The SE625 Brother is the all-in-one solution for DIYs and hobbyists. This model can sew and embroider, making 710 SPM and having 280 embroidery and 103 sewing designs included. With the embroidery area of 4 x 4 inches, plenty of options and editing functions, the item seems to be a good fit for both beginners and experienced masters.
The Brother SE625 measures 21.06 x 16.42 x 15.28 inches and weighs 25.3 pounds. So, it can hardly be called portable. The needle-to-arm workspace has 6.4 x 4.1 inches in size, leaving space for implementation of any project.
The Brother SE625 handles all types of fabrics, moving them very smoothly during the operation. It even deals with thick materials like canvas and denim. This model is easy to use thanks to the automatic threading and the opportunity to adjust speed. Besides, it has a drop feed to stitch in any direction that is an excellent feature for quilting. I’d like to see more decorative stitches since most of them have a utility design. Besides, it would be better if the needle stayed down automatically when I stopped the unit. Still, the SE625 stops working when it’s time to change the bobbin that gets me rid of looking inside to check it.
This Brother SE625 embroidery machine goes far beyond its in-built capabilities. It’s possible to use the authentic or bought designs in .pes .phc, and .dst formats, importing them to the machine through the USB drive. One can preview and edit designs before getting to work. The editing means changing the color or the font size, adjusting stitches’ length or width, placing letters along the arc, etc.
This model is simple to use. It features a foot pedal but allows regulating speed by moving a slider. Thread cutting and reverse stitching can also be either manual or automatic. The removable free arm helps cope with the tube-shaped parts.
The Brother SE 625 is designed with a 3.7-inch color LCD touchscreen and an operational panel on the front. The foot pedal’s jack, USB port, and a handwheel are located on the right side. The air vent to ensure the air circulation around the motor is also there. Everything that is necessary for a bobbin winding is on the top. The power and feed dog position switches are on the back. The LED lights are included. They're relatively bright but aren't enough to make possible the operation without the proper lighting in the room.
The manufacturer provides only one stabilizer. It’s challenging to open and close it, which is especially annoying while working on large projects. There are 7 feet in the pack for various purposes, including lettering and blind stitching. There are also needles, scissors, a darning plate, bobbin and bobbin clips, spool caps, and a net in the kit.
Summing up the Brother SE625 review, I’d like to note that this model is a win-win solution for embroidery, monogramming, and sewing. Besides, it still lacks trimming and a detachable wide table. Besides, the machine jams fabric and makes uneven stitches sometimes. It’s designed for home use rather than for professional one because of the small embroidery area and low speed. However, the latter can become a catch for beginners.