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Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Built-in Stitches

Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Built-In StitchesRead Customer Reviews on Amazon.com

Whether you are just beginning to sew or you’ve become a master at sewing, this computerized, high-tech machine is the ideal tool for quilting, constructing home décor items and other crafting projects. With 60 stitch choices built in, and one-step automatic buttonhole maker in 7 styles at your fingertips, you can construct, customize and personalize any clothing or projects you’re designing.

The Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine is lightweight and easily portable. The computerized functions are easy to use and select with the easy-to-read LCD display. This makes selecting the stitch length and width a breeze. The jam-resistant bobbin makes access to the thread and settings super simple.

Perfect for working on needlework projects, from standard to heavy duty, the Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine comes with the following features:

  • Needle set in a handy accessory pouch
  • Twin needles
  • Three spool caps
  • Spool pin
  • Three bobbins
  • Screwdriver and cleaning brush
  • Seam ripper
  • Eyelet punch
  • Automatic needle threading system
  • Dial style thread tension
  • Six feed dogs
  • Built-in free arm makes it easy to sew cuffs and sleeves

This Brother CS6000i comes with a hard case to keep it safe. The power cord and an operation manual in English and in Spanish are included, along with a handy printed Quick Start guide. There are multiple styles of feet included, such as buttonhole, overcasting, a monogramming foot, zipper and zigzag foot, a blind stitch foot and a button fitting foot. The electronic speed control lets you easily vary the speed to fit the material you’re working with. The easy bobbin winder includes a diagram printed on the top of the machine to show you exactly where to position the thread to wind the bobbin super easy. There is a start/stop button that lets you use the machine without the included foot control. The accessories can be stored in a compartment located in the arm of the machine.

The Brother CS6000i comes with some functions preset, such as the needle ending stitching in the down position but these features can be reprogrammed easily by following the step-by-step instructions in the owner’s manual. This machine is easily portable, weighing in at only 13 pounds and sporting dimensions of 16 x 6.7 x 11.4 inches. Purchase also includes a 25-year limited warranty with free phone technical support for the life of the product.

The included oversized table makes larger projects a snap with the Brother CS60001. The larger table was designed with quilts and larger projects in mind. It gives you the additional flat space you need when working with a larger or oversized project.

Quilters, both beginners as well as experienced masters, have expressed support for this amazing Brother machine. The oversized table of the CS6000i makes it easier to feed multilayers into the feed dogs. Use the walking foot to smooth multilayers of fabric or use the quilting foot for more precise placement of your quilting stitches. The quilting guide is designed to help you keep your rows of quilting stitches spaced evenly.

After all of that is said, the bottom line is the pros and cons of buying this machine over another. To help you with that decision, we’ve compiled a list of the best points and the not so good ones:

Pros

  • One of the biggest advantages of this machine is the low price. That is a huge deciding factor for many.
  • The Start/Stop button is a major convenience.
  • The speed control slider comes in handy when switching between types of fabrics.
  • The needle up/down buttons are time savers.
  • The additional presser feet that come as standard accessories make different jobs much easier.
  • The extra wide work table gives you room to operate.
  • The hard dust cover not only prevents dust buildup but it also protects the machine from pets and children playing around it.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Makes uniform, sturdy stitches.
  • Easy threading and drop-in bobbin features are great.

Cons

  • You can’t adjust the presser foot pressure.
  • The extension table doesn’t always snap into place evenly.
  • Some internal parts and accessories are made of plastic.
  • Turning the machine off returns the stitch settings to the default mode rather than saving your personal settings.

The Advantages of Having a Sewing Machine

There are many advantages to owning your own sewing machine. Below are some of the main benefits of owning a sewing machine:

You can save money

Making your own sheets and clothes using a sewing machine would be a lot cheaper than buying them at a store. All you need is a bit of fabric and you can create a lot of new, unique items for your home without big costs.

If you have accidentally ripped or torn your favorite shirt, you can easily mend it using your sewing machine. This saves you having to spend money on new clothes.

You can customize and follow trends

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect item of clothing that fits you perfectly. However, if you own a sewing machine, you can easily adjust the sizes of things so that they suit you better.

You can also stay up-to-date with all the latest fashion trends without having to spend a lot of money. As a bonus, you can create one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing that are unique to your personal style.

You can fix your clothes

Old and unused clothes can be re-used by adjusting them to a different size, or by completely transforming them into something new. This can save you a lot of money as you can re-purpose all of your old clothes and create something brand new.

You can earn some extra cash

Once you get the hang of sewing well, you could easily start a small garment business or a clothing repair business from the comfort of your own home. This is an easy way to earn some extra cash and it is great if you enjoy sewing.

You can improve your mental health

Using a sewing machine is not only good for your budget but it’s also good for your health, too. As you increase your skill in the craft, you increase your ability to focus and improve your hand-eye coordination. This helps to keep your brain active and strong and can help to prevent age-related illnesses such as dementia. Sewing is also a great way to relieve stress, which helps to ward off many types of diseases.

You will be more creative and have a sense of accomplishment

Learning the art of sewing on a sewing machine will enable you to tap into your inner creative skills. Plus, you can feel incredibly proud of yourself as you can create so many unique things that are completely your own.

Conclusion

No matter what type of sewing you are doing or are planning to learn, this Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine should be on your “must have’ list.

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35 thoughts on “Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Built-in Stitches”

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hi Jacqueline!
      If you have a husband who usually fixes everything for you, so you don’t bother with extended warranties. But, if you didn’t have a handy man who could take care of stuff, you might reconsider. That price is low enough that it something that I’d probably throw in the cart without much thought. If I were single and on a tighter budget, I might buy it just to feel more secure about my purchase.

  1. Hi! I am a beginner sewer. The reasons I am considering buying a machine are to sew spandex/nylon fabric, hem denim, possibly use upholstery fabric for curtain panels, make pillows and crafting. I would also love the fun momogramming features and fun stitches for who knows what! I am also a beginner. I don’t see myself making clothes. What sewing machine would you suggest for me?

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hi, with all type of projects you want to sew, Brother CS6000i would be great fit. Just change the foot and/or needle then you can sew variety of fabrics easy. Check my full review for this awesome sewing machine here: …. Have fun!

  2. Hey There,
    My daughter who is eight turning nine has just started taking sewing lessons. She absolutely loves it and in fact Project Runway Junior is her favorite show! She wants to make her own clothes as well as purses etc. What would be a good machine for her.? I too would also be interested in making curtains or pillows. So could you suggest a brand/model that would be best for both of us. I read your review on the CS6000i but wasn’t sure if it was appropriate or easy to use with the digital piece and her only being 9.
    Thank you!

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Well, I think Brother CS6000i sewing machine is suitable, with very specific instructions, your daughter will be ready for use and you can making curtains or pillows. About digital piece, rest assured because there are specific instructions and videos on youtube, it will be simple not too complicated as you might think. So, both you too can use this sewing machine, and its price is also very reasonable. Have fun!

  3. Good evening, I am quite interested in this machine but need one that also has programmed embroidery settings. I love that it comes with the multiple styled feet and sounds versatile that I can use it for just about any project my little heart desires. Its really just a question about programmed embroidery settings and also can I. attach serger?

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hello, even though is not an embroidery machine because it does not have embroidery programmed settings, Brother CS6000i sewing machine integrated with 60 stitches including about 46 basic stitches that you can decorate your products like embroidery. About attach serger, you can easy to use the Brother SA212 Serger Elastic Application Foot with this machine. Enjoy!

  4. Wendy Roessler

    I have this sewing machine and really like it. When we moved I lost a lost of the parts that go with it. Like all of the presserfoots, the extension arm, the instruction book and other items I had for it. Would it be cheaper to replace the whole machace or just the parts? Have priced getting the individual parts and it gets abit pricy. Thank you, Wendy R.

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hi Wendy, of course, you can replace parts which are have been lost but I think it would be cheaper if you buy a new sewing machine. Brother CS6000i would be a great one to consider, check details about this machine here: Brother CS6000i Enjoy!

