Which Brother Sewing Machine?

| May 20, 2015

Brother sewing machine products are some of the best machines on the market for sewing, stitching, repairing, and mending. They are well known as a quality brand and they have a range of models with different features. This is a guide to the main Brother sewing machines on the market, there are many more, but these are the most popular, and all are suited to different types of work.

Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine

It’s a budget sewing machine, yet really packs a punch with its wide range of features, and sewing options that make it great to use if you want to sew from home.Are you looking for decorative stitches? Well then you have them with this sewing machine. There are 20 decorative stitches available to help you bring new life, and ideas to your clothes and fabrics. A great little sewing machine that will really help you to get going on sewing projects is the best selling Brother CS6000i.

There are a wide range of accessories included when you buy this sewing machine, including different types of feet, such as buttonhole, overcasting, and zipper. There is a needle set, and also twin needle set, and also spool pin. If you are looking for a budget sewing machine that you can do quilting on, then you’ll find what you need with this one. There are 7 unique quilting stitches in the CS6000i.

This brother is easy to thread, and also easy for bobbin winding. You have a really easy to use LCD display panel, that makes the selection of any of the stitch options really easy. You also have the easy option to control the sewing machine speed to whatever best suits your style. There is an easy to use auto needle threader, that means you can just thread the needle with the touch of a button. There is also an oversized table, if you have any larger projects or quilts too. The machine is jam resistant, and is very well designed with a very smooth look.

There is also a carry case, which allows you to take the sewing machine wherever you want to go, as well as lots of easy to understand diagrams, and easy to follow instructions.

Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine

Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine


Brother PQ1500s Sewing Machine

Looking for a good Brother choice for quilting? This is probably one of the best sewing machines for quilting on the market. It does give you many other functions and options so you can use it for more traditional sewing projects, but if your focus is on quilting, then this is really a good choice.

The bed area for the Brother PQ1500s is 5.7 Inches x 8.6 Inches. This is a large sewing machine, and almost as big as an industrial sewing machine with an inbuilt table. The Brother PQ1500s sits strongly on your table, and has very good stability. It is very heavy though as its a metal crafted machine. Along with the great heavy duty construction, it is great for sewing, quilting, and crafting. If you want to use it at high speeds, then it will cope brilliantly. It actually feels more secure when you increase the speed that its running at.

It has a really smooth pedal and has full range foot pressure adjustment built in. The Brother PQ1500s is a straight stitching machine, and the total stitches per minute are upto a massive 1500. Perfect for even the most busy of Tailors. The needle has an easy to use threading system, and although the thread tension is set manually, you will find it can easily go through 7 layers of fabric. One of the things that you will definitely like about this particular Brother machine, is the dual thread stand. This gives you the option to have 2 thread spools ready for a quick threading change over, when you need to maintain the consistency.

Now, if you’re wondering how good is this machine at full motion quilting, then you can be sure that this is one of the best for FMQ. It has a knee lifter that adds to the ease of use. It does have the Brother exclusive pin-feed mechanism built into it, which really helps keep all the layers together in my opinion.

Normally on sewing machines, you have the location of the bobbin casing on the top. But with the Brother PQ1500, you have the bobbin on the front of the sewing machine. The bobbin thread also has a feature where you don’t need to bring it back up after using the cutter, if you just start sewing again, it will automatically just continue with your stitching. What makes this even better is the Brother PQ1500 has one button that does this all for you.

Due to the power of this sewing machines engine, it requires oil, and has a really easy to fill access hole to pour the oil in. If you are a serious quilter and seamstress, then you will definitely enjoy using this particular Brother machine.

Brother PQ1500s Sewing Machine

Brother PQ1500s Sewing Machine


Brother PE770 Sewing Machine

Are you here to find out the best sewing machine for embroidery? The PE770 by Brother is definitely a good choice for embroidery, especially if you’re looking to connect your sewing machine to a pc, and access designs, and other ideas to include into your projects.

The sewing machine comes with an embroidery field that measures 5″x7″, which allows you to stitch together any larger designs that are perfect for jackets, bags and other home decor items. You can combine and rotate designs, do lettering, and also frames and borders. This sewing machine gives you truly custom, one-of-a-kind creations. There is already a huge collection of built-in sewing designs, that you can choose from. 136 designs to be exact. There is also 6 lettering font designs included too. The types of designs that you can work on are really nice scroll work, florals designs, quilt patterns. You have the option to use 10 frame shapes and even 12 border styles.

The PE770 has an easy to use touch screen LCD display, which gives you the design and editing features that are easy to navigate, and easy to use. You can even use the usb connection to put designs on your memory stick, and plug them straight into the sewing machine. Once you gain the confidence to create your own designs, you can even save them to memory.

There is an auto needle threader, which means that the thread is pushed right through the eye of the needle, perfect to make it easy on your eyes for threading. It has built-in memory, so you can save your designs for future use, which is certainly something I found very handy. This Brother is perfect for home embroiderers, and for anyone interested in starting a home-based embroidery business.

Most sewing machines have bulb at the sewing area, and with this machine you have a super bright LED light which really helps when you are sewing with dark fabrics.There is also a very reliable, quick-set drop-in bobbin, which means you just drop in your bobbin, pull the thread through the slot, and you can start sewing straight away. A real time-saver too, is the auto thread trimmer, which allows you to have your upper and lower threads cut for you, with just the touch of a button.

If you are new to sewing machines, and need a little help, there is a set of step by step tutorials built into the LCD touch screen display. You can also download new patterns and designs from any website that supports them. This is a great Embroidery Sewing Machine, and the type of machine that the future facebook generation will be more than happy with. Just don’t expect it to re-tweet your stitch, you’ll still have to do that yourself.

Brother PE770 Sewing Machine

Brother PE770 Sewing Machine


Brother XL2600i

If you’re looking for an easy to use sewing machine that is perfect for beginners, and has enough features to allow you to create some really amazing stitching designs then the Brother XL2600i is a great one to purchase.

It is the type of sewing machine that you can easily use everyday from home, and has 25 built in stitches. They are a mix of decorative and heirloom stitches, and is perfect if you find that you need to alter your clothing or crafting projects. There is a 1 step auto size buttonholer that makes it easy to use for custom sized buttons. There is a special buttonhole foot also included.

The sewing machine has an easy to use automatic threader to help you put the thread you are using straight through the needle accurately  This feature along with the easy bobbin winding feature. This makes it just a simple push of a button to have the bobbin wound. There is a really handy feature that stops your threads from jamming too. Thanks to the jam resistant top drop in. This is a common complaint, that sometimes your thread jams as you switch over your fabrics, but not any more.

If you need to sew any cuffs or sleeves, then the free arm is great to easily let you slip it over, and still have the accuracy of the sewing machine. You can expect when you buy this sewing machine to receive the different feet, spare bobbins, and different needles. There is a nice little light bulb to help you really see clearly, when you are sewing in very fine movements.

Brother XL2600i Sewing Machine

Brother XL2600i Sewing Machine



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