Hello everyone! It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve been sewing on my new machine, and I thought I was ready to now review it. So here we go! This is a review of the Brother CS6000i.
Simply put, I love this machine! 90 percent of the projects I have made with this machine are stretchy garments. Knit fabrics, or anything with stretch, have a bad reputation, and with this sewing machine, working with stretch fabrics is a breeze. In the last week alone I’ve been pumping out skirt after skirt, and pair of leggings after pair of leggings. I plan on venturing into making tops and dresses as well, so be on the lookout for these tutorials! This sewing machine comes with a walking foot, something that I have seen recommended a bunch when working with stretch fabric, but the manual recommended using the foot that comes already equipped (Foot J) so that’s what I have been using. For a professional look, I love using stitch 15, the mock overlock stitch. I had planned on buying an overlock machine, but for the time being, I’m going to just stick with this stitch and save myself some money.
I haven’t done much with woven fabrics yet on this machine, but I took in a skirt for a friend and found it to be a breeze as well.
The only con that I would give this sewing machine is that it doesn’t work well with very thick fabric. I had a heavy weight knit fabric that I had layered and tried to sew through, and it gave me some issues, so I will probably stick to light weight and medium weight fabrics for now.
My final thoughts are, I love this machine! I’m so happy that I purchased it, and I’ve definitely fallen in love with sewing all over again now that it’s been made easy, especially when working with knits. The manual is very easy to follow, and the machine comes with quite a few accessories, including an assortment of needles.
Click here to find the Brother CS6000i on Amazon, which is where I purchased it. If you use this sewing machine, please feel free to add your comments about it in the comment section below! I’d love to know what you think.
Thank you for reading this review. Happy sewing!