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Topic: Brother Sewing and Embroidery SE-350 reviews?  (Read 502 times)
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palfnik
« on: February 01, 2010 09:42:50 AM »

Just wondering if anyone has a Brother Sewing and Embroidery SE-350? What do you like about it? What do you not like about it? I am thinking about purchasing one and would appreciate any advice.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 10:08:22 AM »

Brother was nice enough to give two members SE-350s to review. You can find their posts about the machines here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=mastercrafters;id=1

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267830.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267833.0
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Sillybowtie
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010 02:33:57 PM »

After reading the review I decided to buy it and I LOVE IT! I have only done straight stitch sewing. I love how it will automatically do back stitch and cut the thread. All of my sewing machines have been from the 70's-80's so anything is an improvement. It is nice you can change the max speed so if someone who is learning to sew can not go fast on accident. The threader is nice because it brings a good amount of the thread so you can grab it with your fingers. I have sewed on a Brother Project Runway and it does not bring the thread out enough to grab without using a seam ripper.
I think all of my sewing frustrations are over because it will tell you if the bobbin is low and the thread stays inside of the needle when you start up.
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cmarie14
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 01:51:28 PM »

I have one - I think I'm having timing issues, but I've been sewing 40 hours a week for almost a year and it probably desperately needs professional servicing (as opposed to the at-home servicing I've been doing.)  Probably a new belt.  Anyway...

I really like it a lot.  For the price, I don't think you can beat it.  I also own the Brother PRW-5000 (I think that's what it is, the $140 version from Walmart) and I think it's great, too.  Until recently, it's sewn beautifully, and considering how much I've used it and abused it, I think it's really held up well.  I'm not super fond of the embroidery functions - it works well - I think.  But I know almost nothing about it and it didn't meet my expectations of embroidery, though I think that my expectations may have been much higher than possible. Do you know what I mean?  I think I just don't like to embroider. Tongue

I could probably go on and on about all the good things - I think I've already told you all the bad stuff.  So I'll just leave it at, if I didn't mention it, it's probably okay or good.
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