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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013 05:46:18 PM »

Just got my first embroidery machine - Hubby got me the Brother SE400 for Christmas!  I'm so excited to get started with my new toy.   Cheesy

Anyone else have this model that would like to share tips & tricks?

I am thinking of getting the Brother SE400 for a birthday gift.

As an actual owner/user, would you say that it's a worth investing in?

Reviews on Amazon seem very favorable, which is normally a good sign.

I absolutely love love love mine. both for sewing and for embroidery, i think its definitely perfect for beginner embroidery, it does a good size and you can upload designs onto it so you can do a lot without having to buy one of the expensive embroidery machines. it sews beautifully, super smooth and quiet and has all the nice little stuff like the needle threader and cuts the thread for you. it comes with a bunch of feet which is nice and the cheapy "Distinctive" brand of feet from amazon fit on it so i don't have to spend a lot if i want other fancy feet. its fairly easy to use straight off the bat and i'm still learning new things, like last night i found out that it can do a pretty descent overlock with the cool overlock foot it came with, saved me a bunch of hassle. the only thing i can think of that's been a downside is sometimes the instructions take a couple times reading it through to figure it out and i haven't found a whole lot of tips and tutorials for it online so you might need a bit of patience when learning a new setting. but i'm seriously so happy i got mine and would recomend it to anyone

« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013 08:23:31 AM »

I've had this machine for about 3 years now. I absolutely love it! It has so many features that definitely make it easier/faster to complete projects!
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013 08:55:18 AM »

I'll throw in another vote for this one.

Granted, I've mostly been making Urban Threads Freestanding Lace designs, but the few times I've done 'normal' sewing on it, the thing's a racecar rather than my old machine.

My mother is envious for one reason - the threading function. What I love is the drop in bobbin, because in my old machine you had to remove half of the base of the machine every time you wanted to change a bobbin, and here its easy peasy.

When you make different colors of embroidered lace, you have to change bobbins a lot, so I'm extremely grateful for this. And the needle threader. And the very very complete instruction book which helps so much!


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