Brother SE600 Sewing and Embroidery Machine Review

The brother cs6000i sewing machine is a Feature-Rich Computerized Sewing Machine with Wide Table, a light weight computerized machine featuring 60 built in stitches including, utility, decorative, heirloom, quilting and 7 styles of one step auto-sizing buttonholes. Whether you sew for crafting, garment, home decoration, or quilting; this machine has it all for you at an affordable price. It is user-friendly and portable (it includes a hard carry case). The Brother CS6000i is designed for ease of use, with its easy-to-view LCD display, automatic needle threader, easy-to-follow threading diagrams, and adjustable sewing speed control. It also offers an easy bobbin winding system, a wide table for larger projects and a built-in free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves.

The Brother SE600 2-in-1 sewing and 4″ x 4″ embroidery machine allows you to embroider and sew with ease. View your embroidery designs in full color on the large, 3.7″ Sew Smart color LCD touch screen display, and preview your design edits on the screen, before stitching. Expanded embroidery design editing features include the ability to change individual thread colors, place lettering in an arc, move designs on the touch screen display with the touch of a finger, and much more.

Brother CS6000I Sewing Machine


  • Great value
  • Machine is lightweight
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Machine runs smooth and is quiet
  • Features are very user friendly
  • Machine has a device to thread the needle and a thread cutter
  • Instructions are easy to understand
  • The speed control is perfect for a beginner or difficult stitching for anyone
  • There are many options in stitches


  • Sewing through multiple layers of fabric or thick fabric can be difficult
  • Sometimes problems are encountered with regards to the thread spool-bobbin tension
  • On occasion the hand wheel gets jammed up

Best for: Beginner to Intermediate
Reviewed February 2015

Price at time of reviews: $144

Brother International Corporation was established in the US in 1954 and markets various industrial products, home appliances, and business products. manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd., of Nagoya, Japan. It is one of the top providers of products for the home, office, sewing and embroidery.

Brother has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative, high-quality home sewing and embroidery products. They offer a full line of sewing, embroidery, quilting machines and accessories.

Brother sewing machine parts are top quality and sturdy. They are sure to suit your needs, whether you are planning on sewing or embroidering certain items. There are many additional accessories that can be added to the machines, making it very easy to customize it to your own particular needs.


When choosing a sewing machine or Brother sewing machine parts, you want to think about what the intended use is. For instance, do you plan to use it for embroidering, sewing or quilting? You want to make sure that the machine and parts are appropriate for the planned use.

If extra work space is needed, the simply expand the work area of your sewing machine with an easy to attach, extra wide extension table. It is perfect for large quilting and sewing projects. This table offers an on-board ruler for those last minute measurements, a storage area for your knee lifter and four adjustable table legs. Plus, the free-motion grip gives you added control and visibility for your next project.

There are a number of Brother sewing machine parts and accessories available to accommodate any kind of project you plan to do.

Some of them include:

Knee Lifter
A newly configured knee lifter offers 3 positions to adjust the bar to conform to your leg as you sew. Use the knee lifter for hands-free lifting of the presser foot as you work on your creation.

Bobbins & Cassettes
Remember to check the instruction manual that was included with your machine for the correct bobbin information. Several models also require a cassette for upper threading – this gives customers the convenience of having several ready when creating machine embroidery.

Accessory Feet

  • Serger Feet and Sewing/Embroidery Feet

Brother has an extensive line of presser feet available, to make your sewing and embroidery projects easier. Whether you are interested in gathering and pleating, cording, or fringe, they have the foot to fit your needs. Attach piping, sequins, and appliques easily and precisely with the use of these helpful accessories.

Seam Guide
This is a horizontally adjustable seam guide. It screws on to needle plate for accurate seam measurement while sewing. It has engraved measurement markings and screws on, in front of all of the Brother accessory feet for expanded visibility.

Embroidery Machine Hoops & Stabilizers
Brother offers an extensive selection of embroidery hoops. No matter what make, model or size, they have what you need to get the job done.

Embroidery Design Cards
The possibilities are endless with the Brother exclusive collection of designs, appliques and memory cards. They feature something for everyone.

Embroidery Thread
Brother bobbin threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines. Using the proper Brother bobbin and embroidery thread will ensure the best possible results for your machine embroidery. They come in a variety of options. Choose from standard cotton, satin finish polyester or metallic thread.

The metallic thread comes in 14 amazing metallic colors. It  is 100% polyester specialty thread with a high quality, durable, shiny texture. Although it was developed in Japan for Brother embroidery machines, it is also compatible with other embroidery machine brands. This thread is designed for high speed embroidery stitching, dependable thread delivery through tensions and a variety of needle and stabilizer types. Even throughout the most intricate designs,  it maintains its thread color and quality.

Replacement Felting Needles
Unlike the traditional method of hand-stitching with a 7″ felting needle and wet wool, Brother has created an accessory that requires no thread. Instead, each needle has four barbs that catch surface fibers, pushing them into and through a base fabric, allowing the sewer to easily create complex designs. These are designed exclusively for Brother PQ models.

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