Brother HE1 Embroidery Machine Factory Refurbished

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ITEM#: 15585692

The HE1 embroidery-only machine is easy to learn and use, so even beginners can quickly start embellishing clothing, crafts, gifts and more with custom embroidery. The 4x4-inch embroidery area gives you ample space for many projects. Plus, the HE1 has computer connectivity, allowing you to import the thousands of embroidery designs. This model offers many features typically found on more expensive embroidery machines, with high quality stitching, an automatic needle threader, and even built-in tutorials you can view right on the LCD display screen.

  • 4x4-inch embroidery area
  • Perfect for embellishing clothing, accessories and home decor
  • Easy-to-use, backlit LCD touch screen display
  • Access and edit built-in designs and view tutorials
  • Easy threading
  • The automatic needle threader threads the needle with the press of a button
  • Import designs and download machine updates from Brother
  • Brand: Brother
  • Color: White
  • Model: RHE1
  • Quantity: One (1) embroidery hoop, one (1) embroidery bobbin thread, one (1) extra bobbins, one (1) English/Spanish operation manual
  • Free customer phone and online support for the life of the product
  • Designs included: 70 designs, 5 fonts, 120 pattern combination
  • Embossing: Yes
  • Need a computer: No
  • USB port: Yes
  • Computer compatibility: Mac
  • Requires cartridges: No
  • Suggested user level: Beginner
  • Materials: Plastic, metal
  • Dimensions: 10 inches high x 6 inches deep x 15 inches wide

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

Specs

Features
Material Metal, Plastic
Type Computerized, Electronic, Embroidery, Factory Refurbished, Portable
Color Blue, White
Condition Refurbished
Product Features Automatic Needle Threader, Free Arm, LCD Screen, Top Load Bobbin
Dimensions See description
Warranty 25 year Limited Manufacturer
Model Number RHE1
Country of Origin China
  • Perfect embroidery machine to fit my needs!
    Verified Purchase

    I have always used Brother products. When I started looking for an embroidery machine, the refurbished HE-1 through Overstock popped up in my search engine. After doing some research, I decided to give it a try since it was well below my budget and seemed like it would be perfect to fit my needs. It arrived in original Brother packaging. I opened it and all original accessories were included and contained everything you'll need to monogram/embroider right away. I unpacked the machine from the box and it appears brand new, no signs of use at all! I read through the quick start guide and monogrammed within 15 minutes of opening the box. I have now been using my machine for about 2 weeks and I absolutely love it! I've purchased some monogram fonts from a website and purchased disks with embroidery designs and have been having a blast making art smocks, swimsuits, sweatshirts, towels, and more! I would recommend the refurbished Brother he-1 to anyone looking for a basic, easy to use, personal machine.

  • Almost perfect!
    Verified Purchase

    I love it, the only thing that didn't work is the automatic needle threader. I did get the insurance on it, but I don't want to take it in for something so minor. If the automatic needle threader worked, I would rate it perfect. I am so glad I am able to use this with my Mac computer. Everyone said I would need Windows, but I don't. It works perfectly fine, I can buy designs from etsy or the internet, and transfer to the embroidery machine with my Mac no problem. It was such a good price, I couldn't pass it up. I think it's the same as the PE500, just a different name because some were sold the QVC - but I'm not sure about that. Love it! Rated 4 stars instead of 5 just because of needle threader. I can easily do it manually, but when you are changing threads a lot, the auto threader makes it go so much quicker. We use this in our children't clothing store.

  • Excellent machine
    Verified Purchase

    I have been sewing for many years and purchased this as an intro. to embroidery machine. I am pleased with the quality of the machine, and the embroidery. Easy to use, and comes with everything you need to get started. It is relatively easy to move the fabric if you want to embroider words longer than the 4" space.

  • Perfect for home embroidery
    Verified Purchase

    Read the manual and you are ready to go. Easily connects to the computer for transferring designs. Super easy to wind bobbins, automatic needle threader and automatic bobbin thread catch. Highly recommend for any home venturer. Only embroiders, does not sew.

