This set of three hoops for the Brother SE400 contains generic replacements for the Brother SA431 2-Inch by 1-1/2-Inch Small Hoop, the Brother SA432 4-Inch by 4-Inch Medium Hoop, and the Brother SA434 4-Inch-by-6 3/4-Inch Large Hoop.
Even though the hoops are a generic brand, the reviewers say that they match the Brother hoops in color and quality.
If you need the large and small hoops, you can save some money by buying the package. The cost of the three generic hoops is less than Brother’s. So you save on the price of two and get the medium hoop for free. Even though a medium hoop comes with the SE400, it’s often nice to have an extra one so you can hoop the next project while stitching the current one.
The hoop includes a clear, plastic grid. The notches and marks on the grid help you line up and accurately place the designs.
NOTE: The large hoop will not let you stitch designs larger than 4×4 inches. This is a multi-position hoop that allows you to stitch multiple designs without rehooping. For example, you could stitch a 4×4 inch design, move the hoop, and stitch a name or another design under or above the first design. For details on how the multi-position hoop works, click here.
The reviews at Amazon are generally positive. The negative reviews are because people misunderstood how the large hoop works and expected to be able to embroider larger than 4×4 inches. This is physically impossible with the Brother SE400’s embroidery unit mechanism.
This Set of Hoops Works with these Machines
Brother SE-400, SE-350, LB-6800PRW, LB6770PRW, SE270D, HE-120, HE-240, Innov-ís 500D, Innov-ís 900D, Innov-ís 950D, PE-270D, PE-300S, and PE-400D.
Where To Buy The 3-Hoop Package
The best place I’ve found to buy Brother embroidery hoops is at Amazon.com. For current pricing information, and availability, click here: