Brother XV8550D Dream Machine 2

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Enhanced, fine-tuned and graced with refined new features to give serious enthusiasts, like you, an incomparable sewing, embroidery and quilting experience. Are you ready for luxury in every detail? Visit any of our stores for details.


When we created THE Dream Machine, our most advanced machine ever, few believed it could be surpassed. However, our visionary designers at Brother never     stopped dreaming. Now, they bring you THE Dream Machine 2. Enhanced, fine-tuned and graced with refined new features to give serious enthusiasts, like you, an incomparable sewing, embroidery and quilting experience. Are you ready for luxury in every detail? Dream on.

                                                           General Features

  1. 11.25” needle to arm
  2. 5-inch height from sewing bed to top of machine arm
  3. Full-spectrum LEDs which mimic natural daylight
  4. Almost 10-inches of full-spectrum lighting around the needle
  5. Adjustable LED lighting in five settings
  6. Automatic needle threading system
  7. Ergonomic large start/stop button
  1. Separate bobbin winder system
  2. Adjustable bobbin winding speed
  3. InnovEye® 2 Technology
  4. Up to 3x clearer camera resolution than prior models
  5. Up to 2x faster scanning speed than prior models
  6. Multi voltage capability
  7. Extra high lift presser foot
  8. Damper hinge cover
  9. Ergonomic handle shape

My Design Center

  1. Draw directly on the large LCD display to create embroidery
  2. ScanImation™ Scanning Frame
  3. Line-art scan and embroidery
  4. Drawing or .jpg scan and embroidery
  5. 30 new closed shapes
  6. 30 new open shapes
  7. 10 new decorative fill patterns
  8. 2 new line styles
  9. Scan and stipple / decorative fills
  1. Recognize embroidery outline from embroidery mode and save up to 6 shapes
  2. Trapunto-like effects
  3. Combine creations with pre-digitized and build-in designs and fonts
  4. Stitch setting attributes
  5. Customize lines and regions individually
  6. Object size and degree information displayed
  7. See scan image and stipple / decorative fill in preview mode
  8. Up to 800% zoom in edit window


                                                            Embroidery Features

  1. InnovEye® 2 Technology and Snowman® Embroidery Positioning Marker for precise positioning
  2. Snowman® Embroidery Positioning Marker offers nine options for alignment
  3. Embroidery Design Connect by InnovEye® 2 Technology
  4. High background camera scanning
  5. Camera scanning in two different modes – fine / standard
  6. Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker
  7. AccuTrac™ embroidery system for better embroidery arm support
  8. InnovaChrome™ LED Thread Color System
  9. Large 9.5″ x 14” embroidery area
  10. Embroider up to 1,050 stitches per minute
  11. 982 total built-in embroidery designs
  12. 166 embroidery designs featuring Disney • Pixar characters
  13. 140 frame pattern combinations
  14. 22 built-in fonts: 17 alphabets, 2 Cyrillic, 3 Japanese
  15. New stronger frame design with better gripping surface
  16. Curving text
  17. Space reduction among embroidery alphabets
  18. Automatic color sorting on border function
  19. Go forward or backward up to 1,000 stitches
  20. Embroidery background color adjusting feature
  21. Monochrome embroidery for single color embellishment
  22. Presser foot lever in convenient location
  23. Automatic thread tension
  24. Automatic needle threading system
  25. Thread sensors for upper and lower threads
  26. Thread wiper
  1. Jump stitch thread trimming
  2. Automatic thread cutter
  3. Embroidery frame display
  4. Embroidery thread palettes
  5. Built-in alignment function for designs and borders
  6. Trial Position
  7. Pattern rotation in 0.1, 1, 10, or 90 degree increments
  8. Embroidery drag & drop
  9. On-screen handle for resizing & rotation
  10. Up to 200% zoom in preview window
  11. Design combination
  12. Embroidery basting function
  13. Flip design horizontally
  14. On-screen auto density adjustment
  15. Color shuffling® 2 function
  16. No-fuss stippling at embroidery edit
  17. Insert letter at mid-point of text line
  18. Input second line of text
  19. Align left, center, right
  20. Grouping after line break
  21. Edit single letter
  22. Edit full line of text
  23. 2 thumbnail sizes (L-S)
  24. Advanced multiple design selection
  25. Grouping of letters and designs
  26. Combine bobbin work patterns
  27. Direct touch button for color change
  28. Resume function
  29. Built-in Appliqué Creator
  30. Create multiple appliqués in one hoop
  31. Divided hoop size and grid options
  32. Color sort feature
  33. Direct touch button for embroidery order
  34. Automatic frame detection
  35. Copy multiple files from your USB to the machine


ACCUTRAC Embroidery System

Engineered for superior stitch quality. Bask in the pleasure of even more precise, high quality embroidery with our most advanced AccuTrac embroidery system. Created and used in our multi-needle PR machine, it provides better under arm support, reduces bounce, provides better stitch quality, as well as sophisticated mechanical changes for the smoothest frame control to date.

