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 overstock.com for only $139.99 – Link.