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White® 3300

White® 3300 sewing machine.
Specifications  
Sewing Area: 98mm (3.86") x 98mm (3.86")
Needle Type:
Bobbin Type: Style L
Read Formats: PES 
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Barbara M.

I am trying to change the direction on the pattern from horizontal to vertical. I placed two initials and when i try to place the third, it says i do not have enough room. I have to push set and then it will let me go to 90 degree turn, but it will not allow me to add more letters. Help!!

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veronica G.

If you have a card and are attempting to write a word that is too big,a error msg appears letting you know you don't have sufficient room. You can use the L/M/S button to make it smaller. Once the word is written, should you want to enlarge it, press SET, that'll take you to a new menu and allow you to push ENLARGE. If you choose to rotate the image first to give yourself more room, push LAYOUT and you may position it anywhere within 4x4 frame you desire. You may return to the main screen or push ENLARGE again to adjust your size. I'd suggest you put a scrap of fabric into your frame & play with your machine to better understand how it operates. You can also email me and ask for more help. [email protected]

If you desire more images, you are able to purchase a disc or memory stick with PES images and download them into a computer if you have a blank card to rewrite. I have thousands I purchased from eBay & Amazon

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Karmen F.

I'm trying to rethread and my needle won't catch the thread on the bottom and pull it up

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Kirsten S.

Hi Karmen,

There are a number of things that could cause this issue.

  • The upper thread could be tangled.
    Remove the thread completely from the machine.
    The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool.
    Re-thread the machine according to the directions in the manual.
  • Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race.
    Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.
  • You could be holding the needle thread too tight.
    Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
  • The needle could be thread incorrectly.
    Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
  • The needle could be bent or improperly inserted.
    Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

It could be a hook timing issue, like in this video:

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Kirsten S.

Thank you Veronica, that's very helpful!

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Kirsten S.

Hi Barbara! I think when this has happened to me, I used the "adjust" button instead of set. There I could rotate and then continue to add letters.

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Madia R.

I just got this w3300 machine that does not have a foot pedal that i need to buy but don’t know where it connects.to the machine

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Cynthia R.

You don’t need a foot pedal it operates by button.

Cindy

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Robin S.

there is no footpeddle the machine is auto Maricopa. If you have a book read and follow instructions.. Have fun

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LEONARD D.

does anyone know where to get extra cards

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Heather B.

Hi Leonard. My coworker Kirsten's recommendation of the Ultimate Card Type I is correct if you're looking for a blank card for this machine. If you are looking for pre-loaded cards, they are getting harder to find. You might check Ebay or AllBrands.com.

~Heather
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Linda C.

Where can I get a Monogram disc for a White 3300?

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veronica G.

If you have a card and are attempting to write a word that is too big,a error msg appears letting you know you don't have sufficient room. You can use the L/M/S button to make it smaller. Once the word is written, should you want to enlarge it, press SET, that'll take you to a new menu and allow you to push ENLARGE. If you choose to rotate the image first to give yourself more room, push LAYOUT and you may position it anywhere within 4x4 frame you desire. You may return to the main screen or push ENLARGE again to adjust your size. I'd suggest you put a scrap of fabric into your frame & play with your machine to better understand how it operates. You can also email me and ask for more help. [email protected]

If you desire more images, you are able to purchase a disc or memory stick with PES images and download them into a computer if you have a blank card to rewrite. I have thousands I purchased from eBay & Amazon

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Jeanne E.

Hi Linda,

As Heather mentioned previously, the pre-loaded cards are becoming harder to find. You'd have to look for them used. You can check Ebay or Etsy. Best of luck with your search.

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LEONARD D.

i found a card. gone fishing. not cheap. thanks for info

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Kirsten S.

Hi Leonard,
We recommend a Type I Ultimate Card for this machine. We recommend ordering through www.vikant-emb.com.

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Jorge R.

