Best Brother Sewing Machine Models:
Brother CS6000i – 2015 Model Year
The sister model of the famous brother sewing machine, the CS6010i. The new version of the popular brother sewing machine is called “CS6000” which means “Sister 6000”.
It was released in 2015. Its price starts from $1,500 USD. It comes with many improvements over its predecessor, such as a bigger needle head and larger thread size (50g).
It features a special design, which allows it to sew fabric without any tearing or holes. It is designed to be used with both machine and hand sewing techniques.
It has a built-in light source, so it can be easily operated at night time when there are no lights around. The sewing speed is adjustable between 8 stitches per minute and 20 stitches per minute.
Brother CS6000i Features:
Thread size: 50g (10mm)
Size of needle: 6 mm (0.24″)
Stitches per minute: 8-20
Weight: 15.2 pounds
Brother XM1010 – 2015 Model Year
Brother sewing machine launched the new brother sewing machine model in early 2015. It is a heavy duty sewing machine with a large number of functions and accessories.
The sewing machine comes with 10 presser feet, so you can use it for a wide range of applications. It has an easy-to-remove top cover (using a key) and features a powerful light source (LED) for working in poorly illuminated conditions. The brother sewing machine has a maximum speed of 850 stitches per minute.
Brother Sewing Machine XM1010 Features:
Stitches per minute: 810-850
Needle size: 70
Weight: 33 pounds
Stitch Functions: 251
Maximum Space above the needle: 4.7 inches
Maximum Space below the needle: 4.1 inches
Brother Innov-Is HL-7180 – 2015 Model Year
Brother sewing machine’s model number is INNOV-IS HL 7180, for short HL-7180. It was released in 2015 and is designed to be compatible with a wide range of materials, from leather to synthetic fabric and even soft wood.
Due to its large number of presser feet, it can be used for a wide range of applications.
Brother HL-7180 Innov-Is Features:
Weight: 16 pounds
Stitch Width: 0.9 to 5.0 mm (3/32″ to 1/5″)
Stitch Length: 0.4 to 3.2 mm (3/64″ to 13/128″)
Maximum Space above the needle: 4.1 inches
Brother XM2701 – 2015 Model Year
The Brother sewing machine comes with an easy-to-remove top cover (using a key) and a powerful LED light source for working in poorly illuminated conditions. It also has a heavy-duty metal frame, so that it can stand the wear and tear of everyday use.
It is equipped with a number of accessories, to help you sew different materials, such as leather and vinyl.
Brother XM2701 Features:
Weight: 17 pounds
Needle size: 70 (100/16)
Maximum space below the needle: 2.2 inches
Maximum space between the needle and the arm: 2.2 inches
Brother Innov-Is 2.0 – 2015 Model Year
The Model Innov-Is 2.0 is a large sewing and embroidery machine designed to make any type of creative project a reality.
With it, you can sew all kinds of materials, such as leather, plastic, and fabric. It also includes several feet and accessories so that you can use it for many different purposes.
Brother Innov-Is 2.0 Features:
Weight: 21.4 pounds
Brother Innov-Is 2.0 – Accessories
This second part of the Brother sewing machine review deals with the accessories that come with the machine. The Brother Innov-Is 2.0 comes with a large number of additional presser feet and functions, so you can use it for a wide range of projects.
These are the available presser feet:
Buttonhole foot: Allows you to sew buttonholes, with one or two holes.
Overcast foot: Lets you make a row of knots to prevent the edges of the fabric from unraveling.
Zipper foot: Used for installing zippers and other similarly sized items.
Blind stitch foot: For securing seams and hems with a nearly invisible stitch.
Acrylic monogramming foot: Lets you create customized designs on your fabric using a monogramming template.
Applique foot: Used for creating designs using fabric shapes, such as hearts or flowers.
Evening & Slinky foot: Used for sewing thin and flexible fabric, such as chiffon and silk.
Overlock foot: For sewing knits and elastic fabrics, like on sportswear and lingerie.
Button fitting foot: Fits buttons into buttonholes to prevent them from popping out.
Quilting foot: Used for a smooth feed of multiple layers of fabric.
So, what do you think of the Brother Innov-Is 2.0?
Is it the right sewing machine for you?
Let us know in the comment section!
Sources & references used in this article:
Sewing machine by CS Best – US Patent 2,422,820, 1947 – Google Patents
Tension device for sewing machines by RL Hanson – US Patent 1,534,264, 1925 – Google Patents
Sewing machine frame by P Kenneth, MS Park – US Patent 2,411,459, 1946 – Google Patents
Spool holders for sewing machines by P John – US Patent 2,900,941, 1959 – Google Patents