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This model has been discontinued. Would you like to see the replacement model, CE8080PRW? Click here

Treat the Designer in you to a range of professional features in the CE5500PRW, a Project Runway™ Limited Edition computerized sewing machine with 50 built-in stitches, 87 stitch functions and 5 sizes of auto-size buttonholes. Use the bright LCD display screen with computerized stitch selection to choose from a range of decorative, quilting or heirloom stitches to embellish your wardrobe. Experience virtually effortless sewing on denim, tweed, and other thick fabrics with the exceptional feed system. Complete with an advanced needle threading system that makes threading easy, fast bobbin winding system, Quick-Set™ bobbin and super bright LED-lit work area, the CE5500PRW will help you turn clothing into runway style creations in no time!

Find out about other Project Runway Limited Edition Machines!

  • Awarded a Consumers Digest 'Best Buy' Award
  • 50 built-in stitches including 5 styles of one-step automatic buttonholes
  • 87 stitch functions
  • LCD screen with computerized stitch selection
  • Quick-Set™ drop-in top bobbin
  • Advanced needle threading system
  • Super bright LED-lit work area
  • Fast bobbin winding system
Basic Features back to top
Stitch Select LED Stitch Selection
Lighting Bright
Number of Needles 1
Needle Threading System Automatic
Thread Tension Adjustable
Easy Bobbin Winding Automatic
Thread Sensor No
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Horizontal

Sewing Features back to top
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 850
Knee Lifter No
Feed Dog 6
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 87
Buttonhole Styles 5
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts No
Stitch Width 7mm
Stitch Length 5mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Start/Stop Button No
Speed Controller No
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Motion Quilting Foot Optional (additional purchase required)
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)
Free Arm Yes
Table No
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Carrying Case Soft cover
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blindstitch foot, Monogramming foot, ZigZag foot
Table No
Other Included Accessories Accessory bag with needle kit, twin needle, spool caps (3), spool net, extra spool pin, bobbins (4), seam ripper, screwdriver, cleaning brush, power cord and Operation Manual
Foot Controller Yes

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
UPC Code 012502624684
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 11.6" x 7.0" x 16.2"
Machine Weight 10.58 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 15.3" x 10.6" x 19.4"
Shipping Weight 14.33 lbs
UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v
Quick Reference Stitch Guides Yes

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the CE5500PRW

SASC706 Pacesetter® Poly Core/Poly Wrap Thread Pack

Included in the SASC706 are 6 great colors of exceptional quality Poly Core/Poly Wrap Sewing Thread. This thread has been specially designed and tested for Brother® Sewing Machines and offers top quality, colorfast usage in your sewing projects. Included are 430 yard double snap spools (designed to keep your thread from unwinding) of black, white, grey, blue, pink and taupe thread.


SASCKIT1 Pacesetter® Sewing Starter Kit

Designed with Brother® Sewing Machines in mind, the Pacesetter® Sewing Starter Kit provides a group of key items you’ll need for any sewing projects. Included are the following items: 1 set of 6 different color spools of 40 weight XP Poly Core/Poly Wrap Sewing thread specifically designed for Brother Sewing Machines; 1 set of 10 Organ sewing needles; 10 empty bobbins; 1 clear view accessory foot; 1 pearl and sequins accessory foot; 1 cording accessory foot.

SASCISSKIT Scissor Kit

This kit includes 6 high quality scissors, designed for precision cutting for a range of sewing and embroidery uses. Includes: 4" Large Ring Micro Tip, 4" Large Ring Curved Tip, 6" Double Curved Machine Embroidery Scissors, 4.5" Angled Tweezers, 6" Straight/Sharp Trimming Scissors, and 4.5" Micro Serrated Curved Snip.


SA125 1/4" Piecing Foot

For quilt and patchwork piecing with 1/4" or 1/8" seam allowances. Using the center needle, straight stitch position, the right front edge of this foot provides a guide for creating even ¼-inch seams for quilts, doll clothes and heirloom sewing projects. When using the left side of the foot as a guide, an 1/8-inch seam is created.

SA185 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Exclusively for centered straight stitching quarter inch seams on fine fabrics. Quarter inch piecing foot with blade for seam sewing. Accurate reference marking on 3 sides of foot for visibility and accuracy. Single hole foot prevents fabrics from sinking into feed dogs.

SA161 Adjustable Zipper & Piping Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. This foot attaches zippers and pipings easily. Its position can be adjusted exactly on the edge of the zipper/piping, avoiding the non-flat parts of them. It also presses the fabric with just the right pressure. Adjustable zipper foot for left or right seams. Adjustable guide to accommodate varying piping dimensions. Single stitch opening for accurate and perfect straight stitch creation.



Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT Series, PC-6500, PC-8200 and PC-8500 sewing machines.

