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Color Monitor - YES!!!! On Screen Editing - YES!!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2018
The Brother PE800 is a big upgrade from the Brother PE770. I'm a beginner at embroidery, and after a lot of research on You Tube, blogs, and forums, I am a very happy owner of this Brother PE800. I have used the PE770, a very good machine, but very hard to see the images on the b&w screen. The color screen on the PE800 is very clear and easy to use, allowing you to actually see what you are embroidering. I have a lot more to learn about the machine, but will share some of the features I have found I love. The PE800 allows you to add and edit multiple designs and fonts on screen, place letters in an arc and on 2 lines, drag and drop embroidery patterns, and move and position your pattern with the touch of your finger. The PE800 has a built in color palette that allows you to change individual thread colors on screen. The workspace and around the needle is super illuminated with 2 bright LED lights.
The bobbin uses 90 weight bobbin thread; I ordered a big box of pre wound bobbins and much prefer to use them than winding my own. Use good quality upper thread, correct weight of bobbin thread, stabilize your material correctly, and you should have a really good time using this machine. Sit down with your manual and go through it step by step. It's fun and there are so many possibilities with the choices of patterns out there. The PE800 has the USB flash drive port, making it easy to put any purchased embroidery patterns on the machine to embroider.
The PE770 and PE800 both take the same hoops. Big plus for me because I had all the hoops for the PE770.