Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400

By: Brother
Walmart #: 005270325

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  • 98 stitch functions and 70 embroidery designs
  • Lightweight & portable
  • Instructional CD included
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    This Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 can be connected to a computer, allowing you to enjoy future machine updates and easily import and digitize embroidery designs directly from your computer. The embroidery machine comes with seventy built-in embroidery designs and 5 monogramming fonts. Ninety-eight stitch functions in this Brother SE-400 machine let you blend your creativity with technology. This quickset sewing machine includes drop-in bobbin and an automated needle threader. Get the most out of this computerized sewing machine using the on-screen reference guide in sixteen languages. It even features an LCD panel. The Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 is designed to give your projects a customized, high-end look, and at the same time, is priced to fit your budget.

    Brother SE-400 Sewing & Embroidery Machine:

    • This combination sewing and embroidery machine includes 67 built-in stitches
    • 98 stitch functions
    • 70 built-in embroidery designs
    • 5 monogramming fonts
    • 120 frame pattern combinations
    • On-screen reference guide for the sewing/embroidery machine in 16 languages
    • Large 4" x 4" embroidery area
    • The Brother sewing and embroidery machine has an easy-to-view LCD panel
    • Quick-set, drop-in bobbin and automatic needle threader


    Primary Color: White
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: SE400
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 24.3
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 15.4 x 7.08 x 11.02
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 5270325

    Customer reviews

    Customer Reviews | 369 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    369 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    FABULOUS! (although the manual is lacking)

    Customer review by JenInAlaska

    5.0 stars by JenInAlaska

    I just purchased this last night to embroider some quilt squares. I read the manual and watched the DVD. Still yet, each time I tried to embroider the thread knotted up underneath the needle above the bobbin. It was so bad that I had to cut the fabric out - that is what fabric hadn't been ripped and shredded being caught up in the mess. I was packing it back up in the box frustrated today that I had spent the ENTIRE day wasting time, and fabric, trying to make this thing work when I noticed the slider on the lower back of the machine. It's the slider that raises and lowers the grips that move the fabric along while sewing. Low and behold, the grips were in the RAISED position. Thinking this was surely the problem, that the grips were snagging the thread and fabric as the hoop moved along, I decided to give it one more shot. Thank goodness I did. I pushed the slider to the lowered position and VIOLA!! Problem solved!! Now, anything I've tried to embroider - with or without using stablizer - had been perfection. I tried several different fabrics including cotton, denim, terry cloth, and a poly/cotton blend. They all came out perfectly. I also tried using cheap non-brand thread and then embroidery thread. Absolutely no difference whatsoever. What DOES matter is making sure those grips are lowered!! I went online and downloaded a few designs and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was. I thought I had surely skipped a few steps or that they hadn't saved because it was that simple. They were all there and have worked wonderfully this evening. So, back to the quilting squares I went. It works so seemlessly (of course now that the grips were lowered - which, by the way, the manual said NOTHING about) that I have stepped away from it all evening while it's running. I turn it on, get it started, and walk away to work on other things around the house. When it beeps letting me know it's ready for a thread color change (which is remarkably simply) or that it's finished I change it out and keep going. Now that I figured out what was causing my thread and fabric to snag up and/or tear, I'm thrilled with this machine. This was my first attempt at embroidering and I'm so glad it is this easy.

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    Fairbanks, AK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:25 - 34
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    Amazing Performance!

    Customer review by Adonia

    5.0 stars by Adonia

    I have been the proud owner of this machine since 2008 and I am still loving it!!! It was amazing to me how many things this machine made so much EASIER to do, changing stitch sizes/frequency/styles is done with the touch of a button, the machine automatically threads itself, backstitches or cuts the thread with the touch of a button, TELLS YOU when the bobbin is running out of thread!!! This is the most reasonably priced sewing machine I found anywhere that had the computerized feature and could stitch letters/words. I am still happy with my purchase two years later!

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    coffeyville, ks
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Age:18 - 24
    Usage:A few times per month
    The Husband

    Customer review by Bruska

    5.0 stars by Bruska

    Being new to sewing machines, I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this for my wife. I learned a lot along the way and have used it as much as her. What we found was an incredibly easy to use machine that results in professional looking work. The embroidery aspect of the machine is simple to use and yields an excellent quality. Being able to connect via USB allows to download almost any design file out there. The limitations lie in the size of the designs that can be used. At most, the machine can handle 4" x 6.5" designs. This is big enough for 95% of the designs out there. The machine is easy to switch from embroidery to sewing, or from one foot to another. This is a great tool to work and learn with. Although we're novices, we've already produced great looking things. We haven't had the machine long enough to really attest to it's long term durability. However, it is well made and I know that this will be very durable. It's used heavily and I can tell how well this machine is made - definitely not a flimsy product.

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    New Jersey
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every few days
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    by an anonymous customer 11/12/2010
    • It has built in stiches that you can use out of the box. If you want additional ones, you can download them from the internet or buy them. I think you can buy memory cards with designs also, but they are kind of pricey.
      by Lin4312/1/2014
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    • Yes, out of the box. There are a limited number of embroidery designs that come with it.
      by jarhead661/1/2011
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    • Yes it does and very nice they are too. You can buy cards if what is built into the machine is not enough and you can go to the brother library or the internet download any design to your computer then transfer them to your machine. However use quality threads recommended by your color chart. Non branded threads bunch up under the shuttle and i have had to cut embroidery out. But with good threads marvelous!
      by windstar2112/6/2010
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    • It comes with about 70 preloaded embroidery designs, and 5 different fonts for lettering. I took the machine out of the box, read the directions and set it up to embroider "right out of the box". Loved the ease of it!
      by imagramma533/21/2012
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    • You will need embroidery software to send embroidery to the machine from your computer. You may wish to purchase the brother embroidery cards but that can add up $$$ quickly. There are programs on the internet that range in price. I would start with PE BasicThat way, you can write your own cards if you don'at want to keep your computer or laptop next to the machine..
      by ClaudiaSews11/29/2014
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    • The SE400 is ready to sew & embroider right out of the box.
      by BrotherCustomerService11/28/2010
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    by an anonymous customer 11/16/2010
    • it will sew smaller and larger...I don't know if any will do, but the web page has their own suggestions.
      by IansGrandma5/20/2011
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    • Yes you can! Read below: SA434 Genuine Brother® Accessory Large Hoop 6 ¾ x 4 inches Create extra large designs without repositioning your fabric. Combine several small designs to create a larger design. No need to re-hoop. Clear grid notched for accurate placement of embroidery designs. Markings on hoop for easy reference.
      by PixiesRule12/7/2014
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    • yes, there is a large hoop size that is compatiable the se-400; however i don't know if it will work.
      by jarhead6611/22/2014
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    • You can buy a larger hoop but the designs are not larger. What you can do is embroider one design and move the fabric up or down to add another or embroider a name. Never done that yet but the manual will explain.
      by windstar2112/1/2014
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    • You will have to split your design and sew it in sections.
      by ClaudiaSews12/7/2014
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    • Yes, you can purchase larger hoops at:
      by BrotherCustomerService11/13/2014
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