Hi Everyone, I am Jorge and I just registered at this site. I want to provide a firm and categorical answer regarding this machine a White w3300. This is an EMBROIDERY-ONLY machine, so you can not sew or quilt anything, just embroidery. This machine is the same as the Brother PE100, PE150, PE150V, PE170D, PE180D, PE200, to the Bernina Deco Deco 500, Deco, 600, Deco 650, to the BabyLock Accent, Espree, Espree 2, BL60E, and Simplicity SE1. SE2. SE3. This machine does not use a foot pedal, only the Start/Stop button to do all start and stop operations. The programming and pattern or motiff selection is performed by using a touch screen. The embroidery format, as well as all the accessories for the Brother machines work on this one. These machines are quite old, from the late 1990's to the mid 2000's. They have a very large embroidery field, up to 5 x 7, but they are very well built, just old and maybe obsolete, but when properly serviced, they do marvels!!!!! I had made Free Standing 3-D embroidery motiffs from OESD like the # 12646's.

A lady here Heather B. has two links on her post, the second one take you to a web site that provides the full list of machines under which the Brother PE-150 was sold, a list similar to mine. I have the w3300 and the Bernina deco 600, and their parts are fully interchangeable. I bought the Bernina at a pawn shop for 20.00 USD, and the White at another pawn shop for 55.00 USD, both here in Houston Texas, and I took them to local dealers that told me they were working perfectly, just needed basic timing check-out and oiling. So be aware of the price and condition of the machine so you are not scammed. The software you can use comes only on dedicated cards for the machines. There are no USB ports, or connections to connect to a computer. These machines are from the Windows 98, Vista, 2000, XP era, so you will have problems finding software for them, and if you find it, is expensive. I am buying mine from OESD, and they have marvels!!!! These machines will not embroider anything that is not suited to their hoop sizes, and in theory they can detect the size of the hoop attached to them, but I have not found how to enable that.

You may find more info if you search for the Instruction Manual for the Brother PE-150 at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/355772/Brother-P...

Well, I hope you find this helpful for what you are looking for. Everything can be found in the internet, that is how I found my own stuff in an inexpensive way!!!!

Jorge

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Barbara M.

I am trying to change the direction on the pattern from horizontal to vertical. I placed two initials and when i try to place the third, it says i do not have enough room. I have to push set and then it will let me go to 90 degree turn, but it will not allow me to add more letters. Help!!

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Jamie T.

Thank you! I just bought a W3300 at auction (came with another machine I wanted) I am not sure about wether it will come as a complete item and now that you speak of cards etc, I am unsure if it even has hoops. So where should I go to find any designs or cards and it it as waste of time to do this?

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Jorge R.

Hi Jamie T,

It is easier to find hoops for this machine than memory cards. But as Ms. Kylee S below mentioned here, it can still use the Ultimate Box Plus and the Type I Ultimate card offered by www.vikant-emb.com. Your specific machine can do only designs up to 4 x 4 and that's it. The Berninas DECO models can do larger, up to 5 x 7. Sometimes, you can also get cards on Ebay or Etsy, and their prices can be about 40-60 dollars. Due to the scarcity of getting these cards, I am planning to get rid of my just serviced Bernina Deco 600, and to stay with the other Berninas and Janome I have. These W3300, Babylock equivalents, and many other ones are getting old, and their supplies are getting very scarce. Due an evaluation of what you have and see if it is worth to stay with that machine. Berninas, many Brother and Janome machines can use PC-ATA adapters and Compact Flash cards that still available, and many also can use USB drives, and have in some cases embroidery areas of 5 x 7 up to 10 x 6. Your machine can only use dedicated cards so it is very limited. Just one more comment, had you ever tried free motion embroidery? You don't need a specialized embroidery-only machine, ANY machine can do that. You only need to have a reliable machine with which you can control the stitch speed, and that can drop the dog feed, and any hoop you want. Even machines which can not drop the dog feed can be used by covering the dog feet with tape. The rest is up to you, but you move the hoop according to the design you sketched in the hooped fabric. I started that this past January and is a lot of fun!!!! But this is a trial and error method, and need a lot of patience with what you do. Good luck on that!!!!

