Brother SE400 Vs SE600 Vs SE625: What Works?

In this post, we did a comprehensive comparison of the three of Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machines. The Brother company have several models of sewing and embroidery machines.

However, we only made a comparison of three of their top models i.e. SE400, SE600 and SE625. After going through this post, you should be able to decide which to choose out of the three models.

The Manufacturer

Brother Industries Limited, the manufacturer of the SE series Computerized Combination sewing and embroidery machines under review, has many models and other products to their credit.

Established in 1908 by Kanekichi Yasui as Yasui Sewing Machine Co. in Nagoya, Japan, the company overtime has developed to the Brother Group. Brother has expanded its business over the globe to more than 40 countries and regions.

After starting as a company into the business of repairing sewing machines, it grew by focusing on their own technological development.

However, through diversification, the company broke into new markets and stands as a brand we all know today. For more than 100 years Brother makes an array of products to satisfy customers need.

Computer printers, multi-function printers, desktop computer fax machines, industrial sewing machines, electronic typewriters, knitting machines, domestic appliances, and machine tools are all the products of the company. [1]

Brother SE-400 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The SE400 model comes with 70 built-in embroidery designs, 67 built-in sewing stitches, 120 frame pattern combination and 5 embroidery lettering fonts. With its computer connectivity, you can easily connect it to a PC for updating and importing designs to your machine.

It has a backlit touch screen LCD for displaying designs and editing control. With the screen, you can also watch some tutorials about the machine.

The SE400 comes as an easy to use machine with Quick-Set drop-in top Bobbin system. It comes with an automatic needle threading system making it work faster. As a beginner or advanced sewer, you cannot resist the performance of this machine. (Full Brother SE400 Review)

Brother SE-600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Brother SE600 two-in-one sewing and embroidery machine allows for ease of creation. The machine comes with a series of customizable features and advanced technology that makes for smooth sewing and embroidery.

With this 4 x 4 computerized embroidery machine, you can view embroidery designs in full color on a large 3.2” Sew Smart Color LCD touchscreen. You can easily view design edits before stitching.

The advanced technology of the SE600 makes it more versatile. It has expanded embroidery design-editing feature.

This feature makes it possible to change individual thread colors, place lettering in an arc, move designs on the touchscreen using your finger etc.

It also comes with an additional built-in feature that makes for the simplification of the design process. It features 80 new and exciting embroidery designs.

It also comes with 103 built-in stitches and USB port for importing designs or updating the machine. The machine comes loaded with such features as needed up/down, variable speed control, and a drop feed for creative free-motion sewing. It has a large needle-to-arm workspace of 6.4” x 4.1” for seamless quilt folding and larger projects. (Full Brother SE600 Review)

Brother SE-625 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Brother SE625 combination computerized sewing and 4 x 4 Embroidery machine with color LCD screen. It comes with a total of 280 embroidery designs. Unlike its predecessors, the SE625 comes with more colors, more designs, more fonts, more workspace and more features for advanced working.

With a 3.2” Sew Smart color LCD touchscreen, you can view your design edits in full color. It features an expanded embroidery design editing features. The function affords you the ability to change individual thread colors, place lettering in an arc, more designs on the touchscreen with your finger etc.

Its computer connectivity makes for easy updating and importing designs. It comes with 103 versatile built-in stitches, needle up/down, variable speed controls and drop feed for creative motion sewing. It features an expanded 6.4” x 4.1” needle-to-arm workspace which makes it easy to work on quilts and other larger projects.

Brother SE400 vs. SE600 vs. SE625: Comparison Table

Making the three Brother Sewing Machine models go head-to-head we discover the following:

