Almost all people of the world know Brother as a decent manufacturer of sewing and embroidery machines. This time, we are going to compare their two extremely popular products, Brother CS6000I and Brother XR9500PRW. Both products are high-quality sewing machines under two hundred dollars. Brother CS6000I is well-known as a feature-rich model at a budget-friendly price. On the other hand, Brother XR9500PRW is a limited edition from the Project Runway, available only a few tens above Brother CS6000I. Which one makes the fullest value for your money? (Find out: Singer 4411 vs. Brother CS6000I)
Getting straight to the point, you may have guessed that Brother XR9500PRW has more built-in stitches than Brother CS6000I, and you are right. While Brother CS6000I only has 60 built-in stitches and 7 one-step buttonholes, Brother XR9500PRW has 100 built-in stitches and 8 one-step buttonholes. Even though you will use only the basic ones most often, having more decorative options can be great. Also, Brother XR9500PRW comes with a lettering font, something that Brother CS6000I lacks. You will be able to do monogramming with Brother XR9500PRW. Nevertheless, each model has a motor speed of 850 stitches per minute, so they work with the same speed.
Each model is armed with decent and powerful controls that make using them incredibly easy and simple. Each model has a top drop-in bobbin system, a start/stop button, a variable speed control, and a programmable needle up/down. However, Brother XR9500PRW is enhanced even further with various convenience features that Brother CS6000I lacks. The first thing is the thread sensor that automatically detects when the thread is running low, something that usually needs to be done manually by checking the thread supply yourself. Brother XR9500PRW also has not only an automatic needle threader, but also an automatic thread cutter. Brother XR9500PRW also has an automatic presser foot lifter, which will automatically lift the presser foot if the needle setting is at ‘stop down’ or at the end of the seam.
Brother CS6000I vs. Brother XR9500PRW
If you really want to just get the fullest value out of your money, then Brother CS6000I is a nice way to go. It has all the features needed to get the job done and abundant stitch choices. Yet, if you don’t mind spending some more, then Brother XR9500PRW can give you a great convenience in usage!