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Up your hoop with the Brother NV880E embroidery only machine

If you’ve been thinking about adding an embroidery-only machine to your stash, you should consider the Brother Innov-is NV880E.

Take your embroidery to the next level with this exciting embroidery-only machine with a maximum embroidery area of 6” x 10”. Now you can embellish everything from home décor to clothing with one of the 258 built-in embroidery designs and a variety of lettering fonts and frame pattern combinations. You’ll be sure to love the design editing features that give you the ability to resize, rotate, reposition and combine designs with ease.

Plus, if you already own a sewing machine, adding an embroidery only machine will make your project creating smooth sailing. You don’t need to switch between sewing and embroidery like you would on a combination machine and you only need to return to your embroidery machine to change thread colours!

With so many great features and included accessories, get ready to embroider all your projects fast and easy!

Brother NV880E

Explore your inner artist, add colour and style to everyday items with embroidery!

Brother NV880E


Wireless capability (WiFi)

When connected to a wireless network, use Design Database Transfer to send designs wirelessly from your PC to your machine. (There's no need for a USB.)

Brother NV880E Wireless Capability

Brother Design Database Transfer App

Brother Design Database Transfer App

Easily manage your embroidery data and wirelessly send it to your sewing machine with this PC-based application.

  • Browse and manage your embroidery data using the thumbnails displayed in the viewer
  • Search for a design easily using the search conditions; such as the design size, file format or total number of thread colours.
  • The following formats can be transferred to your machine: .pes, .phc, .phx, .dst, .pen

Embroidery area

With a 6” x 10” embroidery area, you can express your creative ideas and make even bigger and more intricate designs.

A 6" x 10", 6" x 6" and 4" x 4" hoop is included with this machine.

Maximum embroidery field: 160mm x 260mm (6" x 10")

Brother NV880E Embroidery Area

Brother NV880E Jump Stitches

Jump stitch trimmer

Your embroidery will be cleaner than ever with the thread trimming function, which will automatically trim any excess thread jumps within the colour.


Advanced needle threading system

Effortlessly thread the needle by simply lowering the lever. The thread is pulled through the eye of the needle! This feature saves you frustration and strain on your eyes.

Brother NV880E Advanced Needle Threading

Brother NV880E Quick Set Bobbin

Quick set Bobbin

With the quick set drop-in bobbin feature, you can just simply drop in a full bobbin, thread in the direction of the arrow and you’re ready to sew.


Built-in embroidery designs and fonts

Start embroidering right away with 258 built-in embroidery designs. You can also choose from 140 frame pattern combinations and 13 embroidery lettering fonts.

Your embroidery library isn’t limited there! Add thousands of embroidery designs to your stash with loads of designs available online. Take a look →


Brother NV880E Embroidery Machine In-Hoop Preview

In-Hoop Preview

See every detail of your design with enhanced zoom view and preview your designs in full colour. It's great when doing multiple design placement and assists with hoop optimisation.

Brother NV880E Embroidery Machine Droplight Positioning Marker

Droplight Positioning Marker

The embroidery foot with LED pointer displays the needle's drop point position so you can accurately position your designs.

Brother NV880E Embroidery Machine Colour Sorting

Colour Sorting

To save you time and minimise thread use, the colour sorting feature allows multiple designs with duplicate thread colours to be sorted and stitched in an appropriate order.


USB Compatibility

Load your embroidery designs directly to the machines easily by connecting a USB device such as a memory stitch or card reader/writer. It’s so simple to import designs you have purchased or even ones you created yourself using software! (link to software)

Brother NV880E USB Compatibility

Brother NV880E Colour Display

Colour display

Edit your designs on the 4.85" colour LCD touch screen display, which is simple to use and intuitive with on-screen editing, improved magnification, resizing, rotating, repositioning, drag and drop, and combining designs all at your fingertips.


On-screen editing

Edit your designs using the on-screen editing feature. Combine patterns, rotate patterns, alter sizing, mirror images and do much more using this feature. You can also edit text to suit your projects! Curve your lettering and adjust the font, size and spacing of your designs. You’ll have complete control.

