Brother PE770
 Embroidery Machine 
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Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine

The Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine is a Large machine, built with easy to use Computerised / Programmable features. The Brother PE770 is a specialty embroidery machine and so has been designed with special features for this purpose. This means that the machine does not include many features regularly used for garment sewing such as settings for straight stitch, zigzag stitch and buttonhole stitch. We have included this machine on our site to allow you to compare this machine with other machines that offer both sewing and embroidery functionality.

Is the Brother PE770 right for my skill level?

We class the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine as “Advanced“, meaning that this machine has features that are suitable for a sewer working at a Advanced skill level. In general, machines that are classed as "Advanced" are for those who have been sewing for some time and know exactly the types of specialised features that they know and love. Advanced machines are generally at the higher end of the price range due to features that are quite specialised, such as features for embroidery or monogramming. Advanced machines may also have some features that are borrowed from industrial machines such as features that help you to handle the fabric more easily, or that allow you to automate more functions to speed up your workflow.

What size is the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine?

We class the Brother PE770 as a Large machine. Large size machines will often have roughly the same body size as a standard machine, but additional space will be included around the needle area. Check the description when you are buying the machine to see if the added space is included, or if an extension table needs to be purchased separately.

The width / length / height dimensions of the Brother PE770 are 54cm x 43cm x 44cm. Or in inches 21.2” x 16.9” x 17.3“.

The Brother PE770 weighs approximately 12kg or 26.6lb.

What are the basic sewing features on the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine?

As a specialty embroidery machine the Brother PE770 does not have many of the basic features that you would expect to find on a sewing machine. For example, this model does not have settings for straight stitch, zigzag stitch or buttonholes. There is no free arm on this model, and no foot pedal is used.

What about threading and setting up the bobbin for the Brother PE770?

When setting up and threading the machine, the Brother PE770 has a Drop-in bobbin for quick rethreading of your machine. This machine uses bobbin class SA156.

There are also Thread Guides on this model and the needle threading is Automatic / Assisted. Threading guides such as small arrows or numbers marked on the machine make it easier to see how to thread the upper thread, which is especially helpful for beginners. Sewers who struggle to see how to thread the needle may also benefit from the automatic needle threader on this model, which is a small inbuilt device that swings around and helps you to hook the thread through the eye of the needle.

What presser feet are compatible with the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine?

We believe the Brother PE770 is compatible with presser feet that are Specific to the Machine. In the case of this model, only one specific embroidery presser foot can be used and this is included with the machine.

To be sure that presser feet can be used on different machines, or when buying new presser feet, embroidery hoops and other parts and accessories, you should always check that the parts are compatible with your specific machine number. So for this machine you will need parts and accessories compatible with make and model Brother PE770.

What are the basic stitch types for the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine?

Stitch types on the Brother PE770 include: Decorative, Monogramming, Embroidery. For this model there are 136 different built-in embroidery designs, including 6 lettering fonts.

What fabrics can I sew with the Brother PE770?

The Brother PE770 is listed as being Suitable for a range of different fabric weights, from silk to denim. On many machines, these results will only be achieved with the correct needle and thread combination, so specialty needles and threads may need to be purchased separately and may not be supplied with your machine. You should consult the manual for your machine to ensure that the machine is set up correctly when doing embroidery on different fabrics, and always sew test samples to get the best possible stitch quality and to achieve perfectly balanced tension. In some cases, additional stabilising materials may also be required.

Can I adjust the thread tension and the presser foot pressure on the Brother PE770?

To help you achieve the best possible stitch quality across different fabrics the Brother PE770 adjusts the tension of the upper thread using an Adjustable / Manual Control. Adjustable upper thread tension gives you complete control over the tension of the upper thread and this tension can be manually adjusted to balance the tension of your stitches. This model appears to have no special features for presser foot adjustment, so if this feature is important to you, you may like to consider machines with manual / adjustable presser foot pressure.

Does the Brother PE770 have any automated features?

This model also has some automated features to help you speed up your sewing time. The Brother PE770 has a Button Control to specify if the needle stops up or down and a Button Control for automatically trimming your threads to quickly neaten your sewing. To help you neaten fancier stitches without a messy back tack, Automated locking stitches are created one on top of the other to neaten off decorative stitches.

What is the voltage of the Brother PE770?

With a voltage of 110v we believe this machine is suitable to use in the USA, but it is always best to consult the information provided by the manufacturer (Brother) or consult a sewing machine distributor prior to purchase to ensure that the machine will work in your region if you are unsure. Most manufacturers do not recommend using adaptors to convert the voltage of your machine for safety reasons.

Where can I get a copy of the manual for the Brother PE770 Embroidery machine?

Whether you are having trouble threading your machine, can’t work out how to change the stitch settings or just want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sewing machine it is always best to have a copy of the manual on hand.
View the Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine User Manual

Main Specifications:
Model NumberPE770
Machine NameEmbroidery Machine
Machine TypeComputerised / ProgrammableComputerised and programmable machines have more advanced functionality
Machine SizeLargeSome machines come with a larger workspace to provide space for embroidery work
Machine Weight12
Machine Weight lb26.6
Machine RegionUSAThis model is usually available for use in the USA
Machine Voltage110vStandard voltage for use in the USA
Hook MovementVerticalMachines with a drop-in bobbin will often have a hook around a vertical axis
Sewing Speed650
Basic Sewing and Fabric Range:
Number of Stitches136
Fabric RangeA Range of Fabric WeightsSuitable for a range of different fabric weights, from silk to denim
Foot PedalNo Foot Pedal NeededSpecialty machines may not require a foot pedal
Speed ControlAdjustable Speed ControlAdjustable speed control allows you to limit the maximum speed
Start Stop ButtonStart / Stop ButtonStart and stop sewing with a handy button
Reverse Stitch ControlNo Reverse StitchNo capability for reverse sewing
Free ArmNo Free ArmNo free arm on this model
Inbuilt LightLED LightingLED lighting provides illumination of the area around the needle
Threading & Presser Foot Compatibility:
Threading GuidesThread GuidesThread guides such as arrows or numbers make threading easier for beginners
Bobbin LoadingDrop-in BobbinDrop-in bobbin for quick rethreading of your machine
Presser Foot Shank TypeSpecific to the MachineSpecialty feet are used depending on required function
Machine Set-up & Adjustments:
Upper Thread TensionAdjustable / Manual ControlAdjustable thread tension gives you complete control over tension of upper thread
Presser Foot TensionNo Special ControlThis model appears to have no special features for presser foot adjustment
Feed Dog ControlNo ControlNo special control of the feed dog on this model
Stitch Settings & Adjustments:
Number of Stitches136
Number of Needle Positions1
Stitch Length ControlNo Stitch Length ControlNo control over the length of each stitch
Stitch Width ControlNo Stitch Width ControlNo control over the width of each stitch
Stitch Length Maximum (mm)
Stitch Width Maximum (mm)
Number of Buttonhole Stitches0
Buttonhole StitchesNo Buttonhole StitchThis model has no settings for creating buttonholes
Stitch TypesDecorative, Monogramming, Embroidery
  • Decorative
  • Monogramming
  • Embroidery