Brother PE800 is a computerized model to embroider, quilt, and do appliqué. It has 138 built-in patterns and 11 fonts that look accurate and professional. Its max speed is 650 SPM. The unit’s fast setup, a wide range of options, and auto-threading make this model convenient and straightforward.
The Brother embroidery machine, PE800, measures 21 x 19 x 19 in size, weighing 13.7 pounds. Its screen has 3.2 inches on the diagonal.
The unit is noteworthy for its excellent functionality and multiple adjustments available through a touch screen. For example, users can merge designs, move things around, as well as change the colors, the density of the stitches, frame designs, and check how it will look on the LCD display. One can also toggle between inch and millimeter measurement systems. The opportunity to regulate the maximum embroidery speed and tension facilitates the process for the newcomers. Many other options are available, and the Brother PE800 manual discloses all of them with explanations.
The PE800 is easy to use, starting with the bobbin winding: just put it in a spool pin and get a spool cap on there. Press a lever to perform the automatic threading and put the thread through the hole in the bobbin. Put the latter on the holder and push the holder to the right. The LED indicator will glow orange to notify that the machine is ready for a bobbin winding. Consider using only a 90-weight bobbin thread.
The Brother PE800 has a couple of LED lights that illuminate the working area well. Such a brightness facilitates working with dark fabrics and positioning them on the stabilizer. The item supports software that allows converting .jpg or .jpeg files into .pes or .dst ones. However, it’s necessary to buy it separately. It’s also possible to use a USB drive to import designs outside those programmed in the machine. Besides, the unit has enough memory to store the new designs a user has created.
The Brother PE 800 precisely reproduces the built-in designs, making the flawless stitches. While creating monograms, it's possible to place the letters in 2 rows and an arc. Note that it has only one needle. So, it’s necessary to change the thread each time for a new color. The maximum design size the hoop can take is 5 x 7 inches. I’d recommend always using hoops (stabilizers) to avoid fabric puckering and uneven stitches.
On the front, the Brother PE800 features a multi-colored LED touch screen and buttons to edit the designs. Besides, it’s possible to choose the hoop size relevant to a specific design. The power cord, on/off switch, and a USB port are on the right side of the item. Unfortunately, the machine lacks a storage compartment.
The PE800 features an impressive set of accessories. Apart from a standard screwdriver and extra bobbins, the pack includes a thread net, markers, curved, applique scissors, and an extra set of embroidery hoops.
The Brother PE800 embroidery machine is a catch for beginners thanks to an easy-to-understand touchscreen, the opportunity to slow down the speed, and an affordable price. Besides, a bunch of accessories saves money. The professionals might lack speed, hoop size, the ability to trim jump stitches, and sewing functionality.