Brother Sewing Machine Review And Demo, Model PC-420.




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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 fabrics 

Maria Goumas: This machine is backward n brother letters too?????

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. 

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 video.

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..

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!

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 Lee

1Arlame: Need help with adjusting thread tension

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 fine!!

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 Accord now!)

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 400-500 dollars.

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 tremendously.

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! More videos!

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 in stitches..

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!!!

amirasyuhada90: sew

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 good work.

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 historically.

nina perrin: Thank you for the great demo. I will upgrade with a new sewing machine soon. I'm sold!!

Ichrishia Sinkfield: Have u tried jeans or leather

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"...

Rating:
Brother Sewing Machine Review and Demo, Model PC-420. 4.8 out of 5

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