Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sewing Machines > brother SE400 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
brother SE400
sewsewmom
sewsewmom
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/26/05
Posts: 22
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/22/13 11:22 PM

Is Brother Se400 good? It doesn't come with invisible zipper foot. where can I buy it and what model number it is. There are many different feet, I don't want to buy a wrong one. Does the zipper foot come with the machine works good?

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6875
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/22/13 11:39 PM

This is the foot according to the Brother website.

Many like this model. Then some decide they should have gone with a larger embroidery area. This is normally indicated by the size of the hoop that comes with the machine.

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Advanced
CO
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 2626
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 1/23/13 3:34 PM

I bought the Brother SE400 on Amazon last summer. It's an amazing little machine for the price. Simply amazing!

THIS is a link to the foot that will fit the Brother.

The price of that machine has gone down about $40 since I purchased.

If you don't already have an Amazon Prime Membership, you should sign up for the free trial just before buying the machine. The free shipping is worth it.... and after I did the trial, I kept the service because I do like the streaming video options they have free for members.

------
My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

RadarRadiance
star
RadarRadiance
Intermediate
NV USA
Member since 10/24/07
Posts: 1380
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/25/13 9:16 AM

Have you seen the PE500?
It is less money and looks to be the same machine???
I have an older SE350 and it is a nice little sewing machine and the embroidery is really good on it for the price of these machines it is amazing!!! My first embroidery was only 4.4, still use the machine all the time for sewing but use my brothers for embroidery.
You can also get a repositioning hoop for these smaller brother machines hoop at amazon You still only sew a 4.4 inch field but you don't have to rehoop, just adjust to add more for a larger appearing design. If you have Embird or different software you can split a design and stitch it out larger in these hoops. Love Embird, use it all the time

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6875
Login to reply to this post

In reply to RadarRadiance <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/25/13 11:54 AM

PE is not the same as PS.

The 500 is embroidery only and the 400 is sewing and embroidery.

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

col47
col47
Beginner
FL USA
Member since 5/5/12
Posts: 65
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/11/13 1:12 AM

I bought my se400 from ebay and sewed with it for 8 months and loved everything about it. Its embroidery worked like a charmed. The only thing about it was its 4x4 field. I wanted a larger embroidery field so I finally got a larger machine, traded my se400.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> brother SE400

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Simplicity 2475
photo
Review by JasperJ on 11/15/09
Read Review

Butterick 5415 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
Butterick 5415 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 0179 Pattern
Kwik Sew 0179 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7760
photo
Review by becca a on 2/1/09
Read Review

Peek-A Boo La Jolla Swimsuit Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )
Peek-A Boo La Jolla Swimsuit Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Sweet Pea Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )
Peek-A Boo Sweet Pea Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )

Details
Price: $3.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Valencia Jacket & Pants Pattern
Sewing Workshop Valencia Jacket & Pants Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby Travel High Chair Pattern
SewBaby Travel High Chair Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN