Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 60-Stitch

Last updated: November 9, 2022

This sewing machine with 60 stitches is perfect for beginner sewers who are ready to learn new skills. The machine has an automatic needle threader and adjustable sewing speed. However, it cannot handle thick material like leather.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This sewing machine simplifies the sewing process with built-in stitches and free arm capability.

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 60-Stitch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This user-friendly and portable sewing and quilting machine offers a wide range of quilting and sewing features at an affordable price. The CS6000i features 60 built-in sewing stitches, including decorative stitches and 7 styles of one-step buttonholes. There are 9 presser feet included in this machine – buttonhole, overcasting, monogramming, zipper, zigzag, blindstich, button fitting, walking, and spring action quilting foot. This machine also includes a detachable wide table that is perfect for larger quilting projects. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine has been engineered for ease of use. A simple-to-view backlit LCD display, an automatic needle threader, easy-to-follow threading diagrams, and an adjustable sewing speed control system are all included. An easy-to-see, brightly lit sewing area is quite helpful when sewing on dark fabrics. An automatic needle threader has been added to perfectly align thread through the needle. A built-in free arm helps to assist with sewing pant legs, sleeves, and other cylindrical items. The CS6000i sewing machine also includes a hard machine case, making it a perfect traveling sewing machine. The CS6000i sewing and quilting machine includes a printed Quick Start guide and complete instructions manuals in English and Spanish. We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC, even if a voltage adapter is in use. This sewing and quilting machine includes an instructional DVD, a bilingual user manual, a 25-year limited warranty, and free customer phone and online technical support for the life of the product.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The buttons on this sewing machine can simplify the sewing process a lot. An integrated speed control slider means you don’t have to focus on how hard you’re pressing the sewing pedal. Instead, you can set it to the speed you want and continually sew at the same speed no matter how hard you press the pedal.
This Brother sewing machine is one of the easiest sewing machines to operate. Even a novice who is completely new to the world of sewing could be up and running with this machine in just a matter of minutes. Its manual is exceptional and has all the information that you need to carry out any task with this machine.
A lightweight computerized machine for the novice who is ready for more. Has quilting capabilities and a wide stitch selection.
The primary advantage that comes with this particular sewing machine is the built-in free arm. Unlike other sewing machines at this price point, it allows users to be able to sew cuffs and sleeves quickly and easily.
Easily adjustable sewing speeds and big working table hence suitable for quilting and big projects.
The LCD display was clear and worked intuitively, we had no problems getting to all the settings or changing things around. The on-board light is super bright and gives off a very pure white light, perfect for detailed work on the spacious table.
Stitch speed can be controllable on brother cs6000i sewing and quilting machine as this feature is given to you for your comfort.
It’s really easy to use. We’re talking an automatic needle threader, jam-resistant and easy bobbin winding, and a computerized display for easy stitch and speed selection.
The included foot pedal allows you to use your foot to control your sewing speed, or you have the option of choosing between three speed setting – this is a computerized sewing machine after all.
It is the best option for home sewing because it is a portable sewing machine and wouldn’t take much storage space at your home.
It’s similar to working with denim and canvas. You can make denim clothes or hem denim jeans if you go slowly and work carefully. You may have to use the hand wheel versus the foot pedal depending on the thickness.
This computerized sewing and quilting machine comes with many options, but it remains easy to use. In fact, we recommend it to beginners due to its clean and simple design. You can choose from 60 built-in stitch styles, allowing you to seam and hem, but also add buttons and accessories, and decorate your garments and cloths with simple embroidery stitching.

What reviewers didn't like

Our reviewers noted a rather steep learning curve to use this machine to full advantage.
It may not work quite well with thinner fabric while too many layers could be a bit heavier and require more stability.
Could be difficult to adjust tension.
The machine tends to jam at the bobbin sometimes and the machine does not have much stitch variety.
However, this is not programmable
The machine doesn’t appear bulky at first glance, though it weighs in at a fairly heavy 17.4 pounds.
I’m not sure what the engineers had in mind when they designed this machine, but the light seems to be poorly placed – and not bright enough.
The storage for the accessories on the sewing machine is not that big. It has a small opening inside that may not be enough for all of them.
It cannot handle thick and sturdy material like leather.
It can only handle light and medium weight fabric, it won’t sew thick and heavyweight fabrics.
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