After buying a Brother serger and falling in love with the brand and how well the machine was made, I started to look for other sewing machines made by them. That is when I found this embroidery and sewing machine. I already had a sewing machine, but not one that would embroider things,and that is something I really wanted to learn how to do so I went ahead and bought this machine.
Wow, was I blown away with how well this machine works and handles not only little bitty fixes but it works great with the bigger projects and for all of my embroidery projects as well. I am amazed with how easy it was for me to get the feel of the machine and learn how to start using it on bags, blankets and shirts. I would by no means say that i have mastered it, but i have gotten a lot better a lot sooner than I thought I would, and I have this amazing Brother Embroidery and sewing machine.
It has really amazed me how much I can get done with this machine, and has paid off ten fold since I purchased it. I am so gladto have found the Brother brand and especially found this machine. My grandma owns one as well and she is a master quilter and loves her's just as much as i love mine.
Ease of conversion from one place to another inside the house and can be a gift to friends for ease of transport and ease of work
Best sewing machine!
This sewing machine/ embroidery machine by Brother brand is an amazing machine at an amazing price. If I was to buy an embroidery machine and a sewing machine separate, it would have cost nearly twice as much and it would have taken up twice the space in my house. I have had this Brother embroidery machine/sewing machine for several years and I have not had any problems at all and the machine still works as though it was bought yesterday. My favorite thing about this sewing machine/embroidery machine is that the Brother brand has made so many different embroidery patterns for this machine and are still making more. This embroidery machine/sewing machine is definetly worth the price you pay.
The stitching that this machine does is incredible, strong, and perfect every time. I haven't had a stitch break yet, very strong indeed.
Ease of Use
This machine is a little bit complicated but is very easy to understand once you get the hang of it.
I LOVE this Machine!!!
This embroidery/sewing machine is absolutely worth the price. I love, love, love my machine. My husband bought it for me when I was sick and he thought that I might not make it. When I started to feel better, I began to use this machine almost everyday. I find items on the internet where I can download into this machine. I have a program that will do this and make designs bigger or smaller.
I used this at Christmas time to embroider characters on T-Shirts that corrolated to the afghans that I crocheted. I also made scarves and hats, and placed pictures on them. My husband wanted to see if I could change a design and place his truck on the back of his jacket. This really worked and you can make from 2 inch designs to 10 inch designs and if you get lucky, possibly a little bigger.
I just know that when you use this, make sure you know how to thread it. Also make sure you buy the thread that would work for this machine. If you do not use the correct thread, like anything else, your sewing will not come out as well. This machine does break the thread if you use a non Brother thread. It can be done, you just have to be more careful and try not to walk too far away from it when it is working on its own. I do love this machine and would only trade it for the Innovis 4000, but that is a little too far out of reach. The only difference is the screen. The 4000 is in color and the 1500 is in black and white.
CREATIVE DESIGNERS? CREATE!! WITH THE EASY BROTHER MACHINE
THE BROTHER INNOV-IS SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE IS A PEOPLE FRIENDLY MACHINE. DON'T GET ME WRONG IT'S NOT GOING TO SEW FOR YOU, BUT WAIT, YES IT WILL. SET THE EMBROIDERY PATTERN YOU CHOOSE, SIT BACK AND WATCH YOUR DESIGN STITCH ITSELF. CHOOSE FROM 70 BUILT IN DISNEY DESIGNS, 8 FONTS STYLES, AND MUCH MORE. FROM ROTATING TO RESIZING YOUR DESIGN. OH, AND REMEMBER THOSE DAYS OF SEWING AND YOU REACH THE END OF THAT STITCH, BUT APRIL FOOLS!! YOU RAN OUT OF BOBBIN, HOW MAD DOES THAT MAKE YOU? THEN YOU HAVE TO REDO THE BOBBIN AND SET EVERYTHING OVER AGAIN. WELL, NO MORE!! THIS MACHINE WILL AUTOMATICALLY STOP WHEN LOW, AND LET YOU KNOW THE BOBBIN IS LOW. NOT TO MENTION THE AUTOMATIC THREAD CUTTER, WHO THOUGHT OF THIS STUFF? PRESS THE CUT THREAD AND IT CUTS THE THREAD!! NO MORE HAVING TO PULL THE THREAD OUT TO CUT OR TRY AND BREAK THE THREAD WITH YOUR HAND AND GET THOSE NASTY THREAD CUTS ON YOUR HAND. DISCOVER EVEN MORE GREAT QUALITIES LIKE, THE HANDICAP CAPABILITIES, SERIOUSLY A SPECIAL BUTTON, JUST PUSH THE GREEN BUTTON AND IT SEWS. NO HAVING TO STEP ON THE PEDAL, PRESS AGAIN AND IT STOPS. DID I MENTION THE AUTOMATIC THREADER, NO MORE SQUINTING INVOLVED. JUST SET IT UP, PULL THE LEVER AND POOF IT'S THREADED, TIME SAVED. ALSO AN AUTOMATIC BOBBIN WINDER SEW AND WIND YOUR BOBBIN ALL AT THE SAME TIME, AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT OVER WINDING AS I SAID EARLIER AUTOMATIC WINDER, IT STOPS WHEN FULL.
