Model # SE400

Internet #205223191

Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine
0012502624950

Brother Discontinued

Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Highlights

  • Built-in push-button thread cutter
  • View on-screen tutorials and troubleshooting guides
  • Maximum embroidery speed - 100 Stitches Per Minute
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Product Overview

  • Built-in push-button thread cutter
  • View on-screen tutorials and troubleshooting guides
  • Maximum embroidery speed - 100 Stitches Per Minute
Embellish your projects beautifully and affordably. Reliable, feature-rich, and budget-friendly, the SE400 delivers both a full range of sewing features, and the ability to embellish home decor, clothing and gifts with its included 4 in. x 4 in. embroidery capabilities. Beginner and more advanced sewers alike enjoy the SE400's many built-in sewing features, including 67 sewing stitches with 98 stitch functions. And getting started with embroidery is easy, with the intuitive LCD screen display, built-in tutorials, and quick start guide. Choose from the built-in embroidery design library of 70 decorative designs, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 lettering fonts. With its computer connectivity, you can also import. pes designs from your PC, or import designs purchased from www.ibroidery.com and other web sites. Plus, the SE400 has a built-in embroidery card slot, for use with optional Brother embroidery cards (available for separate purchase). Explore the fun and creative possibilities of sewing, embroidery, crafting and quilting - all at an affordable price.
  • 67 built-in sewing stitches, including utility, quilting, heirloom and decorative stitches
  • 70 built-in embroidery designs, 5 embroidery fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations
  • Large 4 in. x 4 in. embroidery area
  • Easy-to-view back-lit, touch screen LCD display
  • Design editing features including rotate, mirror-images, increase and decrease the size of your designs
  • Computer connectivity for importing designs and updating your machine (USB cable included)
  • Easy threading, with automatic needle threader
  • Super easy bobbin winding system
  • Quick-set drop-in top bobbin
  • Built-in tutorials on how to use the SE400's sewing and embroidery functions, right on the LCD touch screen display
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Product Overview

  • Built-in push-button thread cutter
  • View on-screen tutorials and troubleshooting guides
  • Maximum embroidery speed - 100 Stitches Per Minute
Model #: SE400
Internet #: 205223191

Embellish your projects beautifully and affordably. Reliable, feature-rich, and budget-friendly, the SE400 delivers both a full range of sewing features, and the ability to embellish home decor, clothing and gifts with its included 4 in. x 4 in. embroidery capabilities. Beginner and more advanced sewers alike enjoy the SE400's many built-in sewing features, including 67 sewing stitches with 98 stitch functions. And getting started with embroidery is easy, with the intuitive LCD screen display, built-in tutorials, and quick start guide. Choose from the built-in embroidery design library of 70 decorative designs, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 lettering fonts. With its computer connectivity, you can also import. pes designs from your PC, or import designs purchased from www.ibroidery.com and other web sites. Plus, the SE400 has a built-in embroidery card slot, for use with optional Brother embroidery cards (available for separate purchase). Explore the fun and creative possibilities of sewing, embroidery, crafting and quilting - all at an affordable price.

  • 67 built-in sewing stitches, including utility, quilting, heirloom and decorative stitches
  • 70 built-in embroidery designs, 5 embroidery fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations
  • Large 4 in. x 4 in. embroidery area
  • Easy-to-view back-lit, touch screen LCD display
  • Design editing features including rotate, mirror-images, increase and decrease the size of your designs
  • Computer connectivity for importing designs and updating your machine (USB cable included)
  • Easy threading, with automatic needle threader
  • Super easy bobbin winding system
  • Quick-set drop-in top bobbin
  • Built-in tutorials on how to use the SE400's sewing and embroidery functions, right on the LCD touch screen display
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.4 in
Product Height (in.)
15.1 in
Product Width (in.)
15.2 in

Details

Appliance Type
Sewing Machine
Automatic Needle Threading
No
Color/Finish
White
Color/Finish Family
White
Cover Included
No
Features
No Additional Features
Number of Buttonhole Settings
10
Number of Needle Positions
1
Number of Presser Feet
7
Number of Stitch Positions
1
Preprogrammed Embroidery Designs
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
24.2 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Small Electric Product Type
Sewing Machine
Style
Classic,Cottage,Industrial,Transitional
Wattage (watts)
45 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.4 in
Product Height (in.)
15.1 in
Product Width (in.)
15.2 in

Details

Appliance Type
Sewing Machine
Automatic Needle Threading
No
Color/Finish
White
Color/Finish Family
White
Cover Included
No
Features
No Additional Features
Number of Buttonhole Settings
10
Number of Needle Positions
1
Number of Presser Feet
7
Number of Stitch Positions
1
Preprogrammed Embroidery Designs
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
24.2 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Small Electric Product Type
Sewing Machine
Style
Classic,Cottage,Industrial,Transitional
Wattage (watts)
45 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

Does this come with a case. The documentation says no but the photo does show it.... THANKS!!!

Does this come with a case. The documentation says no but the photo does show it.... THANKS!!!
Asked by: Ann
Ann, this model has a nylon dust cover,and a handle which comes up through the top of the dust cover, so you can carry it by the handle. Brother may offer a separate hard carrying case. Home Depot also offers another model of this machine (at about $400) which includes a rolling carrying case. In hind sight, I wish I had gotten the model with the rolling carrying case. I do highly recommend this machine, for being a very user-friendly machine at a reasonable price.
Answered by: CarolJeanCarmichael
Date published: 2018-12-02

Can you embroider on cuffs of dress shirts with this machine?

Can you embroider on cuffs of dress shirts with this machine?
Asked by: roseboll
I think you would be able to embroider on cuff's of shirts. Although, I would try it first on a shirt or strip of fabric. It will be difficult stabilizing the cuff, put definitely think it's possible! Good luck!
Answered by: Vicki
Date published: 2018-07-21

Can it embroider hats?

Asked by: Shug
Yes, and if need help youtube has some really good information on doing hats.
Answered by: kasperack
Date published: 2018-05-26

Does the Brother SE400 have an automatic needle threader

In the product overview it states that it DOES. In the specifications It states NO. Which is it?
Asked by: cat44
it does and it is a wonderful feature, another feature I like is the thread cutter
Answered by: dolphin
Date published: 2018-04-25
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Customer Reviews

