94.4 Slightly less expensive than the Brother CP7500, the CP6500 nevertheless gets great consumer ratings. Many owners comment on how easy it is to use and that it is a great choice for beginners. The CP6500 is also quiet and lightweight and the automatic needle threading feature is popular. In addition, it carries a 25 year limited warranty. [REF Brother Sewing Machine Reviews]
Consumer ratings for this sewing machine are excellent and provide an average score of 94.4 out of a possible 100. This is one of the higher rated machines we have looked at. It is not widely reviewed on the net however but a few quality sites were found with reviews and ratings. Walmart had an unusually large number of reviews and these proved very insightful. All sites are in agreement with respect to approximate score which is a good sign. Amazon and Walmart presently offer the best pricing for this unit.
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Many consumers mention that this is an excellent machine for learning to sew and it is also good for someone who just needs the basics. It does not come with a large array of bells and whistles but what features it has work well. It is also considered by almost all owners as good value for your money. The CP6500 can be found online for under $150 at a few outlets and many buyers feel this is a bargain.
The machine is lightweight and very easy to use. It also appears to be capable of sewing through multiple layers of material without too much trouble. As the CP6500 is used by beginners and experienced seamstresses alike there is a range of comments about the sewing machine manual. It seems that some owners just learning to sew struggle with understanding the manual and wish it was more detailed. However there are also quite a number of comments from other more experienced sewers indicating that the manual is well laid out and easy to follow.
Common sewing machine likes and dislikes have been recorded below:
- Simple and easy-to-understand manual
- Uncomplicated machine very easy to setup and use
- Self threading needle is a great feature
- No hard cover
- Some beginners feel the manual should have more detail
You can read more customer reviews for the Brother CP6500 on Amazon.
Key Sewing Machine Features
- 60 built-in stitches (110 stitch functions)
- Adjustable stitch width & length
- 7 one step automatic buttonholes
- LCD computer screen for stitch selection
- Automatic needle threading system
- Automatic thread cutter
- Adjustable thread tension
- Drop-in bobbin
- Sewing speed control (max speed is 850 stitches/minute)
- Automatic bobbin winder
- One touch start/stop/reverse capability
- Twin needle capability
- Free arm
- Foot control
- 6 point feed dog
- LED lit sewing area
- accessory storage
- Soft cover
A full range of accessories are provided with the CP6500 including 6 sewing feet: buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, blind stitch foot, and zipper foot. Other accessories include bobbins, needles, a screwdriver, a cleaning brush, a seam ripper, a twin needle, a ball point needle, and a sewing machine manual.
The Brother CP6500 weighs a fairly light 15 lbs and a number of owners mention that it is easily portable. The machine has a steel frame and an ABS shell (ABS is a very impact resistant and tough kind of plastic). It also carries a 25 year limited warranty.
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