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
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.
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
This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.
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
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*****
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
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!
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
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!
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.
This s a nice sewing machine. However, I was disappointed in how little the memory is to embroider words. This is a great starter sewing machine. Easy to thread and has a great automatic needle threader. For me, I need to go to a higher model for it to do the things I really love to create.
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, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
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, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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 cant 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
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, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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
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! -Racheloverstockcustomercare2 on Nov 30, 2013
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, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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
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
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, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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.
hoahoaqtruong on Aug 6, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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
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