Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
The Brother SE400 is one of Brother’s combination sewing and embroidery machines. As an embroidery machine, the Brother SE400 makes it easy for a hobbyist or an experienced seamstress to select and edit patterns using the backlit LCD touchscreen. There are 70 built-in embroidery designs, 5 monogramming fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations to choose from. As a sewing machine, it boasts of 67 built-in sewing stitches, 10 styles of one-step automatic buttonholes, and automatic features such as its threading system and thread cutter system.
Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 15.4×7.08×11.02
- Weight: 23.8 lbs.
- On-screen reference guide
- Memory card support
- Advanced needle threading system
- Push-button automatic thread cutter
- Quick-Set™ drop-in bobbin
- Maximum stitch width: 5 mm
- Maximum stitch length: 7 mm
- Maximum embroidery field: 4” x 4”
- Automatic presser foot pressure
- Snap-on presser foot attachment
- 25-year limited warranty
Brother SE400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Review
Just like its precursor, the SE350, the Brother SE400 is a popular combination sewing and embroidery machine. 90% of the reviews were rave reviews, giving the product mostly 5 stars. There were people who had issues with it, but they were very few. The Brother SE400 got an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon, which is not at all bad as far as ratings go.
Almost everyone said he or she found the Brother SE400 very easy to use. Many of its automatic features made using it extremely convenient for both beginners and experienced tailors and seamstresses. As an example, we’re giving you a list of the conveniences that one reviewer enumerated. Said reviewer was more than satisfied with the product because of the many stitch options. According to her, the stitches were not at all difficult to adjust. She also said that the machine made embroidery a simple task. She still had more to learn about the embroidery function of the Brother SE400 at the time that she wrote the review, but she expressed confidence in the machine’s ability to guide her through the rest of the learning process. According to her, the manuals – the picture guides, written instructions and USB guide – were more than well-equipped to help her navigate her way around the Brother SE400 machine, containing clear and detailed instructions.
We gathered from most of the reviews that this combination sewing and embroidery machine is a smooth operator, executing straight, clean, professional-looking stitches. It’s also solid, durable and flexible, giving users numerous options. An example of these options is the choice between sewing with the presser foot or with a button. A significant number of users who reviewed the product apparently preferred the push-button option to the presser foot. We weren’t surprised to find that out since, based on most accounts, the push-button option made sewing a breeze.
We mentioned earlier that there were reviewers who had issues with the Brother SE400, in spite of its popularity and the seemingly general concensus that it is a topnotch sewing and embroidery machine. The very few (less than 1%) 1-star reviews were written by customers who assumably received defective parts or an overall defective product. It’s understandable, of course, that customers who get malfunctioning products aren’t satisfied customers.
Almost all of the abovementioned customers, though, seemed to have taken issue with the company’s customer service rather the product itself. Those who had the “pleasure” of contacting Brother’s customer support claimed that the staff were unfriendly “robots.”
The Brother SE400 itself, though, seems to be a nearly perfect product, in spite of Brother being a seemingly less-than-perfect company. We can’t ignore the 90% of customers who used the adjectives “excellent, great, awesome, best” and other variations of those superlatives to describe this combination sewing and embroidery machine. We therefore see it fit to recommend the Brother SE400 as a topnotch product; like one reviewer said, with this product, “You get a Cadillac for the price of a Pinto.”