  5. I am new to the world of sewing and my goal is to be able to make weld caps for my boyfriend. Is there a way for me to embroider his name onto them with some sort of attachment? I’ve seen other machines that have alpha-numeric stitches, but they’re a bit too small at only 1/4″. Is there some way for me to make 3/4″ letters with this machine? If not, can you point me in the right direction?

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hi Kathryn!
      To answer your question better, Please let me know what sewing machine are you using?

      1. I haven’t purchased a machine yet, I’m looking to buy one but I’m not sure what to get! I was asking about this machine, the Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Built-in Stitches.

        1. Lisa W. Degregorio

          Hello, Brother CS6000i does not have embroidery function, but you can use 60 built-in stitches to design your projects. If you want to embroider patterns, you have to choose a dedicated embroidery machine, and of course, its price is high. There are 2 type of embroidery machines, one is only use built-in patterns (like Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine), the other can import your designs (like the Brother LB6800PRW). Enjoy!

  6. Hi,
    I have sewn before before this will be my first time. So I would love to know which machine is best and video that will help. I want to start with table cloths and clothes for little kids like casual.

    1. Lisa W. Degregorio

      Hello, if you want to sew tablecloths and clothes for your baby, Brother CS6000i is the best suitable, very easy for beginners, quite handy and the price is good. Have fun!

  7. Annette wolfgang

    I am a beginner quilter and would like to try free motion quilting. Do the feed dogs go down? is this a good machine for free motion?

  8. How well does the Borther CS6000i work on denim? As a beginner I am looking for a machine to sew fun fabric on to pockets and sections of jean shorts.

  9. I am looking for a good machine to use to make quiet books. Would this machine be good for that. I would consider myself a beginner. Beverly

  10. Thank you so much for this amazing website! I have been reading the material and looking over the info all afternoon, and this is a great resource for a beginner like me. I am a novice who is looking to make mostly things like pillow covers, tablecloths/table runners, napkins and placemats, and other household items, as well as perhaps something like Christmas tree skirts that might be on heavier materials. I thiknk that this Brother CS6000i sounds like a good fit, but I would also like to do some monogramming once I get more practice. Am I correct that this machine would not allow any monogramming? I have a tiny bit of experience sewing–years ago, helping my mom and doing a few basics on her machine in the 1970s, but nothing more recent than that! Thanks again for your advice.

  11. Hi i have been looking into buying a sewing machine for a long time now. I have used my great aunts for a while now and i would say that i have mastered many of the basic skills regarding using a machine. I will be using this machine for basic quilts (hopefully working into more advanced later in my sewing journey) and i also wanted to start making some clothes. I think I am thinking of choosing between this machine and the Brother Designio Series DZ2400 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine. What one would you recommend?

  12. Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for providing such a useful information, making the life of so many people interested in sewing much easier!! It is definitely the best resource available.

    I am looking to buy a sewing machine for my girlfriend. She is really passionate about making dresses and have some beginner experience (about 10 dresses) with her mom’s old school (mechanical I believe) machine but is a fast learner and has ambitious plans for new designs. It’s all about dresses!

    I will be really thankful if you could advise me on what is the best machine for this purposes! My budget is quite flexible.

    Many thanks in advance!

  13. Hi Lisa, I want to sew. This will be first experience for me. But I am familiar little bit from my childhood. I want to go further and advance in the future Also I want to make sure that Brother CS6000I is sewing denim(jeans) and felt (actually all of material ). What do you recomend for me? maybe embroidery machine?? Is really important that some parts are plastics? (janome or brother).thanks

  14. I bought this machine off Amazon three years ago for $150 and it’s been so very good to me. Excellent investment.
    I’m now having a problem with my bobbin holder but I think it’s a simple problem that all machines experience at one point. Other than that it’s been great. I’m going to get it repaired and I’m looking for a new machine as a back up.

  15. I am new to sewing and just found your website. This is very useful and thank you for taking the time!

    I saw you have 2 Brother machines you’re recommending to newbies: this CS6000i and the XL2600i. Besides the electronics and the extra stitches the CS6000i is capable of, how else would you compare these machines? My uses are fairly basic (I think!): making costumes, occasional clothing alterations, maybe basic pillow cases.

    What would be your suggestion between the two? Thanks in advance!

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