Brother CS6000i review – a good computerized sewing machine for beginners?

One of the most popular machines around right now is this one which is not only a good beginners machine, but is also computerized so an excellent introduction to those kind of machines as well.  If you have high hopes for the kinds of sewing you’re aiming to do this would be a good machine that will grow with you and you’d never get bored of!

Our Brother CS6000i review

The Brother CS6000i is a great example of a sewing machine that is pretty good for a great range of people.  For beginners who want to advance quickly or for advanced sewers who want a lot of bells and whistles it really caters for them all.  It’s popular with quilters, dressmakers, newbies and old hands!

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Low cost computerized sewing machine – perfect for beginners

Think of a computerized sewing machine and you’ll likely be thinking that the $ signs are going to be too much.  Not so with this excellent one from Brother – the price has really come down in the past few years and it’s now on par with some of the other sewing machines for beginners I have recommended!

You get a lot for your money with this sewing machine.  All the stitches (see below) are just the start – you also get the computerized display which means that it’s really simple to choose what stitch you want, and it’s an easy to read display.

If you’re in to quilting or would like to start you’ll also love the oversized table that makes it much easier to manoeuvre your quilts while sewing.

One of my favourite features on a sewing machine is the automatic needle threader too – I can’t do without it these days!

60 built in stitches

This seems like a lot I know and it can feel a little overwhelming with that much choice but it does mean that whatever you’re likely to be wanting to stitch in the future you’ll be covered by what this machine does.

There are 20 stitches for garment creation, including straight stitches, zig zags, hemming stitches etc.  As well as those there are 20 decorative stitches, 7 quilting stitches, and 6 heirloom stitches.

If you need to make buttonholes it can help you out there and there are 7 different types of styles you can choose from.

features and specification

  • LCD display stitch selector
  • 60 built-in stitches
  • automatic needle threader
  • oversized table for quilting and large projects
  • 9 accessory feet – Walking foot, Spring action quilting foot ,Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Buttonhole foot and a Button fitting foot
  • hard protective case
  • size – 16″ x 6.7″ x 11.4″
  • weight – 13lbs
  • 25 year warranty

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What others have to say

As well as giving my own thoughts I really like to scour the internet to get a general view of what people have said about this machine.

As I said at the beginning of this review – this is one of the most popular machines around and is one of the best sellers around.  It has lots and lots of reviews online – well over 6000 – and with that many I’m pleased to say that at the moment it still scores an average of about 4.5 out of 5 and around 75% of people rate it 5.

The positives of this machine tend to be the ease of use, the price for what you get and the fact that you can do so much with it.

There are some negatives though and a couple of things that come up often are that it isn’t so good for sewing through very thick materials and problems with tension.

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Conclusion

This is a special machine, there’s no doubt about it.  I think it makes an excellent sewing machine for beginners right up to advanced like myself.  No, it’s not going to compare with industrial machines but it’s pretty good for the price.  Computerized machines do have that worry of going wrong, but the positives far outweigh this for me and even more so at the current price of this one.

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