• 54 Built-in Mickey & Friends Designs
  • 60 built-in embroidery designs
  • Automatic Reinforcement Stitch
  • Automatic Thread Tension
  • Drop Feed Control
  • Embroidery Area
  • F.A.S.T. Bobbin Winding System
  • Floral Alphabet
  • My Custom Stitch
  • On-Screen Editing and Design Creation
  • One-step buttonhole sewing
  • Programmed Thread Cutter
  • Quick-Set Drop-In Bobbin
  • Sewing Stitches
  • Start/Stop and Reverse Buttons
  • Straight and ZIGZAG Stitch Feed
  • The Sewing Advisor
  • No Straight Stitch Needle Plate is available for Brother 6500, 8200, 8500 series.
  • US Warranty 25 Years Head, 6 Years Electrical, 2 Years Parts, 2 Years Labor
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications

The PC-8500D is the ideal machine for the novice as well as the most experienced sewer and quilter. It has 54 new Disney embroidery designs built in so you can create beautiful clothes or projects for your child and wonderful items for your home. The PC-8500D also has three built-in adjustable monogramming fonts and a 5" high floral alphabet font that's great for home decor. Also included are 60 exciting built-in embroidery designs and 120 combinations of frame patterns. And with the exclusive Disney memory card reader that's built into the PC-8500D, you'll be able to enjoy an ever-growing number of great new Disney and other embroidery designs as new memory cards are released. What's more, the PC-8500D has an impressive 12 x 5" embroidery area, allowing you the freedom to embroider large designs without repositioning your fabric or hoop. It comes with four hoops in a variety of sizes including the popular 5 x 7" hoop and a jumbo hoop.



For sewing, the PC-8500D boasts more than 900 sewing stitch functions plus the Brother exclusive My Custom Stitch? feature that enables you to design decorative stitches right on the machine's large LCD display. You can even save your distinctive designs in the machine's memory for future use. The PC-8500D offers 10 creative, easy-to-use buttonhole styles, and a unique one-step, auto-size buttonhole feature for uniform buttonholes that fit your buttons perfectly every time. And, it features automatic thread tension adjustment for a perfect stitch on any fabric or combination of fabrics. In fact, we think you'll find the combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the PC-8500D as near to perfection as can be!



  • 7.1" x5.1" (180mm x 130mm) embroidery area
  • 4 hoop sizes (2"x2", 4"x4", 7.1"x5.1", and 5"x12")
  • On-screen pattern scaling (90 - 120%)
  • 5 degrees of incremental rotation
  • Mirror image
  • Lettering arrangement
  • 60 Built-in embroidery patterns
  • 120 combinations of frame patterns
  • 4 monogram fonts
  • On-screen editing and design creation
  • LCD on-screen info:
  • Motif sizes
  • Color change order
  • Time elapsed
  • 900+ built-in sewing stitches
  • Utility (62)
  • Satin (6)
  • Decorative
  • Heirloom
  • Quilting
  • Monogramming Fonts
  • Cross stitches (10)
  • 10 creative button hole styles
  • Create stitches on-screen
  • Large instructional touch screen display
  • Wonderful selection of sewing stiches
  • "My Custom Stitch" for on screen digitizing of decorative stitches
  • Knee lifter
  • Drop feed control
  • 8-way straight stitch feed and 4-way zig-zag stich feed
  • Programmed thread cutter or manual trim button
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Automatic reinforcement stitch
  • F.A.S.T. bobbin winding system
  • Quick-set drop-in bobbin
  • Compatible with all Brother embroidery cards
  • Extensive internal memory to store designs
  • Bilingual instructions (English and Spanish)
  • 25 Year limited warranty
  • Unit Dimensions 12.75" x 7.5" x 15.5"
  • Unit weight 18 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions 14.5" x 9" x 17.75"
  • Shipping weight 45 lbs.
  • UL Listed
Included Accessories
  • Buttonhole Foot “A”
  • Embroidery Foot “Q”
  • Overcasting Foot “G”
  • Monogramming Foot “N”
  • Zipper Foot “I”
  • Zigzag Foot “J”
  • Blind Stitch Foot “R”
  • Seam Ripper
  • Button Sewing Foot “M”
  • Low Shank Adapter
  • Bobbins - 3
  • Package of Needles
  • Scissors
  • Chalk Pen
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Eyelet Punch
  • Screwdriver (Large)
  • Screwdriver (Small)
  • Spool Cap (Small)
  • Spool Cap (Large)
  • Extra Spool Pin
  • Spool Felt
  • Disc-shaped Screwdriver
  • Embroidery Card #2 (Floral)
  • Embroidery Card #22 (Quilt designs)
  • Thread Net
  • Instruction Manual (serial #s up to
  • H70111101)
  • Instruction Manual (serial #s after
  • H70111101)
  • Embroidery Frame (Regular)
  • Embroidery Sheet (Regular)
  • Embroidery Frame and Sheet (Jumbo)
  • Embroidery Frame (Large)
  • Embroidery Sheet (Large)
  • Embroidery Frame (Small)
  • Embroidery Sheet (Small)
  • Foot Controller and power cord
  • Hard Case with side pocket for embroidery attachment
  • Walking Foot attatchment
  • Screw (For Walking Foot)
  • Side cutter serg attachment
Other Images

icon Three Included Embroidery Hoops

icon Five hour instructional video, Six hours with Walter Floriani online.

What kinds of embroidery cards work with the Brother PC-8500?
We have a huge selection of over 175 embroidery cards from Babylock, Brother, Brother Boutique, Bernina, and Amazing Design.

How does this model compare to the European models?
The Brother PC-8500 has more convenience features like auto-thread trimmer and drop-in bobbin for less than half-the cost of European models from Pfaff and Bernina which have no easy drop-in bobbins and no auto thread trimmers.
Linda C.,
Hi Alex, This is Linda C. that spoke to you Friday (just before closing) about the 8500D with the tension problems. We took the cover off as you suggested then I could see where the thread was going and discovered that it was not in the first tension disk. So after correcting that I was able to embroider without a problem. Thank you for you assistance, advise and quick response. I know I will enjoy the machine and all it can do. Thanks, Linda

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