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Advanced needle threading
Maximum embroidery speed of 800 stitches⁄min
Single USB port
Maximum embroidery area 10"x6"
Large mono LCD touch screen control panel
Alphabet Fonts: 3
My Custom Stitch: Yes
Reinforcement/reverse Stitches: yes
Utility stitch functions: 270
Decorative stitch functions: yes
Quilting stitch functions: yes
Heirloom stitch functions: yes
Built-in Stitches Total: yes
Bobbin: Horizontal, Drop-in
Needle Threading System: Advanced Needle Threader
Needle Stop Position: programmable
Thread Sensors: Bobbin thread sensor
Upper Thread Tension: Yes / Automatic
Needle Position: Variable
Thread Cutters: Yes
# of needles: single or twin
Bobbin winding system: Automatic
Machine Speed: Maximum embroidery speed 800 spm/Maximum sewing speed 1000 spm
Free Arm: Yes
Presser foot attachment: Snap-on
Drop Feed Dogs: 7-point
Presser Foot Pressure Adj.: Yes
Knee Lifter: Yes
Presser Foot Lift: Yes / Automatic
Presser Foot Height: Automatic
Lighting: 5 LED
Max. Emb. Area: 160mm x 260mm
Cap Frame capability: Yes
Disney Designs: 91
Monogramming Fonts: 8
Frame Patterns: 120** 10 Shapes x 12 Stitches
Decorative Patterns: 60
Media Recognition: USB, Memory Card
Decorative Stitch Speed.
When sewing intricate utility and decorative stitches, the machine automatically adjusts the speed to provide the best stitch quality.
Presser Foot Pressure.
Foot pressure is set electronically within the machine. Pressure can be set from 1 to 4.
Superior Feed Dog System.
There are 7 feed dogs to ensure smooth, even fabric feed. Needed when sewing many layers and a variety of fabric weights.
Independent Bobbin Winder.
The bobbin winder is on top of the machine and winds independently of the machine.
Larger bobbin capacity.
The SA156 bobbin holds more thread. You spend less time changing and winding bobbins, more time sewing.
Low Bobbin Indicator.
The machine stops and a low bobbin warning comes on when there is about one yard of thread left on the bobbin.
Upper & Lower Thread Sensors.
There are thread sensors for the bobbin and upper thread to let you know when the thread runs out.
5 Categories of Utility Stitches.
Straight / Overcasting / Quilting.
Character Decorative Stitches.
6 categories of decorative stitches and 3 lettering styles.
My Custom Stitch.
My Custom Stitch functions are built in.
Memory in Sewing Mode.
Memory settings are available for each individual utility and decorative stitch.
When a utility or decorative stitch is selected RETRIEVE displays the saved custom settings.
US Warranty 25 - years on parts, 5 years on electrical, 1 year on labor
Non-US Warranty: 30 - days parts and labor
On-screen Instruction: Yes/video
Screen size/specs: LCD, touch, black and white
On-Screen editing: Yes
Compatible with PE-Design/PED Basic: Yes
Design Memory: Yes (sewing/embroidery)
Software Upgrades: Yes
Accessory Storage: Yes
Carrying Case: Hard cover
Included Accessory Feet: Utility, Walking, Side cutter, Free-motion quilting
Wide Table: Optional - SATFM4000D
In the box: Cables, sewing notions, tools, instructions
Included Embroidery Hoops: Yes
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches 3.5 x 4.6
Display (Number of Colors) Monochrome
Stitch Select Touch panel
Opening Screen Yes
On-Screen Help Yes
Built-in Languages Yes
On-Screen Editing Yes
Realistic Preview No
Lighting 5 LEDs
Number of Needles 1
Needle Threading System Advanced
Thread Tension Automatic
Easy Bobbin Winding Yes
Adjustable Bobbin Winding Speed Yes
Thread Sensor Upper and Bobbin
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Quick Set™ Bobbin Yes
Full USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability Yes
Mouse Capability by USB No
Media Type Embroidery Card
Bed Area (depth x width) inches 6.8 x 11.4
Work Space (height & width) inches 4.5 x 8.2
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1,000
Knee Lifter Yes
Feed Dog 7
Back to Beginning Key No
Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine 11
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 283
Buttonhole Styles 12 One-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 3
Stitch Width 7mm
Stitch Length 5mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature Yes
Side Feeding Yes
Start/Stop Button Yes
Speed Controller Yes
Twin Needle Setting Key Yes
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Presser Foot Leveling Yes
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Pivot Function No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Motion Quilting Foot Yes
Built-in Quilting Stitches No
Included Quilting Feet No
Free Arm Yes
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)
Maximum Embroidery Area (X x Y) 6.25 x 10.25
Maximum Embroidery Speed (stitches per minute) 800
Built-in Embroidery Designs (non-license) 72
Built-in Embroidery Designs featuring Disney/Pixar® Characters 91
Built-in Frame Designs 10 Shapes x 12 Stitch Patterns
Trial Position/Layout Function Yes
Pattern Rotating 1, 10, or 90 Degrees
Compatible with Brother Embroidery Software Yes
Software Upgrades Yes
iBroidery®.com - Ready
Bobbin × 4.
Blind stitch foot.
Button fitting foot.
Free-motion quilting foot.
Side cutter foot.
Spool cap (small).
Spool cap (medium) × 2.
Spool cap (large).
Vertical spool pin.
Alternate bobbin case.
Embroidery bobbin thread.
Embroidery frame set (large) (7 inches × 5 inches).
Embroidery frame set (extra large) (10-1/4 inches × 6-1/4 inches).
Embroidery needle plate cover.
Grid sheet set.
Touch pen (stylus).
Quick Reference Guide.
Accessory Storage Yes
Carrying Case Hard cover
Included Accessory Feet Walking foot, Side cutter foot, Quilting foot, Buttonhole foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Embroidery foot, Zipper foot, Overcasting foot
Other Included Accessories Knee lifter, embroidery unit, accessory kit with needle set, twin needle, needle plate, extra spool pin, spool caps (3), spool net, bobbins (4), embroidery bobbin thread, screwdrivers (3), touch pen, bobbin case, eyelet punch, scissors, chalk pen, USB cable, power cord, Operation Manual
Included Embroidery Hoops 2 (10.25" x 6.25", 5" x 7") Additional hoops may be available, see Optional Accessories.