YOUR MACHINE WILL COME WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF ACCESSORIES FROM DIFFERENT FEET SUCH AS THE ZIGZAG FOOT, ZIPPER FOOT, BUTTONHOLE FOOT, 11 FEET IN ALL. NO NEED TO BUY ANY, IT HAS IT ALL. THE EMBROIDERY FRAME LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE ( THIS IS JUST A RECTANGULAR FRAME THAT HOLDS THE FABRIC IN PLACE FOR EMBROIDERY WORK ) STYLUS TOUCH PEN FOR THE LCD SCREEN, AND THE MACHINE HAS A SLOT TO STORE THE STYLUS PEN, HOW NICE OF THEM TO THINK OF US, HUH? THEY GIVE YOU SOME ODDS AND ENDS LIKE A CHALK PEN, A FEW NEEDLES ONE WHICH IS THE DOUBLE NEEDLE, FOUR BOBBINS, DIFFERENT SIZE SPOOL CAPS ;SMALL, TWO MEDIUMS -AND A LARGE( THIS IS THE PIECE THAT HOLDS YOUR UPPER THREAD IN PLACE ) I'M TELLING YOU THEY SET YOU UP TO JUST OPEN THE BOX AND START SEWING I HAVEN'T EVEN FINISHED THE LIST OF ACCESSORIES FORTY TWO PIECES IN ALL.
NOW THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN PAST JUST SOME OF THE GREAT FEATURES LETS TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE ON PAPER. SO MANY DESIGNS THOUGHT OF AND SOME SKETCHED OUT WHY NOT MAKE IT COME TO LIFE. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES FROM STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WITH THIS MACHINE, TEACH SEWING CLASSES, TO JUST HOME USE. IF YOUR NOT SURE OR FORGOT HOW TO SEW A CERTAIN PROJECT ASK THE MACHINE. WELL, NOT LITERALLY ,HOWEVER THEIR IS A PROGRAM INSTALLED IN THE MACHINE THAT WILL TELL YOU STEP BY STEP HOW TO... IT SHOWS YOU WHAT FOOT TO USE AND REFRESHES THE MEMORY, AND IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, IT'LL TEACH YOU. HOW GREAT IS THAT? IF THAT DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU THE STORE YOU BUY IT FROM WILL SOMETIMES OFFER YOU A 2 WEEK CLASS ON HOW TO USE THE MACHINE. AS I SAID PEOPLE FRIENDLY USER.
THE TOUCH LCD SCREEN MAKES IT EASY TO VIEW AND CHOOSE YOUR STICH. MIX AND MATCH STICHES, CREATE YOUR OWN OR DOWNLOAD FROM THE WEB. HOW RUDE OF ME, I FORGOT TO MENTION PLUG IT TO YOUR LABTOP OR HOME PC AND DOWNLOAD NEW STICHTES EMBROIDERY DESIGNS OR CREATE YOUR OWN AND SHARE WITH OTHERS. IF THAT DOESN'T TICKLE YOUR FANCY HOW CORNY WAS THAT BUT AS I WAS SAYING YOU CAN BUY A DESIGN CD AT MOST ARTS AND CRAFTS STORES. IF YOU STILL CAN NOT FIND IT TRY EBAY HOW GREAT ARE THEY!! AND IF YOU FOUND SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR YOU LIKE SAVE IT TO A MEMORY CARD. UNFORTUNATELY THESE TWO PRODUCTS, YOU DO HAVE TO BUY SEPERATLY, BUT WELL WORTH IT. WHAT A PLUS FOR SUCH AN EASY PRODUCT TO USE. SO MANY QUALITIES IN THIS MACHINE JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO COME AND TRY IT OUT.
LET ME FINISH BY EXPLAINING THE WARRANTY. DOESN'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT SOMETHING HAS A LONG WARRANTY. WELL THIS MACHINE HAS A TWENTY FIVE YEAR WARRANTY, MAN THAT'S A LONG TIME IF YOU GET TIRED OF IT PASS IT DOWN TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW WHO LOVES TO SEW. HOWEVER, I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING. MOST PEOPLE I KNOW, THAT OWN ONE DON'T EVEN TRADE UP THEY JUST ADD TO THE COLLECTION SOUNDS CRAZY BUT, UNTIL YOU OWN ONE YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND. OH YEA. MOST STORES WILL LET YOU TRADE IN THE MACHINE AND GET A STORE CREDIT FOR ANOTHER AS LONG AS IT IS IN GOOD STANDINGS. HAVE YOUR LOCAL DEALER EXPLAIN.BACK TO THE WARRANTY, IT ALSO HAS A FIVE YEAR ELECTRONIC WARRANTY AND A ONE YEAR SERVICE LABOR AND PARTS ON DEFECT IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP. THE BROTHER COMPANY MAKES GREAT MACHINES I CAN ONLY TELL YOU FROM EXPERIENCE. WITH MY OWN. I HAVE HAD MANY BROTHER PRODUCTS AND THEY BY FAR THEY HAVE HELD UP TO EXPECTATIONS AND EXCEEDED. TO CHECK OUT WERE YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF A BROTHER INNOV-IS 1500D OR OTHER CHECK OUT THIS WEB SITE HTTP://WWW.MRVACMRSSEW.COM/ YOU WON'T REGRET IT CHECK IT OUT.