I needed to update my old Singer machine and decided on a Brother SE400 because of the embroidery feature. I did lots of research and glad I did. Love this machine. I have only used it for a few weeks but so far both sewing and embroidery have been great and easy. Love the needle threading option!
I watched all the YouTube videos, read all the instructions, and have a sewing support group. It is not a bad machine. It is just not a great machine. And soemtimes, for a beginner, it is nice to have an easier machine that is less prone to breaking! Every songle time I use this, something happens and finally i gave up. I boight the best thread and the best needles and use the right tension dor my fabric with the right needle sizd and I still have issues. I just gave up. Many told me that it might be a machine error. I used other sewing machines at friends and did just fine. I wouldn't recommend this but I wouldn't not recommend it based on budget if that makes sense.
I have not tried the embroidery yet, so this rating is only for the sewing. Wonderful!! Especially the needle threader!! Wonderfully easy and great sewing and the decorative stitches and button hole attachment are all working great!! Thank you, Brother. (just completed newborn dress, bonnet, booties and layette for newest great-granddaughter and turned out sooo beautiful!)
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