Rose Howerton: Can you please do a short video if how to monogram on the PC 420? Please, please, please? I just need a tiny clip of it in action doing a monogram.
Paggy Poo: Does this machine have adjustable pressure for the presser foot?
Paula Strong: Great demo! Making me lean toward this machine.
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!
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!
Autumn Apples: Awesome review!! Thank you!
mscrissy38: How do you thread a bob on this machine
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.
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
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.
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...
Brother Sewing Machine Review and Demo, Model PC-420.5
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