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Embroider the magic of Disney onto all of your projects with the PE540D embroidery-only machine! With 35 pre-loaded designs from the Disney collection, you'll love watching your projects come to life as you embroider your favorite characters onto the large 4" x 4" embroidery field. Plus, you can find more Disney embroidery downloads available for additional purchase at iBroidery.com - exclusively for Brother customers! With 120 frame pattern combinations, you'll also have the ability to add a fun frame around your embroidery design to help take it to the next level. Make room for Mickey and the whole gang! The PE540D is perfect for the embroidery lover in you.
  • 105 built-in embroidery designs, including 35 designs featuring Disney characters, plus 5 embroidery lettering
  • 4" x 4" embroidery area provides ample space for virtually any project
  • Easy to use, 1.4" x 2.7" back-lit LCD touch screen display - access and edit built-in designs, view tutorials and more
  • Put the finishing touch on your embroidery with one of the 120 frame pattern combinations
  • Embroider designs at up to 400 stitches per minute - create more works of art in less time
  • Advanced needle threading system - with the press of a lever, the thread is pushed through the eye of the needle
  • Computer connectivity with update capability - enjoy free machine updates and easily import embroidery designs from your computer
  • Over 5,000 designs available for individual purchase at iBroidery.com
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches 2.7" x 1.4"
Adjustable Screen Brightness Settings Yes
Stitch Select Touch Panel
Screensaver No
On-Screen Help Yes
Built-in Languages Yes
Zoom Function No
On-Screen Editing No
Realistic Preview No
Lighting 1 LED
Table No
Needle Threading System Advanced
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor No
Thread Sensor Upper Thread Sensor, Bobbin Sensor
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting Yes
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes
Built-in Memory Yes
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability Yes
Memory Card Embroidery Card
Cable Yes
Thread Tension Manual
Mouse Capability by USB No

Sewing Features back to top
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

Embroidery Features back to top
Maximum Embroidery Area (X x Y) 4" x 4"
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 400
Speed Adjustment No
Adjustable Design Icon Size Setting No
Built-in Embroidery Designs (Non-License) 70
Built-in Embroidery Designs featuring Disney/Pixar® Characters 35
Built-in Alphabet Fonts 5
Built-in Alphabet Designs No
Monogramming Font Styles 0
Built-in Frame Designs 10 Shapes x 12 Stitch Patterns
InnovEye™ Technology No
Snowman® Embroidery Positioning Marker No
Thread Wiper No
Resume Function No
Trial Position/Layout Function Yes
Thread Anchor No
Built-in Border Function & Designs No
Sewing Decorative Stitches with Embroidery Arm Attached No
Appliqué Creator Function No
Automatic Feed Thread Cutting No
Curving Text on Screen Editing No
Space Reduction among Embroidery Alphabets No
Pattern Rotating 1, 10, or 90 Degrees
Drag and Drop Editing No
Onscreen Automatic Density Adjustment (STB) No
My Custom Design™ Feature No
Color Shuffling™ Function No
Print and Stitch™ Technology No
Programmable Monochrome Embroidery No

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage No
Included Accessory Feet Embroidery Foot "Q"
Other Included Accessories Bobbin (3), Needle set, Cleaning brush, Seam ripper, Screwdriver (large), Disc-shaped screwdriver, Spool caps (4 - small, 2 medium, large), Spool net, Scissors, Touch pen, USB cable, Embroidery bobbin thread, Accessory bag, Dust cover
Included Embroidery Hoops 4" x 4"

Warranty 25 Year Limited
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 15.55" x 6.93" x 11.73"
Machine Weight 18.078 lbs (with embroidery unit attached)
Shipping Weight 22.267 lbs
UL/CSA Listed No
Quick Reference Stitch Guides Yes

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the PE540D

ETKS110 110-Piece Embroidery Thread Set with 2 white metal storage racks

This Simplicity Pro® embroidery thread set includes 110 spools of high quality, 100% polyester embroidery thread and 2 convenient white metal storage racks.

Included are 100 of the best-selling industry colors, plus 10 Brother flesh tones, for superior results in all your embroidery and Photostitch embroidery projects. Our durable, high sheen embroidery thread is made of 100% polyester, which retains its color, heat resistance, and strength. The 40-weight, 1,100 yard spools are single-snap to help keep your thread from unwinding. The thread is specially designed and tested for Brother® embroidery machines. Individual colors are also available at selected dealers.

The two included metal rack fixtures are made with a polished white finish to blend in and complement and home-studio décor. Each rack can hold 60 standard size spools or 60 mini-king size spools, and can be used as a tabletop display or wall mounted. No assembly required. Each rack measures 17.5”L x 21.5”W x 2.5”D.

