This innovative deluxe sewing machine offers the most up-to-date technology in textile manufacturing. It includes a USB port for connectivity to the Internet and a large LCD screen for clear visibility of multiple stitching and embroidery options....more
I bought the Brother SE400 without having any sewing experience. The instruction CD was a huge help and I've mostly been using the embroidery function (which is the primary reason I purchased the machine). It's been so much easier to use than I ever expected and I've learned on my own how to applique and embroider. It's been so much fun and I can't wait to learn new techniques and improve on my recently learned skills.
This is the best sewing maching I've ever used. The ease of changing stitches (from zig zag to straight, for example) is fantastic; the ease of changing the foot from regular to zipper is incredible; winding bobbins is easy and the drop-in bobbin feature is wonderful. The self-threader is something I didn't know I needed until I had it! No more squinting at the needle or hoping my arthritis doesn't kick in. The embroidery features are wonderful, and it is incredibly easy to hook up a laptop for downloaded patterns. I've just about finished my first major project with this machine (a Civil War uniform) and have been absolutely delighted. The machine tells you when your bobbin thread is about to run out, so no more surprises! I highly recommend this machine, and the price is amazing on Overstock!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Could have more details on stitches included, but otherwise excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
I bought this machine for the embroidery function, which is great. What I didn't realize is what a great sewing machine this is. I have been using it for my regular sewing in addition to embroidery.
The internet is filled with free designs that you can use on this machine and the USB connection to a computer makes it so easy.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High
I am new the sewing world and I love my new machine. I've downloaded a bunch of embroidery designs and I am like a kid in a candy store! For a beginer machine I think its wonderful, if your looking for something to do big designs you need to go to a bigger machine. This machine does designs no larger than 4x4. You will enjoy it!!
Did the image onsite match the product? yes
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
As I am an experienced sewer and I have two brother embroidery/sewing machines myself, I knew that this machine would be a great one to get for my daughter as a gift. It is user friendly, has easy to read instructions and is good quality. Read the manual well and follow what it says....important to learn the basics first and then you can start embroidering. This is a great machine and my daughter has really been having fun with it.
I'm new to sewing and embroidery machines, and I've wanted to have one for a long time. I've seen reviews that say you can be up and embroidering or sewing in about 10 minutes...which might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it's close! After unpacking it, I was dying to sew something, and it was very easy to set up the bobbin and feed the top thread (my 5 year old son can do it now quite well! He just follows the numbered diagram on the machine and he has everything ready to go in no time...big helper!). If you want to embroider, you do have to change the foot, but even that isn't terribly difficult or time consuming.
Embroidery is the main reason I wanted this machine, and it doesn't disappoint. There are several built-in designs (which is great for getting started and trying things out). However, I'm sure most people want to do more than just the built in things, and that's where there's a world of possibilities out there. Brother recommends iBroidery.com (which is fine, if you just want to easily pay-then-download things). But plenty of designs are available on websites like Etsy and others, and there are also plenty of free embroidery designs out there if you look. Not to mention if you are so inclined, there is software out there to make your own designs or tweak patterns a little (some are free, some are pay...just depends on what you want to go out there looking for and how much you want to tinker around). It's easy to connect the machine to your computer via USB cable to copy embroidery files over. I've never thought to buy a "card", but I suppose that would work as well. Very versatile machine, and the embroidery comes out so wonderfully!
I've never had an embroidery machine before so was a little worried that this would be difficult. The directions were so easy to follow that my first embroidery attempt turned out perfect. It is great for sewing as well. I'm very happy with this machine.
Hello jeanne1116, yes, you can do free motion quilting with this machine. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2014
Hello jeanne1116, the difference is the monochromatic display. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2014
I'm shopping for an embroidery machine for the purpose of applying monograms. With the brother SE400 can I upload my own fonts? I would like more variety than the 5 that are installed in the machine. If not, which machine would you recommend?
Thank you!cmse on May 20, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello cmse, you can import font designs from your PC with the Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on May 23, 2014
Does this machine do monogramming and if so what sizes?
Is there monogramming built in or do you need to purchase software?cindy1024 on Feb 28, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello cindy1024, yes this has a Large 4 in x 4 in embroidery area. This features 70 built-in embroidery designs, 67 built-in sewing stitches, 120 frame patterns and 5 embroidery lettering fonts. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 5, 2014
Hello tuo75! The spping weight is 24.5 pounds. Thanks for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 27, 2013
1. could you use designs from like Dakota collectibles?
2. Could I take a picture of a dog and digitize it?
3. does it have anything that would help you sew in stages if you have to move your hoop for a bigger design?
I want one for Christmas :Dtrailyn on Oct 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I could not find that you can digitize images. You can import .pes designs from your PC. From what I found on the internet Dakota collectibles is in .pes format. This can only do 4-inch x 4-inch embroidery designs.
Have a great day!
overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 10, 2013
I am an experienced Brother embroiderer but now have a MacBook Pro computer. Will the Brother software support the Mac OX platform?dwithers on Aug 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello dwither, We appreciate your inquiry. Unfortunately that information is unavailable at this time. We will contact you directly if the information become available in the future. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 20, 2013
Does this machine include a walking foot? If not, please advise which one I would buy to be compatible with it. Also, what Teflon foot would I buy?pginfl on Aug 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello pginfl, we appreciate your inquiry. Unfortunately that information is unavailable at this time. We will contact you directly, should the information become available in the future. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 20, 2013
I want to find a machine that I can use to put names on very small tank tops that are already made for small dogs. Is there anything out there that you can embroider an already sewn together (very small) shirt. Thank you!!!happypupsvancouver on Jul 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us happypupsvancouver. The machine you are looking at will do what you want.
Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 5, 2013
Because it comes with a 25 year warranty, would you recommend purchasing the Platinum Protection Plan?sophiashandmades on Jul 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello sophiashandmades, thank you for your interest in the Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine. The protection plan would only come in place if the manufacturer warranty did not cover something because of it being limited. It would be completely up to the customer if they wanted to purchase our Protection plan. Thank you for shopping with us, and have a great day!
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2013
Hello, what else comes in the box? does it comes with the USB cable? accessories bag?(needles, seam ripper etc.), soft cover? please let me know what else comes in the box. thank you very muchangelyim81 on May 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine includes:
• 4" x 4" embroidery hoop
• Embroidery arm
• Soft cover
• Free Arm/Accessory compartment
• Accessory feet: Buttonhole foot Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Embroidery foot
• Embroidery bobbin thread
• USB cable
• Power cord
• Accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, screwdrivers (2), touch pen, spool caps (3), scissors, bobbins (3)
• English/Spanish operation manual
• 25 year limited warranty
Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on May 13, 2013
Thank you for your interest. The insides of this item are not all metal but most of it is made of metal. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 12, 2013
Except for trying out one of the built-in fonts, everything I have embroidered thus far has been art I digitized and exported as .dst and .pes file formats which are native to this machine. In fact I would say this is the hardest part. The software I am using has a larger higher curve than the Brother SE400. I am blown away that I can take almost any design properly formatted and the Brother will sew it for me. Thank you for your question. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 27, 2013
Thank you for your interest. There is no carrying case. However, there is a built-in handle for portability. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 3, 2012
I USE to sell Brother sewing machines so I can say with great confidence...no this machines sewing size is only 4X4 sewing field. This machine is just like my best seller but I believe in the Brother sewing/embroidery machines so whenever you decide to upgrade to a larger size you will be very happy. Happy embroidery and sewing.edie09 on Sep 17, 2012
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