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Brother VM5200 Essence - Sewing and Embroidery Machine

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Hoop size: 8" x 12" incl.

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Built-in designs: 318

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Workspace: 5.0" x 11.25"

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Built-in stitches: 745

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Included accessory feet: 12


The Essence VM5200 packs lots of new advanced features into one sewing, quilting and embroidery machine for endless creative possibilities. With a larger than ever 8 x 12 embroidery area, 10 LED lighting that s up to 50% brighter than most Brother models and an 11.25 workspace that handles even your largest projects, this is the machine serious quilters will want to get their hands on. Its 7 LCD touchscreen display lets you view onscreen tutorials and control the machine with large, intuitive icons and with 745 sewing stitches, 318 embroidery designs, and 17 lettering fonts, it s a sure bet your creativity will explode with this whole new level of performance. Get ready to be impressed by the new capabilities and convenient functions offered by the new Essence from Brother.

  • 745 sewing stitches (715 built-in and 30 on CD), 318 embroidery designs and 17 lettering fonts
  • Large 8 x 12 embroidery area accommodates larger designs
  • 11.25" workspace helps tackle even the biggest projects with ease
  • 10" LED lighting up to 50% brighter than most Brother machines
  • 7" LCD touchscreen display lets you view on-screen tutorials and control the machine with large, intuitive icons
  • Create more in less time with fast embroidery speeds up to 1,050 stitches per minute
  • Automatic thread trimming cuts threads between colour stitch blocks
  • Automatic presser foot functionality automatically raises or lowers the presser foot after trimming with the standard foot or optional multifunction foot controller
  • Multiple line text formatting enables embroidery of fonts on multiple lines with the push of a button and easily adjusts the location by using the touchscreen arrows
  • Flexible presser foot height and pivot function settings for more types of fabric and layers

Sewing Features

Lockstitch Key Yes
Stitch Width 7mm
Back to Beginning Key Yes
Free Arm Yes
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 5
Start/Stop Button Yes
Presser Foot Levelling Yes
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Bed Area (depth x width) inches 7.7" x 15.6"
Stitch Length 5mm
V-Sonic™ Pen for sewing Feature not available
Max. Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1,050
Buttonhole Styles 14 one-step
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Side Feeding Yes
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Feed Dog 7 (longer version)
Speed Controller Yes
Work Space (Height & Width) inches 5.0" x 11.25"
Needle Stop Position Yes
Reinforcement/Reverse Stitches Yes
Twin Needle Setting Key Yes
Projected Gridline Marker No

Embroidery Features

Colour Sort Yes
Space Reduction in Embroidery Alphabets Yes
Curving Text on Screen Editing Yes
Pattern Rotating 1, 10 or 90 Degrees
My Custom Design™ Feature Feature not available
Built-in Disney/Pixar® Character Designs No
Thread Wiper Yes
Built-in Border Function & Designs Yes
Max. Embroidery Speed (stitches per minute) 1,050
InnovEye™ Technology Feature not available
Snowman® Embroidery Positioning Marker Feature not available
Built-in Frame Designs 10 Shapes x 14 Stitch Patterns
Max. Embroidery Area (X x Y) 8" x 12"
Drag & Drop Editing Yes
InnovaChrome™ LED Thread Colour System Feature not available
Cap Frame Capability Feature not available
V-Sonic™ Pen Pal for embroidery Feature not available
Colour Shuffling™ Function Feature not available
On-Screen Automatic Density Adjustment (STB) Yes
Programmable Monochrome Embroidery Yes
Sewing Decorative Stitches w/Embroidery Arm Yes
Automatic Feed Thread Cutting Yes
Compatible with Brother Embroidery Software Yes, available for additional purchase
Resume Function Yes
Trial Position/Layout Function Yes
Droplight™ Embroidery Positioning Marker Available for additional purchase
Included Embroidery Hoops 5" x 7" Frame, 8" x 12" Frame
Appliqué Creator Function Feature not available
Built-in Embroidery Lettering Fonts 17
Built-in Embroidery Designs (non-license) 318
Projected LED Embroidery Pointer No

Quilting Features

Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature Yes
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes, manual
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed Available for additional purchase
Knee Lifter Included
Free Motion Quilting Foot Included
Pivot Function Yes

Carton Contents

Other Included Accessories 2 Embroidery Frame Sets, Bobbins, Cord Guide Bobbin Cover, Embroidery Bobbin Thread, Embroidery Needle Plate Cover, Foot Controller, Grid Sheet Set, Knee Lifter, Spool Caps, Stabilizer Material, Straight Stitch Needle Plate
Protective Case Soft cover included
Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine 12
Included Accessory Feet 1/4" quilting foot with guide, Blind stitch foot, Button sewing foot, Buttonhole foot, Free-motion echo quilting foot, Free-motion open toe quilting foot, Free-motion quilting foot, Monogramming foot, Overcasting stitch foot, Straight stitch foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot
Wide Table Available for additional purchase
Foot Controller Included



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Basic Features

Media Type(s) USB
Easy Bobbin Winding Automatic bobbin winding system
Lighting LED 10" Lighting
LCD Size (inches) 3.6" x 6.0"
Adjustable Bobbin Winding Speed Yes
Opening Screen Yes
Needle Threading System Yes
Quick Set™ Bobbin Yes
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability Yes
Software Upgrades Yes
On-Screen Editing Yes
Stitch Select Touch Panel
Thread Sensor On/Off Yes
Thread Sensor Upper and bobbin
Projector No
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes