The SE625 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

February 22, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Machines, Tutorial 37 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

The Brother SE625 2-in-1 sewing and 4″ x 4″ embroidery machine gives you more! More color with a large color touch LCD screen, more designs, more fonts, more workspace, and features for creative sewing. View your embroidery designs in full color on the large, 3.7″ Sew Smart color LCD touch screen display, and preview your design edits on the screen, before stitching. Expanded embroidery design editing features include the ability to change individual thread colors, place lettering in an arc, move designs on the touch screen display with the touch of a finger, and much more.

SE 625

Choose from 280 fresh, inspiring embroidery designs built in and on the included CD, or import your own designs through the USB port. Sewing features include 103 versatile built-in sewing stitches, needle up/down and variable speed controls and drop feed for creative free-motion sewing. The expanded 6.4″ w x 4.1″ h needle-to-arm workspace allows more room for folding quilts and bulkier projects to the right of the needle, for easier sewing.

SE 625

Included are 7 quick-change sewing feet, with spring action zigzag, buttonhole, overcasting, monogramming, zipper, blind stitch and button sewing feet. The spring action zigzag foot is designed with a longer foot, and, combined with the longer 7-point feed dogs, help provide smoother fabric feeding.

  • 4″x4″ embroidery field, with an included 4″x4″ hoop, embroidery arm and embroidery foot
  • Large, 3.7″ Sew Smart color LCD touch screen display allows you to view your embroidery designs in full color before stitching
  • 280 embroidery designs total, with 80 built in and 200 on the included CD, including beautiful decorative alphabet, Greek applique, borders, holiday, sports, florals, kids and nature designs
  • Import your own .PES embroidery design files using the built-in USB port, for virtually unlimited embroidery design options. (USB stick not included.)
  • 103 built-in sewing stitches, including beautiful decorative stitches and 8 styles of one-step, auto-sized buttonholes
  • Expanded 6.4″ w x 4.1″ h needle-to-arm workspace provides more room for quilts and bulkier sewing projects
  • Includes 7 versatile sewing feet, with buttonhole, overcasting, monogramming, zipper, spring action zigzag, blind stitch and button sewing feet

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37 Comments

  • Can someone tell me how to do a basting box (baste top fabric onto stabilizer so no hooping necessary) on the SE625 please?

    • Hi Maggie,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Unfortunately, the SE625 does not have a basting stitch for the embroidery area. But depending on what you are doing, you could use an adhesive-back stabilizer such as the Brother SA5906 and you could hoop the stabilizer in the hoop, adhere the fabric on top and then stitch.

      Hope that helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

    • Maggie, You can buy an iron on Stabilizer which is easy to tear away after you embroidery your design onto the piece of fabric.

  • Thanks so much for a speedy reply!

    That’s kind of what I thought but wasn’t sure. I was asking for someone I know that lives a distance from me and just bought an SE625. I have a Pfaff 2170 that does the box basting and I was telling him how handy it was. I just sent him a can of Spray and Bond Basting Adhesive and now I will tell him about the adhesive-back stabilizer too!

  • Hello
    At Christmas, MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME THE se625 and I love it. It has been awhile since I have sewed. My question is ,I Have the 4x4screen and I am confused on how big I can go. I don’t understand these mm sizes. Can you help and also with the screen, it cannot go any bigger. So afraid of the needle hitting something.
    Thank you

  • Hi again. I guess from my last comment is it will say 79mm
    67mm. I don’t understand if it will fit into a 4×4. What size is right for my 4×4 machine. I was looking at your free designs but don’t know if they will fit in.
    Thank you again

    • Hi Christine,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      The SE625 has a 4×4 embroidery area and can embroider a design no larger than 100x100mm. As long as you select a design smaller than 100x100mm, it should work in the machine.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

    • Hi Angela,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      The SE625 does come with a 4×4 hoop.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

  • I have a brother se625. My question is, do I need to purchase a program so I can download free and purchased embroidery patterns online?

      • You really didn’t answer the question, and I have the same one…do you need a special program to use the downloaded files? I’m unable to open the free duck design I received from the ibroidery site. Do I put it on a flash drive and just plug it into the sewing machine? Thanks!

        • Hi Wendy,

          Yes, you would need a flash drive to transfer the design from your computer to the SE625.

          Sorry for the confusion.

          Thanks!

          The Brother Sews Team

    • Hi VirLinda,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      For the SE625, any flash drive will work with this machine. Flash drives can be purchased at just about any retail office supply store.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

    • Hi Tiffany,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      In regards to the SE625 hoop size, the largest hoop you can use for this machine is 4×4.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

  • Is it possible to merge two .pes files together on the machine or do you have to have special software to do that?

    • Hi Connie,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Regarding your question, here’s what you can do.

      The SE625 has a Small, Medium, and Large feature for creating monograms. You could start by creating the first letter as a Small, then the middle letter as a Large, and finally, the last letter as a Small. You will be using the SE625 touch screen to maneuver your letters, so they line up where you want them to.

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

  • Hi Brother Sews,
    the brother SE625 is so comfortable for the hoop size and the working field. the features are awesome and the computerized led display make the job very easier and the put the job accurate.

  • I just got the Brother SE 625 and have 2 questions:
    Do I need to use 60 wt thread for embroidery and sewing, or just for embroidery? Can you suggest the best brands of thread to use?
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Jennean,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      All embroidery should be done with embroidery thread – for the SE625 (and most Brother embroidery machines), the top thread should be 40 wt, and the embroidery bobbin thread should be 60 wt. Brother offers and recommends Pacesetter and Designio branded thread, which are tested to work with Brother machines. Other brands can be used as well.

      For sewing, you can either use a good quality sewing thread, or an embroidery thread. It’s not necessary to use 60 wt thread for sewing. Brother offers and recommends Pacesetter branded sewing thread, but other brands can be used as well. Just be sure to use a good quality thread that has purchased within the past few years.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

      • Thank you so much for the information! I feel more confident now with purchasing and using the correct threads.
        Thanks again!

    • Hi Diane,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      On the repeating pattern question: Your fabric can be re-hooped multiple times to create repeating patterns for projects such as table runners. The maximum embroidery design size for the SE625 is 4”x4”, and you cannot preview multiple designs at the same time in the LCD screen before stitching. The SE625 comes with an embroidery grid that fits in the hoop, and helps you align designs that you’ve already stitched with subsequent designs. So yes, you can embroider repeating patterns, but it will require re-hooping your fabric multiple times.

      On the cut outs question: I’m not sure exactly what you are looking for…? Sewing or embroidering appliques? Embroider cutlace designs? Cut outs like the Brother ScanNCut? Can you breakdown what you are looking to do?

      Thanks!

      The Brother Sews Team

  • I just purchased the SE625 for my granddaughter. I want to buy some prewould bobbins but can’t find what size I should get. Is it size A or ??? Thank you so much!debi

    • Hi Debi,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      The prewound bobbin size to use for the SE625 would be 11.5 mm.

      Hope this helps and happy sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

    • Hi Precious Meeks,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Yes, you can purchase a larger sized hoop (SA444, a 5”x7” hoop) that will fit the embroidery arm on the SE625. The maximum area that the SE625 can embroider, though, is 4”x4” – so the design will still only embroider in the 4”x4” area within the larger hoop.

      The embroidery placement grid (a plastic sheet with grid lines that comes with the SE625) is a great tool for aligning designs. You can stitch a design in the hoop, then re-hoop your fabric, and use the gridlines to position your new design to work with the design you’ve stitched.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

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