Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400

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Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
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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.

    About this item

    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

    Specifications

    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
    Walmart No.: 5270325
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    Customer Reviews | 371 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    FABULOUS! (although the manual is lacking)
    12/15/2010

    Customer review by JenInAlaska

    5.0 stars 12/15/2010 by JenInAlaska
    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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    JenInAlaska
    Fairbanks, AK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
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    Amazing Performance!
    8/24/2010

    Customer review by Adonia

    5.0 stars 8/24/2010 by Adonia
    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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    Adonia
    coffeyville, ks
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Great Starter!!!
    12/15/2010

    Customer review by madebygrace

    5.0 stars 12/15/2010 by madebygrace
    by madebygrace

    The world of embroidery is an expensive addiction! This is a great machine to get you started. I had it out of the box and going within one afternoon and by the weekend had made a dozen custom designed scarves. It accepts 2 types of files, PES & DST - which is fairly easy to find. The hard part is finding designs within the 4x4 hoop. I bought a 3 pack of all the hoops off eBay so I could go bigger, but the real gem was downloading Stitch Era which allows me to adjust the size AND type of files I get off the internet. Transferring from the computer to the machine is a breeze. It's not my mom's Janome but it's great for what I want to do - I HIGHLY recommend it :)

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    madebygrace
    Chicagoland
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    The Husband
    10/28/2010

    Customer review by Bruska

    5.0 stars 10/28/2010 by Bruska
    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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    Bruska
    New Jersey
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Excellent Machine!!
    2/17/2011

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 2/17/2011 by An anonymous customer
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    I was looking to replace my old and tired Kenmore machine and saw this one online. I was a little skeptical about it at first...a sewing AND embroidery machine for the price of a good quality sewing machine alone? I thought it may be cheap or that the stitch quality wouldn't be good...but Brother DEFINITELY delivers on this one! While the body itself is plastic it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy at all. The stitch quality is outstanding especially considering the low price tag on this machine. I was intimidated when setting it up because of all the controls and touchscreen, but it was a breeze to get up and running. I think it took about 10 minutes to start my first stitches, which would have been less if I didn't read through the setup part of the manual first (which I highly recommend doing!). The manual is very easy to read and understand. I didn't find it lacking at all. Choosing a stitch is easy. The machine tells you what foot to use for each stitch so there is no confusion. Switching from sewing to embroidery is a cinch. Simply shut off the machine, change the presser foot, and attach the embroidery head which snaps easily into place. Importing embroidery images from the computer is literally drag-and-drop. No software required at all! I also purchased the sidecutter foot from Amazon (walmart didn't have it) for 30$ for this machine, which basically makes it a serger as well, less the multiple threads. I have found seams made with this foot to be extremely strong and durable. Overall, this is the best machine for the value that I have found to date. I absolutely LOVE it and I wouldn't trade it for any of the higher priced machines out there!! I've attached a couple pictures. Keep in mind my camera isn't the greatest.

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    An anonymous customer
    Rome, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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    by an anonymous customer 11/12/2010
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    • A. The machine has built-in designs you can use, but to add more designs you need to connect it to a computer and put the design into the memory. You won't get a lot of designs in the memory so be sure they are ones you really want to work with. In order to keep a lot of designs handy without going back and forth to the computer you will need a card system to put designs onto the memory card. Brother PED Basic card writer will work, but I use a different system which is available on the Internet that works the best for me because it holds far more designs on their card. I also use a free editing program from the internet to re-design some of my designs and also have the Brother BES2 Lettering program to change some of the designs to have lettering on them. I make about 250-300 small items every year for homebound folks so I like to add variety to the projects. This is my second Brother embroidery/sewing machine and I plan on buying it for two of my nieces who want to learn how to sew. It is far more functional than a dedicated sewing only or embroidery only machine and a great value for the cost.
      by Anditoo8/31/2015
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    • A. 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 Lin438/28/2015
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    • A. Yes, out of the box. There are a limited number of embroidery designs that come with it.
      by jarhead668/28/2015
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    • A. 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 windstar218/28/2015
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    • A. 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 imagramma538/28/2015
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    • A. 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 ClaudiaSews8/20/2015
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    • A. The SE400 is ready to sew & embroider right out of the box.
      by BrotherCustomerService8/18/2015
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    What accessories are included? ie hoops, feet, bobbins, etc
    by rickdeis 12/17/2011
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    • A. Go to this page and scroll to the lower part of the page. It will name all the contents. http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=SE400&ref=mega#.UglOCtK84fU
      by asimeral8/13/2013
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    • A. Eight different feet, a seam ripper, 4 bobbins, 3 bobbin clips, 1 pack of machine needles, one twin needle, cleaning brush, hole punch (for button holes), 2 screw drivers (used to change back and forth from regular to machine embroidery set up), touch pen for the touch screen (if desired - fingers work), 3 sizes of spool caps, an extra spool holder, a spool net, foot controller, scissors, plastic accessory bag, a plastic machine dust cover, 2 manuals (one in Spanish and one in English), a quick reference guide, tutorial CD, one 4x4 hoop, target like hoop guide, spool of bobbin embroidery thread, one sheet of felt stabilizer.
      by Grandmatolots7/30/2015
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    • A. 1 hoop ,loaded bobbins, thread, alot of things
      by 1shae3/25/2012
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    • A. The box is really unclear about this! It comes with all kinds of goodies. It came with the USB cord needed to hook it up to a computer so you can download more designs, it came with several feet, including an embroidery foot, a buttonhole guide, a few bobbins, some bobbin thread, some tools to loosen the feet, a tool to use with the touch screen, some thread caps, an extra thread holder, some very cheap but precise scissors for trimming close to your project, a 4x4 hoop, a quick start guide, a user manual, a grid for perfect placement of fabric in your hoop.
      by lovinmymachine6/4/2015
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    • A. 4x6" hoop, 4 bobbins, 3 opr 4 feet, double needle, thread stick, plastic case, small scissors, screwdriver, bobbin covers, thread net,
      by Linklady512/28/2011
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    • A. yes one hoop, feet for sewing and embroidery, 4 plastic bobbins, tools for maintenance, seam ripper, 6 needles, bobbin thread, button hole attachment.
      by shescraftytwo1/9/2012
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