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Versatile and surprisingly budget-friendly, the Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich is perfect for anyone who wants to purchase a good-quality sewing machine without spending too much money. This item is often used by beginners, especially since it comes with basic and easy-to-understand features. Also, with this particular machine users can easily make a plethora of items such as quilts, clothes, covers and even embroidery. Users have also commented on the smooth bobbin action and claimed to have found it extremely easy to wind and drop.
Because it comes with an oversized table, this particular machine is also excellent for quilting. Indeed, you won’t be subjected to the hassle of having to constantly move, fold and refold your quilt during the sewing process since the apparatus provides quite a great deal of space for larger projects.
While it generated a mostly positive response on most major review sites, the Brother CS6000i does have a few downsides. Some customers, for example, found the machine’s light to be much too dim and claimed that it was consequently a hassle to operate the machine in darkened rooms. A couple of users also complained that they found the machine to be too much noisy.
Size and Weight: 5/5
The Brother CS6000i only weighs 13 pounds, which makes it easy for you to transport it to any room of the house, or even to sewing class. Indeed, it only measures 16 by 6.7 by 11.4 inches, making it ideal for compact sewing spaces. The best thing about this particular design is that it even includes a carrying case and a handle for easier mobility.
In spite of its compact size however, the CS6000i is entirely appropriate for larger projects. Thanks to its practical size, users may even tuck the machine in a small corner of the living room if they’re short on space.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
As far as ease of use is concerned, novice users will be glad to learn that this model is surprisingly easy to use. In fact, it even comes with a multi-lingual instructions booklet to guide you through the different mechanisms. Despite being a computerized model, the Brother CS6000i is quite easy to operate. Because of its easy to use features, this machine is very often recommended to beginners who want to try an inexpensive starter machine before graduating to a more expensive model. If you often have trouble with the threading process or if you’re an elderly person with impaired vision, you will certainly appreciate the automatic needle threader. Indeed, this handy feature will help you enjoy a hassle-free sewing process with as much comfort as possible.
If you want to adopt the manual route, all you have to do is follow the numbered instructions on the machine and it will basically guide you through the threading process. To activate the automatic needle threader, users should simply slide the lever and the machine immediately nudges the thread to the needle.
Both novice and veteran sewers will enjoy the 60 built-in stitches, including 20 decorative ones. Some of their stich designs include, but are not limited to, zigzag, overcast, triple stretch, basting, buttonhole an blind hem stitches. This opens a variety of avenues for your craft and will help you indulge in even the most intricate of detail. Unlike popular belief, it’s quite easy to switch between the different stitch designs. By this token, you’ll be able to quickly embellish any piece of clothing or accessory.
Extra Features: 4/5
The Brother CS6000i also includes a handy quilting feature with a wide working table that enables you to very easily work with wider fabric without having to constantly fold the quilt over itself. The oversized table facilitates a variety of projects such as feeding multiple layers at the same time. Because it is also equipped with a strategically-placed quilting foot, the apparatus will provide you with an easier and more comfortable positioning of the stitches.
This particular model includes a variety of accessories to facilitate your sewing and quilting process. For example, users will receive the following items with their machine: zipper, walking, spring action, monogramming, blind stitch, button fitting and buttonhole foot.
If you prefer to work on your sewing at night or late in the afternoon, you will be glad to learn that it even comes with a lightbulb to illuminate the work area during darker conditions. The Brother CS6000i is even equipped with an easy-to-read LCD screen to help you select your stitches: therefore, all you have to do is touch the button and it will display the stitch of your choice on the LCD screen.
Cylindrical items are notoriously hard to sew or fix but this machine even includes a built-in free arm that will help you manage more fiddly items like sewing pant legs, sleeves and the likes. Users can also make the most out of the stop/start button designed to help you quilt or sew without even touching the foot control. Therefore, you can simply jab on the start button and control the sewing speed to avoid any mishaps. This machine is even jam-resistant since it includes a quick-set and drop-in bobbin.
All things considered, this sewing and quilting machine is certainly a bargain- and recommended- purchase. At a fraction of the price of other machines on the market, it is packed with handy features that both experienced and less experienced users will find useful. Indeed, it comes with way more stitch designs than the similarly-priced Janome 2212 and Singer 4423. Granted, it does have a few minor drawbacks such as a badly-positioned light-bulb, but in this case, the pros certainly do outweigh the cons. Best of all, it is made from solid and durable materials to last for several decades.
The Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine is protected by a 25 year limited warranty. If customers encounter any issue with the machine, they can call the manufacturer for free phone assistance.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: Yes
- Built-in Stitches: 60
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: Yes
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 13 lbs
- Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 16”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited