Craft & Design

Malissa Long writes in to let us know that the Janome Hello Kitty sewing machine, although super cute, just isn’t a good machine. Malissa recommends the Brother CS-6000 which we also talked about in our sewing machine round up last December.
Malissa writes:

The machine you recommended with out a review is a piece of crap. I’ve had 2 sewing students who owned them and a third person I met who had one and not one of them worked properly. If your looking to recommend a machine to a beginner sewer check out the Brother CS-6000, there are several different model # that are the same. It has speed control, comes with a DVD, and has lots of cool stitches. It’s very easy to use and very light weight( 5lbs). I’m an expert sewer, but use one as my carry around machine I’ve put it through the trenches the past 1 1/2 years and it’s held it’s ground. When I first got it, I used it at least 30 hours a week for at least 4 months, that’s a lot for a machine I paid $215 with tax for.

Get a great deal on the Brother CS-6000 on for only $139.99 – Link.

56 thoughts on “Brother CS-6000: Good Beginner Sewing Machine

  1. Any way to find out if Malissa knows anything about the more expensive Hello Kitty machine? I’ve had my eye on this one, but now I’m scared to buy it:
    Hello Kitty Sewing Machine
    If anyone knows anything about it, I’d love to hear it. I’m on my way to go find some reviews….

  2. I couldn’t agree more! My parents bought me that Brother machine for Christmas two years ago, and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s a great beginner machine, and even my mom (who’s an expert seamstress) was very impressed with all the features it has for the cost. I’ve never had any problems with mine at all so I’d definitely recommend it!

  3. i was tempted by the hello kitty but then saw this posting and bought the brother on overstock – with a coupon code and free shipping, it was an amazing deal!

  4. I bought this machine from Overstock immediately after reading this post. (I had two sewing machines, plus one borrowed from a friend and I was still sewing by hand because they were all so intimidating. After reading a nine year old could operate the brother machine, I was convinced this was the one for me.) So… three hours after sitting down with my new toy, I’ve sewn more by machine than I ever have in my life! I love it! Yay! Thank you Malissa!

  5. Hey guy’s!! Yesterday my mother bought a Brother Sewing Machine XL 3500 by using Overstock Promotional Codes & saved 38%..!!

  6. Hey guy’s!! Yesterday my mother bought a Brother Sewing Machine XL 3500 by using Overstock Promotional Codes & saved 38%..!!

  7. I’m looking for a carrying case for the Brother CS6000. Does anyone know where I can purchase one that fits this machine?

  8. I wouldn’t try that since there are different voltages for plugs. I would try to get a replacement cord from Brother or some other source.

  9. Hi, just bought a BRAND NEW Brother CS6000i from for $152.00 total! They have it for $190.00 and then I used the coupon code- annv1 from I know 139.00 from is a good deal; however, for those of us who want a BRAND NEW sewing machine, this is the best deal I’ve found on the internet. Thanks, I’m excited to use it!

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