Which machine should you buy? Singer 9960 vs. Brother Cs6000i

There are several benefits for the Singer 9960 and the Brother Cs6000i that you should look over before making a decision as to which machine you should buy. We will take a look at the benefits of both as well as some cons to give you the best idea for the machine you should buy.

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The Singer 9960 offers 600 stitch patterns that are already programmed into the machine which is one of the attractive features of this machine. It also offers 13 automatic one-step button holes in addition to a buttonhole underplate. These features will assist you in giving your completed projects a professional look. The Singer 9960 is great for every level of sewer whether you are a beginner or a professional seamstress you will be able to complete projects in a quick and easy manner. Other features of the machine include being able to thread the needle in an easier fashion, being able to select the width and length of your stitches so that they are programmed automatically, and stitch editing capabilities.

The Singer 9960 offers a large display LCD screen that contains the stitch pattern, the length and width settings and even gives a recommendation as to which pressure foot you should use. The StayBright LED light is ideal for use on darker fabrics when sewing and will last for 100,000 hours. There are also built-in stretch stitches which is ideal for sewing on knitwear and super-stretch fabrics. Sewers also have the option of using the automatic locking stitch function which allows tying off of decorative stitches that have been used in order to prevent unraveling.

The Brother CS6000i also offers its own set of benefits such as being an embroidery machine as well as a sewing machine. This machine offers more of a computerized sewing approach. It offers 60 built in stitches with 7 varying styles of 1-step buttonholes. Other features of the Brother CS6000i include a quilting table, a hardcover and weighs only 16 pounds for easy travel.

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  The work area on the Brother CS6000i offers a bright work area which is beneficial if you are working with darker fabrics and a free arm that is built into the machine for sewing sleeves and cuffs on sewing projects. The sewing speed of the machine is also adjustable which is ideal if you don’t want to use the pedal for every project that you’re working on. There is also an automatic needle threader in addition to a quick set drop in bobbin.

As you can see, there are many useful features for both of these machines. If you would prefer a bigger selection of stitches to choose from then the Singer 9960 is the machine that would better suit your needs. However, if you wanted less stitches but more options for embroidery, then the Brother CS6000i is the ideal sewing machine for you.

Both machines do offer automatic needle threading and drop-in bobbin winding which is a useful feature for any sewer as well as the backlight which allows the sewer to see better when working with darker fabrics.