Brother is a very well-known name in the sewing world. The company started out in Japan as a family business, way back in 1908. The Yasoi brothers (hence the name Brother), decided to transform a small sewing machine workshop into a large-scale factory. They released their first mass-produced product in 1928. It was a sewing machine designed specifically for making straw hats. Ever since then, Brother has been the leading innovator on the market, always creating new solutions and products that provide amazing results but are also easy to use.

Today, they make a range of sewing machines with a variety of features. There are basic affordable models, perfect for beginners and those who need to use a sewing machine for a variety of everyday project, but there are also some advanced models with an elaborate set of functions. Which one is the best? It’s hard to decide! This is why we have prepared a list of our five favorite Brother machines. Whatever it is you are looking for, you’ll probably find the perfect sewing machine right here.

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-in Stitches, 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 9 Included Sewing Feet
Brother XR9550PRW Sewing and Quilting Machine, Project Runway, 165 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 8 Included Feet
Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, 80 Designs, 103 Built-In Stitches, Computerized, 4" x 4" Hoop Area, 3.2" LCD Touchscreen Display, 7 Included Feet
Brother PQ1500SL Sewing and Quilting Machine, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7 Included Feet
Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-in Stitches, 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 9 Included Sewing Feet
Brother XR9550PRW Sewing and Quilting Machine, Project Runway, 165 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 8 Included Feet
Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, 80 Designs, 103 Built-In Stitches, Computerized, 4" x 4" Hoop Area, 3.2" LCD Touchscreen Display, 7 Included Feet
Brother PQ1500SL Sewing and Quilting Machine, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7 Included Feet
Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-in Stitches, 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 9 Included Sewing Feet
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-in Stitches, 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 9 Included Sewing Feet
Brother XR9550PRW Sewing and Quilting Machine, Project Runway, 165 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 8 Included Feet
Brother XR9550PRW Sewing and Quilting Machine, Project Runway, 165 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 8 Included Feet
Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, 80 Designs, 103 Built-In Stitches, Computerized, 4" x 4" Hoop Area, 3.2" LCD Touchscreen Display, 7 Included Feet
Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, 80 Designs, 103 Built-In Stitches, Computerized, 4" x 4" Hoop Area, 3.2" LCD Touchscreen Display, 7 Included Feet
Brother PQ1500SL Sewing and Quilting Machine, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7 Included Feet
Brother PQ1500SL Sewing and Quilting Machine, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7 Included Feet

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine

Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE1900

The Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine is affordable, lightweight, and reasonably easy to use. Although this machine is one of Brother’s most basic models, it still quite versatile and offers a range of stitch functions and additional features. The sewing machine itself looks quite nice. It comes in white, just like most sewing machines, with a beautiful purple pattern on the side. The machine is quite compact, and one of the most lightweight models from Brother. It weighs only 12.6 pounds, which makes it quite easy to move this machine around. 

But let’s talk a little bit about the more important part – what exactly can you do with this machine? The Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine features a selection of 27 built-in stitches. Even though some sewing machines offer a greater variety of stitches, these 27 stitch functions are more than enough for basic and advanced sewing projects alike. There are various stitches needed for everyday sewing, but also blind hems, quilting stitches, and decorative stitches. Moreover, choosing the desired stitch is as easy as can be – all you need to do is turn the large dial on the side of the machine to select the stitch you want.  

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
  • 27 Unique built-in stitches: The XM2701 includes 27 built-in stitches including decorative, blind hem, zigzag, and stretch stitches and an auto-size buttonhole
  • Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: This sewing machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes the thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • Included accessories: The XM2701 comes with 6 sewing feet, 3-piece needle set, twin needle, 4 bobbins, instructional DVD, manual and more
  • Versatile free arm: This free arm sewing machine is perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, and users from beginners to advanced
  • At your side support: The XM2701 sewing machine comes with Brother At your side support offering free technical support via online, live chat or phone for the life of your machine

The Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine also comes with all the necessary accessories, including three bobbins, and extra spool pin, a screwdriver, and more. Six different sewing feet are also included – besides the standard foot, you’ll get a buttonhole foot, a zipper foot, a foot for narrow hems, a blind stitch foot, a zigzag foot, and a button sewing foot that lets you attach buttons to garments with ease. 

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Lightweight and easy to use

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Perfect for everyday sewing projects

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Comes with an automatic needle threader

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Comes with a 25-year limited warranty

Final Verdict 

The Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine is an affordable sewing machine that is quite versatile too. Since it’s very easy to use, it’s a great choice for beginners. Moreover, this machine is also a good choice for anyone who needs a sewing machine for a range of quick everyday sewing projects. And even if you decide to step up your sewing with some advanced ideas, we don’t think this machine would disappoint you.

