Imagine yourself creating runway-ready, high-end fashions right in your own home for a fraction of the price you’d pay in a specialty store. All you need is your own imagination, your sewing skills, and the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric sewing machine. This amazing machine offers you couture-level remedies to common sewing problems so you can bring your sense of style to fruition. Whether you’re only now beginning to sew or you’re experienced at creating fashion or home décor projects, this Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW machine is ready to meet your needs.
Beginners will love the free-motion stitching capability and the quickset bobbin. This prevents the top bobbin from jamming. The automatic needle threading system is a winner with beginners, too. If you can dream it, the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW can help you bring it to life with its wide range of built-in features and included accessories. Here’s just a few of the specifics the Brother CS5055PRW offers:
- Free-motion stitching
- Variable stitch width
- Buttonhole styles built-in
- Bobbin winding system
- Automatic top bobbin drop-in
- 7-point feed dog system
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But there’s more: some of the impressive features are worth a closer look:
- Lightweight portability: the Brother CS5055PRW boasts a small footprint and a carrying handle for your convenience. Because it is lightweight, it is easy to move around the house, or to carry to classes.
- Easy-to-read LCD display screen: the LCD display screen includes intuitive stitch selector capability. All you have to do is choose what stitch you want by using the push-button stitch selector. Your selection will then be displayed clearly on the LCD screen. You’ll see your selected stitch displayed along with the length and width of your stitch. It will also suggest the appropriate foot that’s needed for each type of stitch.
- Chart showing available stitch patterns: There’s a panel that shows you all the stitches available, putting all the available stitches at a glance.
- Well-lit work space: the work area is lit by an LED light that gives you bright light to illuminate all the details of your project. Works really well for viewing the patterns and stitching on a darker fabric.
- Threading the needle: the built-in automatic needle threader pushes your thread cleanly through the needle’s eye with the touch of a lever.
- Drop in top bobbin: drop in the bobbin, pull the thread up through the slot and you’re ready to start sewing. Winding the bobbin is easy and fast. Set the bobbin on the winder and place the upper thread. Then just press a button and the bobbin winds for you.
- Custom buttonholes: nothing says “professional” better than a neat row of consistent buttonholes. You can show off your attention to detail with the included 5 one-step automatic buttonhole accessories.
- Vertical spool pin: this feature helps ensure consistency in feeding of the thread. It works exceptionally well for metallic and other special types of threads.
- Feed system: with the high-tech feed system, you can tackle any fabric. The feed system moves the fabric smoothly so you get more precise stitches. With the drop feed system, your free-motion quilting projects can be completed with ease.
- Multiple accessories: for your convenience, there’s a handy pouch that contains the accessories you’ll want to keep close at hand:
- Three bobbins and a three-piece set of needles
- A handy cleaning brush and a custom screwdriver
- Seam ripper
- Extra spool pin
- Foot controller pedal
- Operation manual in English/Spanish and a Quick start guide
Pros & Cons of the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW
All of the above are great features and plus points when it comes to deciding which machine is right for you. But everything has a downside. So we’re adding a list of pros and cons to help you make your decision when deciding to purchase your sewing machine:
- The 50 stitches that come built-in provide enough variety for just about any project.
- Can sew through a variety of fabrics, including fleece and elastic.
- The technical support through Brother is exceptional.
- It has a 25 year warranty.
- The automatic threading and bobbin winding mechanisms have had some reported issues.
- More advanced sewers may find the machine’s capabilities somewhat limited.
How to Organize Your Sewing Room
Today, instead of giving you specific details on how to store your sewing materials, I want to help you to do a full-on organization fix. For those of us who have sewing/crafting rooms, we know how quickly things can get crazy. Out of place, scattered, messy, and downright ugly. This can be a sad thing to deal with when you consider how much time you'll spend in this workspace. No one wants a messy area to work (or live) in! Maybe a makeover is long overdue, you want less stuff, or you want to keep only what you need (and don't even know all that you have!). That is what these suggestions are here for: to help you condense, get rid of, and organize.
