The first in the industry! The Brother VR is combined free motion quilting and embroidery machine.
The New VR embroidery and free motion machine has a single needle embroidery function with 305 built in designs and 20 built in fonts to chose from. But unlike many other machines of this size the Brother VR is also a free-motion sewing machine which will work without the need for an embroidery hoop, however hooped up as an embroidery machine it will still produce large areas of stipple stitch embroidery perfectly professionally and neatly.
The VR is a BRAND NEW model only seen for the first time in August 2015 at the festival of Quilts at Birmingham's NEC and has been showcased ever since. If you have been lucky enough to see this machine perform then you you will fully apreciate how good this machine really is.
The VR comes with 6 embroidery hoops in total:
- 200 x 200mm
- 70X41mm (‘S’ Frame)
- 50x50mm (‘S’ Frame)
- 44x38mm (‘S’ Frame)
- 33x75mm (‘S’ Frame)
‘S’ frames are used to embroider tiny obscure areas, the free arm on the VR is super thin and long so embroidering directly on to a pocket or sleeve is a breeze.
There are a fair few handy innovations in the VR machine:
Thread Colour Sorting - If you have duplicated designs and flipped and rotated them to create a symmetric surround, instead of changing colour threads per section of design the colour sorter will group colours together, so all the greens will be done, then all the reds and then all the blues etc. As an example of this a rather complicated design was duplicated three times and the designs were placed in each corner of the embroidery area. Without colour sorting there were 48 colour changes and am embroidery time of 118 minutes. With colour sorting it was reduced to 12 colour changes and time was reduced to 48 minutes.
Multiple Line Text - I think speaks for its self, you can now program and embroider multiple lines of text in one session, this is easier than the previous method where you have to do a line at a time. Better text editing, now individual letters in a word can be edited, re-sized, coloured or moved.
LED Pointer - For precise positioning the LED pointer is excellent it will show you exactly where your design will be and now it laser pointer is a lot brighter than some previous models, a vast improvement on this very useful feature. Once set for free-motion the LED pointer makes free-motion work more accurate.
Projects? - Super fast for single coloured embroidery such as bridal decoration, or multi coloured embroidery where the machine will trim threads between colour changes. You can embroidery nearly anything by adding the specialist accessories. The VR can also take the Cap frame for embroidering the front of Baseball caps with an embroidery area of 100 x 132mm. You can also use a 180 x 100mm Snap release Border Frame for continuous embroidery and lace. The cylinder frame can also be used perfect for keeping contours intact when embroidering say a sleeves for example. The 45 x 24mm clamp frame can be used for applying personalized embroidery to shoes and football boots.
This domestic machine will take your home sewing to the next level and unlike the PR range which has a limited 12 months commercial warranty the new VR comes with a full standard use 3 years manufacturer’s warranty.
Free-motion embroidery with superb speed control - For the quilters among us. The VR is much more than a top-class embroidery machine, it is also a Free motion machine which is fantastic, it looks and feels very different to all of the other long arm free motion machines. Sometimes the long arm Free motion machine can be too industrial and rather intimidating. The Brother VR is fun, exciting, compact and very safe. To convert from embroidery mode to free motion, simply attach the table and the needle guard.
When hand stippling you need good speed control of the machine needle, and the VR wont let you down. The electronic foot control will precisely control the speed of the machine for you. But a new function helps even more. Using the colour touch screen, you can set foot control maximum and minimum speeds to your own preference, you can program this with two needle speed setting to stitch as slowly as 70 stitched per minute (SPM) and as fast as 1000 SPM and anywhere in between. Motion control and regularity can easily be perfected with little practice.
In the past or when using other machines, sewing free-motion using the foot control only gave speed options from zero SPM to to the machines max speed..! After a small amount of testing, I personally found my setting of 70 SPM to 240 SPM absolutely perfect for me, it made the Brother VR super controllable when i was stippling, and i can honestly say I have not found anything else as controllable as this machine while stippling.
The Brother VR includes the free-motion bobbin case, clear view needle guard and wide table to accommodate your quilt, and a free motion grip to firmly hold and gently control the movement of you project over the table.
GUARANTEE - PARTS & LABOUR + SERVICING
30 day Exchange Guarantee.
If you're not happy with one of our products for any reason we will exchange it within 30 days (14 day returns for refunds) View our full returns policy
FREE SERVICING OFFER
We include a NO COST SERVICE up to once a year. We only ask that you as the customer cover the carriage cost for the return of the machine to one of our service centres.
If you would like your machine sent to us (mainland UK only), we can arrange a return service via courier. We then service your machine and redeliver your machine back to you. The total cost of this service is £30 inc. return postage. This represents a huge saving as the cost of getting a sewing machine serviced locally around the country normally ranges from £60 to £100. If you are local to us you can of course bring your machine in to our service centre at no cost.
Please keep the original box and internal packaging your machine arrived in if you wish for us to arrange the return your machine during the guarantee period*.
Agency models are machines that we sell on behalf of Janome, Elna and Brother the guarantee for these machines vary from 1 to 3 years parts and labour only.
Our guarantee gives you fantastic peace of mind when buying your new sewing machine. If your machine needs to come into us for attention for any reason, within the first 6 months of purchase carriage is free of charge. After the first 6 months, we ask you as the customer to cover the carriage cost for the return of the machine to one of our service centres. We can arrange carriage with our couriers for £30 (collection and return) on the condition that you have the original packaging.
Guarantees from the Manufacturers
Our Machines are brand new and have a full manufacturer’s warranty. Registration may be required. Manufacturers warranties normally vary between 2 years and 5 years and will be confirmed within each product listing.
