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I need "bulky" yarn for a tapestry loom & knitting board. Would this work for me?
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how many yards of yarn is in the jumbo 14oz package of red heart super saver?
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Is there 1 or 4 looms included for this price? I see one but it says four.
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What weight is this yarn sport or worsted?
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how many yards of yarn is in the jumbo 14oz package of red heart super saver?
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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 is the difference between the pe400 & pe500

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SheShe
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The PE-500 is an embroidering ONLY machine.

The SE400 does both sewing and embroidery.
answered 2 years ago
By
asimeral
answer 2
The SE400 is sewing as well as an embroidery machine.
The PE-500 is embroidery only.
answered 2 years ago
By
asimeral
answer 3
Pe500 is an embroidery only machine and the PE400 can sew and embroidery. You can find detailed information about all the brother sewing machines at www.brother.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
febuntin
answer 4
The 400 sews as well as embroiders. The 500 is an embroidery only machine
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
windstar21
Question

What is the difference between the SE-400 and the LB6800PRW?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
LA
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The packaging and labeling. All else is the same. There are several of these type machines available. I believe the LB6800PRW comes with a rolling tote bag.
answered 2 years ago
By
asimeral
answer 2
Nothing except the rolling cart
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
windstar21
answer 3
As far as I understand it it is the SAME machine except that the LB6800PRW has more gadgets (in particular the carrier that comes with it). Imagine the machine is a doughnut, one has a simple glaze (SE400) and the other has whipped cream and sprinkles (LB6900PRW).
The basic doughnut is identical. If like me you won't be carting the machine around then you won't need the carrier . The SE400 doesn't come with a carrier although it is available to purchase separately, but it does have a dust cover which is more than enough for my needs.
I am so thrilled with my machine, I can't say enough good stuff about it!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
letthemeatcakes
answer 4
The SE-400 does sewing and embroidering. I believe that the LB6800PRW does embroidery only.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
febuntin
Question

New to Sewing/Embroidery

I am tired of paying someone else to embroider burp cloths and shirts for my kids. Is this machine easy for a complete beginner to figure out, or do I really need to take a class to start to embroider on my own? Trust me, I am fully prepared to make mistakes on my several first go-rounds but am wondering if embroidering is too tough for someone with no experience sewing or embroidering to figure out...
asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is so easy it's not funny. I've never embroidered before and did it the first time after watching the dvd. The machine is the greatest thing since sliced bread ( my humble opinion) It is quiet, I love the no foot pedal option. Customer service is great ( had a question on how to increase the fonts to embroider stockings).
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
kittenz
 - Bath, Pa
answer 2
In my opinion, if you want to take a class for fun, then do so but you absolutely do not need to take a class to learn how to embroider. I think that you just need to play around with the machine a little bit to learn basics about it before you start a major project. Do your research as far as having correct thread weight, stabilizer for the material you are using, and the correct needle for the material (all of which is included in the instruction manual). As long as you know how to properly put together fabric, stablizer, needles, and thread, you should be fine learning on your own. All of this can be researched online.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MariaH2010
 - Ohio
answer 3
I don't think so. My daughter (27) non sewer & I figured it out. We have only done simple things & I do plan to take a class. I watched the cd over a few times to figure it out
answered 4 years ago
By
nancypalmetto
 - Greenville, SC
Question

Parts

What kind of parts come with it like, presser foot, zipper foot, buttonhole maker?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
scorpiojune
 - USA
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
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answer 1
lots 'o parts! www.brother-usa.com
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IansGrandma
 - Colorado
answer 2
The SE400 comes with the following accessories:

Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Fitting Foot, Embroidery Foot, Seam Ripper, Needle Set, Twin Needle, Cleaning Brush, Eyelet Punch, Screwdriver, Touch Pen, Large Spool Cap, Medium Spool Cap, Small Spool Cap, Extra Spool Pin, Scissors, Disc-Shaped Screwdriver, Embroidery Bobbin Thread, Soft Cover, Instruction CD, Language Setting Sheet, Felt with Stabilizer
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
answer 3
Just about any sewing need is with the machine. It is also easy to switch to another foot.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
ShopperBambi
 - Cabot, AR
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 5 years, 2 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, 10 months ago
By
countryblue
 - arizona
answer 2
The size of letters depends on your hoop. This machine uses a 4x4. That is your limit.
answered 5 years, 1 month 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 5 years, 2 months ago
By
maxandmeena
 - Minnesota
Question

when you hook this up to your computer can you download a picture of your grandchild and embroider his face on a piece of cloth to make a quilt piece

when you hook this up to your computer
can you download a picture of your grandchild and embroider his face on
a piece of cloth to make a quilt piece ?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
jhhsp
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
That depends upon if your picture is in .pes format. Most pics are in .jpg which is not compatible. In that case, you could go to a digitizer and have them convert the file for you, OR, you could buy the software and do it yourself (though it's tedious to learn and expensive as well).
answered 2 years ago
By
asimeral
answer 2
No. You cannot do this without software to turn the picture into an embroidery pattern. This machine is very basic and does not have the capability to turn photos into patterns. If you are wanting to stitch photos, I would recommend getting software to do that. The software that I use is Embird and I love it. You have to buy the basic software which is $144 right now and then buy the plug-in that converts photos to patterns. I don't have the plug-in for converting photos so I can't really comment on how it does but the basic software is great and relatively cheap.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MariaH2010
 - Ohio
answer 3
The machine only recognizes certain files and regular picture files like jpeg are not the correct format unless you can save them in the PES, PEN, or DST formats. You can purchase software that will convert these for you.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Grandmatolots
 - Montana
Question

Additional font and designs

I am thinking about purchasing the Brother SE-400.... I am new to sewing and embroidery.... but would love to start making things for my daughter as well as friends. It sounds like everyone loves this machine. I was curious as to where you can download additional fonts, designs, and styles.

If you have any other tips or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
PattersonFamily
 - Texas
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can download free designs that are wonderful (you have to figure out the colors of each part of design as it embroiders , so make samples) also you can purchase them. I got many free ones from www.annthegran.com
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
GMASUNEE
 - Waterford, Ca.
answer 2
go to Brother's web page. I found it by "Google-ing" Brother's sewing machines.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IansGrandma
 - Colorado
answer 3
My local Brother dealer gave me a booklet for ibroider.com. This site has some great individual designs for a reasonable price. The family and consumer science teacher at our local school sent me to annthegran.com. There are some free designs, as well as some reasonably priced designs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
mrsbeeteaches
 - Alabama
Question

What is the size of the sewing throat area?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
beles
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/ gives all particulars for that and other space area questions.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IansGrandma
 - Colorado
answer 2
If you mean the embroider hoop size, it's 4" by 4" on the medium size hoop.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
jarhead66
 - Prairie Grove, AR
answer 3
The throat size is about 5"
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
HTMQ
Question

Does the SE400 have a 1/4 foot or do you purchase it sep?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
sthorlan
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does not come with a 1/4 foot. You would need to order one. But the edge of your J foot is 1/4 inch.
answered 4 years ago
By
chief
 - Niceville FL
answer 2
www.brothers-usa.com/homesewing/
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IansGrandma
 - Colorado
answer 3
No, the SE400 does not come with a 1/4in foot. You can purchase the foot, and other accessories, at:

http://www.brother-usa.com/
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
Question

Would like to see the 5 embroidery fonts.

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Thousand Oaks, CA
on Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE-400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Go to the Brother website, or to your local Brother dealer. :-)
answered 2 years ago
By
asimeral
answer 2
go online to Brother International and you can find out all you want about this machine, and customer service over the phone is poliet and helpful.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
drgnldy
 - North Carolina
answer 3
go to you tube....they had an overview of the product there
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MOE01
 - New York, NY
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