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Brother® Pacesetter PC-8200

Specifications  
Sewing Area: 178mm (7.01") x 129mm (5.08")
Max Stitches: 120000
Needle Type: Flat Shank Domestic
Bobbin Type: Style L
Read Formats: PES 
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Compatible Hoop Products

wayne l.

I bought this machine at an auction for $60. I had no idea what I was getting. It has some of the things it needs. Am I going to be able to get part for the machine? If it works is it a good one? I have learned alot about older machine purchases for sure!


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Sheryl B.

Wayne, the 8200 was the first embroidery machine I had. I bought it in 1999 and never had any trouble with it. Took it in for servicing every so often (not every year like I probably should've) and just donated it to someone about 3-4 weeks ago who needed a new sewing machine so she could make masks for people. I never used it for sewing, myself; just embroidery. It's a good workhorse!

I also gave her the hoops and the PE Design and the card, in case she wants to try embroidering when the mask rush is over.

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Heather B.

Hi, Wayne. I haven't used the PC-8200 so I can't comment on how good it is. I do know that we sell the Snap Hoop Monster and Utltimate Box Plus with Type II card, which are compatible with your machine (see links on this page to compatible products). Once you have a blank card and a box such as the Ultimate Box, you can download designs in the .PES format from sites like ours and transfer them to your card via your box. (Do be aware that the PC-8200 has a maximum 5"x7" sewing area.)

You should be able to find other parts elsewhere online, for instance, SewingPartsOnline has a bunch of products that would be compatible for your machine:

https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/brother-pc8200-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&index=1

Best wishes!

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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wayne l.

My name is Toni. For some reason it put my husbands name. I will check out what you have. Thank you. Any infor will be appreciated.

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Heather B.

You're welcome, Toni. If you'd like to change your name in your account, you can do it from the Account Profile page at any time:

https://www.embroidery.com/account.ec?Opt=Profile

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Susan L.

I purchased this machine back in 2010 and absolutely love it. I paid $900.00 for it then. I found that you must keep the bobbin shuttle clean of dust and fabric lint or it will become clogged with thread and skip stitches. I always use a fresh, new, embroidery needle with each new project I begin. It is wonderful on light weight and delicate fabric. I save the heavy stuff for my old beat up metal Singer machine. However, I have hemmed jeans on this as well. I have had not problems with it. I use the embroidery (with purchased written cards) options and decorative stitches on it frequently. I have just begun to download designs using the Optional Brother PED-Basic. So far so good. I have gotten my $900.00 worth out of it. Have sewn chair covers, table linnens, hand bags, t-shirts....all kinds of stuff.

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Heather B.

Great to hear, thanks for the feedback, Susan.

~Heather@embroidery.com

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Kirsten S.

Hi Jill,

The Pacesetter 8200 was manufactured around 2009. The actual ago of the one you have been offered could vary. I'm not sure for how long it was still being made. In 2009, the standard way to get designs to a machine was by embroidery card, and the Pacesetter uses that method. It does not have an option for USB transfer. What you need is a Brother card reader/writer box and Brother PED-Basic software, which is available from Brother's web site for free: http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=... I have a different older machine and I use the reader/writer box and PED-Basic software for design transfers.
Parts for the Pacesetter 8200 are still available. One source is: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/brother-pc8200-s... The hoop size for designs is 4x4".

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Jill H.

Hello, I have a friend who has offered me a Pacesetter 8200 sewing/embroidery machine that used to belong to his wife who passed away. . My question is how old is this machine. Are parts still available, and does it have a USB option to transfer designs. I just want to make sure that it will do all the embroidery I would like to do. Also does anyone know what size hoops it can use??? Thankyou for any help you can give me. Sorry if I asked too many questions.

Happy sewing/embroidering. Jill

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Susan L.

I purchased this machine back in 2010 and absolutely love it. I paid $900.00 for it then. I found that you must keep the bobbin shuttle clean of dust and fabric lint or it will become clogged with thread and skip stitches. I always use a fresh, new, embroidery needle with each new project I begin. It is wonderful on light weight and delicate fabric. I save the heavy stuff for my old beat up metal Singer machine. However, I have hemmed jeans on this as well. I have had not problems with it. I use the embroidery (with purchased written cards) options and decorative stitches on it frequently. I have just begun to download designs using the Optional Brother PED-Basic. So far so good. I have gotten my $900.00 worth out of it. Have sewn chair covers, table linnens, hand bags, t-shirts....all kinds of stuff.

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Karen D.

I just bought this machine used but works good. got a lot of extra stuff with it. I am just going to mess with it. Nothing major. Just to pass the time. Could not afford anything new and fancy. Watching u tube to see how to run it.


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