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  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Performance 80% 80%
  • Ease of use: 90% 90%
  • Variety of stitch options: 70% 70%
  • Features 70% 70%

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 Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine

Brother Embroidery Machine PE800

The Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine is an incredibly versatile machine, that is still quite user-friendly and also rather lightweight! This machine has all the features you need for everyday sewing projects, but it can also execute various advanced ideas. 

What really makes this model stand out is how intuitive its functions are and how easy it is to use. There is a lard LCD screen on the side of the machine with two buttons below. Using these buttons, you can select the stitch you want, and it will be shown on the screen. Once you’ve done this, you can also adjust the width and length of the stitch to a custom size with just a push of the button. The width and length will also be shown on the screen. Finally, the screen will also tell you which foot you need to use for every stitch. It really doesn’t get any easier than that, and you’ll get 8 different sewing feet with the machine.

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Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-in Stitches, 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 9 Included Sewing Feet
  • 60 Unique built-in stitches: The Brother CS6000i includes 60 built-in sewing stitches, including decorative stitches and 7 styles of auto-size buttonholes
  • Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: This sewing and quilting machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes the thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • Included accessories: The CS6000i includes a hard protective case, wide table, 10 sewing feet, needle set including twin needle, 3 bobbins and more
  • LCD Screen: Easily select your stitches with the touch of a button and view your selections on the LCD display
  • 25 Year limited warranty: The CS6000i is backed by a 25 year limited warranty with free technical support for the life of the product

Threading this machine is also as simple as can be. You just need to follow the threading diagram that is shown right on the machine. There is also an automatic needle threader that lets you thread the needle by simply pushing a lever.  

Finally, the Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine has a free arm to help you sew cylindrical pieces like cuffs and sleeves and a detachable oversized table for quilting and sewing large pieces.

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Extremely versatile and easy to use

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Lightweight and durable.

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Adjustable sewing speed.

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Comes with a removable wide table

Final Verdict

 

Overall, this is a nice machine for beginners and experienced sewers alike. It’s easy to use, and it lets you perform a variety of tasks. No matter what you are interested in – whether you are interested in clothes alterations, quilting, or decorative stitches, the Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine will live up to the task.

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  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Performance 90% 90%
  • Ease of Use: 90% 90%
  • Variety of stitch options: 80% 80%
  • Features 90% 90%

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Brother XR9550PRW Computerized Sewing Machine, Project Runway Limited Edition

Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine, SE600

They say variety is the spice of life and when it comes to variety of stitches, this Project Runway Limited Edition sewing machine is really the best of the best. It features as many as 110 different stitches, including stitches for everyday sewing, decorative stitches, and special heirloom stitches. 

When you buy the Brother XR9550PRW Computerized Sewing Machine, Project Runway Limited Edition, you really get the full package. The machine features a functional, user-friendly design. It comes with a hard cover which is great for protecting your sewing machine both while it’s in storage and when you are moving it from place to place. There is also the option of using an oversized wide table with sturdy and stable legs (included with the machine). On the other hand, the Brother XR9550PRW Computerized Sewing Machine, Project Runway Limited Edition also has the free arm capability in case you need to work on cylindrical pieces.

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Brother XR9550PRW Sewing and Quilting Machine, Project Runway, 165 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 8 Included Feet
  • 165 Unique built-in stitches: The Brother XR9550PRW Project Runway machine includes 110 built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches including 8 styles of auto-size buttonholes, plus 55 alphanumeric sewing stitches
  • Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: The Brother F.A.S.T. needle threading system takes care of threading the needle for you and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • Included accessories: Included with the XR9550PRW quilting and sewing machine is a protective hard cover, wide table, 8 sewing feet, instructional DVD and more
  • LCD Screen: The intuitive LCD display allows you to easily choose your stitches and settings with the push of a button
  • At your side support: The XR9550PRW quilting and sewing machine comes with Brother at your side support offering free technical support via online, live chat or phone for the life of your machine

This machine also has an LCD screen with buttons that lets you easily select stitches and see the choice that you’ve made. Eight different sewing feet are also included, including a zigzag foot, a monogramming foot, and a spring action quilting foot.

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A speed adjustment switch allows you to choose between three speed settings

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110 different built-in stitches

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8 sewing feet included

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Automatic needle threader

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Backlit LCD screen for easy control

Final Verdict

The Brother XR9550PRW Computerized Sewing Machine, Project Runway Limited Edition is the perfect sewing machine for those who like to unleash their creativity and let the imagination roam free. With so many stitch options, you can improvise to your heart’s desire!

  • Design 80% 80%
  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Performance 80% 80%
  • Ease of Use 80% 80%
  • Variety of stitch options 100% 100%
  • Features 90% 90%

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Brother SE600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Brother Embroidery Machine, PE535

Brother SE600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine is a powerful sewing machine packed with features! With this machine, you can do all kinds of elaborate projects, and it also doubles as an embroidery machine. 

