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Create designer-level fashions and home décor!
The feature-rich PC420PRW helps you achieve professional-level results, with a comprehensive set of built-in features and included accessories typically seen only with higher level machines. Select from over 294 built-in stitches; view your stitches, settings and options on the easy-view backlit LCD display; design your own stitches with the exclusive My Custom Stitch™ feature; and even save your custom stitches to the machine's memory for future use. Plus, the eleven included presser feet help you produce designer-level finishing, more easily, with specialized feet for blind hems, monogramming, quilting and more. Precision and customization abound in this machine, leaving you the opportunity to sew virtually any project you can imagine!

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  • 294 built-in sewing stitches, including 10 styles of 1-step auto-size buttonholes and 3 sewing lettering styles each with 55 alphanumeric characters
  • Backlit LCD display with easy-to-use stitch selector
  • Virtually Unlimited Stitches with the My Custom Stitch™ Feature
  • Six-point feed dogs for feeding all types of material
  • Built-in knee lifter to easily raise and lower the presser foot, so your hands are free to reposition or remove your fabric.
  • Built-in thread cutters
  • Twin needle function for topstitching, hemming, pintucking, quilting, and other embellishment techniques
  • Electronic variable speed control
  • Super bright LED work area
  • Advanced needle threading system
  • Super easy bobbin winding system
  • Jam resistant Quick-Set™ drop-in top bobbin
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches 2.0 x 0.7
Stitch Select 10 Key
Screensaver No
On-Screen Help Yes
Built-in Languages No
On-Screen Editing No
Lighting 2 LEDs
Needle Threading System Advanced
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor Yes
Thread Sensor No
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting Yes
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes
USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Memory Card No

Sewing Features back to top
Work Space (Height & Width) inches 4.1 x 7.4
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 850
Knee Lifter Yes
Feed Dog 6
Back to Beginning Key No
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 129
Buttonhole Styles 10 One-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 3
Stitch Width 7.0mm
Stitch Length 5.0mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature Yes
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button Yes
Speed Control Yes
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Presser Foot Leveling Yes
Pivot Function No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Motion Quilting Foot Optional (additional purchase required)
Built-in Quilting Stitches No
Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Fitting Foot, Walking Foot, Quilting Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Adjustable zipper/piping foot, Non Stick Foot, Open Toe Foot
Other Included Accessories Knee lifter, accessory pouch with seam ripper, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdrivers (2), spool caps (3), extra spool pin, grid sheet set, power cord and operation manual

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 17.32" x 7.87" x 11"
Machine Weight 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 21.65" x 11.02" x 15"
Shipping Weight 26 lbs
UL/CSA Listed y⁄110

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the PC420PRW

N5689 Aqua (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5672 Coffee (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N9020 Dark Red (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5600 Ice (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N9079 Ocean (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

SAEP706 Pacesetter® 100% Polyester Embroidery Thread Pack

Specially designed and tested for Brother® Embroidery Machines. Top quality, durable and with high shine. Included are 600 yard double snap spools (which keep your thread from unwinding) in black, white, red, blue, green and yellow.

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.


5300 Carrying Case

Hard Carrying Case for Sewing Machines & Sergers

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.

SA198 Adjustable Binder Foot

This foot has clear plastic bias tape guide. By adjusting this guide, users can sew various width bias tape from ¼” to ¾” (5mm to 20mm).

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.

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.

SA158 Cording Foot, 7-groove, 7mm

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

SA129 Free Motion Foot, clear

This clear plastic 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. Screw on clear plastic foot has markings for easy reference. Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT/PC series. Also known as a Darning Foot and may be used as a free motion foot.

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.

SA126 Narrow Hem Foot, 7mm

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

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-

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.

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.

SA140 Walking Foot, 7mm

The walking foot is a moving feed system that holds and moves fabric between the presser foot's upper feed dog and the machine's lower feed dogs to better control difficult fabrics as well as multiple layers of fabric. The walking foot is great for sewing when matching prints or plaids or when fabric drift is an issue or quilting.

Brother® offers several Walking Feet which differ for the width of the feed dogs, shank height, etc. Please check your manual or the machine listings on this website to find the correct Walking Foot to fit your machine. Walking Feet are not for use in reverse or side to side sewing as well as some built-in stitches that include other than forward movement of the feed dogs.

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.

SA176 Zigzag Foot with Ankle, low shank

The zig zag foot with ankle set has a snap on foot for sewing over rises at the beginning of or in the body of your fabric. Simply tilt the foot and pull the button to set the foot. When a rise is encountered, the foot automatically realeases on it's downward slope. No more getting stuck at a rise or uneven stitches on the down side! This is also a great item to have on hand as a replacement for a lost or damaged ankle.


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
Great Purchase
April 7, 2014
By MrsFunk from Erie, PA
I found my PC-420PRW on Amazon as a refurbished machine at a great price. I have had it for 18 months and use it for general sewing and quilting.
The only problem is that is seems to lose its tension after doing free motion and the resetting and testing is very time consuming. But overall I still would give it an Excellent rating.
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
My First and I'm in love
July 23, 2013
By MrsCveliz from Maryland
I bought this machine last year and as a beginner. I have never sewn anything before, but always wanted to. I did a lot of research and this was the machine I decided on because of all the features and a great price. I am now making everything from Home decor to clothing. I love my machine and see many years of making new things with this wonderful machine.
I loved how easy this machine is to use. From changing the presser feet to winding the bobbin. I will always recommend this machine and even at this moment cannot wait to get home and make something new. My first machine and I'm in love with it!!!
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
AMAZING MACHINE!!
May 5, 2013
By BeachGrl from Kansas City
I purchased this machine about five years ago. I had virtually ZERO knowledge with sewing- just the basics of replacing buttons, small tears, etc. I am, however, a fairly good artist and have a good eye to design and bring my creations to life. I like to try new things and research what I do not know.

SOOOOOO, after reading my manual, I began to sew, I COULD NOT believe how easy this machine is to use!! I have created so many things- JEANS, HATS, SHIRTS, SWIMSUITS!!!

I am NOT KIDDING when I tell you that I had NEVER made any clothing in my life, and now I am sewing EVERYTHING I can imagine! The manual is so complete and easy to follow- the machine has a built-in help screen at your fingertips, whenever you need it. One of my favorite features is the programmable custom stitch. You can design your OWN, one-of-a-kind, design and then save it for future access! Originally, I'd bought this for hobby/personal use. NOW, I have an order from a large corporation that LOVED several of my custom designs and wanted me to make ALL of their employee gear/business gear! Pretty good for a novice, huh? LOL!

Furthermore, I'd give this machine ONE-HUNDRED STARS if I could! Anyone can use this machine and create beautiful pieces. ALL you have to do is READ THE MANUAL, and be patient with yourself as you get to know your machine- it will not take long, TRUST ME!

RUN, DON'T WALK! and
BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT!!
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Another Smart Purchase
November 26, 2012
By IrishGirl from Henry, Marshall County, ILlinois
Sewing is my passion and this passion requires a sewing machine that can stand up to anything I throw under the needle. This is one tough machine!! It's easy to thread; bobbin winding is a dream; the thread cutter is excellent; love all the stitches with my favorite being the 1/4" seam stitch which I use for quilting. I have been able to complete projects on this machine that I never would have attempted with my old one. Once again, Brother comes through for consumers with a dependable, durable product.
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