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Brother Sewing Machines Guide - How to choose the right Brother sewing machine for your projects

Brother have a proven track record of being at the top of the sewing machine game, and this doesn't just go back a couple of decades but over a century of innovation and development. Any sewing, quilting or embroidery project is only a good quality sewing machine away. With our range of Brother's machines, the sky is the limit as far as your creativity goes and that is the case for the beginner on a budget just as much as the small business owner needing a professional finish every time.

Brother History

Brother have been going since 1908 as a family company. The Yasui brothers had a vision to create sewing machines of expert quality, using innovative techniques and selling them at affordable prices. This guiding principle has always influenced what they do. Brother have been ahead of the pack on so many occasions, making them true sewing machine pioneers. This involved creating the breakaway sewing machine for the mass market as far back as 1932 and also making their first electronic sewing machine in 1976. Today they are the market leader in technology and innovation.

Are Brother sewing machines good quality?

Brother are known for offering the most reliable, high quality sewing machines for all budgets. Brother's most affordable ranges still offer the user a wide range of features that would normally not be found in lower budget models. Their sewing machines will give you consistent stitch length, lines which are laser straight, completely uniform edge stitching and all through an intuitive and efficient interface.

They will be able to deliver whether you want a conveniently lightweight sewing machine, or a more heavy-duty model with a stronger metal frame to take on larger projects. Brother pride themselves in offering sewing machines to people of all experience levels, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a machine for you. Their world beating technology allows semi-professional sewers, quilters and embroiderers to enjoy state of the art machines with features such as fabric sensors, projector feature and a Design Snap App.

All Brother sewing machines come with a 3 year warranty and the Stellaire XE and XJ1 come with a 5 year warranty.

What is the best Brother sewing machine to buy?

For high level sewers who perhaps have a small business to run, there are some top of the range Brother sewing machines which are a fabulous investment as well as simply being a joy to use. Their Innovis XJ1 would be a great choice for an expert who demands perfection in their sewing and embroidering. You will be able to play around with 727 built-in decorative stitches to give you a wide horizon of creative potential. My Design Centre comes with the machine as standard and this allows you to draw straight into the touch screen, or quickly translate JPEGs into embroidery designs by pairing the machine with the easy to use My Design Snap app.

What is the best Brother sewing machine for beginners?

We always make sure we have a wide range of Brother sewing machines to ensure all skill levels and budgets are catered for. If you are a beginner, we would recommend that you check out the Brother A16, A50, A60 or A150 models. These have been designed to be as easy and intuitive to use as possible. These uncomplicated machines are ideal for taking to classes as they are light and portable. For example the A16 comes not only with an one-action needle threader, and 3 styles of 1 step automatic button hole, but also with an easy to use jog dial, making stitch selection simple! The A150 also benefits from a press button scissor function meaning no more loose threads to sew in – ideal for patchwork and quilting.

What should you look for when buying a sewing machine?

  • Budget: Always buy the best you can afford and make sure you choose a machine that takes your hobby to new levels. The more expensive models have a greater number of features and more advanced technology.
  • Size or features: We always guide our customers based on what they currently do with their sewing or quilting and what they aspire to do in the future. It is important to choose a machine that will not just do the things you want to do just now but to look at more ambitious projects in the future. We pride ourselves on the support we give our customers at the point of sale and our aftersales service.
  • Combined Machines and Embroidery machines: Brother’s exciting range of combined sewing and embroidery machines, let you not only enjoy a wonderful sewing experience and enter the exciting world of machine embroidery and appliqué. They include smaller machines like the F480 right up to the Stellaire XJ1 and Luminaire. There is also a range of stand-alone embroidery machines ranging from the F440 to the superb Stellaire XE which are ideal for the customer who already has a good sewing machine but wants to try machine embroidery or appliqué.

The Brother Range

Brother Sewing & Quilting Machines

If you are after a sewing and quilting machine in one handy package, then our range of Brother machines will give you plenty to get excited about, from the top range to the mid range and the more affordable options. These machines are great , as they open up the possibility of taking on almost any sewing project, from home accessories to fashion and beyond.

Brother Embroidery Machines

Brother's embroidery machines are made so that you can make use of the most stunning of built-in patterns, with some machines even having over 200 to choose from as well as the ability to download designs and create your own designs with the Snap App or PE Design 11. The clever and intuitively designed LCD touchscreens mean that you can manage your projects with ease.

Brother Combined Sewing Machines

It is for good reason that computerised sewing machines have been so popular in the modern age of sewing. Not only do they offer beautiful precision, but you can also benefit from their level of versatility. Brother have a number of mid range and expert level combined sewing machines which can be used equally successfully for sewing, embroidering and quilting. These machines are fast, laser precise and spaciously built so that there is room for you to get creative, with some of the models in Brother's Innovis range allowing you to decorate with stitches of up to 40mm wide.

Brother Overlocks

Overlocker machines can sew and at the same time cut off seam allowance; this gives the edges of the fabric a neat and professional looking finish. By trimming, overcasting, and sewing all together quickly they are the preferred dressmaker’s choice. Brother overlockers will help you achieve a truly professional finish, making it quick and simple to create your own garments and other items.

Brother accessories & parts

Explore our range of Brother accessories for lots of handy extras, as well as inspirational gift ideas. We have everything from USB loaded embroidery designs to couture kits, creative sewing packs and more. Some of these accessories, such as those embroidery designs, would make lovely gifts for anyone who you know is getting into their embroidery in a big way. There are so many accessories to allow you do to so much more with your sewing machine.

0% Interest Finance available!

0% finance options are available on all orders over £599. Brother Sewing machines can offer you interest - free finance from Novuna Personal Finance. Finance is available on selected machines in-store; you could pay with monthly finance. If you would like to apply for finance, please visit us in-store or give us a call and we can talk you through the available monthly finance plans and process your application in minutes. For more information please check our Finance options page.

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