Brother PE535 Embroidery Machine Review

Brother PE535 embroidery machine is a great machine for beginners

If you are an embroidery beginner, the Brother PE535 embroidery machine is a great first purchase and has proven to be a very popular choice over a number of years.

This is an embroidery only machine. The benefit of being an embroidery only machine is that for a beginner it is going to be easier to learn as it has few functions than combination machines.

Key Features 

  • 80 Built-in designs
  • Brother PE535 Embroidery machine9 built-in fonts: 6 English and 3 Japanese lettering fonts ready for words you want to embroider (so long as they fit into the embroidery area- approx. 3.9” x3.9”)
  • USB Port for additional designs and their storage
  • Easy to use color touchscreen: 3.2″ inch LCD color touchscreen to preview and edit designs before use
  • 4″ X 4″ Embroidery field: this Brother embroidery machine is built with a 4″ x 4″ embroidery field and includes a hoop and grid sheet for help with alignment and placement of the needle
  • Threading the machine is easy with the use of numbers
  • Comes with very handy instructional videos
  • A useful needle threading tool

USB port PE 535 LCD touchscreen PE535 PE535 bobbin PE535 Automatic needle threader


  • Well priced beginners’ embroidery machine Stitching is comparable with more expensive embroidery machines
  • The PE535 is well priced, coming in well below comparable Singer or Husqvarna machines
  • Brother is a reputable brand and is well supported with service outlets and online resources
  • Uses PES embroidery files – probably the most popular format
  • Conversion of other file formats is easy with PE535


PE 535 4" x 4" Hoop

  • 4’ x 4’ hoop size is very limiting
  • Embroidery only machine


  • 1 embroidery foot
  • 1 4’ x 4’ hoop
  • 1 embroidery arm

Final Thoughts

The Brother PE535 Embroidery machine has proven to be a great beginner’s machine over many years. Built-in tutorials, an automatic threader and the touch screen are great features that should make your embroidery experience a positive one.

The Brother PE535 provides value for money for beginners and the budget-conscious. It comes with free phone support and 25 years limited warranty.