SA109 Binder Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Attaches bias tape with widths less than 7 mm (1/4 of an inch) using straight, zig zag or decorative stitches. The design of this foot will place your ready-made bias tape or will fold and place precut bias strips correctly for easy sewing to the edge of a fabric

SA133 Blind Stitch Foot, 7mm

Perfect for edge stitching, attaching lace and fabric edge joining. Adjustable, open-toed guide makes this a great foot for both embellishing and utility stitching, works with straight and decorative stitches.

SA141 Braiding Foot

The adjustable guide on this foot offers perfectly centered hands free placement of cords, ribbon, braiding, or tape up to 7mm in width.

SA193 Candlewicking Foot

Add a beautiful, decorative touch resembling handsewn ‘knotted’ candlewicking to embellish pillows, table linens, bed linens, and clothing, or to stitch down appliqué shapes or ribbons. This candlewicking foot has a specially formed, deep tunnel on the underside, which allows the raised candlewicking stitches to pass under the foot easily, and helps prevent unwanted pressure on your finished stitches. Ideal not only for candlewicking stitches, but for other raised or 3-dimensional stitches, and for sewing with heavier cotton threads. For Use With: BC1000, CE4000, CE5000PRW, CE5500PRW, CE8080PRW, CP6500, CP7500, CS80, CS100T, CS5055PRW, CS6000i, CS8150, CS8060, CS6000T, CS8072, Duetta® 4500D, ES2000, EX660, HE120, HS1000, Innov-ís 40,

SA145 Clearview Foot, 7mm

The Clearview Foot can be used with any application where visibility of seams or pattern markings is desired for ease in embellishment. Similar to the 7mm Open Toe Foot except this foot has a clear bar in front of the needle. Perfect for quilting applique.

SA128 Concealed Zipper Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Parallel grooves on the underside of foot hold a concealed zipper in place for easy installation of the zipper.

SA148 Cording Foot, 3-groove, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Secure and apply cording in one step. Allows for the insertion of cords held by a notched clip with cords being stitched down using a serpentine zig zag or decorative stitch. Couch multiple threads with zig zag stitches. Flexible grooved securing attachment handles threads of varying thicknesses.

SA157 Cording Foot, 5-groove, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Anchor decorative threads and sew in place. 5 Hole Cording foot is used for embellishing up to 5 narrow cords. Easy threading, visibility and a 7mm wide foot. Hold up to 5 threads securely while sewing.

SA110 Cording Foot, 7mm

Used for embellishing with 1-3 cords. Cords or yarn are held by a clip on the top of the foot. Simply insert cords under the clip and stitch down using a serpentine zig zag or other decorative stitch. Great for couching. Similar in use to the 7mm Cording Foot.

SA184 Edge Joining Foot

This genuine Brother® accessory is perfect for precise and easy joining of fabrics, even sheers and difficult fabrics. Hold fabrics in place while leaving a space to allow open decorative stitches such as open weave stitches. Reference marks to increase accuracy. Foot can be used to line up and sew edgings such as lace to edges of other fabric. Centered blade enhances ability to follow the edge of the fabric.

SA142 Fringe Foot

The Fringe foot is a good tool for creating 3-D flowers, heirloom seam joins, surface texture and custom trims with a simple zig zag stitch. This foot was originally designed and used to mark construction details by creating tailor tacking, so feel free to use it as a great marking too as well!

SA120 Gathering Foot

The Gathering Foot can be used for lightly gathering fabric as well as attaching the gathered edge to a flat (ungathered) fabric, at the same time quickly and easily. The gathering foot will allow the sewer to gently ease or slightly gather fabric for various garment and home decorating applications.

SA127 Narrow Hem Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The groove under the foot is slightly wider and flatter than the Picot Foot and is designed to create a flat narrow hem on lightweight fabrics.

SA122 Non Stick Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Designed for consistent feeding with fabric such as leather, vinyl and other novelty fabrics. Non-stick foot glides over difficult fabric surfaces with ease improving stitch quality in many problem fabrics (some fabrics may bind under metal feet often causing problems in consistant feed resulting in poor stitch quality). The non stick foot overcomes problems with fabric such as loop and hook tapes, leather and vinyl. Similar to standard J and Clear-view feet.

SA114 Non-Stick Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Designed for consistent feeding with fabric such as leather, vinyl and other novelty fabrics. This non-stick foot glides over difficult fabric surfaces with ease, while improving stitch quality in many problem fabrics (some fabrics may bind under metal feet often causing problems with a consistant feed resulting in poor stitch quality). The non stick foot overcomes problems with fabric such as loop and hook tapes, leather and vinyl. Perfect for hemming plastic tablecloths.

SA147 Open Toe Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Clear plastic foot allows for sewing with complete visibility. Clearview foot for easy viewing of stitches, seams and pattern markings. Wide opening for use with decorative stitches. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA186 Open Toe Foot, metal

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Metal Open toe foot snaps on, to provide clear visibility when creating decorative and satin stitches. Metal open toed foot provides expanded stability and red markings for easy reference. Sole of foot is grooved to assure accurate stitch formation within feed dog area.

