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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
how many of these are needed for a regular sized baby blanket?
Recent Question:
Can the hoop be used without the stand?
Recent Question:
What color is the go green yarn? I need kelly green for my school colors...
Recent Question:
does the SE400 come with the Brother-PED Basic Embroidery Software?
Recent Question:
Yes, I would like to know how many yards in the skein also.
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what is the difference between this se 400 and the se425
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does the SE400 come with the Brother-PED Basic Embroidery Software?

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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

walking foot

Where can I purchase the walking foot for the Brother 400? Thank you, Michele
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
emt2001
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
ebay or brothermall. I purchase most of my feet from ebay
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
angelizr95
 - Sioux Falls, SD
answer 2
To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit(http://www.brother.com/)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 3
Genuine dealers on Ebay or Amazon.com
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 4
You can purchase the foot, along with many other accessoreis at:
http://www.brother-usa.com/
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
Question

What size is a monogram letter on this machine?

I know the hoop size is a 4 x 4 but are the letters smaller than 4 inch?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a smaller hoope that comes with it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 2
Yes - you tell it what size you want, nothing will be exactly 4x4 because you need to leave room for the edge of the hoop - it's more 3.97x3.97
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
madebygrace
 - Chicagoland
answer 3
The 4 x4 is the hoop size the letters are much smaller
answered 4 years ago
By
windstar21
answer 4
The letters that come already on the machine are not able to get to the 4x4 size. I was able to download some fonts online and was able to get them to be over 3 inches, but that is the largest I have needed so far.
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answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RuffledCharm
 - MS
Question

Transfer embroidery designs from my computer?

Hi

I have bought some embroidery deisgns, can I transfer them from my computer to this sewing/embroidery machine?

what software do I need?

and does this machine have the imput for the flashcard?

Thanks
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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answer 1
you can tranfer them to your machine if they are the correct file check with a dealer or brother on that I think it is PES. You do not need any software to do that and you can buy embroidery cards if the built in patterns are not enough. Never heard of a 'flashcard'
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 2
You will need the software to convert the designs from CD to memory card. The software can be piurchased at Brothermall.com or places like Nancy's Notions.com.
answered 4 years ago
By
AngelicasMommy
 - Kennard, Tx
answer 3
If the file is a .pes, you just need to upload it via the usb cable, no software needed. There are several different software titles that would allow for conversion or editing. Start by checking out Brother's website for their software.
And yes, the SE-400 does have a slot for the Brother flashcards.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
awg0020
Question

what type thread does it take

Im buying this machine soon and need to know what kind of thread it uses
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
pamela1955
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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answer 1
For sewing you need regular thread. Embroidery thread to embroider.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 2
Think about a different model. I have the SE270D and wanted to upgrade to a machine with computer capability. While the 270 will embroider a design with 14 color changes without a problem the 400 I bought has been returned once because it won't embroider without jamming. The replacement is just the same so thats going back for a refund.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
windstar21
answer 3
Stick with the higher quality threads, such as sulkey. For some reason, the embroidery machines do not like Coats & Clark thread & they do horribly with the cheap package brands found on EB.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
granne55
Question

Can I use a 6 X 9 frame?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Atalayla
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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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 3 years, 10 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, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
Question

Can you change the size of the letters that you embroider?

I am looking for a machine that I can use to embroider names on baby clothing. What size letters does this machine embroider and can I change the size if needed?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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answer 1
It makes all the letters in s-m or large. I have used the small & med on baby clothes.
answered 4 years ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
answer 2
The size of letters depends on your hoop. This machine uses a 4x4. That is your limit.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
answer 3
You can adjust the sizes of the letters a little but without having to re-hoop your fabric. You can do single letters from very tiny (1/2 in) upto 4 inches with the hoop that comes with it. I do not have a larger hoop at this time so I am not sure if you can adjust the letters to fit a larger hoop. I just got this machine and so far it has been perfect. You can load larger fonts onto your computer then transfer them to the machine. I have not tried this yet but it is on my to-do list.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
maxandmeena
 - Minnesota
Question

can i quilt with this machine?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it has a free style quilting option.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 2
Small crib quilts only it is not big enough for a large one
answered 4 years ago
By
windstar21
answer 3
yes
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
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, 2 months ago
By
cherrry
 - tn
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
check with brother.com
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
windstar21
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 2
You need to format to PES.
answered 4 years ago
By
AngelicasMommy
 - Kennard, Tx
answer 3
The brother format is .pes.
answered 4 years ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
Question

can i input my own designs

asked 4 years, 4 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 3 years, 10 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
thesewingqueen
 - TX
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 ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
its compatible with Vista. www.brother-usa.com will answer specific questions.
answered 3 years, 5 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 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 ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
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