The more I look the more confused I become
I've also asked this same question on the CS-6000i page.
I've read the reviews on this and three other machines, all Brother. I keep coming back to the CS-6000i, but will read another and revert yet again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a basic sewer...at best. My biggest challenge is tension issues. Struggle with remembering due to illness so I need a machine with fewest issues and still not spend a lot. I've read one should spend $2k for an embroidery machine, but I see those for much less than $2,000.00. Is there a difference?
Right now it's between:
Brother 70-Stitch CP7500 -
Brother 60-Stitch CS-6000i -
Brother 100-Stitch Alphabet Font-SQ9050 -
Brother 60-Stitch CP6500.
I've heard there are a lot of mechanical issues with the 7500 from a repair tech.
I don't need a lot of fancy stitch types, but would like a computerized machine easy to sew very thick fabrics for quilting, etc. Focusing is next to impossible due to Nystagmus, so threading the needle, filling the bobbin, etc. basics are very important. Again, a huge issue I have is with the tension. I've tried to learn how to adjust it, but to no avail. Destroyed my last machine because I had it so goofed up.
I realize this is a lot, but I would really appreciate your input! I'd like to keep it below $200.00 Embroidery would be fun, but I understand for this price point...it's not realistic.
Thank you for your patience.
asked 10 months ago
Dazed and Confused in MN
on Brother 70-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with Extension Table, CP7500
First you should understand that the machines you listed are NOT embroidery machines. They do have decorative stitches but are not embroidery machines in the technical sense.
These are basic computerized machines for home sewing of fairly light fabrics. They struggle a bit with thicker ones.
The machine I used prior to the CP7500 was a vintage Viking. Tension issues galore! I am very confident tension will not be a problem with CP7500. I suggest you read the instruction book, set aside a few hours, and "play" with this machine. You will love it. I can wind a bobbin, thread machine and be sewing in less then 2 min. With the correct needle, this machine can even sew through leather. Every option to make sewing comfortable is available, AND easily adjusted. Hope this helps :)