Sewing Features

  1. Sew Straight™ 2 with bright laser and wide side range
  2. Ultrasonic sensor function to set the stitch position, width, length or laser guide position
  3. MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed System
  4. Couching Foot for use with MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed System
  5. Multi-function foot controller for hands-free control of select sewing functions
  6. My Custom Stitch™ feature with the ability to combine and edit custom and more than 40 built-in sample stitches
  7. Automatic Height Adjuster™ (AHA®) feature for automatic presser foot pressure
  8. Reinforcement stitch
  9. Virtual Stitch Preview™ with InnovEye® 2 Technology
  10. Edge sewing with InnovEye® 2 Technology
  11. Lightning-quick pivoting functionality, with customizable foot height
  1. Sew without thread for paper punching
  2. Square feeding system with powerful and longer feed dogs
  3. Large adjustable knee lifter with three positions
  4. Needle plate detector for safe operation
  5. Ruler design with zero mark at the needle
  6. 149 utility stitches
  7. 577 decorative stitches, including vintage, heirloom and wide designs
  8. 5 sewing fonts: 3 alphabet and 1 Cyrillic and 1 Japanese font
  9. Sew up to 1,050 stitches per minute
  10. Sew decorative stitches up to 710 stitches per minute
  11. Free motion mode to automatically adjust the foot height
  12. Automatic feed dog switching
  13. Back to beginning key

The Industry’s Largest Built-In High Definition LCD Display
23% larger than previous Brother screens
with zoom and adjustment features

LCD Display Features

  1. Large 10.1’’ built-in HD LCD display – 23% larger than previous Brother screens
  2. More than 16 million possible colors with no color shifting on LCD
  3. MPEG4 replay function
  4. Embroidery design and sewing stitch selection scroll bar for easier navigation
  5. Adjustable display color for easy editing
  1. Built-in screensavers with viewing adjustment options
  2. Realistic preview of selected stitches and patterns
  3. Faster on-screen design rendering
  4. Personalized screensaver functionality
  5. 44 built-in instructional videos


  • Create beautiful lettering and monogramming wirelessly
  • Transfer designs from your PC to THE Dream Machine 2
  • Transfer designs from your PC to BES®4 Cloud to access while on-the-go


  • Access to BES CLoud, a free cloud-based software
  • No subscription required
  • Transfer designs from your PC to BES®4 Cloud to access while on-the-go
  • Edit on-the-go from your laptop, tablet or mobile device
  • Save designs using the free storage
  • Send designs wirelessly to your machine

     BES®4 DREAM EDITION is a true innovation in embroidery lettering software


  • Wide variety of new, professionally digitized designs to customize, from elegant to sporty
  • Add decorative frames to monograms or other designs
  • Use the monogram décors as small accent designs to enhance your embroidery projects


  • Create Word Collage lettering artwork by selecting a predefined shape and typing in words – and BES®4 will randomly generate lettering in the artwork
  • Merge multiple designs onto a design page and add text for a finished embroidery design
  • New horizontal and vertical distribute tools evenly space designs on the design page


  • Create unique and personalized embroidery with lettering, including our split letter designs

                                                            Software Features

  1. 2 High-speed 2.0 ports for design transfer
  2. 1 port for computer connectivity and built-in designs and fonts future upgrades
  3. SD Card Compatibility
  4. Customizable USB mouse pointer functions for an optional mouse
  5. Optional external USB embroidery card reader
  6. Easy-to-use screen layout
  1. Adjustable sound in 5 levels
  2. Larger internal memory capacity for embroidery and sewing stitches
  3. 13 Built-in Languages
  4. High power CPU
  5. Presser foot and needle changing key for safe operation
  6. Screen lock
  7. Time and date key
  8. Eco mode
  9. Shut-off supporting mode

 XV3 upgrade features

Accessory Features

  1. Includes BES®4 Dream Edition Software & BES Wireless Upgrade Kit
  2. Includes four sizes of embroidery frames: 9.5″ x 14″, 8″ x 12″, 5″ x 7″ and 4″ x 4″
  3. Includes new 9.5” x 9.5” embroidery frame with rubber gasket and ribbed corners
  4. 16 accessory feet included
  5. Includes 3 free-motion quilting foot and 1 piecing foot
  6. 2-spool thread stand
  1. High-quality accessory box for storage within arm of machine
  2. 3 removable accessory trays
  3. Multi-function screwdriver
  4. V-Sonic™ Pen Pal for sewing & embroidery
  5. Straight stitch needle plate and straight stitch foot
  6. Bobbin case for bobbin work sewing and embroidery