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Brother: The Right Place to Start
Member Name: emmahaynes
Advantages: Cheap, durable, consistent
Disadvantages: Heavy and loud.
With a household name like Brother, you know you're doing something right when you begin to browse their product range. But with so many competitors in the sewing machine industry, how do you know they'll step up to the mark? Well rest assured, this model is a fantastic machine for the price.
It's not something I'd recommend to the advanced machinist, but for many tasks the machine will fit the bill. Not only suitable for mending and general sewing, I managed to create many beautiful garments for my children with ease. The four step buttonhole was surprisingly easy to master, and I much prefer it to the buttonhole facility on my current machine.
Easy to operate and very simple to get to grips with, the machine provides consistent stitch length without deviation from the settings as the months roll by. This is something I've experienced with machines in the past, but the Brother is very hardy in that sense.
It's a very easy machine to thread and tension is easily adjusted when necessary. It's a very basic model, but great for the novice wanting to improve skills without spending an absolute fortune.
The Bad Parts
The machine is very loud and quite heavy, might be a consideration if you are wanting to travel with it.
Summary: Great little machine for the novice, maybe not suited to a more experienced machinist.