  • Love it!
    Verified Purchase

    I love it. It's very easy to use. I was intimidated when I first got it... it seemed like so much to learn, but there are diagrams all over the machine, and it's very easy to learn. I was not personally fond of the patterns included, however, transferring patterns (and don't forget to download/save them on the machine!!) was easy. A few notes: You can run the embroidery pattern from your computer, or you can transfer and save each one individually. I find it a smidge of a pain to upload the patterns, but only because I have no where to put the laptop and the embroidery machine that I don't have to stand while I do it. I've only uploaded six patterns, which were rather large as they were free standing lace, but it was reasonably easy. 2nd:: I don't particularly like the patterns on i-broidery or whatever the Brother site is. All sorts of free patterns,and low cost patterns can be found (as well as patterns that I found to be cost prohibitive as well, but there are some really nice patterns to be had for less than $5). 3rd: I am still not positive if this is a 4x4 or a 4.something by 6. something embroidery area. I've kept my designs less than 4x4. The size does limit you a bit, but..there are tutorials on how to work around that, all over the net. I couldn't find tutorials specific to this machine, however. 4th: Cat tails will catch under the needle, even on a counter, where the cat shouldn't be. Cat may injure your machine when they're stupid enough to put their tail under the needle, if you aren't lucky enough to catch it. I'd say the machine is pretty low supervision, but really, that depends on whether you like your cats, and your machine...and want to ensure either one's safety. It's now inspired me to want additional machines, with more embroidery area.. so I personally expanded,and soon you can see a post on the Singer Futura 580xl.. I love my brother machines. I also have a cs6000i, which was a fantastic investment for the cost and is a little workhorse. Im hoping this machine is as much of a workhorse as the sewing machine is. Oh, and a side not... black long fluffy cat tail fur does not look good on free standing lack snowflakes. He was really mad.. too. This may not be an investment in your cat's emotional well being, but hey, he needed a come-uppence anyway.. I told him to stay off the counter. One more side note.. free standing lace will eat up your thread, fast.

  • Excellent Machine! Best price anywhere.
    Verified Purchase

    I absolutely love my embroidery machine! It came with everything I needed, including 4 needles, stabilizer, bobbin thread, bobbins, and the cable (cord) to connect it to my computer to download new designs. Comes with all the original manuals, paperwork, and Brother packing & box. Couldn't have found a better one new. I looked everywhere, and there is no better value out there if you're wanting to get in to embroidery or just needing a new machine. It creates beautiful, perfect designs every time :D

  • Having fun!
    Verified Purchase

    I have been looking at embroidery machines for sometime, but could not justify the price for just having fun with it. Enter the refurbished Brother HE1. My other two sewing machines, a Bernina and a Kenmore, were not even made this century, yet for regular sewing they are my go-to. This machine is quite a leap forward for me. I chose an embroidery only for the simplicity of such a machine and the lesser chance of something going wrong. So far, with the learning curve, I have only executed one butterfly in one color. There is a degree of operator error that can effect your results, but if you carefully follow the guides, you should do fine and preserve the condition of your machine. Love the price and the machine. Whee!

  • Very User Friendly
    Verified Purchase

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    I am a beginner at embroidery, and I was in debate on ordering this. However, I am very pleased with my purchase! It is very user friendly, and I love learning new things on this machine. I am amazed at how flawlessly it stitches out designs, and I am excited to learn more!

  • Great Starter
    Verified Purchase

    If you are new to embroidery then this is the machine for you. It is an excellent machine to learn on.

  • Fantastic!
    Verified Purchase

    Great machine for a beginner!

  • Perfect embroidery machine to fit my needs!
    Verified Purchase

    I have always used Brother products. When I started looking for an embroidery machine, the refurbished HE-1 through Overstock popped up in my search engine. After doing some research, I decided to give it a try since it was well below my budget and seemed like it would be perfect to fit my needs. It arrived in original Brother packaging. I opened it and all original accessories were included and contained everything you'll need to monogram/embroider right away. I unpacked the machine from the box and it appears brand new, no signs of use at all! I read through the quick start guide and monogrammed within 15 minutes of opening the box. I have now been using my machine for about 2 weeks and I absolutely love it! I've purchased some monogram fonts from a website and purchased disks with embroidery designs and have been having a blast making art smocks, swimsuits, sweatshirts, towels, and more! I would recommend the refurbished Brother he-1 to anyone looking for a basic, easy to use, personal machine.