First Step: Go Through Everything
I can be hard with sewing materials, because you may feel even if you have not used them, you may use them in the future! Get rid of this mentality. Keep the things you use daily, and if you want a small section or a few drawers (one is best) dedicated to your unique, on of a kind, rarely ever use materials, go for it. But make sure you're not holding onto the neon colored thread and funky buttons you never use, just because you don't want to part with them.
When I did my purging process, I began by going through all my sewing supplies and decor items and got rid of a TON of stuff that I wasn't using and honestly was never going to use. You have to get yourself in the right mentality: my goal is to have less! You can then determine if the stuff you're getting rid of can be given away, thrown away, or sold.
I took everything out, except for items that were already organized and had been working for me for some time, organizationally speaking. In these baskets, I knew that stuff was getting used frequently. And it gets cleared out and all the special attention often. If your entire room is a mess and you don't have an organized space, feel free to do a full purge.
Second Step: Decide What You *Truly* Need
What do you need to have in this room? What tools can you not work without? What types of areas or designated zones can be created to help your process? These are the questions to ask yourself. If you're a visual person, create a chart. If you're a written person, write.
I got all my stuff together in groups based on what types of materials they were, then refined a dozen times, then grouped my stuff together to get stored by type, decor items, fabric, sewing, so on and so forth. I also created work zones inside the various areas of the room: one zone for embroidery, one zone for sewing, one zone for office and client plans, etc. I was creative. I used all types of bins, boxes, signs, and so on. Make the designations your own!
Third Step: Organize Creatively
Like I mentioned before, this is the time to make this space your own. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and all over the internet in articles and videos that will give you some ideas. As a crafty person, you probably know how to make things pretty as well as unique. This is the fun part! Figure out your style and the things that interest you. Make it super colorful or have a color scheme.
Most importantly, try not to buy too much that's extra or new. Find ways to use what you already have in your home and get creative with it. When I went through this process in my sewing room, I didn’t actually need to buy any new organizing tools for this project because I had several that I was able to re-use and repurpose from other rooms or from my craft room before. If you don't already have the tools you need, you can find them on a budget. Ask friends and other people in your line of work if they want to get rid of any of the organization items you need, get thrifty, and make sure you look through what you already own to find what you need.
Fourth Step: Final Product
Once you have gotten out all the things you don't need, and have gotten everything you need to organize, get to it. Do you want to repaint? Put new furniture inside the room? Lay down a carpet? This is your time. Clear out the entire room, then decorate, then organize, then enjoy. The best way to do this is by commissioning those who are willing to help you with the project. Young kids, a spouse, a friend. Don't go it alone. This project is more fun with good company!
What Are the Benefits of an Organized Sewing Room?
What are the benefits of having a cleared out sewing work area you ask? Well, I am here to let you know that the benefits of an organized space are truly endless.
You will have improved clarity to do your work with excellence.
You will be less stressed out because your thoughts will not be chaotic as is a feature of being in a cluttered area.
You will not have a crazy mess to clean up at the end of every workday because the less you have, the less there is to clean and organize.
Projects will not get lost, pushed aside, or finished in an untimely manner because you will be able to see and address your work promptly.
When there is tons of stress in other areas of life or business, at least you know your work area is controlled and stress-free.
You will have a room you enjoy being in and long to go to instead of a place that overwhelms you because it is cluttered.
You will have more pride in your work and feel more secure in knowing that you are a professional with a professional space.
You will have, overall, more enjoyment and satisfaction in your work when you love your work area.
Final Thoughts on Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW
Amazingly, that’s all the cons we could come up with for the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW. There’s no doubt that this machine deserves the Project Runway association. If you’re planning to design your own wardrobe or finish off some heavy-duty quilting projects, this may just be the machine for you.