Brother PE540D Embroidery Machine Review

  • Quality - 8.5/10
  • Design - 10/10
  • Price - 8.5/10
  • Ease of Use - 8.5/10
  • Durability - 10/10


Overall, the Brother PE540D Embroidery Machine comes very neat in its packaging, easy to use by the beginner, and produces nice results.

Are you looking for an embroidery-only machine for your embroidery training? Alternatively, are you looking for something to supplement your sewing machine? Are you passionate about doing brilliant designs and you wanted to start your journey with an embroidery only machine? If this is so, then you are in the right place.

The Brother PE540D embroidery machine is designed to give you amazing number of inbuilt designs that will enable your imaginative aspiration to come alive. With easy to learn features, tutorials and a wide embroidery area, you should be able to set your learning in motion.

This unit has been designed with an LCD display that enables you to view your designs and come up with creative embossing. There is more, you can easily view the tutorials that comes with your machine on the LCD display.

If you want to learn more about this unit and its benefits, please continue reading.


  • Product Weight: 22.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 22.4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 15 x 15.2 inches
  • Brand: Brother

Features of the Brother PE540D Embroidery Machine

  • It comes with Built in Mickey Mouse and Friends Design.
  • This embroidery machine is easy to learn, easy to use especially for the beginner.
  • It has a 4″ x 4″ embroidery area.
  • It comes with 35 built-in designs.
  • It includes 70 decorative designs.
  • This embroidery machine has 120 frame pattern combinations.
  • It is designed with a Backlit LCD display.
  • It comes with built-in tutorials that can be watched through the LCD display.
  • This machine is backed by twenty-five years limited warranty.
  • This unit comes with a detailed operational manual.

Consumer Reviews

At the time of this writing, this product is rated 4.5 of 5.0 star rating on, which is high. As we often say, when a product is 4.5 of 5.0 rating and above, it really means that users are satisfied with their units and are willing to recommend it to others.

During our research, we discovered that majority of the reviews were positive and reviewers are happy with the performance of this unit. Only a few complained about the embroidery space, which is even insignificant if you are a beginner.


  • It could be used as a gift for your loved ones.
  • This unit delivers excellent performance.
  • For a beginner, this should be an excellent embroidery machine. If you have never used or bought an embroidery machine before, then this will be an excellent option for you, as you don’t have to spend much.
  • This unit is very easy to use. In addition, it comes with tons of designs for making embossment on your clothing items.
  • Make your children love you more by designing Mickey Mouse and Friends decorations for them.
  • Even if you are a novice, you can easily make different embroidery patterns for your holiday gifts.
  • It comes with an assorted number of accessories.
  • It is sturdy and stable which means you are probably going to enjoy it for a long time before you think of replacement.
  • It operates silently so that you don’t disturb sleeping kids or your neighbors.
  • For beginners, this requires very little setup to do in getting it to work.
  • This unit comes very neat in its packaging and the instruction manual is very detailed – it is written in simple and easy to understand terms so that it will be easy for you to follow the first time.


  • If you need to do large projects like quilting, this model might not be suitable for you. We recommend you go with the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine that we reviewed here:
  • This is an embroidery machine only, not a sewing machine. This perhaps is not a con, but we are putting a signal here so that you don’t make a wrong decision.

Reputation and History of Brand

If you have ever bought an embroidery machine, there is a possibility that you know much about Brother. This company has been in the industry for quite sometimes now producing lower-end and high-end embroidery machines.

With excellent customer services and quality line of products, this company has secured a firm position in the industry. If you are looking for a company that produces quality embroidery machines as well as being backed by users (through reviews online), this is it.


With a decent amount of features and an affordable pricing for this unit, we recommend it not only for the beginner but also for the experienced users. It has computer connectivity for importing different designs from your computer or the internet and you have free access to customer phone and online technical support when you encounter any problem with your unit.  Overall, this unit comes very neat in its packaging, easy to use by the beginner, and produces nice results.