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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 and Bobbin
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

Sewing Features back to top
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No

Embroidery Features back to top
Maximum Embroidery Area (X x Y) 4" x 4"
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 400
Speed Adjustment No
Built-in Embroidery Designs (Non-License) 70
Built-in Embroidery Designs featuring Disney/Pixar® Characters 35
Built-in Alphabet Fonts Yes
Monogramming Font Styles No
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
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
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 Standard warranty, 2&5 warranty
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 cCSAus
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 Love the embroidery machine I haven't had much time to play with my machine but I love it.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Disney machine! Wow, I can't get over how cool this Disney Embroidery machine is! I can make the designs it came with or download from the internet any design I Want! It's Awesome!!
Date published: 2017-07-29
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
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