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Brother Electric Sewing Machine, 50-Stitch

Last updated: November 9, 2022


This sewing machine includes five auto-size button holes, in addition to an automatic needle threader and drop-in bobbin. It comes with seven sewing feet accessories. However, the storage compartment is fairly small.

We looked at the top Sewing Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sewing Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This sewing machine has multiple stitching facilities for a variety of projects.

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Brother Electric Sewing Machine, 50-Stitch placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

CS5055PRW Features: -Built-in accessory storage. -Built-in light. -Carrying handle. -Light weight. -Needle threader. -Built-in thread cutter. Dimensions: Overall Height – Top to Bottom: -11.65″. Overall Width – Side to Side: -16.26″. Overall Depth – Front to Back: -7″.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Its price is relatively affordable considering that you get some great accessories bundled in with it. It also has a lot of great quality-of-life functions like the strong LED light, the automatic needle threader or the automatic bobbin winding.
The Brother CS5055PRW sewing machine is a lightweight sewing machine coming in at 10.65 pounds with a convenient handle for carrying it.
With a respectable variety of stitches, Brother’s computerized features, and their patented drop-in bobbin system, getting started with this sewing machine is a far cry from hard.
Allows customization and unique designs. Perfect for professional use.
This sewing machine works well with heavier and thicker fabrics. Thanks to the feed system, the needlework and finish are better and stronger. This means that you can work on tougher fabrics such as denim and leather. We like that this sewing machine opens up a variety of projects for you.
On the front, the sewing machine a large LCD easy-to-view display screen with intuitive buttons. You can read on the LCD Screen which stitches you have chosen right now and the buttons below let you select stitch of your choice. The stitch chart placed on the front body let you quickly chose stitch of your choice. It has a super brightly illuminated work area for easy visibility.
With such multiple stitching facilities available on board, one can craft and design a beautiful project. The LED lights are ideally placed around the working area, and they can use to spot the stitches even in low light areas.
One of things we really enjoyed about the Brother Project Runway was the effortless sewing it provides. Not just on one or two fabrics, but a wide range of them. The mini sewing machine gives users the ability to add zippers and button holes easily. Plus, adding over casting edges and decorative top stitching to whatever you are creating can be done as well.
This is definitely one of the best sewing machines for beginners because it offers everything you need to sew with one-touch convenience. There is an included zipper foot and built-in zipper insertion stitch to help you get neat lines, even if you’ve got to stitch close to the edges.
It comes with 50 built-in stitches including utility, decorative and heirloom stitches. Each stitch in turn, has multiple stitch functions for more options. Its threading is as easy as pie for both top and bottom threads. You can reference this stitches on the front of the machine to make selection of a stitch easier.
The feed system works extremely smoothly and very precise stitching is possible on the Project Runway. The bobbin winding system and top loading bobbins on Brother machines are a real advantage.

What reviewers didn't like

Two of those built-in stitches do require you to use a foot which is not included, which is a bummer
Although it’s easy to thread; however, some people felt that the self-threader on the Brother cs5055prw was difficult to use at first.
The storage compartment is good for the amount of accessories you get with the sewing machine, but if you’re planning to branch out, it will be necessary to think about where you are going to store your new toys.
More suitable for smaller fabrics as work bed is small.
Can be used for quilting but not as good as other machines.
Too much of plastic made parts and has small storage compartment.
Also, a few complained about the thread tension sometimes not being correct or at times getting tangled.
The LCD screen is small and the LED is very bright.
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