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Brother
Model:
CS6000I
Brother Computerized Sewing Machine

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Great for beginners

5

This was my first sewing machine and I absolutely love it easy to learn and use.

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Excellent for the eager beginner

5

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.

USA

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Great versatile machine

4

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

USA

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Just okay, i'VE USED WORSE

3

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

USA

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Nice beginner machine

4

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.

USA

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Brother CS-6000i

5

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.

USA

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Not as good as they once were.

2

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.

USA

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Computerized sewing machine

5

Great machine. Highly recommended. Sews beautifully. Comes with walking foot. Create all your projects with ease using this machine Stitch Performance Nice and even stitching. Has enough stitch for crafts and your own home decor. Has a few embroidery stitch. Look really pretty Ease of Use Sews very well. Brother machines are highly recommended. This is a touch above the basic model. You will be pleasantly surprised Fabric Handling Even works great on polar fleece. Design your own home decor. Ease of use for tailoring. Free arm. Also table to go on for bigger projects Versatility Has performed every task with ease. From basic quilting to larger quilting, it has been fun creating new things for friends and family Design As with all Brother machines, exceptional quality. Design is pleasant and the usage from this machine will far surpass your expectations Durability No problems with this machine. Made with care and warranty included. I've had this machine nine years. Great investment.

USA

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Great Sewing Machine

5

Great for all project, whether they are big or small. Stitch Performance Simply excellent. Superior quality. Ease of Use At first, I had a tremendously difficult time understanding this machinery, but after several times reading over the instructions it all made perfect sense to me. Fabric Handling With constant monitoring, this is not an issue. Versatility This machine can do anything from simple hems to complex designs and everything inbetween. It comes with the proper tools for button-holes and all sorts of other accessories, including an extended workplace attachment. Design At first I could not figure out how to operate the machine but that was just because I had never operated a sewing machine in my life. The design of this machine is sleek, but slightly complicated to figure out all the functions. Durability Let me start off by saying that I am not the most graceful person, therefore this machine has taken quite a few tumbles. The hard case really protects the machine from klutzes like myself.

USA

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Great first machine for granddaughter!

5

I bought this machine for my 10-year-old granddaughter for Christmas. She and her 13 year old sister have both been learning to sew on it and they find it very intuitive and easy to learn. The 13-year old looked at the diagram and immediately used the needle threader successfully. The 10-year-old read none of the instructions before she sat down in front of the machine and said, 'Look Grandma, you can change the stitch!"...and immediately changed to a fancy stitch in under 10 seconds! Stitch Performance We're still learning to use this machine, but either there are some issues with the bobbin each time we start a new stitch or we have a setting wrong somewhere. We will continue to research this issue, since it is likely user error! Ease of Use Most of the machines features are very intuitive. We like the way there are diagrams right on the machine that show how to fill a bobbin, thread the needle and use the back-up and turn functions. Fabric Handling To use larger pieces of fabric easily, the side board really needs to be added to the machine. Due to limited counter space, we originally tried to use the machine without it, but soon found that we needed it. There could also be a little more space between the needle and the body of the machine (on the right hand side). Versatility The machine is very lightweight and easily carried from one location to another. It is also versatile in the way it handles many different types of fabric and offers so many different stitches. Design The machine is attractive and easy to handle. I took one of the computers out of my home office and we're using that space that was originally customized for a desktop computer for the sewing machine and supplies and it does not take away from the professional and functional use of the room. Durability We've had this machine only a few weeks but it seems very durable. I actually knocked it off the counter the first day when I moving cords around, but there was no damage to the machine.

USA

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Brother Computerized Sewing Machine

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