Brother PR1 Single Needle Embroidery Machine


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Why buy from us?



Dreaming of launching your own embroidery empire? Look no further than the groundbreaking Brother PR1 single needle embroidery machine. Whether you’re envisioning a line of custom bags or vibrant festival-wear, this innovative single-needle machine is your perfect match.

Tailored for small businesses, the PR1 boasts a spacious 300 x 200mm embroidery area, rapid stitching speeds of 1,000 stitches per minute, and a convenient colour sorting function. The crosshair laser and two-point positioning ensure flawless alignment, while the lower tension mechanism guarantees consistent thread tension for impeccable results.

With 495 built-in embroidery patterns, including graffiti styles, and 33 stunning fonts like 3D puff, expressing your creative vision has never been easier. Enhance your designs further with on-screen pattern editing capabilities and the PR1’s free arm, allowing you to effortlessly embroider sleeves, cuffs, and other hard-to-reach areas. Compatible with a wide range of embroidery frames and accessories, the PR1 empowers you to take your new business in any direction you wish.





Brother PR1 single needle embroidery machine Key Features
  • 300 x 200mm (12 x 8”) embroidery area
  • Compatibility with PR embroidery frame range
  • Flexible working space with the free arm
  • 495 built-in embroidery patterns
  • 33 built-in embroidery fonts incl NEW 3D puff font
  • Graffiti alphabet and designs
  • Two built-in full Eastern European fonts
  • Colour sorting function
  • Crosshair laser positioning
  • Two-point positioning
  • Lower tension mechanism



Brother PR1 single needle embroidery machine Features in Depth


495 built-in patterns

Wide variety of built-in designs including new alphabets, monograms, decorative, graffiti and more.


Four spool thread stand

The handy four spool thread stand makes for quick and easy thread changes.


Large embroidery area 300 x 200mm (12″ x 8″)

Create large-scale embroidery designs with no need to re-hoop.


Laser crosshair positioning

See exactly where the needle will drop and adjust the position accurately with the built-in laser crosshair function.


Embroidery frames

Included 300 x 200mm and 100 x 100mm embroidery frames. Compatible with range of PR embroidery frames including (optionally purchased) speciality frames such as the magnet frame etc. Have a look out for the new optional accessory kits.


Lower tension

Take on a wider range of projects – like delicate and stretchy fabrics.


Thread colour sorting

Adjust the order in which multi-colour designs are stitched – reducing thread changes and speeding up the embroidery process.


Free-arm embroidery

The open free arm makes working on tricky shirt pockets, sleeves, and jeans a piece of cake.


USB ports

Upload new embroidery designs to the Brother PR1 Single Needle Embroidery Machine via USB.


Single colour pattern converter

Push one button to transform a multicoloured design into a single colour motif.


33 built-in fonts

New and updated fonts and alphabets, including a 3D puff and two full Eastern European fonts.


Graffiti alphabet

Built-in graffiti alphabet and designs.


Large colour LCD touch screen

Easily edit and adjust your designs on-screen using the intuitive touchscreen interface.


Independent bobbin winder

The built-in independent bobbin winder allows you to wind a new bobbin while the machine is embroidering, saving you time and effort.


Needle threader

The Brother PR1 Single Needle Embroidery Machine has a push-button needle threader which makes it easier than ever to get started on your next design.


On-going learning support

Access online video guides that’ll help you get the most from your new machine.


Upper and lower thread sensors

Upper and lower thread sensors alert you when a thread is broken or has run out.


Eliminate downtime

Basic spare parts included for self-service.



Brother PR1 Leaflet

Additional information

Machine Information

Machine Size – Not Portable (Needs Wheels)
Product Type – Embroidery, Small Business Use
Skill Level – Expert, Small Business Use

General Features

Bobbin Type – Vertical
Machine Type – Electronic
Insertion of Bobbin – Anytime Access
Lighting – 3 LEDs
Number Of Needles – 1

Embroidery Features

Built In Monogram Styles – 245
Built-in Embroidery Frame Patterns – 140 (10 shapes x 14 stitch types)
Built-In Lettering Styles (Embroidery) – 33
Built-In Patterns – 495
Creating a Custom Thread Table – Yes
Embroidery Area in mm – 200 x 300
Extension Wide Table – Optional
Font Size Selection (L-M-S) – Yes
Frames Included – 100 x 100 mm (4 x 4”), 200 x 300 mm (8 x 12")
Free Arm Embroidery – Yes
Jump Stitch Trim – Yes
LED Pointer – Embroidery foot included
Max Embroidery Speed (Stitches per Minute) – 1000
Multiple Line Text Input – Yes
Number of Hoops (Standard Accessory) – 2
Number of Spool Stands – 4
Pattern – Size, Change Rotation & Mirror – Yes
Realistic Preview of Patterns – Yes
Single Colour Pattern Converter – Yes
Thread Colour Sorting – Yes


USB Port PC and USB Port


Consumption Power – 110 W
Eco Mode (Auto Power Off/Sleep Mode) – Yes


Display Size – 7"
Type of Screen – LCD-Touchscreen 260.000 Colours


Adjustable Thread Tension – Manual
Automatic Thread Cutter – Yes
Bobbin Winder – Independent
Lower Thread Sensor – Yes
Needle Threading System – Automatic
Upper Thread Sensor – Yes

Weight and Measurements

Machine Dimension (mm) – 587 x 506 x 565
Weight (kg) – 31


Brother 3 year Warranty *Commercial use only 1 year warranty

What's in the box

Accessory case
Needle set
Prewound bobbin × 5
Metal bobbin × 3
Spool net × 4
Seam ripper
Touch pen
Needle changing tool (Threader)
Needle plate cover
Phillips screwdriver
Standard screwdriver
Allen screwdriver
3-way screwdriver
Cleaning brush
Weight (L)
Weight (S)
Spool mat × 4
Spool cap × 4
USB cable
Embroidery frame (extra-large) 300 mm (W) × 200 mm (H)
Embroidery frame (medium) 100 mm (W) × 100 mm (H)
Embroidery sheet (extra large) 300 mm (W) × 200 mm (H)
Embroidery sheet (medium) 100 mm (W) × 100 mm (H)
Embroidery frame holder A
Embroidery frame holder B
Operation Manual
Quick Reference Guide
Embroidery Design Guide
Power cord
Bobbin case (on machine)
Threader hook