Brother NV880E On-screen Editing

Automatic frame size detection and pattern suggestion

See which designs will fit into your chosen hoop size! The machine will detect what hoops your embroidery design is suitable for, and grey out the sizes that it won't fit in.

Auto thread tension adjustment

Stay updated with your embroidery process with auto thread tension adjustment sensors. The upper and lower thread sensors will warn you via the LCD screen when the thread has broken or run out.


Brother NV880E Bobbin Winder

Built-in Bobbin Winder

The machine features a built-in bobbin winder so you can quickly and easily fill your bobbins with a thread colour of your choice!


Bright work area with 2 LED lights

You'll be able to create your projects with clear visiblity using the 2 LED lights to brighten up your workspace.

Brother NV880E On-screen Editing

Brother NV880E On-screen Editing

LED Pointer Embroidery Foot included

By plugging in the connector of the embroidery foot with LED pointer, the embroidery needle drop point will be indicated on the fabric, allowing you to accurately position a pattern.


Up to 850 stitches per minute

Embroider and sew designs at speeds of up to 850 stitches per minute, allowing you to create more in less time.

Increase your productivity

A host of inspiring features such as Colour Sort, Automatic Thread Cutting and an advanced Automatic Thread Trimming System will increase your productivity.

View detailed specifications →


Brother NV880E Embroidery Only Machine

Brother NV880E Embroidery Only Machine

What's in the box

  • 6" x 10" hoop
  • 6" x 6" hoop
  • 4" x 4" hoop
  • LED Pointer Embroidery Foot
  • Thread spool insert
  • 3 Embroidery frame sets
  • Embroidery design guide
  • Quick reference guide
  • Soft cover
  • Operation manual
  • Additional accessories included in box

Brother Warranty

Brother NV880E Warranty
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Based on the MSRP of $2799.00 

A minimum deposit of $560 required with fortnightly payments of $59.08 that's just $29.54/week!

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Latitude Financial Services allows you to enjoy up to 60 months interest free.

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*Available to approved applicants only. Minimum monthly repayments are required. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment amount will generally not repay a purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period for the purchase will be charged interest at the standard annual percentage rate, currently 19.9%. A monthly account fee of $7.95 and a one off establishment fee may apply for new customers may apply. Terms & Conditions apply and are available on application. See your contract for further details. Credit provided by ZipMoney Payments Pty Ltd (ABN 58 164 440 993), Australian Credit Licence Number 441878.

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Traditional Layby

If none of these finance options suit you, why not use Echidna's standard layby option. You can set up your layby in-store or contact us to find out more information.

*Terms and conditions apply. Finance is not available on all offers and machines. Please call your nearest store or phone 1800 000 360 to find out what packages are available.

Brother NV880E - Embroidery Only Machine

Basic Features | Embroidery Features

Basic Features

Electronic Warranty 5 Years
Mechanical Warranty 3 Years
Needle To Arm Span 8.3"
Wi-Fi Enabled Yes
Design Database Transfer Compatible Yes
USB Port 1
Screen Type LCD Colour Touch Screen
Screen Size 4.85"
Workspace Lighting 2 LEDs
Needle Threader Advanced
Quick-Set Bobbin Yes
Start/Stop Button Yes
Needle Position Button Yes
Thread Cutter Yes
Thread Tension Automatic
Thread Sensor Needle and Bobbin
Carry Case Soft Cover Included
# Included Feet 1
Included Feet
  • LED Pointer Embroidery Foot

Embroidery Features

Maximum Embroidery Area (mm) 160mm x 260mm
Maximum Embroidery Area (inches) 6" x 10"
Hoops Included 3
Hoops Sizes Included 6" x 10" (150mm x 250mm), 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm), 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mmm)
Total Built-in Embroidery Designs 258
Disney Designs Nil
Embroidery Lettering/Fonts 13
On-Screen Editing Yes
Automatic Thread Trimming Yes
Trial Position/Layout Function Yes
Pattern Rotation 1,10 or 90 Degrees
Drag and Drop Editing Yes
Colour Sort Yes
SKU NV880E_Options
Brand Brother
Shipping Weight 17.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.500m
Shipping Height 0.550m
Shipping Length 0.580m
Shipping Cubic 0.159500000m3
Products available
NV880E Brother NV880E Machine Only
NV880E_Starter Brother NV880E with Starter Bundle
NV880E_Ultimate Brother NV880E with Ultimate Bundle
Brother embroidery and sewing machine warranty echidna sewing

