Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Review

Ratings
  • Quality - 10/10
    10/10
  • Design - 10/10
    10/10
  • Price - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Ease of Use - 9/10
    9/10
  • Durability - 10/10
    10/10

Summary

This machine can perform the function of sewing as well as embroidery. And the manufacturer has been able to fuse plenty amazing features as well as a complete set of essential accessories for easy usage. We recommend this product if you are looking to master your sewing and embroidery skills while having an improved experience at the same time.

9.7/10
Brother has been in the sewing machine industry for a while and they have been able to stay on the top spot because of the quality of their products. The SE400 combination computerized sewing embroidery machine is a new breed of sewing machine that brings a new experience to the industry through the innovative designs by Brother.

With a reasonable price and amazing features, this unit has been able to win the heart of many sewers – enthusiasts and beginners alike. It has a simple design and a loving interface, which makes it suitable for the sewing and embroidery lovers. With a simple design and intuitive interface, you can’t go wrong with this unit if you are just starting out to test your hands on sewing and embroidery. As for the experienced users, this machine will complement your sewing skills and techniques.

Consequently, in this review, you are going to learn the how the features built into this product can help you as a beginner and what to look out for before you make your purchase. And if you are have been sewing and making embroidery for a while, we will go over the features, pros, and cons that will help you make an informed decision.

Features

  • Bilingual user manual
  • 25-year limited warranty from the manufacturer
  • Free phone support from the manufacturer for the machine lifespan
  • This machine enables you to easily sew, quilt, and make embroidery
  • This unit is built with a Backlit touch screen LCD display
  • It has 67 distinctive sewing stitches
  • It has 70 inbuilt embroidery designs
  • This unit comes with only 5 lettering fonts
  • The SE400 computerized sewing machine has computer connectivity
  • It has one-touch Automatic Thread Cutter

Specs

  • Computer Connectivity: You won’t have any limit to the amount of embroidery design you can import to your machine from the internet or your computer. This feature allows you to come up with custom designs and you can even buy designs from dedicated websites on the internet. In addition, whenever an update is available from Brothers, you can easily get it – thus making sure your machine is up to date.
  • Automatic Needle Threader: Do you always worry that you won’t be able to make a nice threading without tweezers or a magnifying glass? With the automatic needle threader on this machine, that worry will simply end as you can now thread without the use of tweezers or magnifying glass.
  • Backlit LCD Touch Screen: The Backlit LCD touch display gives you a clear view whenever you need to do something on this machine. Moreover, the user interface is also designed intuitively so that controlling and adjustment becomes easy for the beginner and a delight for the enthusiasts.
  • Warranty and Free Phone Support: When you purchase this machine, you will have access to free phone support all through the lifespan of the machine. This machine is also backed by 25 years manufacturer warranty on any defect. Not only does this make life easy for you, it also gives you assurance that the product you are buying is genuine.

Dimensions

Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4×4 Embroidery Machine weighs 10.9 lbs and is 20.3 x 15 x 15.2 inches. Note however that this weight might be different from the actual shipping weight. The shipping weight is usually higher because of the addition of extra components while it is being packaged for shipping.

What’s Included In the Box?

  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • The 4” x 4” Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • Another 4” by 4” Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Arm
  • Soft Cover
  • Free Accessories Compartment
  • Operation Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Embroidery Bobbin Thread

Pros

  • It has a USB cable, which allows you to connect the machine to your system with ease. As a result of this, you can effortlessly upload different embroidery designs to your machine from the internet or through your system. Another important thing about this machine is that whenever there is an update from the manufacturer, you will be able to get the update and maintain updated operational software.
  • This machine is compact in size and light in weight. A solid handle is carefully placed on the handle of the machine so that you don’t tire out your hands when you decide to move it around.
  • Another important benefit of buying this machine is that it has a solid construction and anyone can easily get around the working mechanisms. And even if you can’t work out the mechanisms on your own, you have a user manual that comes with your packaging that you can easily consult to guide you.
  • The threading feature on this unit makes using this machine easy and graceful. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy hitch free operation whenever you work with this machine because it works quietly in the background so that you can concentrate on what you are doing.
  • This machine comes with so many accessories that you don’t have to worry about any activity that needed to be carried out with an accessory. You can easily complete any activity that requires the use of accessory and if you are inclined towards machine embroidery or if you are presently a sewer, this is going to be a good choice for you. In addition, if you are new to threading, embroidery and sewing, in general, the plethora of features will make the learning curve interesting for you.
  • Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4×4 Embroidery Machine is a durable machine. This means that it can stay with you for a very long time so that you will save money you would otherwise have used for replacement. That is this machine has been able to maintain the #1 spot on Amazon bestseller.

Cons

  • Some reviewers have complained that the tension on this unit is a bit flimsy. This means that it can be knocked off easily. However, with our experience reviewing this kind of product, we have found that this kind of problem is due to manufacturer defects.
  • Another complaint we came across during our research is that this unit easily breaks down with few months of usage. We don’t know if this is due to individual generate problem or a factory defect, but we know you are in a better position once you know this can happen to you.
  • This unit is a bit expensive. While we think that the features far outweigh the cost of buying this unit, we can’t deny the fact that the price is on the high side.

Conclusion

This machine can perform the function of sewing as well as embroidery. And the manufacturer has been able to fuse plenty amazing features as well as a complete set of essential accessories for easy usage. We recommend this product if you are looking to master your sewing and embroidery skills while having an improved experience at the same time.