Even if you are not interested in embroidery, this machine has plenty to offer. It has everything you need for any sewing project. The machine is easy to thread, it comes with a quick-set drop-in bobbin that prevents jamming, and it has a LED light that illuminates your work. The Brother SE600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine also has 103 built-in stitches. The machine is quite large and heavy, but it also offers a bigger and more comfortable working space than some smaller models. You’ll also get 7 different sewing feet so you’ll be all set to go. There is also the free arm capability and the automatic needle threading mechanisms, which are standard features on all Brother sewing machines.

Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, 80 Designs, 103 Built-In Stitches, Computerized, 4" x 4" Hoop Area, 3.2" LCD Touchscreen Display, 7 Included Feet
  • 80 Built-in designs: The SE600 comes with 80 built-in designs and 6 embroidery lettering fonts for personalizing your projects
  • Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: This sewing and embroidery combo machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes the thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • 103 Built-in sewing stitches: This machine features 103 sewing stitches including 10 styles of auto-size buttonholes. Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches per minute)- 710
  • Large color touchscreen: The Brother SE600 computerized sewing and embroidery machine features a large 3.2" LCD color touchscreen allowing you to preview your designs before stitching
  • 4" X 4" Embroidery field: This computerized combo machine is built with a 4" x 4" Embroidery field with an included hoop, embroidery arm and 7 sewing feet

One amazing thing about this machine is the fact that it has a built-in touchscreen that is four inches wide. You can use this screen to select and adjust the stitches you want to use, and it will also tell you which sewing foot you need for that particular stitch. However, where this touchscreen rally shines is when it comes to embroidery. You can use it to select an clearly see some of the 80 built in designs. Moreover, this machine also has a USB port that you can use to import custom embroidery designs.

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A sewing machine and an embroidery machine combined

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103 built-in sewing stitches

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A large LCD touch screen in color

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Very versatile and easy to use .

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Comes with a 25-year limited warranty

Final Verdict

The Brother SE600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine is an advanced sewing machine with a wide variety of stitch options and additional features that also doubles as an embroidery machine. If you want a machine that can do almost anything with thread – this might be the right choice.

  • Design 90% 90%
  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Performance 90% 90%
  • Ease of Use 80% 80%
  • Variety of stitch options 100% 100%
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Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine

Brother Embroidery Machine, PE550D

The Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine is a machine made for sewing and quilting, and it does its job exceptionally well. This is not a computerized machine, so it works a bit differently than computerized Brother sewing machines. There is a bit of a learning curve if you are a beginner and want to start out with this machine, but once you get the hold of it, you’ll realize how efficient this sewing machine actually is.

Brother PQ1500SL Sewing and Quilting Machine, Up to 1,500 Stitches Per Minute, Wide Table, 7 Included Feet
  • 1,500 Stitches per minute max sewing speed: Maximum stitching of up to 1,500 stitches per minute allows you to sew and quilt more in less time
  • Advanced needle threading system: This sewing and quilting machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes the thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • Included accessories: The PQ1500SL longarm sewing and quilting machine comes with a wide table, 7 sewing feet, knee-lifter, instruction manual and more. The removable knee-lifter enables you to lift your presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free for fabric handling
  • Precision pin feeding system: It's so easy to sew a wide variety of fabric thicknesses thanks to Brother's Pin Feed system for precision fabric feeding
  • At your side support: The PQ1500SL quilting and sewing machine comes with Brother at your side support offering free technical support via online, live chat or phone for the life of your machine

The Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine can sew at a speed of 1500 stitches per minute, but you don’t have to go as fast if you don’t need to. Where this machine really stands out is when you need to deal with thick fabrics or fabrics that are difficult to work with. There is a feed dog adjuster that allows you to choose between four different settings, and another knob that adjust the pressure of the presser foot. When you get these settings right, you can get perfect stitches with any kind of fabric.

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Heavy-duty construction

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Sews at a speed of up to 1500 stitches per minute

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Comes with an automatic thread cutter

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Comes with a 25-year limited warranty

Final Verdict

The Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine is a heavy-duty sewing machine built to last for ages. It provides amazing results and it does so with consistency. Moreover, this machine sews really fast and allows you to really optimize the sewing process.

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  • Durability 100% 100%
  • Performance 100% 100%
  • Ease of Use 80% 80%
  • Variety of stitch options 70% 70%
  • Features 80% 80%

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Final Thoughts

Which Brother machine should you get? It’s hard to say, as they all have their advantages. The Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine is affordable and lightweight, but still quite versatile. On the other hand, if you are looking for a top-notch heavy-duty sewing machine, the Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine might just be what you are looking for. And if you’d like to try your hand with embroidery, too, the Brother SE600 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine gives you a sewing machine and an embroidery machine combined into one amazing product. Whatever it is you are looking for, we hope our reviews have helped!