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Best Brother Sewing Machines

Updated on August 10, 2015

What are the Best Sewing Machines?

In times of economic recession, people can read upon how to save money by making and repairing their own clothes. We look at the best Brother sewing machines currently available to make it as easy as possible to get involved from a beginner's angle. After all, we're not all starting out as expert sewing masters!

Why are the chosen machines the "best" in my opinion? Because they come with the highest recommendations from people I know, plus they have a lot of positive customer feedback from online stores such as Amazon.

When the need arises, people can do some amazing things, no matter how small they may seem to others. Choosing to buy a really good, easy to use sewing machine is important if it can make the job of fixing clothes and even making brand new ones. That's why I chose to feature some of the top rated brother machines here, as they are particularly easy to use and well suited to the beginner as well as the advanced user.

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Brother CS6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine

If you're looking for a portable and user friendly machine that can offer you a great range of both sewing and quilting features, the CS6000i is the one for you.

You can get creative with its 60 built-in stitches that include some great decorative stitches along with 7 styles of simple to use, one-step buttonholes. There are also 9 presser feet included. You get an automatic needle threader to make life easy on yourself.

And to make it even easier, there are simple threading diagrams to show you how. You get fully adjustable control over sewing speed and the whole unit packs away into its lightweight hard cover so you can take it with you to your sewing classes or round to a friend's place if you have a mind to get a social sewing group together!

Just take a look at the benefits of this amazing free-arm fully computerized sewing machine:

  • 60 stitch functions plus 7 styles of 1-step buttonholes. Big variety of snapon presser feet
  • Computerized stitch selection made easy with its LCD screen
  • Auto threading with a tension control dial plus an auto set, simple drop-in bobbin
  • Wide table accessory perfect for quilting and other large projects
  • Operate with the foot pedal or use the simple 1-touch button that controls start, stop and also reverse stitching
  • Comes with a hard cover case for protecting the machine during storage or transportation

Note: This machine is designed to operate only at 110 volts and is not recommended for use in countries with different voltages, even with an adapter.

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This is the baby brother ('scuse the pun) of the CS-60001. It still packs a feature-loaded punch while not putting such a big dent in the family finances.

Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine - Embroider and Sew on this Great Machine

The next level of Brother sewing machine that embroiders too. It can connect direct to your home computer or laptop to utilize your own designs that you create using your preferred imaging software.

Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts
Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts

This is a real humdinger of a machine because it not only sews, it does embroidery work too. Not only that but its computerized to make the whole process as easy as you can imagine it to be.

This machine costs more than the basic sewing machines, but if you like the idea of adding some professional looking embroidery work to your collection of skills, then this piece of equipment is a must have!


Why Should I Learn to Sew at Home?

What are the benefits of home sewing?

If you wondered why you should go to the bother of learning to sew at home, here are some pretty good reasons. But first off, you have to ask yourself if this would even interest you. If you don't have the desire to sit at a machine and get creative making great new clothes or saving money by making your own repairs to damaged clothes, then I guess this is not for you.

But if the idea of making your own clothes or for your kids (as my mother used to do back in the day) excites you, then read on...

Save Money

This is a no brainer in these times of financial hardship. You can save a small fortune on not having to buy new clothes for yourself or your family when you have your own sewing machine and the ability to use it creatively. This is especially useful for repairing your kids' clothes when they tear them or seams come unraveled and need stitching up again. Instead of throwing clothes away and spending more money at the store for new ones, you simply repair the damage and hey presto: Good as new!

Of course, no one starts out with that ability, it has to be learned. But its easy enough to learn, especially on a machine that makes it easy for you. Plus the idea of learning brings us nicely onto the next benefit:

Make Friends

Whoa, what? Yep, you read right, you can make friends and extend your social circle by getting involved with local sewing groups, classes and special interest groups on using sewing machines. You can even try starting your own sewing group at home if there are none locally. You can get some friends together to begin with and even advertise for new members by word of mouth or by putting up a small ad in a local store window.

The cost to you for starting and running your own social sewing group is zero (apart from extra coffee and cookies) if you hold it in your own home! If you can find local classes, join one and make new friends while you learn how to get the max from your new sewing machine!

Make Clothes

OK, it's not really a duh moment, but an enlightening one. Just think on this. Have you ever dreamed of making your own clothes?

If you have, then what are you waiting for?

Just imagine the kind of great clothes you can make at home on your machine. You can start by making them from patterns and if you are really interested to do more, you can learn how to design and make your very own creations. Imagine that!

Who knows where that could lead? You could begin by making original clothes for your family and friends. You could have birthdays and seasonal holiday gifts covered right there, saving you more money by the way. But you could take it to the next level:

Your own Exclusive Dress Design Business

Think it can't happen to you? Thing again!

How do you suppose people get started doing things they never dreamed they could do, when they only dreamed the wished they could do? Plenty do it and you can too. Everyone has to start someplace, but if you have the wish and the desire to take it to that level, there's nothing stopping you except yourself!

Is that not just an amazing idea?

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