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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
I am giving this a 5 star but not sold on 5 stars. I like this machine and it works well . I find this is easy to use and it does a nice job. I am not a total happy camper with only being able to put 200 designs on a flash stick. I find this to be some what of a pain for me to keep clearing the flash stick and putting on new one. I wish this had the same set up as the brother se 400 and use the computer to put them in as this is so much easier and less time consuming. I have also found that if you run out of bobbin thread and need to take off the hoop it was a big issue to get the hoop back on. I found that if I put the hoop on closer to me and then the other end that it does work. I was having a big issue to getting it back in place and got frustrated with this. I am happy with how well it works and it is nice and quiet but a little on the heavy side (maybe bulky is the word). I would recommend this if one is wanting to do larger than 4 x 4 designs.
I read both the negative and positive reviews and decided to purchase it anyway. Glad I did! Love this thing! I would recommend reading the manual first, as I did, don't wind the bobbin on this machine -I used my other sewing machine to make the bobbin when needed, then bought a box of 144 bobbins (even better yay) and it works like a dream. I use mainly to embroider on quilt squares and this works great. Very happy with the product and glad I went with larger embroidery hoop size. I haven't had any problems with thread breakage or bobbin issues or needle issues, works exactly as described so I don't ask for more than that from a product.
First time embroiderer with limited sewing experience: the machine is very user friendly and even though there is a learning curve it was easy to pick up on. Recommend you watch YouTube videos and read the instruction manual as well before using, and while using the first few times. I'm more than impressed and now obsessed with doing appliques!
I love this machine, but it does take a bit of patience to learn. I had a SE-400 already and this is similar, but different enough that there's still a learning curve. I did have to return my first machine which worked great for the first 3 days, then I could not adjust the bobbin thread to not show on the top of the project. Amazon made the return easy and I got a replacement right away. I've been using it for months now with very few problems. These machines always seem to need some fiddling with the bobbin tension though, but a replacement bobbin casing solved all the problems with my second machine which started messing up after a couple of months. I love having the bigger hoops and options for the larger projects although I find I rarely do larger than the 4x4 projects anyway. Still it is nice to have this machine embroidering while I use the other one to finish sewing up projects.
Easy to set up with a generous hoop. It threads itself. Standard fare for Brother. The only thing that stung was there is no memory stick included and for hundreds of $$ I think Brother could put one in the box for us. You can't hook up to your computer you need a flash drive or you will be stuck using the beautiful designs in the machine. So get with it Brother! I'm not an experienced woman with these machines but this really doesn't take any talent. Just enough skill to center your work and wait. I was running a design from Nancy Zeiman and Eileen Roche for an infinity scarf and it ran 72 minutes. (All white) Amazing how most of the time my husband and I just sat there and watched every stitch. It has stitch counter capability so if you count your stitches you'll know where to start after changing bobbins and threads. Also, I have pre-threaded bobbins from Brother in white, but, the white comes through the design so I load up with color bobbins before I get started. I love using variegated threads and using one color in the upper and a different color in the bobbin. Stabilizers are super important especially with designs that use lots of threads. What a treat just to have something this nice that I can actually use. I will be looking at the Babylock's and higher end embroidery/sewing combos in the future. Love this machine.
For those trying to decide brother has made it easy and Amazon has the right price !
Ready for embroidery right out of the box with easy threading and on screen instructions.
The pre programmed patterns are great for monogramming and embroidery designs.
Some reviews have complained about puckered and bobbin thread on top. Watch some YouTube videos with people proudly showing off their
work and eager to show you how easy it is to do.
Patience if something goes wrong , you did something wrong. Brother has made a user friendly machine. I recommend testing on the same
fabric before final embroidery. With the touch of a button you can embroider in minutes what use to take hours or weeks to do by hand.
Tips Stabilizer - very important. Different types for different fabrics. Wrong stabilizer or loose hooping will cause puckered stitches.
If bobbin thread is on top of design, your bobbin thread was incorrectly wind , or running out. Rewind
If loose stitch is on top, your spool cap needs adjusted tighter. I do not adjust thread or bobbin tension for owner operator failure.
When embroidering with multiple colors of thread, use the same brand and type ( cotton , polyester ) for each thread change. Changing thread
types could cause loose or uneven stitches.
USB port : easy to download and use , with additional designs you can buy.
Cons : the screen is small and gets distorted when sizing, but sews the right size.
Overall a very impressive machine ! With endless designs you can buy. Thank you Amazon for selling a great product at a great price !
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!
I have owned two other embroidery/sewing machines and I will say this is the best I'v had. At first I was a little hesitant because of the bad luck I had with my other machines, but I was hoping that maybe just a embroidery machine would be better. And I am not disappointed at all. I have had no thread breakage, no jamming of the bobbin case or bad sewing, it is so nice to be able to pick out a pattern and just get the thread I need and do my embroidery. I am enjoying it so much I am looking for things to embroider and I feel so good after I finish because it looks so nice. I also like the 5x7 hoop it a perfect size for the sizes I make. You won't be disappointed in this machine.
Although I found this machine a dream to use, I did send it back. The one feature I use extensively is the speed slider. For most of my sewing I do not use the foot control. This is because of diabetic foot pain. Unlike other machines I have tried out, This Brother only has one speed (about medium) when doing decorative stitches. The slider does work with your utility stitches, but ironically, those are the ones where I would use my foot control. I did try out the Brother SE425 ( from Walmart) that used the speed slider control for all stitches. So I thought that would be the same for this model. If you use a foot switch and not the start/stop button along with the slider speed switch, this is a great machine. The one thing I did like is the super wide decorative stitches. It's a real hoot watching the fabric move forward and backward while ALSO moving side to side. Bottom line, for its capabilities, hoop size, varity of stitches, it is worth the price. For me... I ended up making an obsurd jump. I have a BabyLock Destiny on order. Why do I say "obsured"?... Take the price of this Brother and multiply it by 10. Need I say any more?