What first attracted me to the Brother SE 400 combination computerized sewing and 4×4 embroidery machine was that it was a combined embroidery and sewing machine. I do a lot of sewing but not so much embroidery. But the embroidery option is very useful to have. It is also a very affordable machine.
The best advice I was ever given is if you embark on buying a sewing embroidery machine, choose one designed and built by a well-known company. This is because reputable companies have been in the market for longer periods and they have superior products and offer better after-sale services.
This will help you narrow down the choice to just a few companies that are highly rated. Brother International, for example, is well known for their sewing and embroidery machines which are of a very high quality and are very affordable. Buying any sewing or embroidery machine from Brother you are assured of a quality machine.
The Brother SE400 has features which make it stand out from other models that are on the market.
Features Brother SE 400
It has 70 built-in embroidery designs and 67 built in sewing stitches which the user can choose from. It has 120 frame pattern combination and 5 embroidery lettering fonts. This machine can be used for sewing, embroidery, and crafting.
Brother SE 400 has a very advanced threading system where the needle is threaded automatically. The machine has a touch screen LCD, an easy bobbing system, and a push button thread cutter. The machine has an internal memory that is used to store the built-in designs and allows you to import and store designs form other sources.
The machine comes with a number of accessories such as:
• A starter
• 3 sets of stabilizer sheet
• A pair of scissors
• Needle set
• Medium-size embroidery hoop
• 2 pre-wound bobbins
• 3 spools of embroidery thread
Pros. Brother SE 400
The back lit LCD display screen is one of the best features of the SE400. You can use the LCD display screen to access the tutorials on how to operate Brother SE400. When you edit the designs, before you start stitching you can see the changes that you have made on the LCD display screen.
The automatic threading system makes the sewing and the embroidery a lot easier. This is because you will no longer need the magnifying glass and tweezers for you to thread the needle. By using one button, the needle can be threaded and the thread will be cut off as required.
This is great feature for beginners
Computer connectivity will help you to keep your Brother SE 400 updated with the latest designs as you can connect the machine to your computer using the USB cable. The computer will read the machine as an external drive. Then it is just a matter of copying and pasting new designs over to the machine.
The embroidery area is 4×4 inches which is sufficient for most home users to sew and do embroidery with ease. It has a reliable and easy to use bobbin system. The advanced bobbin winds the thread fast and evenly. This makes the threading of the needle simple. The jam start resistant drop in bobbin will help you sew and do embroidery
like a professional. The machine has a 25 year warranty backed by Brother.
Cons. Brother SE 400
The Brother SE400 can at times get jammed when doing the embroidery or when sewing. It is usually because of using the wrong type of needle. Ensure you use the correct type of needle to avoid this.
Conclusion Brother SE 400
When investing in an embroidery and sewing machine you cannot go wrong with the Brother SE400. The machine comes with a number of features which will allow you to produce amazing sewing or embroidering. It is also excellent value for money.