Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

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ITEM# 13324455
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    ITEM#: 13324455

    Explore your creative side with this computerized sewing and embroidery machine from Brother. Make your own clothes with the help of the 67 built-in stitches, and personalize clothes, towels and more with one of the five monogram fonts. Create your own customized look with the 70 built-in embroidery patterns, and for even more options, connect the machine to your computer with a USB cable to download additional embroidery patterns from the Internet.

    A large LCD display and an onscreen reference guide make it easy to navigate and choose your options, and an automatic needle threader eliminates the hassle of trying to thread your needles. Quiet operation ensures you can work without disturbing others, and the machine's light weight makes it easy to carry from room to room.

    • Brother model SE400
    • 67 built-in true stitches and 70 built-in embroidery patterns offer a variety of choices for sewing and customizing fabrics
    • USB port for downloading additional patterns
    • Large LCD screen and onscreen reference guide in 16 different languages for ease of use
    • Multiple automatic buttonhole feature for convenience
    • Automatic needle threader eliminates manually threading needles
    • 4" x 4" embroidery field is compatible with 4" x 4" hoop
    • Five monogram fonts for personalizing items
    • Light weight offers portability
    • Quiet operation for working without disturbing others


    Specs

    Features
    Material Metal, Plastic
    Type Computerized, Electronic, Embroidery, Portable
    Color Pink, White
    Product Features Automatic Needle Threader, Free Arm, LCD Screen, One Step Buttonholer, Top Load Bobbin
    Dimensions 15.0x9.0x13.0
    Warranty 25 year Limited Manufacturer
    Model Number SE400
    Country of Origin China

    Customer Reviews


    5 Stars
    396
    4 Stars
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    3 Stars
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    2 Stars
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    • Most Recent

    • Best Buy for Home Sewing and Creative Work
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      Sewing with a computerized sewing machine that has the capabilities of my SE400 has return my attentions to doing more creative sewing.

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    • Good purchase
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      I like my machine but the biggest flaw it has....... the embroidery size is much too small. I bought a larger hoop, but it makes no difference. Disappointed in this feature.

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    • Love, Love, Love it
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      Fantastic sewing ,machine. Very easy to use. Fun makeing all kinds of embroidery items. A lot of FREE embroidery designs online. I just LOVE it.

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    • So far absolutely love it
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      I have not been able to play with it as much as I would like right now but what I have done I love, super easy needle threader and great built in instructions.

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    • recieved as gift
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      I love my machine, it is easy to use with very clear to understand insructions. I really like the self threading needle so easy on the eyes.

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    • Most Helpful

    • Very Pleased
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      I bought my Brother SE400 as a beginner and have had this machine for almost 2 years. I did online research before I decided to get the SE400. It is a great machine; easy to use and has fantastic features. I especially love the needle threader and thread cutter and the green/red light indicator which makes actual use easier and more enjoyable. The onscreen programming is user friendly as well. After watching the DVD, I really had no problem in operating the machine right from the start. I am writing this because my friend recently purchased a Janome and I realize what a great purchase my Brother SE400 is. The Janome is only an embroidery machine, does not have a thread cutter; the needle threader is awkward to use and machine programing in general is too. I am trying to help my friend since I have had my machine longer. It is a more difficult machine for a beginner/novice to operate, however I do like the larger embroidery area and the actual look of embroidered fonts on the Janome. I love the versatility of the SE400 and how easily I can pack it up and move to a different location. If you are just beginning machine embroidery, you will find there are a lot of challenges but using the Brother SE400 will not be one of them.

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    • Machine Extroidinaire
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      After over 50 years of using Singer machines exclusively, my 23 year old XL-100 motherboard died, leaving me with no alternative except to look for a new machine. After talking to an independent repairman, I asked him for the name of one brand that was leading out there. He only named one brand, it was Brother. And, I have to tell you, I’m not one bit sorry for purchasing the Brother SE400. I spent four days at this machine. I did everything I could think of to fully test it. I primarily wanted a sewing machine, but was reluctant to give up even the basic embroidery features I had. Cost was not a serious feature, replacing my other machine was the main focus. But this machine is the best “bang for the buck� I could find. Having a degree in Computer Science, dealing with downloads for designs, was not a concern. In fact it was one of the features I was looking for. I want to be able to update the machine software if needed. I actually got 99% of the desired features in this model. The only thing I really didn’t get, was more presser feet, but those I can buy as I feel the need to have. This machine sews wonderfully, completely adjustable to what you are sewing, including heavy fabrics (with correct needle and thread), quilting, and the embroidery. Machine embroidery is an animal unto itself, and it takes time to experiment, learn and research all facets of it. Having done machine embroidery for over 20 years, I found this machine easy to adjust and use, although people who have never done embroidery before may find it difficult until the concepts are learned. The main things I’ve learned while reading and learning, is what threads to use (and which ones not), making sure the machine AND the bobbin is threaded correctly, (seems to be a common mistake among newbies) and taking my time to set the machine up to do exactly what I want done. I’ve always had the option of speed control either by the machine or a foot pedal, automatic thread cutter, automatic needle threader, and easy bobbin loading. These are all features that make this machine even better. But the biggest difference between my old machine and this one? The SE400 is so much smaller and lighter and easier to maneuver around. Brother has done a very nice job with this machine, for beginners and seasoned veterans like me, and for the price, you really can’t do better.