For use with all Brother embroidery and combo embroidery/sewing combo machines, and other brands.


SA434 Genuine Brother® Accessory
Large Hoop 6 ¾ x 4 inches

Create extra large designs without repositioning your fabric. Combine several small designs to create a larger design. No need to rehoop. Clear grid notched for accurate placement of embroidery designs. Markings on hoop for easy reference.

SA431 Hoop, 1" x 2.5"

Embroidery hoop for monograms for collars and cuffs. Adjustment screw for securing a wide variety of fabric thicknesses in the hoop. Clear grid notched for accurate placement of embroidery designs. Markings on hoop for easy reference.

SA432 Hoop, 4" x 4"

Embroidery hoop for most popular motif sizes. Perfect for left chest embroidery. Clear grid notched for accurate placement of embroidery designs. Markings on hoop for easy reference.


SABESLET3 BES®3 Embroidery Lettering Software

BES® Embroidery Lettering Software 3 is one of the best ways to personalize your creations with lettering. This software offers lettering, monogramming, design customization, and applique functionality for all skill levels.

If you loved BES® 2, you’ll be sure to fall in love all over again with all the great new features and enhancements in BES® 3. This affordable, feature-rich program is perfect for any embroidery enthusiast, from a beginner to an advanced user. In no time at all you can design and edit beautiful lettering, classic monograms, appliqués, border designs, and more. BES® 3 features over 190 built-in pre-digitized fonts, over 375 built-in resizable designs, new ScanNCut applique functionality, and exceptional customization and editing capabilities.

BES® 3 comes with all the great features of BES® 2 – and so much more! As a multi-format software program, BES® 3 is compatible with most popular brands of embroidery machines. Use the batch converter to change to virtually any embroidery design file type.

User friendly, for all user levels - with understandable icons and a convenient preview window to merge your own designs with lettering.

Create special design effects – arrange and align designs around circles, paths, and corners with special design effects tools.

More editing capabilities - create new effects, change stitch types, resize with stitch recalculation, transform letters, and more with the powerful editing options.

Garment preview – use the garment templates to see what your design will look like on a real garment.

Enhance your recipes to match fabrics and stabilizers – select from the extensive list of recipes to help ensure your design settings and stabilizer give you the best results for your fabric. You can even personalize your recipe file names.

Time saving color sort tool - one click enables smart color sorting for fewer color changes and shorter stitching times, so you can embroider more in less time.

ScanNCut compatibility – use the NEW applique feature to create appliqué segments for cutting appliqué pieces with our popular Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting and scanning machine.

PEDESIGN10 PE-Design® 10 Embroidery Design and Digitizing Software

Expand your creative possibilities and streamline your design work with the new PE-DESIGN® 10. With new and enhanced features for everyone from the hobbyist to the home businessperson, PE-Design 10 truly is the ‘Perfect 10’!

PE-Design 10 features a new convenient USB-sized security dongle, which replaces the card writer as a security device, so you can easily install and run your software without a bulky card reader.

More new and enhanced features include:
the enhanced embroidery wizard, ability to see thumbnail previews of your designs in Windows Explorer, new Intelligent Color Sort that automatically color sorts for you, new font name view and font filter, and new fabric selector that adjusts the sewing attributes based on your fabric selection. PE-Design 10 includes over 1,000 built-in designs, including 350 new designs, and 130 fonts, including 25 more built-in regular fonts and 5 new small fonts. Included are new zigzag net fill stitches, and a chain stitch for outlines.

Enjoy superior quality PhotoStitch results with the selection of amazing new PhotoStitch enhancements:
improved preview, new custom mask feature, new ability to reserve colors, and enhanced ‘select from candidates’ feature.

Create a badge or applique from virtually any design, including text, with the new patch wizard and use the enhanced applique wizard to create appliques of entire words at a time. The new stitch direction setting feature allows you to create multiple stitch directions within a single shape, and the improved stitch to block feature keeps your sewing attributes and stitch types as you resize your designs. The enhanced stitch density setting allows you to double the stitch density, for great results when using puffy foam as your base. Plus, design work is easier with the enhanced split stitch tool and new matrix copy feature. The Import Vector image digitizing has also been enhanced and now digitizes WMF, EMF and SVG with smoother results.

Owners of PE-Design® 5 through 8 or PE-Design® Next can purchase the PE-Design® 10 Upgrade software to take advantage of all the great features of PE-Design 10.

SAVRPED10 PE-Design® 10 Embroidery Design and Digitizing Software

Expand your creative possibilities and streamline your design work with the new PE-DESIGN® 10. With new and enhanced features for everyone from the hobbyist to the home businessperson, PE-Design 10 truly is the ‘Perfect 10’!

PE-Design 10 features a new convenient USB-sized security dongle, which replaces the card writer as a security device, so you can easily install and run your software without a bulky card reader.

More new and enhanced features include:
the enhanced embroidery wizard, ability to see thumbnail previews of your designs in Windows Explorer, new Intelligent Color Sort that automatically color sorts for you, new font name view and font filter, and new fabric selector that adjusts the sewing attributes based on your fabric selection. PE-Design 10 includes over 1,000 built-in designs, including 350 new designs, and 130 fonts, including 25 more built-in regular fonts and 5 new small fonts. Included are new zigzag net fill stitches, and a chain stitch for outlines.

Enjoy superior quality PhotoStitch results with the selection of amazing new PhotoStitch enhancements:
improved preview, new custom mask feature, new ability to reserve colors, and enhanced ‘select from candidates’ feature.

Create a badge or applique from virtually any design, including text, with the new patch wizard and use the enhanced applique wizard to create appliques of entire words at a time. The new stitch direction setting feature allows you to create multiple stitch directions within a single shape, and the improved stitch to block feature keeps your sewing attributes and stitch types as you resize your designs. The enhanced stitch density setting allows you to double the stitch density, for great results when using puffy foam as your base. Plus, design work is easier with the enhanced split stitch tool and new matrix copy feature. The Import Vector image digitizing has also been enhanced and now digitizes WMF, EMF and SVG with smoother results.

Owners of PE-Design® 5 through 8 or PE-Design® Next can purchase the PE-Design® 10 Upgrade software to take advantage of all the great features of PE-Design 10.


SABOBCLIP Bobbin Clips

Genuine Brother® Accessory. 10 resuable bobbins with a new bobbin clip. Bobbin clip allows each bobbin to clip-to-each-other for quick easy storage. Bobbin clip keeps bobbin thread from unwinding. Interlocking clip feature.

