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Brother se600 review, opinions and pros and cons

Are you interested in getting the Brother se600? Want to know what others think of the machine? Well here’s what I think of the brother se600!

I’m going to share what I think about the price, is it easy to use, is it easy to clean, is it loud and the pros and cons! I will also give my overall opinion. 


The brother se600 is known to be the best budget combo machine! You get both sewing and embroidery for a decent price. Compared to other combo machines with the same embroidery hoop size, this one is the best price. 

So you’re probably saying, "If it’s so cheap compared to other embroidery machines it must be awful quality”

This machine actually is very good quality! I have had no problems with the machine that wasn’t caused by me!

If you have problems with the machine, it might be something that you’re doing wrong, but have no idea it's the wrong way! 

I have tons of articles for troubleshooting and write new articles every week! Leave a comment sharing what article you want next! 

For the price I would give this machine a 10/10

Is it easy to use?

This machine is very user friendly! With a very descriptive manual and tons of articles and Facebook groups ready to help you with all your questions, this machine is very easy to learn. 

The brother se600 also has little diagrams showing you how to thread the machine, so you do it right every time. 

As with all machines, it will take a bit of time to learn to use it. It will never be a “learn in a day” thing! There is definitely a learning curve to any embroidery or sewing machine!

For the ease of use I would give this machine a 10/10

Is it easy to clean?

This machine is very easy to clean! All you have to do is clean the race with the brush that comes with your machine!

Because of the top drop-in bobbin, this makes it jam-resistant, easy and convenient to use!

No oil is required to clean!

As with all machines, you must take it in to be serviced after a year or so. 

For the ease of cleaning, I would give this machine a 10/10

Is it loud?

The machine is not super quiet nor super loud!

The brother se600 is very sturdy whilst embroidering, which in turn does make it quieter. 

The machine's not so loud that you can’t be in the same room as it! This machine definitely is on the medium-low side of the noise!

For the noise, I would give the brother se600 a 9/10


- It can sew and embroider
- Lots of features
- Wide variety of built-in embroidery designs
- Easy to use/beginner-friendly
- Nice and bright work area 
- Drop-in jam-resistant bobbin
- Auto needle threader
- LCD touch screen 
- Easy to store as well as portable
- Wide variety of fabrics can be used
- Cheaper than most combo machines 


- It can be a pain to constantly swap from sewing to embroidery 
- Is still quite expensive 
- Not as fast as other machines
- The touchscreen can be quite confusing 
- Small design area, 4” x 4”

I would say of all of these cons, the largest con is that the hoop is only 4” x 4” this means that your embroidery designs can only be that size unless using a repositional hoop or re-hooping.


In conclusion, I absolutely love this machine! I have little to no problems with it and am able to do both my sewing and embroidery! 

I would definitely give this machine a 10/10!

Please remember that these are just my opinions on the brother se600 combo machine and that everyone has their own opinions :)

Still can't decide if this is the right machine for you? Try reading this article on how to choose an embroidery machine!

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