Recently, I’m looking for a cost-effective household embroidery machine. There are thousands of embroidery machine types, so it is quite difficult for me to select one suitable. Maybe when you read this, you can know, I’m a person with a selective disorder. So as the first step to find a perfect embroidery machine, I searched this word on Google. Can you guess what? Whenever I searched for the best embroidery machine for home use on Google, a brand named Brother always appeared. I thought it might be a leading brand of embroidery machines. Thus, I looked up the information about this brand, and I found Brother had produced a lot of excellent household embroidery machine. By comparing various parameters and performance of these devices, I chose Brother SE600 embroidery machine finally.
It’s a fantastic embroidery machine for me, fulfilling almost all of my needs. I like everything it has, whether its exteriors or interiors. After using it for several days, I decide to recommend it for you.
To give you a more comprehensive understanding of its performance and make the wisest choice, I have described its features from all angles.
- Shipping weight: 26.1 pounds
- Product dimensions: 21.2 x 15.5 x 16.5 inches
- Item model number: SE600
- Built-in stitches: 103
- Built-in designs: 80
- The number of fonts: 6
- The number of needles: 1
- Maximum embroidery speed: 710spm
- Maximum embroidery area: 4” X 4”
- 2” Sew Smart color LCD touch screen
Summary of review:
In my point, Brother SE600 is a combo machine suitable for home use and beginners. Also, the price of it is meager, and you can afford it even if your budget isn’t too much.
At first, I want to talk about its built-in designs and stitches. Maybe due to its low price, it doesn’t have too many built-in designs and stitches, but it is still enough to fulfill most of the beginners’ appetites.
Another conspicuous feature of this embroidery machine is its compact body, 21.2 x 15.5 x 16.5 inches and 26.1 pounds, so it is not tough for you to carry it out. Additionally, you can place it at home conveniently too as you don’t need to worry about taking too much space.
Then it comes to its USB connectivity. Although SE600 has had a lot of installed designs and stitches, most of them are manufacturers’ favorite, not yours. So this function makes it possible for you to input patterns you like. You can embroider any design without fearing that it will be looked as same as others.
There are various characteristics of Brother SE600, but I won’t go into too much detail here because of space constraints. If you want to know more about this machine, then read on.
Features of Brother SE600
Compact and light body
This is the most blatant feature of Brother SE600. You even don’t need to use it, just glance at it, and you can know it is a portable embroidery machine with a compact body. The dimensions of it are minimal, only 21.2 x 15.5 x 16.5 inches. Wherever you put it, it will not take up too much space. Additionally, due to its weight is only 26.1 pounds, you can carry it to anywhere conveniently. With this feature, it is possible for you to embroider without restricting by space and time. Even when you’re traveling, you can bring your favorite embroidery machine.
The number of built-in designs and stitches
As an embroidery and sewing machine produced for beginners and home use, it doesn’t have too many built-in designs and stitches, 80 built-in embroidery designs, and 103 built-in stitches. Besides, there are 6 letters in SE600, and you can adjust their sizes casually. Although these designs are not too many, it is still enough for most beginners and home use.
USB or computer connectivity is a vital feature to judge an embroidery machine’s creativity. Despite Brother SE600 has various regular embroidery designs and stitches, USB connectivity still can bring you a lot of surprises. It allows you to input more designs you like in it, and you can even input pictures designed by you, creating your unique embroidery works. With this function, your embroidery will be funnier.
Sew smart color touch LCD display
The LCD touchscreen is another crucial feature of Brother SE600. It is not just a small touch screen; it can bring a lot of convenience to your embroidery process.
Importantly, it is a full-color touchscreen, and you can change and preview your designs, including the sizes, color, and so on before stitching. For beginners like me, LCD touchscreen is quite useful, as my chances of making mistakes will be greatly reduced. Be aware that a good embroidery work will not allow you to make mistakes often.
Something you need to pay attention to:
The amount of memory
The memory space of this embroidery is not large enough. But I found it is more than enough for me. So I think for beginners for me, it is a perfect choice, but for people who are better at embroidering, it is not enough, and they should select a better embroidery machine.
Be careful; Brother SE600 doesn’t have its embroidery software. If you purchase this machine, you have to find your own embroidery software. However, once you find the suitable software, you can upload your designs in SE600 and start your embroidery work quickly.
Automatic threader is a very convenient additional feature, and you don’t need to thread manually, saving a lot of time for you. However, Brother SE600’s automatic threader doesn’t work quite well, and sometimes you need to adjust it by yourself.
You cannot expect Brother SE600 working for a really long time, just like those expensive embroidery machines. According to my judgment, it can be used for about ten years. This time doesn’t look very long. But for beginners, about several years, they need to update a new embroidery with more great functions, so 10-year durability is enough for them.
Accessories come with the machine
- 4″x4″ embroidery hoop
- Embroidery arm
- Embroidery foot
- 3 bobbins
- 7 Sewing feet: Spring-action zigzag (on the machine), buttonhole, zipper, button sewing, blind stitch, overcasting, monogramming feet
- Twin needle, darning plate
- Bobbins (2), bobbin clips (3), 6-piece needle set, disk-shaped screwdriver, 4 spool caps, spool net, scissors, cleaning brush, power cord
- Foot controller
- English/Spanish operation manual and quick start guide
- Machine dust cover
Brother SE600 is an update of SE400. Compared with the previous machine, SE600’s features become more powerful. In my view, both of its functions and appearance are very suitable for beginners and home use. Additionally, the price of it is meager, and almost all people can afford it. So it is a combo machine best for beginners and home use.
A video about the introduction of Brother SE600.