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

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

PE540D Embroidered Scarves with Marisa Pawelko
PE540D Welcome to the World of Affordable Embroidery
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Christmas /Birthday Gift My son gave me this fun Brother Embroidery Machine for a late Christmas and early Birthday gift. I am enjoying learning all the in's and out's of the machine. I plan on taking a class at my local Fabric Shop.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharon I love my machine. I've embroidered lots of Disney on my granddaughters shorts and tops.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, except... I have completed a few Embroidery designs as well as embroidery/applique projects and I am very pleased with the performance of the PE540D, the auto needle threader is a wondrous thing to behold. It runs quietly. On the negative side, the selection of provided Disney designs is rather limited but does contain at least one of each of the FAB 5 with one of Daisy Duck and and a sampling of Pixar including Cars, Incredibles Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. It would be nice to have a faster speed. Attaching the hoop is easy, but removing it is difficult. The instructions for removing the hoop are simple but not so in practice. Perhaps the addition of a spring to pop the frame off would be a nice factory addition. A lot of the after market designs available differ between 4x4 and 5x7. Considering the speed and design size I would have been happier with 770. All in all I am happy with the PE540D.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter machine I say starter just because I would love to be able to get something with a larger hoop because I'm fascinated by in the hoop projects. But that said my PE540D performs well. It stitches smoothly & comes with a good assortment of starter designs to get you started. The acompanying manual has good explanations and I was able to stitch out my first designs quickly without any lessons. The dealer did offer some lessons with the machine, which provided some good additional tips. Although I would like a machine with a larger hoop, the 4x4 is plenty big enough to stitch designs on things like tee shirts, towels, napkins, etc. With a little practice, you can learn to line up multiple designs to accommodate bigger spaces.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy simple and great I love my PE540D, threading, set up and reading the display is easy and simple. Quality of the product out come is wonderful.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fun machine I used this right out of the box no problems. exactly as advertised, gets you into the embroidery word cheaply. As a grandmother, how could I resist the cute Disney designs?
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disney Embroidery Delight Superb embroidery machine, especially with grandchildren as big Disney fans! Embroidery quality, ease of use, helpful instructions, and variety of available patterns are delightful. I was very pleased to not lose what I had started when the bobbin thread ran out. I replaced the bobbin and was able to continue. The download of new patterns was straightforward, too.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So in love! This is my first embroidery machine. It was very easy to learn and to get started. I love the fact that it came with the extra Disney patterns. I think it was so worth the money for what all you get. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted a machine that just embroidered but now I can do two things at the same time.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorely Disappointed I had such high hopes for this machine. And it was probably a fluke, but after studying directions thoroughly, embroidered items came out upside down and in reverse. I ended up purchasing another brother machine and it is every bit a perfect as this one was wrong.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Frustrated I got this for Christmas and have yet made a project. Wasted lots of thread. The bottom thread keeps showing on the top/right side of fabric. Hopefully you sends some tips. This is the only reason for the low rating. Im usually satisfied with brother products
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Service is Lacking My husband gave me this machine which he "purchased" with his air miles. I registered, and found the nearest Brother dealership only they won't help me because I didn't buy it from them. I explained about the air miles and they would charge me 50.00 an hour to help me. A gal at our Tucson Quilt festival also let me know I needed a computer to use the machine. So it is still in the box by my front door until I find help. Ironically my Bernina dealership guided me to this Brother dealership because of the warranty. If I don't give a hang about the warranty BERNINA will help me. Guess what?
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine This is a great machine. Very easy to use for a beginner like me
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This is the second Disney machine that I have bought. The first one was in 2000. I was upset to find out that a piece broke in it that you did not I have a replacement. Hence, I had to by a new one to use all of my Disney embroidery cards that I had bought throught the years. I love this machine. I have so much fun embroidering things for my granchildren with it. They love all of their favorite Disney characters on their clothes. It is very easy to use. I hope their are replacement parts for the machines now. I want this one to be around for a long time.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this machine I use this machine constantly. I have never used an embroidery machine before and the instructions were so clear that I was a pro in less than a day. I also bought the set of brother threads so I can literally sew whatever I want! I've downloaded patterns online and those have been great (I just made a Moana sweatshirt for my daughter the other day and she is so proud of her one of a kind piece of clothing). This isn't commercial grade, so I wouldn't buy it for those purposes, but for stuff for around the house, family, and friends, I'd say it's practically perfect in every way.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First machine Family gave me this for Christmas. I'm in love very easy to use
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever love the machine, everything it is capable of and all the tech support I can have if needed from Brother! I called with a technical question - not only did they explain it to me over the phone but they provided me written directions to further assist me . I would recommend this machine every day of the week!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine!! Really enjoy using this machine. Have found easy to work, with great results. Looking forward to many more projects
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for What I Want to Do I purchased this machine as an auxiliary embroidery machine, as I wanted to be able to embroider Disney designs. It is perfect for that purpose. I do wish it had USB connectivity so that I could use a flash drive to transfer designs.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first embroidery machine I was disappointed the machine didn't come with an instruction dvd. It is hard to figure out the process when you have never used an embroidery machine before. I made several rookie errors, but once I figured it out things went fairly smoothly. I made matching Christmas Mickey Mouse t-shirts for my four grandchildren, my husband and myself. Very rewarding!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little machine This is a wonderful machine for small embroidery. Embroiders as well as my top of the line machine!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good machine Very easy machine to use once the instructions are read.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Next year, up grading to a larger machine, I am having a lot of fun with this, being super creative
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Love it I've never used an embroidery machine before so it's pretty easy to use. The self threading system works better than my janome one. I only wish I had bought one with a big working space. I can only do 2 to 3 letters at a time, so trying to keep the line straight is a little hard. However I'll get it figured out. All in all love the machine!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement My previous old embroidery machine died and this works great with my existing card. I didn't have to struggle to get use to a new machine just unboxed it and away I went. Cute designs already in machine. What a great product for a small home business, that only embroiders.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Brother PE540D Simple to use for home projects. Great price for beginners users
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ten year old Granddaughter's birthday present Granddaughter is so excited to have her own machine (she has used mine in the past) and can work on 4-H projects and gifts for family and friends. She spotted this machine in Sew Vac City(College Station, Texas) when she was with me getting my new machine and wasn't ready to leave until she and Mr. Mark went over all its features and they convinced Grammy that is what she needed.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun purchase I already have a large embroidery machine but wanted this one for the Disney designs and to teach my grandchildren how to embroidery. Easy machine and good size for them to learn on.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice machine Great machine for embroidering. Easy to change threads, very pretty work.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from most fun I've ever had sewing I really giggled the first time I used my Brother PE540D. My only regret is that I didn't a bigger machine, but I thought I should start small and learn first and then go bigger. Gusset what I want for Christmas? Great fun for quilting too.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Embroidery Machine Ever! I took this machine out of the box, hooked it up, read the directions and within half an hour of all, I had a beautiful embroidered piece. I've been sewing for most of my life, but I think someone who has never touched a sewing machine or embroidery machine, could use this easily. I'm impressed the machine was inexpensive, but does a professional job.
Date published: 2016-08-19
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