The Brother PC-8500 Pacesetter!
BROTHER, a worldwide leader in embroidery and sewing technology...
...Proudly introduces the revolutionary new Pacesetter PC-8500 Personal Embroidery and
Sewing Machine. The Complete and perfect machine for fine sewing and professional style embroidery
featuring the latest technology not found on any other machine in the world. The PC-8500 is easy to
experienced seamstress and quilter.
* Rotation by 5 degree increments
Rotate your work as little as 5 degrees for greater combination of your work or
reduce the need for re-hooping.
* Lettering Araay
Allows you to customize the shape of one word or a group of words.
The PC-8500 offers 4 monogram fonts to add variety to your many monogramming projects.
These built-in fonts include the beautiful 5" high floral alphabet font.
* Sixty built-in Embroidery patterns
Included in the Pacesetter PC-8500 are 60 exciting built-in embroidery patterns, 20 of which
are exclusive to the new Pacesetter PC-8500. Also, 130 combinations of frame patterns, from
ten great shapes and thirteen border stitches, can add a customized touch to any embroidery
* Impressive embroidery area:
* 11.8" x 5.1" (300mm x 130)
Big embroidery projects made easier. The Pacesetter PC-8500 has an
impressive 11.8" x 5.1" (300mm x 130mm) embroidery area. Stitch huge designs without the need to reposition
your fabric. Imagine embroidering large scale designs with the same ease as smaller designs.
* On-screen editing
This large screen allows you to select from the many options available for both embroidery and sewing from
one screen. Limited only by your imagination, you can easily combine patterns. Monograms and frames into
one design for memory recall and embroidery. The information filled LCD display gives motif sizes, color
change order and the time elapsed while using an embroidery pattern. With the Pacesetter PC-8500, on-screen
editing is simple with assured results.
* Pattern scaling:
Ranging from 90% - 120% of the original motif size!
* Large instructional touch screen display:
The Sewing advisor feature turns the LCD display into your own built-in instruction and reference book.
Simply touch the screen on the area of interest and see pictures and text describing different sewing
techniques and suggestions. Choose from Basic Sewing or Basic Operation. The Brother Pacesetter PC-8500
even gives you Warning Messages such as when your bobbin thread is running out.
* Wonderful selection of sewing stitches.
The PC-8500 has a wonderful selection of sewing stitches to add a professional finish or decorative
detail to any sewing project. They include: 3 monogramming fonts (block, script and italic) for labels
and lettering and 62 utility stitches. Select from many general and speciality stitches including a long
basting stitch, applique stitch, blanket stitch, hem stitches, mending and darning stitches; 16 satin
stitches for adding beautiful detail; 8 heirloom stitches to create the perfect Victorian look; 10 cross
stitches for finishing any project; a wide selection of decorative designs that are fun to use in a
variety of projects.
* My Custom Stitch:
Have you ever seen a special stitch that you wish could be duplicated on your machine? Well, with the
Pacesetter exclusive "My Custom Stitch" feature, you can copy or design decorative stitches right on
the large LCD display and then record them into memory for future use. There is no limit to the
number of new stitches you can create.
* Knee lifter
The new PACESETTER PC-8500
features a knee lifter for greater sewing freedom. Easy
to install knee lifter changes your machine in seconds to a comfortable machine for quilting, free
motion embroidery or whatever you are sewing that requires an extra hand for fabric manipulation.
* Drop feed control
Drop feed control for free motion embroidery and quilting.
* 8-way straight stitch feed and 4 way Zig-Zag stitch feed
8-Way straight stitch fabric feed and 4 way zig-zag stitch feed for sewing pockets, lapels, pant legs
* Programmed Thread cutter
Programmed thread cutting for color changes or to automatically trim the top and bottom thread
when finished sewing or embroidering.
* Automatic Thread tension
Automatic thread tension computer adjusts the thread tension for a perfect stitch result on any fabric
* Automatic reinforcement stitch
Automatic reinforcement stitch locks the beginning and ending stitch with the touch of a button.
* F.A.S.T. bobbin winding system:
Brother's use of the lastest technology has made their sewing machines even easier to use. To wind
bobbin, just wind the thread around the bobbin a few times, pass it through the slit in the bobbin winder seat
and press and START/STOP button. No need to cut off the excess thread or stop the sewing machine when the bobbin
* Quick-set Drop-in bobbin
Quick-set drop-in bobbin system with clear view window shows bobbin thread at-a-glance. You'll
never have to pull the thread up again. It's automatic.