Brother SE400 Review
So earlier this summer, I wanted to see if I even had a liking for doing embroidery. I needed to know *before* I plunked down $8,000 for a dream machine. I decided to buy this Brother SE400 from Amazon. It was the perfect thing to do!
I stitched out a few designs – and they came out perfectly. Here’s one:
I just whipped that out on a scrap I had handy… I didn’t know squat about using the right stabilizers, etc. It *still* turned out great. I think I’m going to use this alongside some selvage edge work and make an iPad cover or something.
Anyway…. here’s another cool thing about that little machine…. look at the *nice* range of stitches it has! Earlier this year, I bought an Elna New Lotus – paid about $900 – and it only has 18 stitches on it. This little machine blows that one outta the water!
What’s In The Box With The Brother SE400
The Brother SE400 comes with all this . . .
almost everything you need to get started.
- USB cable to attach the embroidery machine to your computer for importing embroidery patterns.
- Buttonhole foot
- Overcasting foot
- Monogramming foot
- Zipper foot
- Zigzag foot
- Blind Hem foot
- Button Fitting foot
- Embroidery foot
- Seam Ripper
- Four Bobbins and Three bobbin Clips
- Needle Set
- Twin Needle
- Cleaning Brush
- Eyelet Punch
- Disc-Shaped Screwdriver
- Felt with stabilizer
- Touch Pen
- Three Spool Caps (large, medium, small)
- Extra Spool Pin
- Spool Net
- Foot Controller
- Embroidery Hoop (4 inches x 4 inches)
- Embroidery Bobbin Thread (White)
- Language setting sheet
- Accessory bag
- Dust Cover
- Software CD
- DVD containing tutorial videos
- Quick Reference Guide, Bilingual In English And Spanish
- User Manual, Bilingual In English And Spanish
- Computer Connectivity and Downloading Guide, Bilingual In English And Spanish
Bottom Line…. I would soooooo buy this machine again. It did a great job sewing, and the embroidery function was simple to learn and it did a wonderful, quality job – but you can expect that from Brother & Babylock. They’re known for their top notch embroidery machines.
I think it’s amazing that they can put this machine out for less than $350!
If you want the ability to sew & possibly embroider – this machine is the ticket. One more thing to think about: even if this was *only* a sewing machine (and didn’t have embroidery!).. it would be a fantastic choice for a sewing machine for someone just starting out or for someone who already has an amazing machine who wants a very portable machine to take to classes, etc.