Haven't sewn much for the past 40 years -- now in retirement I chose this machine for Christmas. I was rather intimidated for a while -- but I've spent several days using the video, practicing over and over the threading, changing bobbins, and I LOVE the automatic needle threading -- though I made several mistakes until I got it right. Important not to rush through this stage. READ the book and PLAY the video on a laptop by your machine! I first had my top thread AND bobbin upside down and have had to practice everything until I got it right. But EVERYTHING works if you do your part!
I needed a better way to embroider names on gifts. And this machine solved my problem! It's easy to use, and pretty straight forward. My only problem was getting the color thread to show- my tests kept coming out white- top and bottom. Quick solution was to put same color thread (purple in this case) in top and bobbin. Later found out I was apparently putting bobbin in upside down. Who knew? But I do love the machine!! Also like the fact thatt I can do my normal sewing on it as well.
Love the Brother PE770! After reading all the reviews about this machine, i knew this was the machine for me. You can basically start right out of the box. Pre-loaded with several designs, but so far, i have only used my own designs that i loaded on a USB stick and into the machine. You do need a program to make your designs, that is compatible with the machine, or it won't work. I love that you are able to do this with this machine. I have been using the machine every day since i got it before Christmas and it is running great. Easy to wind the bobbins and loading the thread into the machine. I also love the feature, that it puts the thread into the needle with the side handle. The machine is very easy to use, so it's great for the beginner who is just starting with embroidery. Very happy with this machine :-)
This is my first machine since I purchased a Singer portable in 1955. I used a friend's and found it so easy to thread top and bobbin and very intuitive to use. I would recommend this machine to anyone -- just starting out or getting back to it after many years like me. I love the extra "bed" attachment that enlarges the working space and this machine came with many extras. It was a good bargain as well as giving me everything I could possible want in a sewing machine. I don't know if I'll use all of the different stitches available but I'll sure have fun trying.
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