The Brother CS6001 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine is the sewing machine you have always wanted to have. It is a perfect example of how far sewing machines have come since the treadle machine. It has the convenience of fully computerized sewing, automatic needle threading, push-button sewing, and 60 fun stitches to show your creativity. Two hundred years ago people were unable to purchase carefully-stitched quality clothes until the advent of the mechanical sewing machine. Manufacturers could then start to manufacture a great amount of quality clothes at little cost. Fast forward to 2010, and now we have the computerized Brother machine with seven buttonhole styles, and an LCD screen which displays settings for home use, much to the delight of home sewers. Something that used to be labor-intensive and time-consuming can now be done quickly and easily. There are hundreds of glowing customer reviews for this machine.
The features of this machine are outstanding. You can chose the stitches from an LCD display, and it includes stitches for mending, garment construction, quilting, heirloom stitching, decorative stitching, and seven styles of one-step auto-sizing buttonholes. For example, you can make keyhole or eyelet buttonholes. It also has built-in super-wide 7MM zigzag decorative stitches, a one-step drop in bobbin, and an oversized accessory table for large projects and quilting. It is portable and lightweight, and comes with a cover to protect it when not in use.
The very helpful manual is in both English and Spanish. It has electronic speed control so you can chose the perfect speed for you. One satisfied customer said, “It comes with every foot and accessory you could possibly need.” The quilting feet include a walking foot for accurate stitching of slippery fabrics or multiple layers, as well as a quilt guide for precise, evenly-spaced quilt lines. I didn’t learn to sew until later years, but with this computerized Brother machine I could easily and quickly sew items for my whole home, as well as clothes for myself or my family. I know I can do this for a long time; it has a 25 year limited warranty. The dimensions are 16 x 6.7 x11.4 inches. I can operate it either with or without the foot control, using the start/stop and reverse functions with one button. Accessories are also included for inserting zippers, darning, twin-needle stitching, plus a quick-change snap-on pressure foot that includes a buttonhole foot, a zipper foot, button-fitting foot, blind-stitch foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, zig zag foot, walking foot, and a quilt guide. If I want to sew on the kitchen table, it is easy to carry around. I can change the width and length of a stitch easily. The bobbin winds easily, and the machine is easy to thread even for a novice like me. The needle positions are variable, and there is built-in storage space.
The machine has an adjustable dial control for perfect thread tension. It also has a drop feed so you can create traditional or free form quilt patterns. Some of the other sewing machine manufacturers require you to purchase all sorts of extras in order to have a pleasant sewing experience, and this is not true with the Brother. With all its wonderful features, I feel that the Brother CS60001 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine is an incredible value for an affordable price.