Ashley Jenkins: @jd637906 it does ok on heavy fabrics, not as good as I thought it would. I
have since bought a mechanical machine which tends to do better on heavy
Mzz Lola: Does this machine have adjustable pressure for the presser foot?
Marian Mina: Hi! First off, thank you for making this video. It's really informative.
I'm a beginner and looking into purchasing a machine. So far, this is the
one I've been draw to because of it's features and price. I'm mainly going
to sew clothes for my kids and want to know if this machine works well on
thicker fabrics or even leather. I want to make a faux fur vest for my
little girl too. Would you still recommend this machine for a newbie?
Hope to hear from you!
Paula Strong: Great demo! Making me lean toward this machine.
charlie southerton: well ive made up my mind on what sewing machine im gonna get
Bothychickens: I'm actually reeling (I know the video's old, but bear with me!) - ALL
sewing machines are LEFT-HANDED!!!
The free arm is on the left, so that the right-hand has to go underneath
the big bulky bit!
Elias Howe, the guy that invented the sewing machine was LEFT-HANDED!!
Think about it - wheer do you need the most airspace to be when you're
left-handed? on the LEFT! that's where it is on the sewing machine! All the
space that you need in order to sew properly is on the left!
Your weird backwards video makes the sewing machine right-handed!
Gayle Hall: This is a first for me! I've been sewing for 40 years and have never seen a
left-handed sewing machine. I went to the Brother site and looked at this
same model, and they're all right-handed, as one would expect in the USA.
Did you have to special order it? Also, the brand name is backwards on your
machine - very strange, indeed.
Maria Goumas: This machine is backward n brother letters too?????
Sunny Skies: Awesome review!! Thank you!
mscrissy38: How do you thread a bob on this machine
angie hall: Hey saw this video on the brother web site. I am new to sewing and I want
to learn how to sew. I would like to buy a computerized machine. However,
some of my friends are telling me to look for an older sewing machine that
has been refurbished. They tell me that they are better. I am not sure what
to do and I would like to know your take on it? Please reply.
alohaLA: Thank you for posting
poop121: Next time it'd be better to see the screen in your video. Otherwise good
MrMrsbeauty101: thank you, My husband just bought me one and Im waiting for it to come in
the mail, my question is Im so scared of messing some thing up with this
being my first what can advice can you give me
Ashley Jenkins: @Aleroluver Hey that's awesome to hear you made a video on your new sewing
machine, I'm going to go and watch it now. And thanks I am loving my new
Impala, and GM makes eccelent cars, wierd that you did not have good luck
with GM, I would reconsider, they are making some really good cars, as for
Hyundai, I would buy a yugo before i would buy a Hyundai, thy are not worth
one penny. My Frend had a 09 Azera and she gave it back..
rubyflipper: Thanks Lee!
Ashley Jenkins: @OsfalconsCheer 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. Lee..
Ashley Jenkins: Thanks for commenting and watching, I simply love this machine along with
my Brother serger 1034D, they both make a great pair, The PC-420, sews like
butter, and the stitch quality is amazing, it sews like some of the high
end machines, at a fraction of the price. I am so glad you love your
machine, you really should do a demo in it, i would love to see it.. Thanks
Moko Kilker: WOW A LEFT HANDED SEWING MACHINE.
creolepie: Really good review, I to love Brothers. I have a lb6800 embroidery machine.
It's the best!
Spamnot Nospam: @deltaboy767 Yeah, you actually inspired me to do the video of my PC 420
:o) So nice to see other enthusiasts ! Well, my GMs were all from the 80s
so that could be the reason they all had a ton of problems. I actually like
the Olds Alero (hence the screen name), but while pretty they were awful
cars when I went to buy one.... I got an Accord because after testing all
the awful Aleros I just wanted something that had all working parts! I hear
GM has gotten better lately cont...
blondwiththewind: Wow! Great timing! LOL It's a wonderful machine...Enjoy! :-)
anon ymous: @DawsonDebra not complicated at all. find your book and follow the
directions on some scrap fabric doubled over. a few times and you will be
Ashley Jenkins: @christophernejman When it comes to my sewing machine, that is the one
thing i am focused on is the demo in the store, I simply Adore sewing and I
want to know everything my machine can do for me. :-)
Spamnot Nospam: Hey there, I just wanted to let ya know that I did a video of my PC 420
last night! (Congrats on the new car by the way, that's always exciting!
