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From: st13031
Date: 04-23-2007, 11:33 AM (1 of 2)
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a Brother 98-Stitch Computerized Sewing & Embroidery Machine, SE270D, the kind they sell at walmart?

I am still fairly new to sewing, but have always wanted to get a embroidery machine too.... I have been making some handmade items that I wanted to have embroideried. I have contacted places around town to outsource it, but it just seems like maybe a waste of $$ and time running things by to them all the time, KWIM?

Does the Brother SE270D do a good job at both sewing and embroidering? Can anyone share thier honest thoughts and opinions on it with me? Is it easy to do lots of different designs with? I know it is probably the cheapest embroidery machine out there, but it is still a large investment to me at this point...:goodvibes:

Also wondering if it is easy and fairly cheap to get more designs and fonts for the machine???

Any information you can share will be helpful!

Thank you so much!
User: st13031
Member since: 02-27-2007
Total posts: 35
From: bridesmom
Date: 04-25-2007, 08:04 PM (2 of 2)
I don't know much about this Brother, but being that the Brothers take .pes designs, there are tons of freebies on the internet. You can buy lots of different cards for the Brother (Babylock, and White are also .pes), but they can get expensive. If you download from the net you need a program to get them from the computer onto a card. I'm not sure if this machine comes with any software, so I'm guessing you'd have to go with an 'Ultimate Box' from Vikant, which allows you to put designs from your computer, onto the card, then into the machine. Unless you can hook directly into the computer, which I don't imagine you can. If you want to be able to see the designs on your computer, you need a program to do that as well, and Embird is a nice inexpensive easy to use program that you can download. Hope that doesn't scare you off at all, and good luck with getting more info about the machine.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
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