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The Dream Machine 2

This product is discontinued. Please see the new Brother Stellaire Innov-is XJ1.
(2 customer reviews)

Stop in to any of our Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores and test drive one of the Brother Dream Machine 2. We are one of Colorado’s most-trusted sewing machine store. Let our knowledgeable staff demonstrate many of the state-of-the-art features that are standard on this machine. Bring in a line drawing and see how easy it is to convert that into embroidery right on the machine. Try your hand at stippling a quilt block. You will be amazed at what this machine can do!


Brother took their most powerful, innovative, and technologically advanced machine and did the unthinkable – they made it better! The Brother Dream Machine 2 (Innov-is XV8550D) is, indeed, a dream. With enhanced, finely calibrated, superior features, this machine fits the bill for anyone from novices to the seasoned enthusiast. When sewing on this machine, you are in store for an unparalleled sewing, quilting, and embroidery experience.

Top of the Line Features

Extra Large LCD Display

The Dream Machine 2 features the industry’s largest built-in high definition LCD display. The extra large 10.1″ high definition LCD display is 23% larger than preceding models. With a faster processor than ever before, this machine leaves others behind in the dust.

Photo of Dream Machine 2 showing screen dimensions

Go Wireless

Take your creativity on the go with the new BES4 Dream Edition software which includes a free wireless upgrade. Transfer your designs from your pc straight to the all new Brother Innov-is The Dream Machine XV8500D! Create beautiful lettering and monograms wirelessly and easily. Receive access to free cloud-based application, BES Cloud to store your designs on edit on the go!

Photo of Dream Machine 2 showing wireless capability from lapton

Largest Throat Area

Brother’s largest throat area accommodates even king size quilts. An impressive 11.25″ from needle to arm and 56 square inches of work space provides the ideal space for your larger projects.

Photo of Dream Machine 2 showing the 11.25" dimension of throat area

Stability Plus™ Frame

Make your projects larger than life with the 9.5″ x 14″ hoop, the strongest embroidery frame yet. Plus, the 9.5″ x 9.5″ included frame is perfect for quilt squares, jacket backs and cushions. With the addition of aluminum, rubber gasket and ribbed corners, Brother’s improved embroidery frames offer less slippage for better stitch results.

Photo of hoop for Dream Machine 2 with 14 x 9.5 dimensions indicated

ACCUTRAC™Embroidery System

 Bask in the pleasure of even more precise, high quality embroidery with the most advanced AccuTrac embroidery systemCreated and used in the multi-needle PR machine, the AccuTrac™ system provides better under arm support, reduces bounce, provides better stitch quality. Brother also made sophisticated mechanical changes for the smoothest frame control to date.

Photo of embroidery arm of Dream Machine 2


Only The Dream Machine 2 has the magic of 166 Disney embroidery designs built right in. Plus, get exclusive access to a constant parade of Disney and Disney•Pixar embroidery designs through the download center.

Additional Product Features

  • New! My Design Center features
    • outline recognition to effortlessly add stipple and fill patterns to embroidery designs
    • inside & outside auto stipple and fill patterns
  • Industry-first ScanImation™ Scanning Frame and InnovEye® 2 Technology
  • Save outline feature — easily create trapunto-like projects (New!)
  • Color Sort feature — cut down on thread changes when combining designs (New!)
  • No-fuss stippling in the embroidery mod — easily add stippling around any embroidery designs (New!)
  • Easy appliqué feature — create multiple appliqués in one hoop (New!)
  • Enhanced embroidery editing features
    • letter insertion at mid-point of a text line, left, center and right alignment (New!)
  • 982 built-in embroidery designs
  • 166 designs featuring Disney characters
    • 140 frame pattern combinations
    • 22 embroidery lettering fonts
    • 5 sewing lettering fonts
  • 726 built-in sewing stitches, including 15 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes and 1 style of four-step buttonholes
  • MuVit™Digital Dual Feed System to powerfully feed fabric from the top and bottom for greater

Included Accessories

  • Feet
    • Zigzag Foot
    • Monogramming Foot
    • Overcasting Foot
    • Zipper Foot
    • Buttonhole Foot
    • Blind Stitch Foot
    • Button Fitting Foot
    • Dual Feed Foot
    • Straight Stitch Foot
    • Free Motion Quilting Foot
    • Echo Quilting Foot
    • Free-motion Open Toe Quilting Foot
    • Embroidery Foot “W+” with LED Pointer
    • Vertical Stitch Alignment Foot
    • 1/4″ Foot
    • Couching Dual Feed Foot
  • Top-left Yard Guide
  • Yarn Threader
  • Bobbins x 10
  • Screwdriver (Small)
  • Screwdriver (Large)
  • Multi-purpose Screwdriver
  • Touch Pen Stylus
  • Knee Lifter
  • Hoops
    • 4″ x 4″ Hoop
    • 5″ x 7″ Hoop
    • 8″ x 12″ Hoop
    • 9.5″ x 9.5″ Hoop
    • 9.5″ x 14″ Hoop
    • Scanning Hoop
  • Sensor Pen
  • Spool Stand


  • Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.7 x 12.7 x 26 inches
  • Machine Weight 37.26lbs

Additional information

Weight25 lbs

2 reviews for The Dream Machine 2

  1. Wanda Stephenson

    I just wanted to tell you that I may be the #1 fan of the Dream Machine 2. I have had my machine for about 8 months now and just continue to find more and more features that I love. Whenever I talk to someone who is considering buying a new embroidery machine, I always tell them that this is the machine to buy! It was exciting to see so many people “test drive” the machine at the Sew Expo and hear all that they liked about it.

    I started doing machine embroidery many years ago with a small, 4×4″ hoop machine. The Dream Machine 2 is my 6th machine as the hoops have gotten larger, and the features just that more special. I still have my Quattro and Pfaff Creative 4.0 embroidery machines which are wonderful machines, but even they cannot compare to the DM2.

    I don’t even know how to describe the many things I love. I import many designs from a flash drive, and love that the designs display the file names, so now I can tell the “blue flower medium” from the “blue flower small” without opening the design – such a small thing, but makes life that much easier.

    The machine is very quiet as it embroiders, and the added stability of the machine holds the embroidery head that much more secure and the designs appear to stitch out just that little bit more precise. The enhanced lighting, the larger machine throat, and the many on-screen videos again just make this machine that much better than the ones which came before.

    I do many quilt blocks, and as silly as it sounds, hate to draw the little pencil line across the blocks to do half square triangles. Using the sensory pen and guideline position marker feature on the DM2 allows me to set the laser light to “draw” from corner to corner, so that all I have to do is position my blocks and sew with the 1/4″ foot, without stopping to draw lines on each block.

    Using the built in applique feature is allowing me to turn any design, particularly the many built in Disney designs, into such cute little toys.

    I could go on and on, so many things I love, but fabric is in the hoop, and time to hit the “Start” button again on my favorite, new toy!

    Keep bringing us these wonderful machines!

    Wanda with Minnie Mouse embroidered on Brother Dream Machine2

  2. Scott Wells

    I used this machine to do an Anita Goodesign Dancer Quilt wall hanging. Several hoops to choose from, so sizing was a breeze. Lots of functions – I really enjoyed the touch screen. As this project was only my second, I found the machine easy to use. Looking forward to future projects. The only delays I had were to change out the bobbin.

    Personal rating: A peach.

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