Made several bags, gowns, curtains and pj's for the family.
Made several bags, gowns, curtains and pj's for the family.
I mainly bought the brothers CS6000i for my home based business making primitive crafts. I love that the machine has various speeds and a needle threader (which I have not yet figured out how to use). This brothers is very quiet which is a huge plus for me since I often sew when my family is sleeping, and the stitching is very precise and beautiful. The only thing that I really have an issue with is the placement of the needle. I I I find it is a little too far to my left (compared to my older machine) and I have very little room to thread it by hand. Otherwise, the Brothers CS6000i is a great little machine for doing all kinds of beginner to professional projects on, and I do recommend it.
its a great machine for beginners and people who do not sew professionally every day. I have small hobby and decide to buy this machine of course based on good online reviews. I never regret as this machine lightweight, easy to use, easy instructions added, impossible to messed up with your canvas or fabric, three speed control. of course if you will use thick layer of a fabric you can broke needle ( I did this just once during the year) quality in every piece of this sewing machine. I highly recommend it to a beginners and for small matters not 24/7 use.
This was my first sewing machine and I absolutely love it easy to learn and use.
I will start off by saying that I am a beginner, or at least I was when I purchased my Brother CS-6000i. I had always wanted to learn to sew and this model was recommended to me as a good place to start. Stitch Performance The stitches are very even and strong and I've really encountered no problems. Ease of Use Right out of the box this sewing machine was very easy to use. I was able to thread it and use it's basic functions with only minimal help from the instruction manual. It's very well made and quite intuitive to use. As I grew more comfortable with the machine, and more confident in my abilities, I began to experiment a bit with different settings and the various stitches. This machine is so easy to use! Fabric Handling This machine handles most fabrics well, but can obviously not handle heavy duty fabrics or think layers. Durability I've had my machine for over a year now and I use it quite frequently. I sew projects and mend clothing and I've had no problems with the durability. It's very well made and I believe it will last quite a long time, provided it is well taken care of and properly stored.
This was a gift and I absolutely love it. I can do all sorts of things with the decorative stitches. I used it to make almost every single one of my Christmas gifts this year. The free stitch feature isn't as loose as I would like it but I am never unhappy with my results. I do have some problem with tension. Sometimes there is bunching on the underside of my fabric. But I'm also not completely versed in the machine yet so sometimes those kind of problems are just human error. The machine is fairly lightweight and I can lift it from my kitchen table to my floor one-handed. I like all the little assesories that came with it however my cat has already hidden the tiny seam cutter. The Bob is fairly easy to thread. The lightbulb is always bright enough. I can usually sew in a dim room without issue. The paddle is a good sensitivity although the angle is a little steep for me and it does cause my ankle to ache
While it is great to have all those stitches, it just seems it it's not enough. Stitch length seems a bit short. Speed good. Auto threader feels a little loose. Noise acceptable. Cords could be a might longer. Stitch Performance My machine is less than a year old. Starting to have problems with fancy stitches. Ease of Use Threading path a logical pattern . Thread guide to needle kind of flimsy. Would be nice to use auto threader Bobbin winding is easy. Lint cleaning is easy. Thread cutter convent Fabric Handling Watch your layers when working with denim or twill.Thread Versatility Heavy lifting. Stays put though. Design Looks like a sewing machine, although I could loose the green. Durability Don't know if it will make 5 years
I received this sewing machine as a Christmas gift last year. It is a nice sewing machine, especially for a beginner like myself. My biggest complaint is that it's difficult to use... although, I feel as though that has a lot to do with my own user error and little to do with the quality of the sewing machine itself. It comes with a DVD, and from viewing that and getting some help from my mom, I've been able to use it moderately well. It is daunting, but I've been able to sew some basic projects, which is pretty exciting because I started off with zero experience! My favorite thing about this machine is the pretty stitches that it can make. I like the flower pattern, and want to make some place mats or a pillow case with that as a border. The pre-programmed stitches are great because they can make something simple look very pretty. Anyway, I would recommend this machine to someone starting out in sewing, because while it is complicated to learn, any machine would be, and this is a moderate price for a nice quality that will produce good products. I'm looking forward to get better at using it to create nice things for my self and home.
This sewing machine is extremely easy to use, comes with many accessories, and meets my needs. Stitch Performance The stitches are easy to use, are computerized, and come in 59 different stitches. I especially love the ability to change the stitch by the computer built in the sewing machine. Ease of Use The machine was easy to learn on. It is great for beginners and has done well for me for about two years. Fabric Handling The machine is picky when it comes to thread. It does not like cheap threads such as Coats and Clark. It does exceptionally well with Gutermann thread. Versatility I am able to do many things on this machine such as hemming pants, sewing projects like purses and skirts. I have sewn on many buttons and have altered some clothing. Design The machine comes with different sewing feet like the zipper foot and button foot. I have used these most often. This is a perfect machine and Brother did well! Durability I have had this machine for about two years and it has not broken down. Nothing seems wrong with it.
I have been sewing for almost 40 years. At first when I got this machine, I loved it. I loved how smooth it was, the quietness of it and the number of stitches it had. HOWEVER! After 3 years of owning the machine, it keeps growing in issues. My biggest is the fact it jams up. Freezes. I am use to a machine that I can keep clean myself like the old ones. this one....you cant do that. Whether that has something to do with it Im not sure as I cant get into the machine. The hand wheel becomes EXTREMLY tight and wont move there fore the machine wont sew! Have not found any one else having this issue. Maybe like cars, I just got a lemon. I would not and will not recommend this machine to anyone. Very sad because I have always been a singer person. Learned to sew and grew up sewing on singers. So for me, this is very very disappointing. I have contacted Singer and the BBB about this issue as of today. If I can not resolve the issue with out a repairman, I will buy another brand machine as this should NOT be happening to a machine this young. Stitch Performance Makes beautiful stitches when its working. Ease of Use As easy as any other machine. Its not rocket science! Fabric Handling For most fabrics its okay. You get into jean fabric or fleece or any thing with a little thickness, not so much. it is hard to sew the thicker fabrics and there is no adjustment for it either as the old machines had. Versatility As I said in comment before. thin fabrics your fine. Thicker dont bother. more headache than its worth. Design Average nothing special, its just a machine. Durability This thing is so light weight it moves when your sewing. You cannot adjust the presser foot to accomidate fabrics. The presser foot/feeder sometimes doesn't feed fabric like it should. Im not impressed.