NoMoreCinnamonRolls: Hi, I just wanted to ask you a few additional questions about your lovely machine.
I'm considering this product really heavily since your review, but I'm going to be using it to create Lolita fashion and so I'm very interested in the decorative stitches such as hearts and such.
Are these present on this model?
Also, what size can the stitches go up to?
Thank you so much for all of your help.
kelsey roundtree: Mirrored?
EuphemiaGrubb: Have you filmed this in a mirror?
TheOritek: Just wanted to add a comment regarding the frame of the NX-600 (and most likely the PC-420). It is cast metal (looks like Aluminum), just like all high-end consumer sewing machines today.
You can easily see the frame if you remove one screw on the back right behind the top of the needle bar and remove the plastic cover over that area. Just be gentle putting it back on!
I opened it up to clean this area and found very little lint and lots of electronic "stuff"...
Katie-Kins: I'm so glad I found this video! I'm a beginning cosplayer and want to start making my own costumes. I couldn't find a sewing machine I really liked.
Until now! You're video has been a great help, thank you!
TheOritek: My Brother NX-600 is similar to the PC-420. It is reliable and has the same great features.
I removed the bobbin covers to clean up lint and could see the internal gears of the bobbin mechanism. They are certainly plastic - but do not show much wear after years of use.
Perhaps computerized machines are easier on gears. The motor stops if thread tension problem occurs so the gears do not grind in these situations.
I still like the NX-600 even if it's not built like my all-metal Janome 801...
TheOritek: I have an XR-7700 (similar to CS-6000i and CE7070). It's a pleasure to use!
The CE7070 has a good reliability record. It will be much more fun to use and give you better results than an old clunker.
I've had several "all-metal" machines. They may last 50 years but there is no joy in struggling with thread tension and inaccurate knobs.
Most hobbyists don't sew through 30 layers of jeans for 20 hours a week...
Saying that, I still have a Janome 801... But it hardly ever sees daylight...
blondwiththewind: Wow! Great timing! LOL It's a wonderful machine...Enjoy! :-)
blondwiththewind: You've received a great reply from Ashley Jenkins..I wanted to let you know that I own this machine..and am very happy with it. It provides a lot of versatility that my previous machines did not. It seems to be pretty strong and reliable..but I happen to also own a wonderful "cast iron" Singer 15-91 that has outlived at least five owners and will no doubt also out-live me. It has a beautifully balanced straight stitch, and handles heavy projects my lighter/computerized machines would not.
agformom B: Hi Ashley new subi here, just wanted to find out 1st I have a brother sewing machine LS-2125 very basic which my mother bought in walmart and gave it to me after just a couple of used. Now I hate everything about that machine, not only it has problem on going through 3 layers of thin fabric but just the basic concept on it. I want to go 1 level up, but I dont think I need this machine like yours. Also is your machine meant for left handed people? Thanks
Donna Maher: Hi Ashley, Thanks for the review. Did you look at any of Brother's cheaper computerized machines to compare? Such as the CE7070 PRW? I'm trying to justify the extra $ of this model you've demoed vs. a lesser cost machine. Thanks so much! Donna
WidowRose: I couldn't agree with you more regarding Singer's quality getting worse as time goes by. I just got this Brother machine for my birthday (early hehe) LOVE IT! I have 5 machines now lol and have been seeing for 24 years :) this is a great machine, but my old Kenmore still kicks ass.
creolepie: Really good review, I to love Brothers. I have a lb6800 embroidery machine. It's the best!
Hewy Dewy Lewy: Am I seeing things or is this machine backwards?
Petar Petrovic: If you seriously need to get more money, you should google Caul Cash Code. They can help you get the income you deserve.
Vanessa Solis: thank you so much for the video ! it really helped!
Gina Alkaff: Hi lee, i just got myself the Brother NV 50 ( due to this review ) I too, inherited my late grandma's sewing machine , an Electrolux. There r so many choices from Brother alone- the mechanical - the computerised etc etc. Then the model 10,30,50... But i finally got the 50, though i know i wont be using all the 135 stitches... but u never know huh.. i might just get creative :) I subbed... just to know more on what u do with yr Brother.
Valeria Germain: Hi Lee,
I'm a seamstress. I am on a hunt for a new sm, I have a White 3355 and I never had a computerized sewing machine before. I'm considering the Brother PC420, but the reviews are a little confusing. It got a many good reviews but a lot of them from people who are either new to sewing or use the machine to lightweight sewing. I do alteration, which means I get all kinds of things to sew, mostly hemming pants(jeans). I wanted to ask you in your opinion how this machine would handle that. Thnx
dandelion121276: Hello precious I enjoyed ur video but my big problem is the bobbin would u please tell how well this one works and of its easy to load and run ty
AKingZWldAQu33nZUnVZ: If You have the time could you please do some tutorials on simple DIYYW PROJECTS. I hoping and planning on getting this machine soon! You Seem to be really interesting and like Your very experienced. Well take care and Happy Hollidays
Ashley Jenkins: I have had this machine for 3 years now, and I would find another salsman or another sewing center altogether, this machine is not plastic, I have taken it apart and all movong components are metal, the plastic pieces are non wear parts such screw brackets and wire harness. That salsman is totally trying to sell you a much more expensive machine, with less stitch functions and not any better quality. Brother makes and awesome product.. Id go for the machine IDC what the salsman says!!!
