Brother SA434 4-Inch-by-6 3/4-Inch Large Hoop

Brother SA434 4-Inch-by-6 3/4-Inch Large HoopThe 6-3/4-inch-by-4-inch large embroidery hoop for the Brother SE400 is designed to allow you to stitch designs larger than the standard 4×4 inch hoop or to combine several small designs without having to rehoop your fabric. For example, if you’ve ever wanted to add lettering or a small design to a 4×4 inch design, this large hoop makes it easier and faster.

The adjustment screw makes it easy to hoop a wide variety of fabric thicknesses.

The hoop comes with a clear, plastic grid. The notches and marks on the grid help you line up and accurately place the designs.

NOTE: This hoop does not allow you to stitch designs larger than 4×4 inches at one time, because the maximum embroidery frame area is a physical limitation of the Brother 400 embroidery unit and can’t be increased by the hoop. To stitch larger designs, you either have to split it with software, or combine smaller designs manually. It it a multi-position hoop that allows you to stitch them without rehooping.

Brother SA434 4-Inch-by-6 3/4-Inch Large HoopHow to Use the Large Hoop for the Brother SE400

See the four pins on the left side of the hoop? If you attach the hoop to the embroidery unit using the top two pins, the machine will stitch in the top part of the hoop. Moving the hoop to the middle two pins, will stitch in the middle. And the bottom two pins, stitch in the bottom part. The sections overlap, so you have to figure out how to place your designs within the overall area.

For example, if you want to stitch a name under a 4×4 inch design. Attach the hoop using the top two pins. Select and stitch the 4×4 design. Then move the hoop to the lower two pins. Select the name and stitch it. This is much easier and more accurate than having to rehoop and re-position your fabric after stitching each design.

Here’s an interesting way one reviewer at Amazon used this hoop:

I was able to embroider a 5-foot sign for an upcoming craft faire in just a couple of hours! It would have taken way much longer if I had used the medium hoop that came with the machine.

The Brother SA434 Large Hoop Works with these Machines

The Brother SA434 Large Hoop is for use with these Brother embroidery machines: Brother SE-400, SE-350, SE270D, HE-240, HE-120, LB-6800, LB6770, Innov-ís 500D, Innov-ís 900D, Innov-ís 950D, PE-270D, PE-300S, and PE-400D.

Where To Buy The Large Brother Hoop

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Our Readers Respond ...

  1. rafaela says

    hi I need help I have the brother se425 embroidery machine I was wondering how can I use a 5×7 hoop size instead of the 4×4 size I want to do bigger appliques design I think there is a way I can if I slit them but don’t know how please give me some examples I would appreciated thank you and god bless

  2. Denise says

    I have the large hoop for my brother machine I have to make a monogram for a blanket I’ve never done one before! What is the biggest size letter I can use & do I start with the middle initial or one on the left side first?

  3. Deb Fritz says

    Will the SA 434 embroidery hoop work with the Brother LB 6800 machine? If I understand correctly, I’ll need to reposition the hoop but not the fabric? I’m trying to create labels for baby quilts and I’m new to embroidery.

    Thanks for your help and advice!


  4. feb says

    I am new in embroidery but got quite a bit of experienced on sewing. I really need tips on how to embroider a long name or long design, If you can provide a video that would be great. Thank you all in advance.

    • Bernadette says

      i am new to Embroidery but have sewn most of my life. While on Pintrest I discovered you and your information. The machine I purchased last month was the PRW6800 You have given me so much information that I can’t wait to put it in action. thank you, I have a Facebook page sewgrandmabernadette and will follow you on both Facebook and Pintrest.

  5. Chicky McCarthy says

    If I have the 6-3/4×4 hoop what is the measurements for this in mm? I’m trying to split a design and this hoop does not appear in any measurements with my software. Thanks

  6. Chicky McCarthy says

    I have a brothers se-400 and I’m.ready to resize/split a design that is too big for my machine. The only problem I’m having, having read everything I can to be able is the clear plastic grid. I’m not sure how this comes into the equation! Do I pit the grid on and mark the material? Not sure what to do? Can anyone give me some tips or advice id appreciate any and all!.thanks so.much

  7. Amy Gulotta says

    Hi! Your site is very helpful. However, when I used the 5×7 hoop in my PRW LB6800 machine the hoop was not stable and moved a little, distorting my design. If I want to embroidery something in the larger hoop, which two pins should I use to hook the hoop to the machine? Does Brother make a larger carriage to fit this machine? Thanks in advance!

    • Kamala says

      Hi Amy, You can’t use a 5×7 inch hoop with the PRW LB5800. The maximum embroidery area is about 3.9″x3.9″. This is a physical and software limitation of the machine and is not controlled by the hoop. You can’t just put a larger carriage on it. Everything works together for the specifications of each machine. If you want to use the 5×7 hoop, you need a larger machine such as the Brother PE770.

  8. Darra says

    My automatic threader is messed up my husband says I’m missing a piece but I don’t know how. Where can I get one?

  9. phyllis bain says

    I have a brother se400. The problem I am having is the safety device message comes on and the machine stops. I rethreaded, changed needle, cleaned the bobbin an race areas and still have the same message. What am I doing wrong? Any help wouldbe greatly appreciated. Phyllis

    • Kamala says

      Hi Phyllis, You did everything I do when that happens. When I got that message, it was because the needle was bent. You could try changing it again and make sure it’s inserted properly. Can you thread the needle with the automatic threader? If not, then it’s not lined up correctly. I don’t have anything to suggest except to do it and check it all again. Sometimes, even though I thread it the exact same way, it starts working after I do it again.

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