Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine
Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine Review
The Brother CS6000i sewing machine offers sixty different stitch designs ranging from simple to more elaborate styles. 7 button-hole styles are included. A stitch style list is printed right on the unit, making it quicker and easier to change style during a project. Patterns include basic straight stitches as well as decorative, applique, quilting and several delicate heirloom stitch patterns. Though length and width of the stitch are preset, they can be adjusted manually for customization. This unit boasts 850 stitches per minute, which is in the upper range when compared among other machines. This allows the user to tackle larger projects with ease and efficiency. There is also an adjustable speed control for those who wish to take things a little bit slower. Twin needle capability exists in this unit and a twin needle is included. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine is excellent for hem work and a host of other clothing projects.
Though the thread tension is adjusted manually, there are still so many automated options on the unit, they more than make up for it. Push button start/stop lets you use the unit without worrying about where to put the foot pedal, though the option to use the pedal is still viable.
A weight of 13 pounds makes the Brother CS6000i sewing machine fairly portable and the included hard case makes it easy to transport. The case is made of plastic, but it is still durable enough for everyday use. The LCD screen shows the user stitch number and pattern as well as error messages that can be referenced in the manual. A bright, built in LED work light helps you see your work better while the over-sized table comes in very useful when working on larger items. Automated thread cutting and needle threading as well as a quick set drop in bobbin, needle up/down button, and push button reverse/reinforce make quick work of your project and should help beginners with their learning curve.
The Brother CS6000i comes with a lot of extra accessories, plus optional items for purchase later to allow advanced users to expand into more detailed projects. 9 different presser feet are included with this unit, including monogramming, quilting, and zipper. Also included is:
- Seam ripper
- Needle set
- Cleaning brush
- Extra spool pin
- Foot control
- Quilting guide
- Accessory storage area in the machine
The Brother CS6000i sewing machine main selling point is the ease of use from the get go. It is great for beginners as they learn the basic functions of sewing, but yet still loaded with enough options for the more advanced sewers. The CS6000i LCD screen even shows you which presser foot to use depending on the stitch type selected. With so many accessories and options to purchase, this model lets the user expand as their experience advances. The warranty covers 25 years on the chassis casting, 2 years on the electric components and printed circuit boards, and 1 year on parts, labor, and accessories. I great all-rounder that is deserving of the rewievist.com Best Buy award.