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Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches Yes
On-Screen Help Yes
On-Screen Editing No
Lighting 1 bulb
Needle Threading System Manual⁄automatic
Thread Sensor Upper/Lower
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Horizontal
Built-in Memory Sewing⁄embroidery

Sewing Features back to top
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 600
Knee Lifter No
Feed Dog 6"button
Buttonhole Styles 10
Stitch Width 7.0mm ⁄ programmable
Stitch Length 5.0mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature Yes
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Automatic
Built-in Quilting Stitches 3

Embroidery Features back to top
Maximum Embroidery Area (X x Y) 5" x 7"
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 600
Built-in Frame Designs 10 frames, 12 patterns
Thread Wiper No
Sewing Decorative Stitches with Embroidery Arm Attached No

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Yes
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole A, Embroidery Q, Overcasting G, Monogramming N, Zipper I, Zigzag J, Blind hem R, Button sewing M
Other Included Accessories Sewing notions, foot controller power cord, embroidery arm, cover, instructions

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 13" x 8.7" x 7.3", 13" x 8.7" x 23.2"
Machine Weight 22 lbs ⁄ 26 lbs w⁄emb unit
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 18.9" H x 15" W x 22.4" D
Shipping Weight 44 lbs
UL/CSA Listed y⁄110

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SA503 10 Spool Thread Stand

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Thread stand conveniently holds up to 10 spools of thread of varying sizes. Each thread has its own thread guide to deliver thread smoothly to the machine. Thread locking system keeps loose ends in place when not in use. 10 Spool Thread Stand stands behind the machine.

ETP333 Amber Red Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP843 Beige Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP900 Black Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP405 Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP328 Brass Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP807 Carmine Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP070 Cornflower Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP010 Cream Brown Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP812 Cream Yellow Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP058 Dark Brown Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP107 Dark Fuchsia Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP707 Dark Gray Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP517 Dark Olive Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP214 Deep Gold Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP808 Deep Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP086 Deep Rose Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP420 Electric Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP507 Emerald Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP027 Fresh Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP124 Fresh Pink Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP817 Gray Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP206 Harvest Gold Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETKS63 High Quality Embroidery Thread Set Collection

An attractive way to showcase the beautiful Pacesetter® polyester thread color collection. This set includes 63 spools of 100% polyester embroidery thread of 40-weight, 1,100 yard double-snap spools that keep thread from unwinding. The thread is specially designed and tested for Brother® embroidery machines. The metal rack fixture is made with a polished, white finish to blend in and complement and home-studio décor. It accommodates 60 mini-king and/or king size spools and can be a tabletop display or wall mounted. No assembly required. Measures 17.5”L x 21.5”W x 2.5”D

ETP348 Khaki Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP804 Lavender Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP509 Leaf Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP202 Lemon Yellow Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP017 Light Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP323 Light Brown Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP810 Light Lavender Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP612 Lilac Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP513 Lime Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP307 Linen Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP620 Magenta Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP502 Mint Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP515 Moss Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP519 Olive Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP208 Orange Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP415 Peacock Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP704 Pewter Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP085 Pink Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

PWB200B Pre-wound Black Embroidery Bobbin Thread

Genuine Brother® Accessory. For machine embroidery. 100 yards. 60 weight. 9.4 clear bobbin size. 1 ten-pack.

PWB200 Pre-wound White Embroidery Bobbin Thread

Genuine Brother® Accessory. For machine embroidery. 100 yards. 60 weight. 9.4 clear bobbin size.1 ten-pack.

ETP007 Prussian Blue Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP126 Pumpkin Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP614 Purple Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP800 Red Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP337 Reddish Brown Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP869 Royal Purple Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP330 Russet Brown Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP339 Rust Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP079 Salmon Pink Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP542 Seacrest Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP005 Silver Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP209 Tangerine Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP534 Teal Green Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP406 Ultramarine Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP030 Vermillion Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP613 Violet Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP399 Warm Grey Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP001 White Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)

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

ETP607 Wisteria Violet Satin Finish Embroidery Thread

ETP205 Yellow Satin Finish Embroidery Thread (6-Spool Pack)


SAMCS My Custom Stitch

Barbara Skimin has written an easy and fun guide that can be used with any Brother machine with the My Custom Stitch feature. This book will teach you everything you need to know about My Custom Stitch. It includes in-depth instructions for creating your own custom stitches, complete instructions for four projects and detailed information on Brother's Pacesetter models. If you can imagine it, you can create it!