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    • A superb machine by any standards
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      I've had the SE400 for a little more than a year and just in the last month have used it for regular sewing. I also have a CP-7500 which I love, and it did most of my sewing for the last 2 years, but decided I'd like to give the 400 a shot. Man, what a blast!! The CP is great, but the SE is much nicer, smoother, and quieter. It is just a very well built, solid, GREAT machine! The threader works awesome (but the CP one is great too!), but I think it's the extras that make it such a great machine: thread cutter, bobbin warning, the LCD screen, the embroidery, etc. It also comes with several feet and many accessories you don't get with other brands. I haven't sewn on too many machines, but I have seen a lot, and can say that for the money this has got to be #1, and likely rivals machines 2x or more in price. I'm just completely pleased and will recommend Brother machines to everyone!!! Great investment that I know I'll be using for decades!! Thanks Brother!! P.S. you MUST turn the feed dogs off for embroidery or else you get thread shred, and I don't remember seeing that anywhere in the manual. Just a head's up :D

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    • Exceptional!
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Excellent
      Reviewed at http://www.brother-usa.com/

      Although I have advanced to a 10 needle Brother embroidery machine I continue to use my SE400. I am mentoring my 7yr old granddaughter who is claiming the SE400 as her own. Have a total of 5 Brother machines in my work space - - Brother is the best member of my family!!

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "What are the different type of fonts for character sewing? What size (height) are the characters when sewing names?"

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    • Q:

      "does it include zipper foot ?"

      • A:

        No, basically a embroidery machine and light quilting.

    • Q:

      "Can this machine do custom logos? If I digitize something into a PES file, can this machine embroider it? Does it have to be smaller that 4"x4" or can it be made bigger? Thanks!"

      • A:

        I think it only does 4x4 anything you put into your file it should do.

    • Q:

      "I ask abuot electricity voltage , is it 110v or 220v Thanks"

      • A:

        110v, not crazy about the embroidery part.

    • Q:

      "Is the software Mac/Apple compatible?"

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    • Q:

      "Is the height of the foot adjustable for thicker projects? Is the foot drop manual or electronic?"

      • A:

        No, it doesn't adjust for thicker projects. The lower manually

    • Q:

      "How many letters can you embroider? I want to make Christmas stockings and embroider the names on the cuff, but how many letters will it do?"

      • A:

        The machine has several different fonts of upper and lower case of the entire alphabet. If you need any other questions answered just go to **** . Or you can call their customer service department. You do not have to own a machine for them to talk with you. This is a great little machine and does a tremendous amount for the price. Good luck on whatever you decide to buy.

    • Q:

      "Can you embroidery names on towel"

      • A:

        Yes you can embroidery names. It has very delicate embroidery.

      • A:

        Yes. Great machine.

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    • Q:

      "Does this machine have an adjustable sewing speed? In other words, can you slow it down when you need to sew intricate designs or when sewing something very small?"

      • A:

        Yes you can adjust the speed by a little slider or put the foot pedal into the machine and you can adjust your speed that way also. The only stitching that has only two setting I believe is when you are embroidering. It's a great machine with a lot of variety with sewing and embroidering! Enjoy it! It is also very quiet!

      • A:

        Yes it does. If you can click on * then select Specifications, it will give you all the specs for this machine. This was how we made our choice with out limited funds. Hope this helps.

      • A:

        Yes this is a wonderful sewing/embrioderymachine youcan control with the foot paddle on your speed.

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    • Q:

      "it states you can sew, so can one use/change a variety of feet on this machine? DeeV."

      • A:

        yes there are multiple feet

    • Q:

      "Can you quilt with this machine"

      • A:

        Yes you can. I'm.doing it on mine

    • Q:

      "Can u download embroidery patterns,from Internet does it have a USB and what is the storage for the embroidery patterns and do u have to put them on flash drive. Ty"

      • A:

        I don't use this machine; my daughter does. She says you can download patterns as long as they are in PES file format; she does not know the storage capacity..You don't have to put them on a flash drive.The machine does have a USB port. I hope this helps!

      • A:

        I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't used my machine yet. I will be starting soon. Sorry I can't help you.

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    • Q:

      "What is the return and exchange policy on this product? Also- what is the warranty? Thanks!"

      • A:

        You will be contacted by Customer Care regarding warranty and exchange policies. Have a great day.

    • Q:

      "Can bigger hoops be attached to embroider bigger areas? Or is 4 x 4 its max capacity?"

      • A:

        Hello MeagonG, you can purchase a larger hoop. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • Q:

      "How difficult is it to do button holes?"

      • A:

        This machine has a 1-step buttonhole function and it is easy to do button holes - as added help go to YouTube and view a tutorial on it which helps alot

      • A:

        Hello DebbieF, this machine offers 10 one-step button hole styles. However, we can appreciate the fact you want a firsthand account of the product. You will receive an email notification every time you get a response. Thank you for shopping with us.

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    • Q:

      "Will this machine do free style quiting?"

      • A:

        Yes - easy to lower feed dogs and free style

      • A:

        Hello DebbieF, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

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    • Q:

      "Is this a new or refurbished machine? The above info does not specify"

      • A:

        Hello SCMimi, this item is new and has not been previously owned. Thank you for shopping with us.

    • Q:

      "Does this work with a Mac?"

      • A:

        Hello adepos11, the software is compatible with Mac computers. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • Q:

      "can the width and length of stitches be varied when sewing (as opposed to when embroidering)?"

      • A:

        Hello aross,this item does allow for the width and length to be changed in sewing as well. This high-tech sewing machine comes with 67 built-in true stitches. Thank you for shopping with us.

    • Q:

      "can this machine handle multiple layers of thick fabric like denim (think of the seams on Levi's jeans) or thin leather straps?"

      • A:

        Hello aross, this item can be used with heavy denim as well. Thank you for shopping with us.

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