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Brother SE1800 Sewing & Embroidery Machine With 136 Built-In Designs
The versatile Brother SE1800 computerized sewing and embroidery machine is designed for the ultimate sewing and embroidery experience, with its extensive range of 184 sewing stitches, 10 buttonhole styles, 136 embroidery designs, 6 embroidery lettering fonts and maximum 5x7 inch embroidery field. in addition to the built-in sewing stitches and embroidery designs, this model allows you to design your own sewing stitches and import purchased embroidery designs for virtually unlimited creative options. Included is a generous selection of accessories, with a 5x7 inch and a 5x12 inch multi-position embroidery hoop, hard protective carrying case for easy transport, embroidery foot, 11 quick-change sewing feet, and more.
- 5"x7" embroidery field for larger designs and lettering
- Design your own custom sewing stitches with My Custom Stitch™
- Built-in memory for importing embroidery designs
- Protective carrying case and 11 sewing feet included
- LCD screen display
- 136 built-in designs
- 6 embroidery lettering fonts
- 10 built-in frame shapes
- 12 built-in border styles
- USB port built in makes it easy to get designs from your PC to the embroidery machine
- 184 built-in sewing stitches
- 10 built-in buttonholes
- Top-load/drop-in Quick-Set bobbin system
- 2 LED lighting system
- Needle threader
- Push-button thread cutter
- Thread sensors tell you when you are low on bobbin thread or there is a thread break
- 7 point feed dog system
- Sews 850 stitches per minute
- Adjustable presser foot
- 7mm wide stitches
- Machine weighs 22 pounds
- Buttonhole foot
- Overcast foot
- Monogramming foot
- Zipper foot
- Zigzag foot
- Button fitting foot
- Stitch guide foot
- Adjustable zipper foot
- Non-stick foot
- Open toe foot
- Embroidery foot
- Blind stitch foot
- Specialty thread bobbin case
- Knee lift
- Grid sheet set
- Hard cover
25 years mechanical, 2 years electronic & 1 year labor
Exactly what I expected for a beginner level embroidery machine. It works as expected and is generally easy to use. Transferring files from my computer to the machine with a flash drive was easy, but there are several designs to get started with already installed on the machine.
I would recommend this machine to any new beginner. It's easy to use. The only problem I have is that sometimes it's hard to get the hoop on. I've found through watching YouTube tutorials that it's a flaw with all of them. Don't let the is stop you though bc it's not a big deal.
You will need to purchase software if you plan on using the USB capabilities. I recommend sew what pro. It's not too expensive and is very easy to use.
I have owned 3 of these machines and I can not speak highly enough of their ability to do embroidery and applique with precision at a great price. This is the perfect starter machine for someone looking to get into embroidery. With a 5x7 hoop capability it provides expansive embroidery options. It is easy to use directly out of the box when you have the correct embroidery essentials to begin. The LCD display is clear and the thumb drive to load designs is wonderful as it provides the ability to be mobile and unconnected to your PC unlike competitor models. It is a great buy and a true workhorse machine!
Excellent embroidery machine. You simply cannot get a better package of functions at this price point. I already have the Brother HE1 so there was little to the transition.I love the 5x7 hoop, it allows for so much more freedom of design choice.
Even being familiar with Brother machines, I took the time to read the Operation Manual.A great many problems that people have had(not all) are because they aren't reading the directions. My machine had very tight tension right out of the box. Page 64 of the manual and 15 minutes had everything adjusted and balanced top and bottom. I have been able to stitch out freestanding lace, embroider tablecloths and get a jump on my Christmas list in the month that I've had it.
Do make sure to vacuum the machine frequently. If lint builds up in or under the bobbin case it will give you problems.And most of all, don't forget to have fun!
Love this machine! Upgraded from my SE400 and I love the 5x7 hoop. This machine is so user-friendly I was able to create three projects with it right out of the box. There are endless you tube videos from unboxing to first stitch to troubleshooting. I have found facebook groups for this machine to be incredibly helpful for the times I have run into issues. What a great value for a quality machine!
Good sturdy machine that is a bit challenging to master if you're used to old sewing machines as I was. Brother is a very dependable brand, but this machine is limited on stitches and accessories. Attaching and detaching the embroidery arm is cumbersome, but it makes beautiful stitches both with sewing and embroidering. I love how easy it is to load bobbins and thread needles, the hard cover, and the storage area for the ample supply of feet that are included.
This is a nice machine for the price compared to more expensive models. I enjoy embroidering on it. I am going to order the upright thread stand, because my upper thread breaks because it gets wrapped around the spool pin frequently. I have done some amazing projects already and have had this for just over a month. I purchased a set of 4 hoops to use with this because only a 5x7 comes with the machine. It is nice to have (2) 5x7 hoops because you can be hooping another project while still embroidering with the first hoop on the machine. I ordered the precut tear away stabilizer verses the roll, it is already cut for you. I tried a roll first and cut my stabilizer too lg many times, wasting some. Make sure to read your manual. It is easy to follow. It takes a bit to get the hang of repeating some stiches where you will need to at times. Also, turning the machine off during your project, read your manual first before turning off. Will need to know the needle count so you can start at that point next time. There is a learning period with this machine. Automatic needle threader works every time and saves me from eye strain. It is a real nice machine. I may give it 5 stars in another month when I have used it more, we will see.
I love everything about this machine. If you're debating between this and the PE-770D (like I was), I would suggest getting this one. Unless you'll use Disney fonts and characters on a daily basis, this one does everything exactly the same. Plus, you can always buy the Disney fonts and character files separately at a much more affordable price. The machine comes with a power cord, a 5x7 hoop, 1 spool of bobbin thread (90 wt), 4 empty bobbins, a little tool kit, 4 replacement needles (three size 11 and one size 14), instruction manuals and a plastic dust cover. I have already broken all of my needles (beginner status, clearly) so if you're just starting out, I would suggest purchasing a few extra needles (size 11). It's extremely easy to use. I did have a little trouble understanding the instruction manual when it came to threading the machine, but there are several helpful videos on YouTube and after I watched those, I can do it in about 10 seconds. Plus they give you a lot of other tips and tricks that make the entire process much easier.
It does all of the monogramming I could ever dream of (oversized crewneck sweatshirts, hats, pocket tees, etc.) and even does applique, which I am still trying to master. Overall I love this machine and I am so glad I purchased it.
Bought this back in October, it is not January 1st so I guess it is time to review. Let me start off by saying I am not new to machine embroidery. I have a singer futura xl 550 that I HATE. Its currently in a permanent time out because I cant afford to send it off and have it looked at with no gurantees and costing over $300. So we bought this machine instead where I can get it serviced semi locally (traveling about 40 minutes, instead of 8+ hours away or shipping for the singer) for around $100. I have not had any issues with this machine other than the hoop being a pain in the butt at times, especially when the part that it snaps on to is position high up on the arm. I plan on ordering more hoops in the near future and most have said the other hoops you buy are a lot easier to snap on and off. I really have no complaints. I have put in well over 1million stitches already on it, and its still going strong. I have not had it serviced yet and will probably wait til it starts giving me issues. An absolutely wonderful machine that I enjoy using!