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Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts

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Brand Brother
Color White
Material Metal
Item Weight 10.9 Pounds
Power Source Treadle Powered
Is Electric Yes
Product Dimensions 14.96"D x 20.28"W x 15.16"H

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  • 185 unique built-in stitches: The RSQ9185 comes with 130 built-in stitches including 8 styles of auto-size buttonholes, plus 55 alphanumeric stitches
  • Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: This sewing and quilting machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • Included accessories: Included with the rsq9185 is a wide table, 10 sewing feet, instructional DVD and more
  • LCD screen: The backlite LCD display allows you to easily view your stitch selections
  • At your side support: The rsq9185 quilting and sewing machine comes with brother at your side support offering free technical support via online, live chat or phone for the life of your machine

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The computerized SE-400 combination embroidery and sewing machine is designed to help you give your projects a customized, high-end look -- all while being priced to fit your budget! Featuring 70 built-in embroidery designs, 67 built-in sewing stitches, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 embroidery lettering fonts, the SE-400 is the perfect machine for all your sewing, embroidery, crafting and home décor projects. Computer connectivity allows you to enjoy future machine updates and easily import and digitize embroidery designs directly from your computer. Features like the automatic needle threading system and backlit touch screen LCD display make working on the machine easy on your eyes, while the Quick-Set drop-in top bobbin, easy bobbin-winding system and built-in push-button thread cutter add a new level of convenience to your sewing and embroidery crafting. With an impressive assortment of included accessories, the SE-400 is truly an affordable, feature-rich choice for the budding fashion designer.

Embellish your projects beautifully and affordably Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

The computerized SE400 combination embroidery and sewing machine is designed to help you give your projects a customized, high-end look all while being priced to fit your budget. SE400 offers both a full range of sewing features, with 67 sewing stitches and 98 stitch functions, and the ability to embellish home décor, clothing and gifts with its included 4”x4” embroidery capabilities. Choose from the built-in embroidery design library of 70 decorative designs, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 lettering fonts, or import designs from your PC. And getting started with embroidery is easy, with the intuitive LCD screen display, built-in tutorials, and quick start guide. With an impressive assortment of included accessories, the SE400 is truly an affordable, feature-rich choice for sewers, crafters, and budding fashion designers.

Spacious 4" X 4" Embroidery Area

Give your creative freedom room to run free.

Easy-to-Use Backlit LCD Touch-Screen Display

Access built-in designs, control design editing features, view tutorials and more. All through the LCD display.

Worry-Free Automatic Needle Threader

Forget the tweezers, and toss away the magnifying glass. One touch and the machine is threaded.

Computer Connectivity

Keep your SE-400 up to date by downloading machine updates. You can also import designs. The SE-400 uses industry standard .pes files for digitizing design and .pen ibroidery files so designs are widely available after product purchase.

Smooth Fabric Feeding with 7-Point Feed Dogs

Easily advance fabric with the assistance of the 7-point feed dogs..

Brightly Lit Workspace

No more task lights needed, as brilliant light floods the needle area.

Easy Bobbin Preparation

For ease of threading, the SE-400 offers a convenient bobbin-winding system, which prepares bobbins quickly.

Reliable, Quick-Set Drop-in Bobbin System

It's smooth sailing with the jam resistant drop-in top bobbin. No more "fishing" for bobbin thread.

Full Assortment of Included Accessories

• 4" x 4" embroidery hoop • Embroidery arm • Soft cover • Accessory feet: buttonhole foot, overcasting foot, zipper foot, button fitting foot, monogramming foot, blind stitch foot, embroidery foot • English/Spanish operation manual

In the box

• SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine • 4" x 4" embroidery hoop • Embroidery arm • Soft cover • Free Arm/Accessory compartment • Accessory feet: Buttonhole foot Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Embroidery foot

• Embroidery bobbin thread • USB cable • Power cord • Accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, screwdrivers (2), touch pen, spool caps (3), scissors, bobbins (3) • English/Spanish operation manual • 25 year limited warranty

Exciting Range of Built-in Designs

Great Selection of Built-in Sewing Stitches

Got Designs? Check out • Pay-per-Design • Exclusively for Brother Customers • Affordable

Brother embroidery customers can easily purchase thousands of fabulous exclusive, downloadable embroidery designs on Choose from a multitude of selections, including licensed characters from Nickelodeon, Disney, Disney-Pixar, plus limited edition designs from the Brother design library. All at your fingertips at a price you’ll love. Thousands of designs you can have anytime you please!

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  • Carton Contents Embroidery arm, accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdrivers (3), touch pen, spool caps (3), Extra Spool Pin, Scissors, Embroidery Bobbin Thread, Instruction CD, language setting sheet, felt with stabilizer, USB cable, power cord and Operation Manual|USB Cable Yes|Warranty 25 Year Limited Warranty
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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 16, 2016
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    By Eliot Simcoe on May 16, 2016
    ***Update*** Almost 2 years after purchase! This machine is a great machine! I just recently did embroidery on our kids school shirts with this machine and it came out beautiful, Mario characters, Minecraft etc. Super nice job! I did end up giving this machine to my mom because her regular sewing machine was not working anymore and I now have a Husqvarna Viking embroidery machine but I still love certain features of this machine more and so I missed it when I gave it to my mom and I went and updated and bought an SE625-- I have to say, if you are going to spend this anyway- go for that machine, I cannot even begin how much better it is!!! It has a color touch screen where you can manipulate what you are working on in so many more ways! You can curve text, change colors, sizes, rotate tiny amounts like 10 degrees and it is just amazing, it cam with a CD that contains 200 embroidery designs and not stupid ones either, really nice ones I will actually use-It was only $360 At WMart store!!!

    I love Brother products! We have a huge color laser printer and it is amazing, I print like mad on there for my business and it just goes with it flawlessly. These embroidery machines are the best in My Personal Opinion. I love my Husqvarna, it does a lot of very different & beautiful stitches, the online software the machine came with is great and most importantly and the very reason I got it was because it embroiders up to 6 x 10 inch designs; but it was more than 3 times the price and I got the cheapest one they offer, no touch screen, no color on the screen, it is monochrome. And so the best value for the money is absolutely the Brother brand. When I upgrade again, which will probably be in at least 5 years! I will choose a Brother for sure because I feel if they can offer these amazing machines for this price, imagine what you get when you spend more; just how I feel about it. ***The threader on Brother machines is fantastic, it literally Never fails, I fight with my Husqvarna at times, trying 3 or 4 times to get the thread in there with the threader, their threader is a stupid design!

    ***UPDATE!!!*** 1 Year Later after my 1 Star Review...
    It has been almost exactly a year since the purchase of the SE400. It was a wretched machine to me for a while at first- having the problems it did from being thrown together by whoever put it together (read below)... I wanted to come back and say that my crafty husband that he is, looked online for a complete repair manual on the machine=we found one for $5.00. We bought it, immediately downloaded it and immediately found a sewing machine parts online store that we as regular people could buy from... It's not as easy as it sounds. You have to look for a good one if you have issues and take this route like we did. Well we got the parts, he put them on, easily I might add with the manual. It needed an entire back plate cover-$13.00- for where it was all cracked and then after using it a bit more after the first review a spring just popped out and it would not perform any of the stitch functions other than straight. So it needed a tiny spring also-it was under $1.00 from the online store.

    The machine works great now. It was fixed for under $30. by hand(my husband's :)) and I am incredibly pleased with it. I still cannot give it a 5 star because of the condition it arrived to me in but and it's a big BUT.... It does a wonderful job stitching embroidery and I am so pleased with it now. If you have issues with it, try to fix it yourself before spending hundreds... we bought this machine to save money right??? We did anyway or I would have gotten a Viking :) My husband did fix it but after watching him and being able to look at the repair manual myself, if it has anymore problems I am confident I am going to fix it myself. The repair manual literally tells step by step how to fix any issue including motor issues. It is what the professional you will take it to will use to fix your machine. It is a great machine for the money... Hands down. With the terrible and I mean terrible time I had with it- Yep She made me cry a time or two... It is a really good machine and works like a charm now. Getting some nice digitizing software this coming week and am very excited about it. I made a rag quilt two weeks ago after cutting out several hundred squares on my new big shot pro sizzix machine(awesome btw) and this machine went through 16 layers of flannel with only 2 complaints(beeps& then stops) the whole quilt.

    ***First review on se400*** I was SO excited about getting this model! My husband bought it for me for by birthday... I work from home making kids clothing and baby items so I can stay with the kids and be a stay at home mom while also making a bit of cash... I needed this machine to make my production time faster and so I could make personalized items for my business.

    I got it, it worked okay... The thread broke more than on any other machine I had... but I thought it was just the thread, the run of the mill thread I use in my serger and my $50 Brother PRW6800. As I used it more and more and realized the thread is breaking more and more and wondered why... I bought more expensive thread- $9.00 a spool mercerized cotton thread for sewing and 40 weight embroidery thread for embroidery. Still, every time I sewed I will have broken threads. So I thoroughly inspected my machine and found these tiny little scratches in my machine where the thread goes through. This is a defective unit that I received. Yet I must leave a negative review because my 30 days return policy is up on Amazon. Also the lady at the Brother company said I can drive an hour and a half away to take my machine to the Brother certified repair shop/dealer and they can fix that for me but she did not have pricing... So all of this is because I did not notice these tiny cuts in the machine until just a few weeks ago because they ARE TINY! Never less they seriously affect the performance of my machine. I placed my order the last day of February, now the middle of May and I just noticed the cuts 1 month ago. The problem is worsening, they look more like cracks now and are very pronounced when you look at them closely and I am actually afraid that this part may, at some point, break off now.

    My tension is never right, it can never be right because the thread will continue to break for the lifetime of the machine because of these tiny cracks that my machine came with. This part of the machine obviously got scratched or fell or something, when it was being put together and nobody thought it would be a big deal but it was to me, it is to me. Because now I fight with this machine every single day to get it to sew properly and it doesn't sew right. The integrity of the thread is compromised from the cracks that the thread constantly gets caught in and and just breaks my expensive thread and ruins my pieces and forget being able to embroider a design without having the thread break, its just a joke. My embroidery designs look AWFUL because it constantly breaks mid design. It just is very disappointing. This machine is a complete disappointment.

    Another problem that my machine has is the thread cutter, the automatic thread cutter does not work half the time. this is okay but it was supposed to work every single time, not half the time. I did, however, need this machine to sew and when it is shredding the thread in these cuts right in the second step on the threading guide, how can it sew properly.
    I have spent good money on Brother products, we also just bought a $200 Brother laser printer.

    My suggestion to anyone that is buying this se400 machine is thoroughly inspect it as soon as you get it because if you don't and find a problem if there is, within the first 30 days of buying it, you WILL NOT be able to do a thing about it. In my personal opinion it was $315.00 down the drain. I am incredibly surprised that the company has done nothing about it. I will be sending the pictures to them also and hopefully get something done about it. I wish my time did not run out with Amazon because this was an expensive machine and it is so obviously defective from the manufacturer, there is no way someone at home could make these marks... I just want to return it and get a different machine. So many problems with a machine that is only 2 and a half months old.
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