Skitch PP1 single needle embroidery machine

Brother Skitch, embroidery powered by Artspira. App operated, single needle, free arm embroidery machine. Desktop customisation at your fingertips.

£499.00 Inc. VAT

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The Skitch PP1 is Brother’s smallest free-arm embroidery machine, it’s a new era in embroidery innovation.

The Skitch’s easy-to-use, app operated format is perfect for first time embroiderers and experienced crafters alike.

With a 100 x 100mm working area, it’s the perfect compact crafting companion. The free arm and included magnetic embroidery frame make personalising tubular items like bucket hats, tote bags, trouser legs and t-shirts super easy.

Powered by Artspira* bespoke customisations can be achieved easily at home. Use your mobile device and Skitch’s smart magnet frame for exact embroidery positioning.

Your designs, your choice, your style.
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Learn more about the exciting Skitch PP1 here!

*Brother Artspira embroidery and cutting design app is free to download and use for all current Brother wireless embroidery and cutting machine users. However, some features of the app must be purchased via the Artspira+ subscription and may be limited dependent on resident country. See in-app for more details.

Key features

  • Powered by Artspira
  • Free arm
  • Thread trimmer
  • 100 x 100mm magnetic frame
  • 400 stitches per minute (spm)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Bobbin winder
  • Drop in bobbin
  • Start/Stop button

What's in the box

  • Needle set
  • Pre-wound bobbins (2) (90 weight white embroidery bobbin thread)
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Cleaning brush
  • Disc-shaped screwdriver
  • Spool cap (large)
  • Spool cap (medium)
  • Spool cap (small)
  • Thread spool insert (mini king thread spool)
  • Bobbin case (on machine)
  • Embroidery frame (magnetic frame) 100 x 100mm (4 x 4")
  • Felt fabric (for trial embroidery)
  • Stabiliser material for embroidery (for trial embroidery)
  • Embroidery thread (black)
  • Operation manual
  • Quick reference guide
  • Power cord

Features in depth

Powered by Artspira
The Skitch embroidery machine is powered by Brother Artspira*. Use the app to quickly change settings, monitor your progress, receive machine alerts, draw your own embroideries, convert images to cross stitch, digitise images and portraits, and access amazing designs to stitch out right before your eyes.

Stitch monitor
Use the Artspira in-app embroidery monitor to watch the progress of your embroidery while you do other things, and be alerted when to change threads, rethread, change the bobbin or replace the needle.

Free arm
Tubular items are no longer a no-go for home embroidery. Slip items like bags, bucket hats and trouser legs easily over the free arm.

Exact embroidery placement
Use your mobile device’s camera, and the Skitch’s smart magnetic frame, to place your embroidery exactly where you want it before one stitch has been stitched out.

Magnetic frame
No more fiddling with embroidery frames! Just place your fabric and stabiliser onto the base of the Skitch’s magnetic frame and add the top frame. Easier to use, less movement and reduces fabric hoop burn.

Thread trimmer
Trim both the top and bottom thread at the touch of a button.

Bluetooth connectivity

Send your designs from Artspira* directly to your Skitch. Design on-the-go, whenever, wherever and however you want.

100 free embroidery designs
Get 100 exclusive embroidery designs when you link your Skitch to your Artspira account. These designs are only available to Skitch users.

Needle threader
The Skitch’s one touch needle threader does the work, so you don’t have to. Thread as per machine diagram, then press the lever, and the needle is threaded for you.
Drop in bobbin
Wind your bobbin with the built-in bobbin winder, then simply drop it into the bobbin case and thread as per machine diagram and replace the cover.

Easy thread adjustment
Use the thread tension dial to quickly adjust the upper thread tension on your Brother Skitch single needle embroidery machine.

Needle up/down button
Easy change needle position for machine maintenance.

Start/Stop button

Start, pause and stop embroidery at the touch of a button.

Trial run setting
You can use the 'trial run' function in Artspira to test the embroidery area on your Skitch before you stitch out your design.

Specification Details

Specification Details

Machine Size Compact and Lightweight
Product Type Embroidery
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
Bobbin Type Horizontal
Insertion of Bobbin Top Load Drop-in Bobbin
Number Of Needles 1
Frames Included 100 x 100 mm (4 x 4”)
Free Arm Embroidery Yes
Warranty Brother 2 year Warranty *Commercial use only 1 year warranty
Adjustable Thread Tension Manual
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Bobbin Winder Yes
Needle Threading System Advanced
Machine Dimension (mm) 437 x 229 x 318 (l x w x H)
Weight (kg) 8

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