Ashley Jenkins: Im glad i was able to helpn your decision. Enjoy this machine as much as i have.. Happy Stitches
MissGratefulhippy: Thank you so much for your video. You sold me on this machine!
Alicia Addison: Thanks for your review, Lee. I am in the process of choosing a new sewing machine and I think you helped me make my final decision. I'm so glad I found your video!!!
1tinyavenger1: Thanks so much for your video. I think you just helped me seal the deal as far as my choice in machines. I'll be buying this machine for my birthday! Thanks again for taking the time to do the video!
perm1212perm: Hi I purchased this one as well. I keep having thread bunching on the bottom, the bobbin makes a noise as I sew. Played with the tension, rethreaded it 10 times, its only 2 months old so no dust issues. Changed the needle. Have you had this issue, when you can hear the bobbin being lifted and dropped with every stitch? Would really appreciate some help ?
ichrishia: Have u tried jeans or leather
mslettucebfrank: Yeah I want to get one, BUT does it do the heavy stuff like jean or leather?
aly832002: Hi, does this sew heavy duty like leather?
Eyespychica: I am sooooo overly impressed by this machine. I, like you deltaboy767 are sold on this machine! can't wait to get one for myself. thank you so much for your video/review! :-)
The Interviews of Beauty: Best machine I've ever seen . Sold . Thank you .
The Interviews of Beauty: Thank you . I sews for you does all the work for you , just what I was looking for .
Yani Walker: Hello!! I purchased this machine after watching your video. Thanks!!! I've noticed that my stitches have become a little loose. Is there a way to tighten the stitches?
beautyfusion: I just bought this machine for my daughter that wants to go to FIT next year. This will be her first machine and first time sewing. I'm really glad I found this review because I feel better about my choice.
Moko Kilker: WOW A LEFT HANDED SEWING MACHINE.
Fc Chin: You know what... This model is not available in malaysia... Damn! Forever KIV...
nina perrin: Thank you for the great demo. I will upgrade with a new sewing machine soon. I'm sold!!
Ashley Jenkins: Honestly, it totally depends on the type of fabric the bows are, typically for satin as most hair bows are, what i do is, hoop some tear away stabilizer that is either self adhisive, or you can use some sulky spray adhesive for fabrics, make certain the item is flat and flush, choose your design and slightly loosen your upper thread tension, I would reccomend using a nylon embroidery thread. Hope that helps, let me know and, Happy Sewing.
OsfalconsCheer: Hi @deltaboy767, I have a Brother SE400 digital embroidery machine. I have 4 children, & I coach a cheer squad. I purchased it so I could add cute things to my kids outfits & add mascot/ name to hair bows. Is the hair bow plan possible? How/ what is the best way to accomplish adding this to the girls hair bows? Thanks :0)!
Mainhia Vang: This is great. Thanks for the tip of buying direct from a Brother's dealer than anywhere else. I hate fighting with sewing machines because it takes AWAY my time that I need to have something done. I have so many projects on stand still because the darn machine I use is malevolent.
Question though: For threading, can bobbins fit or do you have to buy a specified size for it?
MAVS DAD: I wonder if he's gay?....lol.
greencastle880: One of the reasons I am considering this model it the auto thread cutter. But... I've read that you have to re thread the machine after you use it. Is that true?
Ashley Jenkins: Actually it is in fact 294 built in stitches, not stitch fuctions, there is also the my custom stitch feature exclusive to Brother. So in actuality its over 1000 stitch functions. The machine has 294 built in stitches..
anon ymous: 294 stitch functions does not mean 294 seperate types of stitches. It's that they count when it stiches to the left or right, etc. They do have a nice selection of stitches though and the needle threader is wonderful. I love my brother sewing machines and think they make a great buttonhole too!
anon ymous: not complicated at all. find your book and follow the directions on some scrap fabric doubled over. a few times and you will be fine!!
alw7: I bought a brothers lx2500. I'm new to sewing.
272000smiles: thats a nice machine!!!!!!!!!!!
Sharon Cruse: Thanks for your review, I was on the fence between the Singer Computerized Curvy and the Brother PC-420. Your review sold me on the Brother. Now I can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks again.
Debra Dawson: Thanks for the demo, but you didn't show us how to make buttonholes on this machine. How does one make buttonholes on the electronic Brother machine?
shane ephraims: Do you carry around a handbag?