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sherry f.

thank you great info.I have a brother pe 150. I was looking for cards didnt know which others would fit it.

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Kylee F.

Hi, Sherry! We are so glad you found the information on this page helpful. We recommend the Ultimate Box Plus and a Type I Ultimate Card for your machine. While we do carry the Ultimate Box Plus, we are closing out this product line. So if you would like both items, we recommend ordering through www.vikant-emb.com.

Have a wonderful day!

-Kylee Shaffer

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Debbie M.

Jorge - you seem to be very knowledgeable. Can you do 5 x 7 patterns on the white 3300?

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Jorge R.

Hi Miss. Debbie,

I don't know because my w3300 never worked, I got it broken and have it for replacement parts for my Deco 600. And as Heather said previously most of these machines is that almost all of them only embroider in fields up to 4x4, and very few do 5x7 like the Deco 600 and Deco 650, and it depends on how old or new the model is. Newer models can do 5x7, but older ones only go to 4x4. I was lucky that mine is kind of "new", and can do 5x7. The link I posted for the Brother PE-150 gives you FREE manuals that you can download or print yourself. That is from where I am getting mine. I just got an used Bernina Artista 630e, an Artista 200, and a 730e, and all their manuals i got were from that site. All of them to my surprised can do embroidery using a mega hoop that is 400mm x 150 mm, or 16 x 6!!!!! They recognize the hoop on their internal systems!!!! Obviously, you are not supposed to print them for your own. I am using my Deco 600 just for Free Standing 3D lace embroidery. The machine is excellent, but difficult to get more designs specific to it due to the card limitation. But newer Berninas like those I mentioned above, and I think the Artista 180 too, have USB connectivity, and recognize any thumb drive, but can only access designs of up to 16 Mb......

Hope this helps somewhat, and good luck with your embroidery!!!!

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Heather B.

I'm not Jorge, Debbie, but I do show that the White 3300 has a maximum 4"x4" sewing area, so 5"x7" designs are not possible according to our information.

~Heather
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Kirsten S.

Hi Madia,

Cynthia is correct -- you don't need a foot pedal for this machine. This machine so far as I'm aware doesn't come with a foot pedal, or any place to attach one. It does hooped embroidery only,and that is done with buttons included on the machine. The machine does not have the ability to do free-motion embroidery or sewing. Heather's suggestion to consult the manual is a good one. The machine doesn't sew, but when it comes to computerized embroidery, it can do a lot!

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Cynthia R.

You don’t need a foot to operate this machine

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Heather B.

Hi, Madia. I'd recommend referring to your user manual for information on that. If you don't have one, I found one online you can purchase:

https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-white-3300.aspx?

~Heather
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sharon j.

I was thinking of upgrading my machine to one that will do at least a 5x7 design. Was wondering though why my machine has two larger hoops if you can only do 4x4 designs. I don't use the machine as much as I should . Any suggestions. It works fine but would rather be able to do some larger designs.

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Heather B.

Hi Sharon. Machines come with a maximum sewing area which is not changed regardless of having a larger hoop. When you're picking your new machine, make sure you know that maximum sewing area and not just the hoop sizes. The good news is that new machines are having bigger and bigger sewing areas, so it's very common these days to have the ability to embroider very large designs.

~Heather
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Estelle C.

HI, Heather. I've been told that the WHITE 3300 is mechanically the same as some Brother Models. Which ones? I need this information to get replacement hoops. All of mine are broken. :-(

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Heather B.

I'm sorry but I don't know what Brother models they would be. I was able to find a couple of hoops online that do list as being compatible with the White 3300, if that is helpful:

https://www.amazon.com/Small-Embroidery-White-W3300-W4400/dp/B009GPMXLY
https://www.sewforless.com/item/Small_Hoop_2in_x_2in_Embroidery_Machine_Hoop_SA416_EF13P/4178/c329

~Heather
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