Sewing and Embroidery Machine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 659.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific little machine! I have had this machine now only a month and a half, but I have put it through its paces. The needle threader is a dream! Best needle threader ever and I have a couple of machines of other brands with threaders. The machine is responsive, smooth, VERY quiet and does both sewing and embroidery well. Sewing on it is a charm! Really - the stitches are as good as any brand of machine, and I haven't needed to touch the tension setting for any of the projects I have done. It does free motion really nicely too and I didn't have to change the tensions for that either. I have used several different threads top and bottom on it and all does well. The light is rather dim, but I put LEDs in the harp, so it doesn't matter. I am a novice embroiderer and that is why I bought this machine - for the fun of a little embroidery, but now I love to sew on it! I wouldn't think this is a choice for a large free motioned quilt, since the harp is rather small, but for overall sewing and 4x4 embroidery you cannot go wrong with this machine.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb machine by any standards I've had the SE400 for a little more than a year and just in the last month have used it for regular sewing. I also have a CP-7500 which I love, and it did most of my sewing for the last 2 years, but decided I'd like to give the 400 a shot. Man, what a blast!! The CP is great, but the SE is much nicer, smoother, and quieter. It is just a very well built, solid, GREAT machine! The threader works awesome (but the CP one is great too!), but I think it's the extras that make it such a great machine: thread cutter, bobbin warning, the LCD screen, the embroidery, etc. It also comes with several feet and many accessories you don't get with other brands. I haven't sewn on too many machines, but I have seen a lot, and can say that for the money this has got to be #1, and likely rivals machines 2x or more in price. I'm just completely pleased and will recommend Brother machines to everyone!!! Great investment that I know I'll be using for decades!! Thanks Brother!! P.S. you MUST turn the feed dogs off for embroidery or else you get thread shred, and I don't remember seeing that anywhere in the manual. Just a head's up :D
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply The Best!!! Buying the Brother SE400 is the best thing ever! i have not used it fully just yet. The features can be overwhelming but i know i will get there sooner or later. I struggled with the bobbing and threading in the beginning but after i went to Youtube to source some videos on bobbing and threading i became a pro in less than 5mins. I had wanted the LB6800 PRW but the price kept going up by the second, sold out the next minute. I had to give up, i finally went for the SE400 and glad i did, its so smooth and quite. Overall, i love my machine and would highly recommend it. Also Home depot was the cheapest online at the time i purchased it. Walmart was cheap too at the time but when the price kept rocketing walmart went haywire with the increase SMH. The only problem though which doesnt really bother me is if it came with a proper carrying case and brother should have also included assorted embroidery thread and not just the white thread. I also purcahsed the Singer Universal 611 carrying case for it from home depot and they were the cheapest online too.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Machine I could have purchased This machine has met all my expectations. The embroidery patterns that are preloaded are excellent and I have done names on all my co-workers shirts, and aprons for my mothers work. i have also bought a couple from the brother website and uploaded them onto the machine via usb and it was actually very simple and I was able to save them on the machine for future use. Sewing is a breeze, I have had this machine for about 6 months and for the first time this week attached the pressor foot. I absolutely love the start stop button and the automatic thread cutter. I have been able to let my creativity run wild. along with constantly learning about this machine, sewing and embroidery in general. I started sewing with a old maching from the 40's and wanted a new fancy one. this machine is great for begginers and can grow with the more talent you gain. I have and will continue to recommend this to people who want to get started sewing and experts alike. No buyers remorce here!
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine for a Beginner I have had the SE400 for about four months. I bought this machine on a whim. I had no previous experience with embroidery, and I have used this machine for embroidery only, even though it has sewing capabilities. I got it with everything needed to start embroidering except for the fabric. It was very simple to learn how to operate the SE400. I originally thought that I would use it for making patches for my vests and jackets that I wear when riding my motorcycle. I have used it for much more than that. Adding embroidery to some of my wife's shirts, making Christmas gifts for family members and friends. The SE400 has been so simple to operate and trouble free that I have been doing more with it than I ever expected to. I will probably buy another machine this year with capabilities for larger hoop sizes. I would recommend this machine to anyone who wants to try their hand at embroidery. My only complaint is the fonts that come with the machine. This is a small issue and I have purchased other fonts for very little additional money that have satisfied my needs.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased I bought my Brother SE400 as a beginner and have had this machine for almost 2 years. I did online research before I decided to get the SE400. It is a great machine; easy to use and has fantastic features. I especially love the needle threader and thread cutter and the green/red light indicator which makes actual use easier and more enjoyable. The onscreen programming is user friendly as well. After watching the DVD, I really had no problem in operating the machine right from the start. I am writing this because my friend recently purchased a Janome and I realize what a great purchase my Brother SE400 is. The Janome is only an embroidery machine, does not have a thread cutter; the needle threader is awkward to use and machine programing in general is too. I am trying to help my friend since I have had my machine longer. It is a more difficult machine for a beginner/novice to operate, however I do like the larger embroidery area and the actual look of embroidered fonts on the Janome. I love the versatility of the SE400 and how easily I can pack it up and move to a different location. If you are just beginning machine embroidery, you will find there are a lot of challenges but using the Brother SE400 will not be one of them.
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bobbin thread was showing on top straight out of the box. I usually love brother so I was disappo... Bobbin thread was showing on top straight out of the box. I usually love brother so I was disappointed. Returned to the store.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Sewing Machine! I have been sewing for almost 50 years, started out in 4H and have never stopped. My Lady Kenmore machine that faithfully sewed everything from fine lace to canvas boat covers died after 35 yrs! You won't believe this, but it was my Husband who researched and found the Brother SE400. Fabulous! Fabulous machine. Love the new innovations like auto needle threader and thread cutter! Love the minut increments that the needle can be moved right and left. I have no problems sewing fine blouse fabrics, and just the weekend replaced a Carhart zipper in a pair of coveralls.Then the Embroidery! I had never given thought to an Embroidery machine, but this opened up entirely new crafting ideas for me. I monogrammed all of the Christmas gifts I made for my friends at work. I love this machine, it's a shame I cannot attach a photo of my monogram handy work. Can't say enough good things about this machine. Oh yes, it's light too, as I carry it to my computer to download embroidery patters to it!
Date published: 2016-01-15
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