  • Almost perfect!
    Verified Purchase

    I love it, the only thing that didn't work is the automatic needle threader. I did get the insurance on it, but I don't want to take it in for something so minor. If the automatic needle threader worked, I would rate it perfect. I am so glad I am able to use this with my Mac computer. Everyone said I would need Windows, but I don't. It works perfectly fine, I can buy designs from etsy or the internet, and transfer to the embroidery machine with my Mac no problem. It was such a good price, I couldn't pass it up. I think it's the same as the PE500, just a different name because some were sold the QVC - but I'm not sure about that. Love it! Rated 4 stars instead of 5 just because of needle threader. I can easily do it manually, but when you are changing threads a lot, the auto threader makes it go so much quicker. We use this in our children't clothing store.

  • Perfect for home embroidery
    Verified Purchase

    Read the manual and you are ready to go. Easily connects to the computer for transferring designs. Super easy to wind bobbins, automatic needle threader and automatic bobbin thread catch. Highly recommend for any home venturer. Only embroiders, does not sew.

  • Excellent machine
    Verified Purchase

    I have been sewing for many years and purchased this as an intro. to embroidery machine. I am pleased with the quality of the machine, and the embroidery. Easy to use, and comes with everything you need to get started. It is relatively easy to move the fabric if you want to embroider words longer than the 4" space.

  • Brother HE1 Embroidery Machine
    Verified Purchase

    The HE1 performs well. The delivery of the product was faster than expected. Job well done!!

  • Verified Purchase

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    I bought this item hoping to save money on all the embroidering that comes with having daughters. I was unable to get the stitching to line up correctly and also put holes in my fabric. I contacted overstock and returned the item. Overstock didn't disappoint, great customer service.

  • Verified Purchase

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    Love this machine. Works great easy to use just follow the instructions. give it a try you won't be sorry. Shipped on time had no issues. If you want a great machine buy this one.

  • Verified Purchase

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    Sweet lil addition to my other sewing machine!!!! I’ve been using Brother for 30 years and have never had any issues !!!! We have a industrial machine also !

  • Very User Friendly
    Verified Purchase

    This user earned $2.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

    I am a beginner at embroidery, and I was in debate on ordering this. However, I am very pleased with my purchase! It is very user friendly, and I love learning new things on this machine. I am amazed at how flawlessly it stitches out designs, and I am excited to learn more!

  • Verified Purchase

    I have used this for so many things from christmas presents to just about anything . I Love it .

  • Good embroidery machine
    Verified Purchase

    We used this in our shop as an extra and it worked good!

  • Novice Embroider
    Verified Purchase

    This was my first embroidery experience and it was fabulous. Very easy to use, very easy to understand and I was embroidering within a couple of hours

  • Great Starter
    Verified Purchase

    If you are new to embroidery then this is the machine for you. It is an excellent machine to learn on.

  • Not happy
    Verified Purchase

    I understand the product is refurbished but the automatic needle threader doesn't work. It's really frustrating when you've always used one Update...this machine is giving me complete hell! Don't buy it!! I'm so upset. I only wanted it for a back up machine. It's jamming,skipping stitches ..you name it! Don't buy!!

  • Carrottop

    I really enjoy this machine.

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Does this include the monogramming embroidery font?"

    • A:

      The machine is not available at this time.

  • Q:

    "Is this embroidery machine only compatible with a Mac computer?? Or can you use dell pc?"

    • A:

      This machine is NOT compatible with a Mac, and the soft wear on the machine is old, it operates on Vista and Microsoft 2000.

  • Q:

    "Does this machine have a slot for a pes design card or a memory card from a pes Basic accessory?"

    • A:

      I bought this for my daughter...but, I believe it does have that feature. It definitely has the usb to computer capability.

    • A:

      Yes it does. Easiest machine i've ever used.

    • A:

      No memory slot, but it does have a port or usb for your computer or laptop.

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  • Q:

    "Can a pre design card or memory card be used"

    • A:

      This Has 70 designs installed with access to more through their site, pay as you go.

    • A:

      No, there is no memory card slot for this machine, but you can import off a computer it does have a port for that.

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  • Q:

    "Can I make my own design and use this machine for it?"

    • A:

      The manual says your can edit and save patterns.

  • Q:

    "Will this machine ship in good enough packaging to be shipped safely internationally?"

    • A:

      If your item arrives damaged, please contact customer care immediately. To see if this item can be shipped internationally, please change your shipping options here: (http://www.overstock.com/intlcountryselect/).

  • Q:

    "What digital file extensions does this machine accept?"

    • A:

      Hello Kathi, the manual states you can store 12 patterns or 512 KB of data. There is no mention of file extensions. Have a great day!

    • A:

      This machine would use PES files.

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