SA425 Jumbo Hoop (5" x 12" Emb. Area)

Extra Large Three Stage Hoop for the PC8200, PC85oo, PC8500D and the PC6500. Create extra large designs without the need to reposition your fabric. The convenient repositioning feature allows you to move the hooped fabric to an additional overlapping section. Imagine combining several smaller designs to create a larger design with no need to rehoop. This hoop increases the area that you may embroider in one hooping to approximately 5" X 12" Make it even easier with our PE Design Embroidery Software! Many versions of PE design allow you to combine designs on your PC.

SA5930PK Pacesetter® 13”X19” Lightweight Adhesive-Backed Water Soluble Stabilizer Sheets

Excellent for adhering to fabrics with excessive stretch, such as Lycra or spandex. Great embroidery backing for topping. Helps to minimize movement of the face fabric during embroidery. Completely removable when submerged in warm water or through a gentle wash cycle. A great tool for hard-to-hoop or small embroidery projects. Excellent for stand-along embroideries, such as lace.

SA5906 Pacesetter® Lightweight Adhesive-Backed Water Soluble Stabilizer Roll 15" x 6 yds (38.1cm x 5.49m)

Excellent for adhering to fabrics with excessive stretch, such as Lycra or spandex. Great for embroidery backing. Helps to minimize movement of the face fabric during embroidery. A great tool for hard-to-hoop or small embroidery projects. Excellent for stand-alone embroideries, such as lace. Completely removable when submerged in warm water or through a gentle wash cycle.

SA421 Small Hoop for PC6500, PC8200, PC8500

Small Hoop Monogramming Hoop or small motif hoop. For small embroidery in small places. This hoop is a great size for monograms as well as adding small designs to collars and cuffs as well as infant wear. This is a must have for the home embroiderer. Fits the PC6500, PC8200, PC8500 and the PC8500D.

SA520 Stabilizer Roll, lightweight, water soluble, 3.2yds

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Lightweight water soluble stabilizer provides stable surface while embroidering and/or can be used as a topper. Washes away with warm water. Clear color makes this stabilizer perfect for lace ornaments.

SA519 Stabilizer Sheets, medium-weight, iron-on backing, 3 11"x12" sheets

Genuine Brother® Accessory. 3 pieces included. Iron on stablizer provides a stable surface for machine embroidery. Easy to remove for repositioning. White paper fiber.


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.

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.

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.

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-

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.

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.

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.


PED-BASIC For Downloading Embroidery Designs.

PED Basic® allows you to apply simple editing operations to embroidery data (.pes and .pen files) created with our embroidery design software and to write the designs to original cards. PES and PEN files can also be purchased or obtained from the internet. PEN files are encrypted files that are purchased from www.iBroidery.com. Free update for original version can be found at www.brother-usa.com. Version 1.07 is necessary for PEN file recognition.


SA155 Bobbins, clear plastic, 10-pack, 9.4 size

Genuine Brother® Accessory. High Quality Clear Plastic Bobbins. 3/8 inch deep. Security notch for consistent bobbin thread winding. 10 bobbins per pack.

SA298 Memory Card No. 1 – Alphabet

A classic card perfect for monogramming your next project! Choose from a variety of fonts offered in various sizes. Many of the fonts offer two cases, punctuation and numerical motifs. All fonts can be placed with the provide crests for a designer look. Tip: To eliminate the date shown on a crest...stop the machine when you get to this area during the embroidery process. Use the Layout function on the machine to "step ahead" stitch by stitch until you are passed the date. Press the START button to continue. Because of the wide variety of embroidery machines made by Brother the process may vary from model to model. Consult your instruction manual for more instruction.

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SA353 Memory Card No. 53 – Scenes

Here is a design for every event! Embroider anything from these 45 designs to help celebrate New Year, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, 4th of July, Christmas, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

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Product Reviews

1 of 1 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Love my machine
February 5, 2014
By Lisa from Lakeside, Arizona
Love my brother 6500! It is one of my 3 brother sewing machines and after 8 years the only problem I have had is the bobbin winder has just stopped working. Other than that, it has been great!
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