Pros / The impressive maximum sewing speed on this machine will help you get through bigger projects quickly.
Cons / Despite the sewing machine’s vast array of automatic features, the tension is manual and controlled by a dial.
Verdict / The intuitive design and automatic features make it a great machine to learn on, and the machine adapts to suit your difficult sewing projects.
The Brother CS6000i, our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner, offers a variety of accessories and features that help this sewing machine adapt to your skill level. With over 60 stitch patterns, seven buttonhole styles and seven additional presser feet, you can create all kinds of projects.
- Number of Stitch Patterns
- Stitches Per Minute
- Buttonhole Styles
- Included Presser Feet
This unit sews at 850 stitches per minute, tying it for the second fastest in our sewing machine reviews. With such a high speed, this heavy-duty sewing machine works well for experienced sewers, especially those who want to do large quilting projects. The sewing machine includes an adjustable speed to slow down or speed up the machine, depending on the project and the user.
The best sewing machines for novice sewers include features that automatically adjust to your sewing project. The CS6000i has an automatic needle threader, bobbin winder and thread cutter. You can use the machine to help you with all of these tasks, which saves time and helps you sew.
While the machine automatically sets the maximum stitch width and length, you can manually adjust them to customize your stitches. The Brother’s maximum stitch width is 7 millimeters and its maximum stitch length is 5 millimeters.
The sewing machine has several features that help style clothing. The machine has a one-step buttonhole operation and seven different buttonhole styles you can use. It also has the capability to sew with twin needles so you can easily create hemlines. While most of this sewing machine’s functions are automatic, a dial controls the tension. The type of stitching and fabric you use will determine the tension.
Weighing only 13 pounds, this lightweight sewing machine is portable. It has a throat size of only 6.5 inches, which is small for large sewing projects or quilting. This computerized sewing machine includes an LCD screen that displays the stitch number and pattern. It also displays error references you can look up when the machine malfunctions. Additionally, you can control the sewing machine with either a foot pedal or a start and stop button. Both features include adjustable speed settings.
The sewing machine includes several standard features. The machine has a bright sewing light built into the machine, making it easy to see the details of your projects. It also includes a drop-in bobbin, which is easier to place than a standard bobbin holder. The machine also has a removable extension table for when you use large or heavy fabrics. Plus, this sewing machine allows free-arm sewing. It also has adjustable feed dogs that you can reposition when you want to sew without restriction.
The Brother sewing machine includes several accessories to help the machine adapt to any project. With seven presser feet, you can use the machine to sew most projects. The sewing machine also includes a needle set, seam ripper, screwdrivers and a cleaning brush. While the unit does not include a dust cover, it has a transportation case that doubles as a cover and protects the machine from dust and particles.
The sewing machine includes separate warranties for its different parts. The parts, labor and accessories have a one-year warranty. The electronic components and printed circuit boards are protected by a two-year warranty with the Chassis Casting covered by a 25-year warranty. If you encounter problems with the machine, you can contact Brother’s support team by phone or email. The website also features a FAQs section where you can find solutions to common problems related specifically to your machine.
Between the features and accessories, the Brother CS6000i offers the same capabilities as advanced machines. This machine helps you quilt, make clothing or create smaller sewing projects with ease. The automatic features and adjustable speed make it one of the best sewing machines for beginners. While a manual dial controls the tension, making the unit a little more complicated, the sewing machine’s versatility and adaptability to its user make the CS6000i a sewing machine suited for beginners and experts alike.