SA150 Pearls and Sequins Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Great for adding a little glitz with sequins or pearls as well as couching larger cords. Place embellishment choice under foot and into guide to stitch down to base fabric. Guide channel for even feeding of pearls. Clear plastic for visibility from all angles.

SA164 Picot Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Decorative narrow hemmer foot for picot hem finishes. Picot foot looks similar to narrow hemmer foot but is designed to create a shell look edge on lightweight fabric. Grooved soleplate for picot stitch formation. Cone shaped feet channel for edge finishing.

SA194 Pin Tuck Foot, 5-groove

This 5-groove pin tuck foot, when used with a twin needle, helps you to make virtually perfect pin tucks, and is also perfect for sewing corded pin tucks on shirts, blouses and many home decorating projects. This foot is ideal when making pin tucks with slightly larger intervals, and for more prominent tucks on medium-weight fabrics. Not recommended for use with firm or thick fabrics. For Use With: PC-8500D, PC-6500, SE-270D, NX-200, XL-2230, NX-400, NX-400Q, NX-600, PS-1000, PS-1250, PS-3100, LS-2125i, XL-2610, XL-2600, XL-5500, XL-5600, XL-5700, XL-6452, XL-3510, XL-3500T, XR-65T, XL-6562, CS-80, CS-8060, CS-8150, ES-2000, CS-6000T, XL-5130, XL-5340, XR-33, XR-40, CS-100T, CS-6000, CS-8072, ES-2000T, Innov-ís 1000, Innov-ís 4000D, LS-

SA162 Pin Tuck Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Sews corded pintucks on garment and home decorating projects. Pintuck foot for 5mm feed dog width. Secure up to 5 threads, vary pin tuck width by moving threads in grooves. 5 grooves on sole plate for precise formation of pintucks.

SA192 Piping Foot, 7mm

Designed for creating custom piping, for home dec and other uses. The over-sized channels in this 7mm snap-on foot provide more accurate placement of piping, and the wide needle opening allows for a range of stitch widths.

SA165 Quilting Foot for PE300 Series

Clear Quilting Foot This foot is also called a darning foot and may be used as a free motion foot. The foot raises and lowers with the needle to allow fabric to be moved between stitches and to hold fabric in place while stitches are created. Requires a low shank adaptor. (Screw on Foot) Spring action foot .

SA132 Quilting Guide

The adjustable guide can be used to sew parallel rows at preset even intervals. Slide straight bar into the hole of the presser foot ankle or walking foot (equipped with a mounting hole). The distance from the needle may be adjusted by sliding the guide from left to right.

SA190 Roller Foot

Perfect for sewing on vinyl, velvet, suede and leather fabrics. The dual rollers on this 7mm snap-on foot help provide for more accurate and consistent sewing, as the rollers work in tandem with the machine feed dogs to pull the fabric through, for a more consistent fabric surface. This foot has a wide needle opening, allowing for a range of stitch widths.

SA177 Side Cutter, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Cut fabric and overcast fabric edges at the same time. Side Cutter foot creates the perfectly cut edge of a serger. Measure and finish fabric edges with straight or zig zag stitches. Centered post for consistent stitch formation over fabric edge.

SA160 Stitch Guide Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Stitch guide for utility and embellishment projects. Stitch Guide foot for accurate sewing. Incrementally marked ruler. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA191 Stitch in the Ditch Foot

Designed for quilting and other projects that require stitching over an existing seam, this foot rides smoothly over the seam, helping to ensure your stitching remains more perfectly aligned while you ‘stitch in the ditch’. The long guide and wide opening on this foot allow for more accurate sewing and stitch placement.

SA167 Straight Stitch Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Used exclusively for straight stitch applications for fine or light weight fabrics. Straight Stitch center needle position foot. Single needle hole prevents fine fabrics from being caught in feed dogs. Curved foot toes travel over varying fabric thicknesses.

SA189 Vertical Stitch Alignment Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Use for top stitching for straight and curved lines for precise seams. Vertical Stitch Alignment foot snap on metal foot with visibly measuring markings spaced 2mm apart for use as fabric guide. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions. Replacement foot for Vertical Stitch guide for edge sewing attachment on Brother's Quattro machine.

SA188 Walking Foot, open toe, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Walking foot provides secure fabric feeding with open toe for use with both utility and decorative stitches. Foot has movable feed dogs to enhance fabric feeding from upper fabric surface. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure. Use Quilting Guide for Foot Holder's Quilting Foot Guide (inserted on left or right side of foot) for accurate stitch placement.


SA156 Bobbins, clear plastic, 10-pack, 11.5 size


High Quality Clear Plastic Bobbins
7/16 inch deep
Security notch for consistent bobbin thread winding
10 bobbins per pack

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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
FANTASTIC
October 12, 2013
By FATI from KENT,WA
I LOVE THIS MACHIEN, IS ONE OF THE BEST MACHINCES I EVER USED
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