisiana, Jan 12, 2014

  • TERRIBLE DISSAPPOINTMENT!

    I trusted Overstock when I purchased a REFURBISHED machine. It has set in the box for a year since I work all the time and upon taking it out I find it IS NOT WORKING and can not embroider!!! I have called and emailed Brother......I am very disappointed I waited so long to check out the working order but also that I wasted my money on REFURBISHED. Live and learn the hard way!

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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    realty4u from kentucky, Jan 9, 2014

  • Excellant sewing and embroidery machine

    This sewing machine is awesome. It is very easy to use and set up. I had it out of the box and running in 20 min. The instructions were very easy to follow. I have never used a sewing machine before but was able to get it working quickly with the step by step picture instructions. The sewing machine works smoothly and beautifully! The price is very reasonable also.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    bryantfamily1 from Worcester, MA, Dec 30, 2013

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Can this machine work with/create custom and thick material such as creating patches, sewing leather, etc? onesharpmarine on Mar 21, 2014
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 2, 2014
 
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. mebhoney18 on Apr 5, 2014
 
 

What voltage is this please? jaybee43 on Mar 13, 2014
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Hello jaybee43, the voltage is not listed, but the machine is suitable for United States use. Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 21, 2014
 
 

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? sadiebear18 on Mar 9, 2014
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Hello, sadiebear18. Yes, this has been factory refurbished and it comes with a 25-year limited distributor warranty. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 21, 2014
 
 

Can larger hoops be purchased to work with this machine or is a 4 x 4 the largest that it will accommodate? jmcgee82 on Jan 2, 2014
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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. jmcgee82 on Jan 2, 2014
 
 

What does the 25 year Distributor Warranty cover? mariea1945 on Dec 12, 2013
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Unfortunately, at this time, the information is not available. As the information becomes available, the site will be updated. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2013
 
 

Does 25 year Limited Distributor applies to SE400 refurbished? tida1 on Dec 1, 2013
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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! overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 2, 2013
 
 

Does this machine appliqué? cbond291 on Nov 29, 2013
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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 overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 30, 2013
 
 

does this machine have an automatic buttonhole setting? bustersgirl01 on Nov 26, 2013
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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! overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 27, 2013
 
 

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? kraftymama on Nov 21, 2013
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 26, 2013
 
 

does this come with the embroidery hoop? One answer below says yes and one no. renatem on Apr 17, 2013
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Hello! Yes it does come with an embroidery hoop which is a 4 x 4 hoop which will work on most embroidery projects ( Hats, Shirts , Pillow Shams etc… ) and also comes with a USB Port to allow the customer to download additional patterns for free from the internet. It’s a great machine. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 30, 2013
 
Yes answer is correct. caregiver2 on Aug 6, 2013
 
 

Can This machine make circle patches for clothes, hats, ect. hawk3y3 on Apr 11, 2013
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Thank you for your interest in the Brother SE 400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine (Refurbished) and yes this machine is able to do patches and any other custom ideas that you have as long as they are no bigger than 4inches X 4inches. We hope this helps. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 12, 2013
 
 

Does this machine have the needle up/down feature? dja1000 on Apr 7, 2013
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Thank you for your interest in the Brother SE 400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine (Refurbished) and yes it does have the needle up/down feature for your convenience and we hope this was helpful. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 12, 2013
 
 

The picture on your site at: http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=sewing+machine&refinebrand=Brother&searchtype=Header#results Shows this machine with a case. Does this case come with this machine?? mayleepl on Oct 22, 2012
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This Brother SE 400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine comes with a soft cover, and the cover is not the one in the link you have provided. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 22, 2012
 
 

Can the Brother SE400 stitch and entire word? I'm trying to put names on my dog beds, would it be possible to do it with this? I have never sewn before so am a little unsure when it says "monogramming fonts". Please advise. Thanks!  on Sep 8, 2012
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Yes, that is what the monogramming fonts are for. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 10, 2012
 
 

Can the Brother SE400 be used with 220v electricity? andrey78 on Aug 14, 2012
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Yes, it can. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 15, 2012
 
 

Dear Overstock staff, Does this SE400 come with embroidery foot, embroidery frame, Free-motion monogramming foot, blind-stitch foot. Could you help listing down all accessories go with this machine purchase? Thanks. hoa hoaqtruong on Aug 6, 2012
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Yes, it comes with a embroidery hoop, embroidery arm, free arm/accessory compartment, accessory feet, buttonhole foot, overcasting foot, zipper foot, button-fitting foot, monogramming foot, blind-stitch foot, embroidery foot, USB cable, accessory bag, needle set, and bobbins. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 8, 2012
 
 

Is this machine able to be shipped to Australia and how much would it cost? Also this machine requires a converter to work here is that correct? stitchmum on Jul 30, 2012
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We would suggest going to our International Help page here: https://help.overstock.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1505 . Yes, it would need a converter. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 31, 2012
 
 

What feet are included?  on Jul 22, 2012
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It comes with a button hole, zipper, and regular foot. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 30, 2012
 
 

Can you program your own designs into this computer or one from a pdf file halenshalos on Jul 2, 2012
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Yes, you can program your own designs into the machine. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 9, 2012
 
 

What is the largest size lettering this machine can do. tslc on May 27, 2012
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The maximum embroidery field is 4 inches by 4 inches. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 9, 2012
 
 

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