The Brother SE-400 is a computerized sewing machine with features for quilting, embroidery and for sewing crafts.
With the included USB cable, you can connect this Brother embroidery machine directly to your computer and upload embroidery designs directly from the web in seconds, or you can download the SE400's internal software, directly from the Brother website.
This embroidery sewing machine doesn't just do machine embroidery--it also handles itself for garment construction and sewing crafts--as well as any Brother sewing machine.
The array of available stitches and features on this embroidery sewing machine makes it a well-rounded and useful machine for the home crafter.
The Brother SE 400 offers a dizzying array of built-in stitches and stitch functions for the serious or intermediate sewer.
67 built-in stitches
96 stitch functions
Decorative, Quilting, Utility, and Heirloom stitches
Quick-set(TM), top drop-in bobbin system
Automatic needle-threading system
Push button built-in thread cutter
7 specialty presser feet
Brother sewing machine features tend to include ease-of-use luxuries like the automatic needle threader, the built-in thread cutter, and an impressive notions package.
This model comes with an instructional DVD and manual, and a soft vinyl dust cover.
As an embroidery sewing machine, the Brother SE 400 comes with a starter set of machine embroidery designs, and limitless possibilities for more, via the USB connection and software. It includes:
5 monogramming fonts
70 built-in embroidery stitches
120 frame combination patterns (10 frames and 12 patterns)
4" x 4" embroidery field
This machine takes the "computerized" in its description, as a Brother computerized sewing machine, very seriously.
Although the software is for Windows PCs, reviewers report success in connecting the machine to Mac systems as well.
Some of the 400's computerized capabilities include:
512K machine memory
Upload any .pes file from your PC or the internet
Recognizes both blank and Brother's wide variety of pre-programmed memory cards
Update machine software through USB port
Backlit LCD Touchscreen
One limitation of this Brother machine is that designs must be 4" x 4" or smaller. The 4" x 4" max embroidery field might be a squeeze for users with large-scale machine embroidery needs.
The Brother SE400 is constructed of plastic parts. Many reviewers report that the machine's weight keeps it in place during most projects, and longer-term users report no complaints as to the 400's durability.
Nevertheless, plastic machines tend to lack the solid feel of their metal counterparts with heavy-duty use.
This Brother embroidery machine ships with a vinyl cover, but you can buy a Brother Carrying Case
for it, if you desire.
In Your Sewing Room
If you are an intermediate sewer with an interest in beginning machine embroidery, and your computer desk isn't far from your sewing table, you need to get connected with the Brother SE 400.
This Brother computerized sewing machine will soon have you making your personalized, custom-embroidered mark on a wide range of your sewing crafts and fashions.