Brother SE1900 Review In Detail

Brother SE1900 Review In Detail

Brother SE1900 is literally feature packed. So be prepared to spend some time with this machine. It has excellent stitch quality as well. Color LCD touch display is another useful feature.

Editor rating


It's been a while since we reviewed sewing and embroidery combo machines, I feel there is no better machine to kickstart it than the Brother SE1900. Yes it is advanced, yes it has many features, yet it is easy to use. There is no shortage of built-in stitches and embroidery designs on this machine. There are 240 built-in sewing stitches and 138 embroidery designs (that itself is more than enough for me). 240 built-in sewing stitches include 10 one-step buttonholes as well. SE1900 comes with 11 embroidery fonts including 7 English, 3 Japanese and 1 Cyrillic font. The 5x7 inch embroidery area gives you the space advantage and you can embroider large designs with ease. There are a lot of design customization features such as rotate, mirror image, design resizing etc.

On the connectivity front (wait...am I talking about a smartphone here....no, rather it is a smart sewing and embroidery combo machine) you will get a USB port for importing designs from outside.The accessory storage is enormous and it also holds a tray for keeping different feet that you get with the machine (those who like to keep everything neat and organized will love this). Brother SE1900 comes with a knee lifter which you can use for raising or lowering the presser foot (It is a nice little accessory to have and you usually get this included in the box with advanced machines). The stitch chart is given on the top lid, since there are too many stitches to choose from, you will have to refer this chart very often (there are some really cool stitches, trust me).

The LCD screen is large 3.2” and it has a color display with touch functionality. You can't quite say that the machine is lightweight. It weighs around 22.05 lbs and this being an advanced machine, you expect it to be well built and sturdy and Brother SE1900 delivers on that front.

In addition to all the features discussed above, Brother SE1900 comes with all the usual features that you normally get on a sewing and emboidery combo machine such as 

  • Top drop-in bobbin
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Drop feed 
  • Free arm

Ease of Use

The best thing I like about Brother SE1900 is the 'My Custom Stitch' feature, which lets you create your own stitches. Using that feature involves a learning curve but that shouldn't hold you back if you are passionate enough (if your passion is your profession, then everything just flows like a river). This machine comes with a lot of stitches and embroidery designs built-in(a lot). 

The LCD display is of good quality and you can view and read eveything without any difficulty. The color display is a real boon especially while choosing thread colors. The machine handles thick fabrics quite well and the stitch quality is very good (the maximum thickness recommended is 6mm though). One thing that stands out is the stitch quality. It is very consistent over thin and thick fabrics. The throat space is good as well. Apart from all the bells and whistles, the reason why most people look for this machine is its large embroidery area. You can do large embroidery designs with ease.

Brother SE1900 is a very user-friendly machine, so if you come across any feature that you are not familiar with, check the user manual or online videos and you can easily figure out how it can be operated.

Drawbacks

At the time of writing this review, Brother doesn't provide an included hard cover for SE1900, not even a dust cover. You normally expect one for a machine in this segment.

Pros

  • Excellent stitch quality
  • Variety of features
  • Color LCD Screen
  • USB Port
  • Large embroidery area

Cons

  • No cover (hard or soft dust cover) included

Review Verdict

Brother SE1900 has so many features (I mean it) and it will definitely take some time to learn how to use all those features (unless you are a pro). So be prepared to spend some time with this machine and let the creativity unfold.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeSewing and Embroidery Combo
Max Embroidery Area5" x 7"
Built-in Stitches240 Sewing
Embroidery HoopOne 5" x 7"
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Built-in Embroidery Designs138
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Layout FunctionYes
Buttonhole Styles10 one-step
Pattern Rotation1, 10, 90 Degrees
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityYes, USB Port
Stitch SelectionLCD Color Touch Screen
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryYes
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 11 Embroidery Fonts
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor SpeedSewing Speed 850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes, LED
Feed Dog7
Included FeetButtonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, Zigzag Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Adjustable Zipper/Piping Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Open Toe Foot, Embroidery Foot, Blindstich Foot
Machine Weight22.05 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterYes
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)Yes
On-screen Help TutorialsYes
TensionAdjustable
Knee LifterYes
CoverNo

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.