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Brother® PE-770

Machine Info. from Brother®
Specifications  
Sewing Area: 125mm (4.92") x 175mm (6.89")
Needle Type: Flat Shank Domestic
Bobbin Type: Style A or Type 15
Introduced: 2011
Read Formats: PES 
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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.

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Tracey C.

I Purchased my Brother PE-770 about 10 years ago, although I’ve only been using it for about 6 months. Originally I purchased the Monogram Wizard software but every time I used it I would break needles or my machine would lock up. After much frustration, I packed up my machine and put it in the closet. I was determined to get it going so I had a full service done on it recently and started using Embrilliance. I absolutely love it! The place where I had it serviced told me the prewound bobbin I was using was not recommended for my machine. They recommend 90 wt and I believe I was using 60wt. They also recommended winding myself and not using prewound bobbin thread. They tried to sell me a spool of Brother bobbin for $12, they also said they wouldn’t sell the prewound because they don’t work well, is this correct? I want to be as efficient as I can, and I don’t want to sit around and wind bobbin all day. Is winding yourself really the recommendation because I see lots of prewound 90 wt bobbin online. Thank you!

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Heather B.

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.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Elaine S.

Ok I'm a true newbie. I have the PE770. I purchased some cute fonts from Etsy. I know how to download, unzip, save to a flash drive and plug into the brother machine. If I want to embroider a name, how do I get the machine to do that. It's easy if I use the brother fonts but not so with purchased fonts. Can you help me

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Kirsten S.

Embrilliance Express (free)
Hi Elaine,

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.

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Elaine S.

Thank you so much foe your reply. I will definitely try it

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Lisa C.

What size stabilizer do I need for a 5x7 hoop

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Kirsten S.

I use 8x10 for my 5x7 hoop.

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Heather B.

Hi Lisa. Thanks for the question. We'd recommend a 8" x 10" piece of stablizer or larger for your 5" x7" hoop. Thanks for your question.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Linda G.

Hi I am new to machine embroidery I have a Brother PE770 I seem have a hard time with distinguishing my files on embroidery machine screen can't tell what it is have a small amount of files on a usb drive for files I loaf them in the machine but have hard time figuring what they are some designs look like a black blob.

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Barbara R.

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.

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Kirsten S.

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.

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Caroline S.

Hi, all. I was initially interested in brother pe770 for embroidery. Owner of local sewing shop Is trying to talk me into brother innov-is ns1150e; I cannot find much information about this model. Does anyone have this machine or similar? Anyone with advice on which one to buy? I’m a beginner and looking to embroider only.

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Vanessa S.

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.

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kathy d.

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.

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Kirsten S.

Hi Caroline,

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....

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Laurel W.

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.

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Kristin L.

BRAND NEW to embroidering and ready to buy my first machine. I really don’t wont to spent $1500+ out of the gate (I’ve been known to get into hobbies before??????). Anyone have any feelings one way or the other about the Brother PE770? Thank you!

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Beverly M.

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.

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Jerry M.

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.

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Angela D.

what type of needle does the brother PE 770 us

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Heather B.

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:

https://www.embroidery.com/EmbroideryMachine.ec?emid=157

If you need more information on how to choose a machine embroidery needle, I recommend watching our "Embroidery Basics: Needles" video:

https://www.embroidery.com/help.ec?docid=1635

Please let us know if we can help you further at this time.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Rick D.

I have this machine and LOVE it! Things happen, but I've worked through it so far. Until now.

Recently, after embroidering with one color thread, the machine cuts both bobbin and main threads and allows me to change color.

But now, after the machine cuts the threads, I re-thread the new color and the bobbin thread won't connect. Only after removing the hoop, pulling the bobbin out, re-threading the bobbin and replacing the hoop, press the little green button and it works. Something doesn't seem to quite "fit" after the machine cuts the threads for me to change colors. Most of the time it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I've head that changing needles can do this, someone says clean out the mechanism (Hmmmm).

Ideas?

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Kirsten S.

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.

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Janet P.

price of the brother pe 770 enbroidery machine and does it come with the 5x7 hoops

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Heather B.

Hi, Janet. This machine is available through this Amazon link:

www.amazon.com/Brother-PE770

It looks like it is currently $599.99 and comes with 2 hoops. If you have further questions, you can contact Amazon.com.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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mindi h.

I purchased this snap hoop for my PE770. I have read several reviews that it doesn't fit the machine. It fits my PE770 perfectly! They shipped very quickly and the item arrived quickly too. I will definitely order from you again. I give you 5 stars all around.

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Kirsten S.

Thanks for the positive review! They fit my PE-700 perfectly, too.

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