Brother Australia Innov-is warranty:

3 year on mechanical parts
5 years on electrical and electronic parts (excludes Foot Control)

NV880E with Starter Bundle

By: Vicky on 18 July 2022
Love this embroydery only machine, does a lovely job. Looking forward to using it more very soon. Highly reccomend this Embroydery only machine its great value and lovely work from it
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brother nv880e

By: lyn on 10 May 2022
I had previously purchased the brother nv180 as I always wanted to do embroidery and I loved this machine it was perfect to start with and then I saw the new brother nv880e which was coming out I love this machine I can do so much more that the other machine even though I still use the other machine. I love the fact it doesnt drag the stitch across and it cuts as it goes. I do find some embroidery patterns depending on where you get them from are not as clear as others which is something I am learning as I go. I have done so much with this machine I just love it would highly recommend it if you are starting out and want more flexibility. The staff at Echidna are wonderful they kept me up to date with my purchase and let me know when it was coming. I love the fact they had all the details on the website about delays due to covid and explained everything so you knew what you were up against from the start. very happy
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Brother NV880E Review

By: Timena on 19 March 2022
I am a few months into using the Brother NV880E Embroidery Machine and i must say i am loving it. I highly recommend this machine for those just starting off in embroidery as it is a very user friendly machine. With this being my first embroidery machine i found the features such as the help buttons extremely helpful. Towards the start I had a lot of difficulty understanding how to use it, so this feature definitely came in handy. If i was ever confused with anything I would go back and see how to do it using this feature. I love that this machine came with different hoop sizes, it made the experience much better as i wasn't having to find different hoops and sizes. This machine also comes with extra needles which also saves you the hassle of buying more and waiting to receive them. The machine itself isn't too bulky or heavy, i love that you can easily pick it up and store it away. The screen size is perfect and the in built design of the machine is great. I wasn't a huge fan of the designs that came with the machine as i prefer more modern, fun and edgy designs- it definitely gives me more of an old school vibe, but hey, each to their own. One of the biggest problems that I had encountered while using this machine was that when I would try to load a design via USB and get it to start embroidering, a message popped up saying 'not enough storage available' or something along those lines. This was quite frustrating as it was only a new machine and i had not saved any files. To add to my frustration I had not seen any alternatives to solving this issue on the brother website and paperwork that came with it. While I did love the machine this problem became more frequent with the other designs I tried to upload, I knew that it wasn't the files because they were all PES and were compatible with the machine. I then took it to the internet and tried to see if others were having the same problem and because this is a new model there were very few post or videos about it. It wasn't until i found a video on youtube where this lady was encountering this same issue with the same embroidery machine. Thank God i found her video because i was pretty close to getting in contact with the echidna staff and asking to change my machine. What she was basically saying that when you upload your file onto the machine, you press the add option on the screen, you press the letters (where you can write a name or add words) and instead of writing a name you just add in a full stop (the symbol . ), at least that's what i have been doing before pressing embroider. The full stop symbol will be added in last to the design but the machine stops to let you know that it is coming up as it requires a change of thread. Occasionally the message 'not enough storage available' will pop up but i would just repeat the process. Ever since then it has been smooth sailing and i can honestly say that I love this machine. I don't mean to be a downer about this problem but i just want people to be aware that this issue might arise and a solution is there for them. Overall, I do not regret my purchase at all and am super excited to create more designs. I give it a 4.5/5
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Echidna Sewing Response
Hi Timena, We'd love to help solve the storage issue for you, we'd just like a little more information. Please feel free to contact us on 1800 000 360.

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