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Brother Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400

This Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 can be connected to a computer, allowing you to enjoy future machine updates and easily import and digitize embroidery designs directly from your computer. The embroidery machine comes with seventy built-in embroidery designs and 5 monogramming fonts. Ninety-eight stitch functions in this Brother SE-400 machine let you blend your creativity with technology. This quickset sewing machine includes drop-in bobbin and an automated needle threader. Get the most out of this computerized sewing machine using the on-screen reference guide in sixteen languages. It even features an LCD panel. The Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 is designed to give your projects a customized, high-end look, and at the same time, is priced to fit your budget.
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Questions & Answers for Brother Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400

Question

What kind of bobbin does it use?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Lake
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I only use the Genuine Brother bobbins that are recommended for it, and the size designation is SA156. I suggest you only use the same, other bobbins, including the ones that say "will fit any Brother machine" are not Genuine Brother and can cause tension problems. DO NOT use metal bobbins of any kind, these can scratch the plastic bobbin case and will definitely give you tension problems. You would have to replace the bobbin case very soon if you use metal bobbins.
answered 11 months ago
By
SierraGranny
answer 2
This machine will use Brother SA156 bobbins.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Brother or even Universal type
answered 1 year ago
By
JonInAZ
answer 4
Thank you for your question.

The machine uses Brother SA156 bobbins. Walmart carries our bobbins and are carried under Brother SABobbins.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Can this machine use a larger hoop? e.g. the 6 3/4 x 4 in or larger even?

My main concern is how did these buyers get designs that appear to be much larger than the format of the original hoop that comes with the machine (4" x 4")?

Please reply ASAP as I would like to make my purchase so I can do some Mother's Day gift items.

Many thanks!
asked 1 year ago
By
lerjuk
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a larger hoop available but you will have 'split' your design to use it.
answered 8 months ago
By
ClaudiaSews
answer 2
There is one other hoop that will work with this machine, And it is about 5 x 7. You can not extend the 4x4 inch design, that is all the machine will recognize, but you can do a design, then load another small design in without rehooping. So a design, and perhaps a name under the design is about all you can do. There may be a bigger after-market hoop that is made for this machine, but I only know of the ones that Brother makes for it, and again, it still will not let you extend the design past the 4x4 inch. That capability is determined by the machine, not the hoop size.
answered 11 months ago
By
SierraGranny
answer 3
Yes it can use that large hoop or larger.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
Thank you for your question.

You can use the large hoop with this machine, which provides a 5 x 7 sewing area. However, it doesn't change the maximum embroidery area of the machine. It will remain as 4 x 4. It does provide you more room when adding designs together or doing longer names, sentences, etc., without having to rehoop your fabric as often.
answered 1 year ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Can a larger hoop be purchared and used for this machine?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
windstar21
answer 2
Yes, you can purchase the smaller, the larger, and the hat hoop!!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
AngelicasMommy
 - Kennard, Tx
answer 3
Yes, you can purchase additional hoops for the SE400 at: http://www.brother-usa.com/
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
Question

Is the SE400 compatible with Vista? Also what is the measurement of the throat, can you fit a lap size quilt under the harp of the machine?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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answer 1
its compatible with Vista. www.brother-usa.com will answer specific questions.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
IansGrandma
 - Colorado
answer 2
It does not plug into a computer in order to work. You download designs from the internet and plug in your USB cable to transfer patterns from your laptop to your machine. As for the 'throat' and 'harp' I think this machine is too small for large quilts you need one that is a pure quilting machine not a sewing and embroidery one. I have only made a crib quilt and it was difficult considering the thickness. If you want to embroider design for your quilt look for an embroidery only inexpensive used one to compliment your larger quilting model.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
windstar21
answer 3
Yes it is compatible with Vista, I used it to quilt a twin quilt so you shouldnt have any trouble with a lap quilt.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
Question

Machine description says easy to read LCD display..Does the display have a back lite as the SQ9000 model has??

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
luv2sew4ever
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
salsajam2
 - East Tennessee
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
answer 3
Yes, the LED is lit and the only things I had trouble making out was parts of the embroidery designs when working on them, and my eyes are not the best.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
GMASUNEE
 - Waterford, Ca.
Question

i want to purchase this machine but i would like to know if i'll be able to use patterns off urbanthreads.com, what is the format for this machine???

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
cherrry
 - tn
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
check with brother.com
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 2
You need to format to PES.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
AngelicasMommy
 - Kennard, Tx
answer 3
The brother format is .pes.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
Question

can i input my own designs

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Possibly not you need a scanner for that facility and a more expensive machine
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 2
Yes but you will have to buy 2 softwares to do this. The design software and the PE-Basic with a blank memory card.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
answer 3
yes you can update and create. search the brothers website and locate this model and it has more details on the functions
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
thesewingqueen
 - TX
Question

Can I use a 6 X 9 frame?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Atalayla
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you need a bigger and more expensive mahcine for a hoop that size. 4 x 4 is the area this machine embroiders
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 2
The only avaliable hoops are the included 4x4, and the optional 6.75x4 and 2x1.5
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
awg0020
answer 3
No. The computer system is set for a 4x4 design and that is all it will do. You can move the hoop to make a bigger design. You can buy software to allow you to split a bigger design and then you can use a bigger design and move the hoop each section.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
Question

I am wanting to embroder only, is this the machine I need?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
HDH123
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. You have the option of just sewing or just embroidery.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 2
No this machine also sews. Go to Brother.com for more models then shop around.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
windstar21
answer 3
No, this machine sews and embroidery. wal-Mart does sell the Brother Embroidery only machine though.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
AngelicasMommy
 - Kennard, Tx
Question

Need help with Embroidery

I recently purchased this machine and I absolutely love it but I can't seem to figure out the embroidery part. Every time I try to embroider it gets hung and I end up having to cut out the thread. I watched the video along with read the manual and I still seem to be lost. Can anyone give me any helpful details?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Kristi6229
 - Oxford, Alabama
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
you may need to make sure that you're using embroidery thread. If you are, you can contact Brother techs online who will help you..
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 2
I ran into similar problems. Embroidery is new to me. Make sure you are using embroidery thread for the top and the bottom. Regular thread won't work right. Also, make sure you use a stabilizer and that it's taut in the hoop. These two important details fixed it for me.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Bruska
 - New Jersey
answer 3
This machine will not use cheap non branded thread. Change to Robison Anton or one your colour chart recommends. Above the color number is the name of the thread. Very inexpensive on Ebay.

Also use a stabilizer fabric under the fabric you are embroidering. Until you are used to the machine use a nice firm cotton for your top fabric. Good luck.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
windstar21
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