Brother PE500 vs. SE400

What is the difference between the Brother SE400 and PE500? The PE500 is without sewing features (only Embroidery). They offer almost identical basic features except for On-Screen Editing (see table).

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pe500 vs se400 Brother PE500 vs. SE400

On-Screen EditingYesNo
Included Accessory FeetEmbroidery footButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot, Embroidery foot
Other Included Accessories3 spools embroidery thread, 3 sheets of medium-weight stabilizer, embroidery arm, accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, screwdrivers (2), touch pen, spool caps (3), scissors, embroidery bobbin thread, bobbins (3), USB cable, power cord, English/Spanish operation manualEmbroidery arm, accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdrivers (3), touch pen, spool caps (3), Extra Spool Pin, Scissors, Embroidery Bobbin Thread, Instruction CD, language setting sheet, felt with stabilizer, USB cable, power cord and Operation Manual
Foot ControllerYes
Sewing FeaturesNoYes

The SE400 delivers both a full range of sewing features, and the ability to embellish home décor, clothing and gifts with its included 4″x4″ embroidery capabilities. The computerized SE-400 combination embroidery and sewing machine is designed to help you give your projects a customized, high-end look — all while being priced to fit your budget.


Download: PE500 Manual | SE400 Manual

SE400 Sewing Features

  • Bed Area (Depth x Width) | inches 5.5 x 13.1
  • Work Space (Height & Width) inches | 3.9 x 5.3
  • Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) | 710
  • Knee Lifter | No
  • Feed Dog | 7
  • Back to Beginning Key | No
  • Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine | 8
  • Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) | 67
  • Buttonhole Styles |10 One-step
  • Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts | No
  • Stitch Width | 7mm
  • Stitch Length | 5mm
  • My Custom Stitch™ Feature | No
  • Side Feeding | No
  • Start/Stop Button | Yes
  • Speed Controller | Yes
  • Twin Needle Setting Key | Yes
  • Needle Position Key (Up/Down) | Yes
  • Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature | No
  • Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment | No
  • Presser Foot Leveling | Yes
  • Automatic Presser Foot Lifter | No
  • Pivot Function | No
  • Drop Feed/Free Motion | Yes
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot | Optional (additional purchase required)
  • Built-in Quilting Stitches | No
  • Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)
  • Free Arm | Yes
  • Table | No
  • Specialty Feet Included | Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

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