ModelSE-400SE-600SE-625
Integrated Stitches67103103
Embroidery Hoop Size4” x 4”4” x 4”4” x 4”
Touch ScreenMonochromeFull ColorFull Color
Speed for Embroidery400 SPM400 SPM
Integrated Embroidery Designs708080 (200 on CD)
Embroidery Letterings566
Needle ThreaderAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Work lightLEDLEDLED
Weight13.6 pounds11.82 pounds24 pounds
USB ConnectivityYesYesYes
Added Accessories:
SE-400SE-600SE-625
• Embroidery arm
• 4”x4” Embroidery hoop
• Embroidery foot
• Softcover
• Free Arm/Accessory compartment
• Embroidery Bobbin thread
• Power cord
• Accessory bag with a seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, Two screwdrivers, touch pen, three spool caps, scissors, Three bobbins
• Accessory feet: Buttonhole foot, overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Embroidery foot,
• English/Spanish operation manual
• USB Cable
• Embroidery arm
• 4”x4” Embroidery hoop
• Embroidery foot
• 3 Bobbins pre-wound
• 7 sewing feet: spring action zigzag, buttonhole, zipper, button sewing, blind stitch, overcasting, monogramming feet
• Twin needle, darning plate
• Two Bobbins
• Three Bobbin clips
• 6-piece needle set
• Disk-shaped screwdriver
• Four spool caps
• Spool net
• Scissors
• Cleaning Brush
• Power cord
• Foot controller
• Machine dust cover
• English/Spanish operation manual and quick start guide
• USB Cable
• Embroidery arm
• 4”x4” Embroidery hoop
• Embroidery foot
• 3 Bobbins pre-wound
• 7 sewing feet: spring action zigzag, buttonhole, zipper, button sewing, blind stitch, overcasting, monogramming feet
• Twin needle, darning plate
• Two Bobbins
• Three Bobbin clips
• 6-piece needle set
• Disk-shaped screwdriver
• Four spool caps
• Spool net
• Scissors
• Cleaning Brush
• Power cord
• Foot controller
• Machine dust cover
• English/Spanish operation manual and quick start guide
• USB Cable

What Differences Exist Among Brother SE400, SE600 and SE625?

The trio Brother models come with different features which we shall see shortly. Considering the differences will help you in making an informed decision of which to go for.

If you want to know these differences, we suggest you continue reading:

In-Built Embroidery Designs

For the Embroidery designs, the three machines defer while the SE400 comes with 70 built-in embroidery designs, the SE600 comes with 80 built-in embroidery designs while the SE625 comes with 80 in-built designs with an added 200 designs on CD making a total of 280 embroidery designs.

LCD Touchscreen

The SE400 differ from other models in terms of the LCD screen, while it comes with a monochrome screen, the two others come with full-color touchscreens – Sew Smart Color LCD.

Embroidery Letterings

The SE400 has less number of lettering compared to the SE600 and SE625 which have the same number of letterings.

In-built Stitches

The SE400 comes with 67 in-built stitches while the SE600 and SE625 come with 103 in-built stitches each.

Weight

All three models vary in terms of their weights. While SE625 happens to be the heaviest of the three, the SE600 stands as the lightest while the SE400 stands in between.

Which Embroidery Machine Should I Buy Out of Three?

Answering the question of which machine to buy of the three absolutely depends on you. When you consider the three models, you will notice that the differences in features and the prices are not huge. If you want to consider the price, you can go for SE400. However, if you want to spend the extra cash you can go for either SE600 or SE625.

Furthermore, if you want more designs and willing to spend the extra box, then go for the SE625 since it has more designs on the CD. Now, if you don’t mind using the same designs and not willing to add more money, then opt for the SE600. Well, what’s the fuss about more designs, if you need more designs you can use the USB connectivity to import more for yourself.

FAQs:

Q: If The USB Cable Got Damaged Or Broken, Where Can I Get Another One?

A: Have no fear, the cable happens to be a standard USB cable; meaning, you can buy it anywhere.

Q: Can I Use This Machine To Embroider On Cotton Shirts And Tee Shirts?

A: Yes, you can. For best result, ensure you use a stiff backing on the area to be embroidered.

Q: Speaking Of Custom Patches, Can I Make Them On These Machines?

A: Of course, you can make custom patches with them.

Q: As A Beginner, Can I Buy Any Of These Machines?

A: Sure, why not. These machines are user-friendly and can be used by anyone be it professional or newbie.

Q: Can I Create My Own Personal Designs And Use Them To Embroider?

A: Well, yes. However, to do that you need to have an embroidery digitizing software which helps convert the images you create to embroidery format i.e. .pes format. After creation, you can then use them.

Conclusion

Now that you have the required information about the three range of Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine – SE400, SE600 and SE625 you most assuredly can never be hoodwinked to buy what should not buy.

All three of them are effective and wonderful with only very slight variance in features, not performance. If you carefully weigh your options, the variance should not be a problem.

We thank you for investing your time wisely reading our post today. We love to hear from you; so, do not hesitate to leave your comments, inquiries, or questions in the comment box. One more thing, remember to share this post and do not forget to rate it.

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  1. Patricia

    They are all great sewing machines. BROTHER got very good machines so I don’t expect less from all of them. They have some similar features, so I think the choice should be on what each individual wants for themselves particularly. For me, I will go with the SE625. It is a bit advanced and I love the fact that it works seamlessly.

  2. Angelina

    It’s SE625 and nothing more. Though the others are good too. But one that comes with more colors, more designs, more fonts, more workspace and more features for advanced working is what everyone will go after as it also has computer connectivity which makes for easy updating and importing designs. What more can make sewing more fun? Lol

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