I'd never had good luck with GM so an Impala wouldn't work for me, but my
co-worker just got a new Sonata and she has me considering trading in my
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.
Fleur Delis: Awesome review. I'm thinking of buying a sewing machine, I usually sew by
hand but that just takes too long! Lol, so yeah, I think it's time for a
sewing machine in my life. I thought maybe I should just get a simple basic
and straightforward sewing machine, since I'll be a beginner, but now I'm
interested in all this fancy features lol. I just hope it doesn't get too
complicated for me.
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? Thanks!
Ashley Jenkins: @MissBossLadyTy well if you get the model that not endorsed by project
runway, and just the standard pc-420 you could pick up one for about
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 ?
Jim Williams: My goodness are you thorough! :-) Thank you SO much for this demo! I read a
description of this machine online and noticed they said that it sews
through denim seams very well. Have you found this to be the case? I make a
lot of skirts from jean shorts/pants and that feature would help
Tal Ryan: omg I love that machine already because I'm a starter
agskennedy: Nice hand bag man, i dig the Asian styling.
Ashley Jenkins: @R1200cPhoenix LOL, I'm sure the machine works for all, Question is, do
straight guys know how to operate and use a sewing machine? :-) LOL...
alohaLA: I enjoyed your video! I even subscribed ;-) One thing that would be very
helpful is to review the stitch function MUCH slower with the camera on the
button pads. You could help people tremendously by showing those functions.
Right now my machine just came out of the box so I am a bit intimidated to
start using it and do not want to go into a routine of using the simplest
stitches/functions b/c that's what I'm used to with old machines. More!
Ashley Jenkins: @bitsnharry 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
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!!!
PPatty13: Great Demo. I gave up on Singer after paying $70 for a timing repair and
then the same thing happened, I'm not going to pay $140 for a machine that
cost just $199, not worth it. I purchased a Brother CP-7500 6 months ago
and I love it. Just got a Brother 1034 Serger love that too. Keep up the
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!
Spamnot Nospam: @deltaboy767 but I don't find any of them attractive. If you've not seen
the 2011 Sonata, it's pretty impressive, and I never thought I'd want
anything but a toyota or honda again! Tho new ford tauras is really
appealing! Woah, I think I strayed off the topic of sewing machines a bit
(but cars and sewing machines are similar, they both have motors, belts,
foot pedals, throttles and cruise control and start stop buttons (at least
ours), lights, wheels, gears, LOL :o)
Hoppyfrog8: Was very interesting. Your but your film is backward
Ashley Jenkins: Hi and thanks for watching my videos, it's always a pleasure :-) I can
assure you that you will love your Brother machine, and you will find
yourself wanting to use it more and more, may i ask what model did you get?
I am curious to know?
Ashley Jenkins: @R1200cPhoenix Hey I am SO SO sorry i accedently deleted your comment that
you last made, but if i were you i would seriously consider buying this
machine, as it is extremly user friendly, and basically self explanitory
Spamnot Nospam: My middle name is Lee LOL.... if you watch the one video I have of my
vacuum collections I show both my sewing machines in it and talk about the
PC 420. The push button thread slicer and adjustable tension control are
what really sold me on this machine. I just took it to quilting class and I
had the nicest machine there.... it rivals Janomes and Pfaffs and Berninas
at a fraction of the cost. It looks great too... I love the curves! If it
died, I'd by another the same day!
kvadams46: Can you lower the feed dogs in order to do free motion quilting?
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)!
Spamnot Nospam: By the way, I have written a review of this on Epinions (you should too if
you want, it's fun), my screen name there is Aleroluver. There weren't any
other reviews on there when I wrote mine and I know they help people make
the right decision. By the way, I always leave my needle up because I piece
quilt tops and am always changing what I'm sewing on, but never pivoting
corners unless I do a pillow on a rare occasion. This machine totally
rocks! Have you seen the demo on HSN? I love Darlene!
The Interviews of Beauty: Thank you . I sews for you does all the work for you , just what I was
looking for .
cinaevan: SInger went bankrupt and was bought by the Husqvarna-Viking/Pfaff family.
Their new goal with Singer is for it to be a mid-range brand of machines. I
heard from an employee of the Singer company that their new motto is to,
"make it inexpensive and disposable." A lot of people have been cheated
lately by purchasing a Singer machine that they thought was reliable