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|Sewing Area:||125mm (4.92") x 175mm (6.89")|
|Needle Type:||Flat Shank Domestic|
|Bobbin Type:||Style A or Type 15|
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Brother PE770 5"x7" Embroidery-only machine with built-in memory, USB port, 6 lettering fonts, 136 built-in designs, and toll-free customer support Take your embroidery to the next level with the feature-rich, user-friendly PE770 embroidery-only machine from Brother. With its expansive, 5"x7" embroidery field, you'll be able to stitch larger designs appropriate for jackets, bags and home décor items, and have more space to combine and rotate designs, lettering, frames and borders for truly custom, one-of-a-kind creations. Choose from the built-in library of 136 designs, and for even more options, use the built-in USB port to import designs from a USB memory stick. The PE770 also offers built-in memory, so you can save your designs for future use. Perfect for home embroiderers looking for a fast, versatile, dedicated embroidery machine they can grow with over time. Backed by a 25-year limited warranty and free phone support for the life of the product. The Brother PE770 has been awarded a "Consumers Digest Best Buy" seal from Consumers Digest. The publication awards its "Consumers Digest Best Buy" seal to products that its staff judges to offer the most value for a given amount of money.
Hi, Tracey. A lot of dealers will recommend winding your own bobbins. Unless your machine takes an unusual size of bobbins (not the case for the PE-770), or you're trying to match the color of your top and bottom thread, that is not necessary. Prewound bobbins can actually be preferable as they are wound by machine, providing a smooth, uniform wind. Please let us know if you have further questions.
Embrilliance Express (free)
Welcome to embroidery. :)
When you are using purchased letters, the usual way to create words is to stitch each letter, opening one at a time and placing it within the hooped area, right on your machine. That's probably the most painful method. There are other options:
1. You can use embroidery software to open each letter one at a time and arrange a whole word or hoop-full of words and save that as a new design file. You would then take your design file to the machine and stitch that. There are many software programs that will do this. Some of those programs are Basic Embird and Embrilliance Essentials.
2. You can see if the fonts you purchased are available in .bx format, and use Embrilliance Express (free) software to make words out of your fonts. This is much much easier than option 1 above, because instead of opening each design file, you would just type the letters in the software, and the words would form for you. Then, similar to option 1, you would save the new design file in your machine's format, and take it to your machine and stitch it.
I hope that gives you an idea of what is possible. Please ask any follow-up questions that you would like to.
Thank you so much foe your reply. I will definitely try it
I use 8x10 for my 5x7 hoop.
Look at the outline of the item you wish to embroider. Keep that in mind when you see the blob. (Also, just putting one or two items on your USB will help you to distinguish one file from another.) Hope that helps. I LOVE my PE770 so much that I purchased a second one when the original went to the shop for preventive maintenance; couldn't "live" without it for a week.
I also have a hard time distinguishing the blobs It might help you to know that the files you put on it are organized alphabetically or numerically by name, with numbers before letters.
Something else you can do is to put one file on the USB at a time.
I have 2 brother machines one is the pe770, it does a 5x7 hoop my other one is a project runway and is a sewing and embroidery machine. The dealer will always try to talk you into buying a more expensive machine, they make money off of that sale, now that being said....buy what you can afford!!! don't let anybody talk you into something you don't want. If I had more money to spend I would of like a machine with a bigger hoop size, but my budget would not allow me to have that, so a pe770 was my way to go. I was also lucky to purchase one off of ebay for about 499.00 dollars brand new, it came with everything and a warranty. Keep your budget in mind and what features you really want and how your going to use your machine.... pleasure or for a business, this will also tell you what type of machine you really need.
Caroline, I have the PE770 and I just love it. The screen is black , not colored but is fine. With the USB plug to load patterns it is very nice. I also bought the jumbo hoop with is over a foot long. This is nice when you are making a design that requires more room for a lot of lettering or 2 designs close together. You can also find this machine for a pretty reasonable price online without paying an arm and a leg. Good luck in embroidering.
Like Laurel said PE770 has a 5x7 hoop. So doe sthe innovis ns1150e. They both have the same stitching speed and an advanced threading system. They both have USB capabilities. One difference I note between the two is that the innovis ns1150e has a color touch screen; PE770 has a backlit touch screen. Also Innovis ns1150e lets you combine designs on the machine's touchscreen. That is something you can also do with software at a computer, if you choose to.
Here is the link to the PE770 on Brother's site: http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/modeldetail....
Here is the link to the Innovis ns1150e on Brother's site: http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/modeldetail....
I love my 770. It is my second Brother Embroidery machine and I bought it because it uses a larger 5x7 hoop and I could load designs directly from my laptop to a flash drive that fit the machine. The only thing that would make this machine better, in my opinion, is having a color display, which would probably increase the cost of the machine.
I have loved this machine from the beginning. It is so easy to download patterns from web site onto a flash drive and have saved many so it doesn't take up space on the machine. You will find many things to download and use for baby things, gifts such as aprons, napkins and wedding gifts. This machine is only for embroidery and can not be used for sewing. Hope this helped in determining what you pick.
Hi Kristin. I am new to Embroidery also, and I talked to Pam Brown (800) 401-8151, ext. 145. (Web site): www.SewingMachinesPlus.com, and she was real helpful helping me to choose my first machine. I was looking at the Jenome 400E, but for the money, I went to the Brother PE770. It is a real nice machine, and easy to operate. Just go to You Tube and watch the videos with Vince Acuri. Everything I learned was from him. He is slow, but he is thorough. As far as price, I got mind with a lot of extras for around $900 bucks. Basic machine betwenn 500 and 700. I think you will be really satisfied with this machine. I love mind, and you can tell Pam that I recommended her to you. Very helpful indeed.
Hi, Angela. Thanks for the question. The PE-770 takes a home embroidery needle. You'll see a variety of different needles that are compatible with your machine at the bottom of the PE-770 page at Embroidery.com:
If you need more information on how to choose a machine embroidery needle, I recommend watching our "Embroidery Basics: Needles" video:
Please let us know if we can help you further at this time.
Both of those ideas are good ones, and no harm in trying them both. I have heard that some machines are more prone to this.
What type of machine do you have. haha... this is the problem I have when I read the digest version. I see now that you have the PE-770.
It seems like there may be a bit of a tension issue, which may be resolved by cleaning the bobbin area and case. The machine probably prompts you to re-thread the top, which may help. You also may find that re-threading the bobbin yields good results. As an ongoing solution, that's not great, but it may help you to pinpoint the source of the problem.
Thanks for the positive review! They fit my PE-700 perfectly, too.