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brother sewing machine

claudia valentine
2 months ago

This past weekend I picked up a little Brother cs6000i machine from a non use situation and I think that I will take it to my little grand daughter who turns 8 this Spring.

I have to say that this little machine is quite impressive!

I am surprised.

I may have to source a couple of feet for it and the extension table may, or may not, be in that box that is behind all the holiday debris in that room.

I am quite impressed at what it can actually do and one thing that I am happy about, in particular is that is has a step down gear that allows for a very slow speed.

This is not a machine that I would expect to last for a long time and it does not open to all the normal access of an older machine and I think that it is less serviceable because of it.

I think it wlll be perfect for my young sewer to learn on.

But, I know from experience with these kinds of things that so many of these new appliances and gadgets and such will perform well, until some little something breaks or gets worn and that is where the value of a servicable machine comes into play. It is unlikely to be worthy of the price to repair anything, and there are several rather flimsy plastic parts that are visisble and who knows how many others that we cant see behind that head that doesnt open. It has a lot of vulnerability to it.

I think that it retailed for somewhere in the $200 range, but that was a few years ago.

There is rather flimsy plastic cover over the bobbin case and I am going to get a spare one of those for her.

The automatic needle threader doesnt look very sturdy and takes a bit of finesse to use,but I will get her some old fashioned needle threaders.

I know she will love it. She will inherit my Bernina and her great grandmothers old Singer slant needle from the 50s. Maybe, in a perfect world. Maybe not.

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