The 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.
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.