Our extended guarantee on selected models
Benefit from our extended parts and labour guarantee selected models. When purchasing a selected new machine from us, you're safe in the knowledge that you can buy with peace of mind.
What's covered? Electrical and mechanical components - as per the manufacturers Guarantee.
What's not covered? Naturally this extended cover excludes wilful damage, misuse, overuse and commercial use. Consumable items such as but not limited to foot pedals, belts, bulbs, bobbin cases, needle plates and needles are also not covered as per the manufacturer's guarantee.
OPTIONAL SERVICE PLAN
An additional optional extension to this guarantee which includes free return via courier & re-delivery for the lifetime of this guarantee + servicing up to once a year is available at the current one-off cost of £79.95 (for machines up to £999 - full value of guarantee £199.95) and can be added at the point of sale or within 6 months of purchase.
Important Notice re. Business use
With the exception of industrial machines, or where specified on your invoice, we do not guarantee any machine for any business use. Our guarantee is for domestic home use only. We also offer an educational use guarantee between 2 and 5 years depending on the model(s) chosen, when the machine is to be used within an educational setting. This valid for purchases by schools, colleges, university and local authorities. If you are a charity, please inform us at the time of purchase and we will advise on the guarantee we can provide depending on the use of the machines.
Authorised service centres
Our engineers are trained sewing machine mechanics who are certified by the brands we supply. As a condition of our guarantee, you may only use our service centres and engineers to perform maintenance and/or repairs on your product. Please seek permission prior to taking the machine to another engineer. If you take your machine to an unauthorised engineer, you may void your warranty. If you have a local service centre you wish to use, please discuss this with our service team.
All our new sewing machines undergo a pre-delivery factory inspection and are tested for your assurance. You can be confident that your machine will reach you, ready to tackle the toughest tasks, straight from the box.
What happens if my new machine arrives faulty or becomes faulty?
If for some reason your new machine is found to be in need of attention due to problems caused through faulty components, for a period of 6 months we will arrange a carriage-paid return label. We will then repair and return your machine - available to UK mainland customers only. If you are outside of the UK mainland, please return the machine via a carrier of your choice to one of our service centres and it will be returned to you free of charge. We cannot reimburse costs incurred for return by your own carrier.
Please contact us first as all repair/returns must be authorised prior to being sent. We will send you a returns form to complete so your repair/return can be authorised.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please keep the original box and internal packaging your machine arrived in if you wish for us to arrange the return your machine during the guarantee period*.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory consumer rights
New Industrial, professional and commercial sewing machines are covered for 1 year return to base guarantee - we cannot arrange a courier for these items. Ironing presses marked professional or HD are domestic machines however are covered with a 6 month guarantee when used for business purposes.
The extended guarantee is only offered to the original purchaser and is not transferrable.
* Return service available from UK mainland area only. Return and re-delivery charges apply after 6 months of original purchase date.
UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £30.
Our couriers will notify you 1 to 2 days before delivery by SMS (text) or Email so you can know when to expect your item.
We aim to deliver orders of in stock items within 1 - 5 working days.
Please note that due to increased demand for Sewing Machines and Overlockers whilst the British Sewing Bee series is on TV, some deliveries of popular models may take longer than usual. If your item is of an urgent nature, please inform us when placing your order as we may be able to prioritise it.
OUT OF STOCK or PRE-ORDERED ITEMS - If the title of your product or the description contains delivery information, please refer to this for estimated delivery of your item.
AGENCY MODELS (sent directly from manufacturers)
BROTHER - Many Brother models are sent directly from Brother. Please allow 1-5 working days for delivery. Machines priced £599 or above are specially ordered in and may take 5-14 days for delivery. VR, PR and XV models are delivered to our showroom and then redelivered by our own couriers to your home or work - please allow 5-21 days for these models.
JANOME - Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery of Janome products - out of stock items / preorders please see delivery information in the title of the product.
PFAFF & VIKING HUSQVARNA - Most models from these brands are sent directly from mainland Europe as special order items. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. Please note we are expecting delays of some items due to a planned warehouse move in March to April - please contact us for up to date delivery information for these brands.
SHOWROOM MODELS / EX-DISPLAY MODELS - These machines are tested by sewing machine engineers prior to being sent and may not be dispatched straight away - please allow up to 14 days for delivery.
ADJUSTOFORM - Dress forms are made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
TOYOTA - Please allow 5-10 working days for delivery
OTHER BRANDS (INC. SINGER, BERNETTE, AEG, NECCHI, JAGUAR, HIGHLINE, MILLEPUNTI, VIGORELLI) - Unless otherwise stated, please allow up to 5 working days for delivery.
Delivery times may be longer than quoted in busy periods such as Sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas time, Bank holidays etc. If your item is of an urgent nature, please check with your sales agent for up-to-date delivery times.
NOTIFICATIONS OF DELIVERY (By Courier)
Our carrier will normally notify you by email or text message (SMS) 1-2 days before delivery.
Please note that if you order more than one product, they may arrive separately - even if advertised as part of a bundle. This is due to the fact that we operate several warehouses and some stock is delivered directly from the manufacturer.
Deliveries are securely tracked. This is to ensure the goods are delivered and received correctly. If you can’t be there to sign for delivery our couriers will generally leave the item(s) with a neighbour or a safe place if you have specified this is as appropriate.
Delivering Outside UK
Many of our products are only available for delivery within the United Kingdom. We only supply BS spec product designed for use in the UK. Please check with our sales team before ordering if you wish to order for delivery outside of the UK.
If you wish to provide delivery instructions after placing your order, please contact us as soon as possible quoting order number.
These are delivered by pallet at a cost of £65. Please note these items can be heavy and will may require 2 people to unload into your premises. Failed deliveries will not be refunded.
Please see our returns policy (click here)