The Brother CS7000i Review, this is a feature rich computerized sewing machine for sewers and quilters, and is an upgrade to their popular CS 6000i.
In my Review I will tell you why it’s great for sewing and quilting.
The company has many years of making sewing machines that are durable, and made to last, and today offers a wide variety of features for your sewing pleasure.
The machine can be used for your sewing projects as well as quilting, and comes with a detachable table that gives extra room for any quilting projects.
This machine has been designed to be very easy to use for any beginner or the more seasoned sewer.
Can you Embroider On The CS7000i?
The machine is not designed for embroidering but you can learn how to do free hand embroidery, and one of the presser feet with this model is the open toe darning, which ca be used for free hand embroidering, plus on the internet you can learn free motion embroidering on a regular sewing machine.
Brother CS7000i Review
Below we will mention the main features for the CS7000i and you can see if the machine is a match for your sewing projects.
How Many Stitches Come With The CS7000i?
This sewing machine comes with 70 built-in stitches, which is 10 more than the CS6000i, and 7 styles of 1 step buttonholes.
Some of the stitches are your basic, blind hem, buttonholes, quilt, applique, decorative heirloom, straight, satin, stretch and more.
The stitches are numbered and displayed on the front of this machine for easy referencing, just pick a stitch and see it displayed on the back-lite LCD display screen.
The maximum stitch length is 5 mm and the maximum stitch width is 7 mm, plus the machine will stitch up to 850 stitches per minute and has a speed control on the front of the machine.
When you select a stitch the LCD screen will show the recommended foot for that stitch also, and the machine has the reverse/reinforcement button for tying off stitches and reinforcement of stitches.
Bobbin And Easy Threading
To wind the bobbin follow the guides on the machine with thread going up through hole on the bobbin and placing bobbin on winder shaft.
Then move the winder shaft to the right and adjustable speed on high start the machine and wind thread 4 or 5 times, then stop machine and cut off excess thread, then finish winding, and when bobbin slows down stop machine and remove the bobbin, this is almost the standard way for winding most machines.
For this machine Brother recommends using only the bobbins designed for this model, as other will not work properly.
The CS7000i has a top loading bobbin system so by removing the cover just drop bobbin in so thread comes off counterclockwise, and follow the guides for the thread.
To thread the machine it is standard to most machines, and just follow the guides down to the needle threader which works with needle sizes 75/11 – 100/16.
This machine also has the tension control dial for the thread which might need to be adjusted depending on the fabrics or thread being used.
Does This Machine Have a Free Arm?
Yes it does, and is accessed by removing the accessory storage compartment by removing it to the left. You will then be able to sew shirt sleeves, cuffs, pants, etc.
The work area on this model is brightly lit up, making it easier on the eyes when sewing darker fabrics.
How Many Presser Feet Does The CS7000i Have?
This sewing machine comes with 10 presser feet.
- Overcasting foot
- Walking foot
- Zipper foot
- Zigzag foot
- Monogramming foot
- Spring action quilting foot
- 1/4 inch piecing foot
- Blind stitch foot
- Button sewing foot
- Button hole foot
Also a short quilt guide, and extra feet can be purchased separately. To change the presser feet just raise the needle to its highest position and press the black button behind the presser foot to release it, then put another below the holder and lower it till the foot snaps into place, plus the LCD screen will show which foot to use for the stitch you pick.
The feed dogs system on this machine will move the fabric very smoothly while sewing, and has the ability to drop the feed dogs by a switch at the back of the machine, giving free motion sewing and quilting.
Just move the switch in the opposite direction to raise the feed dogs, and give the hand wheel a small turn and feed dogs will move back up into place.
How Many Control Buttons Come With The CS7000i?
Just above the sewing area you can find the control buttons that will help you to work on your projects with ease.
- Start/stop button in a handy position for your fingers.
- Reverse stitch button – for reinforcement of the stitches.
- Needle position button
- Sewing speed control
- Under the LCD screen are the stitch selection keys, and to the right of the screen are the stitch length and width adjusting keys.
- The thread tension dial is on the top of the machine to adjust for different fabrics when sewing.
Accessories Included With The CS7000i
- 10 presser feet
- Detachable extension table
- Package needles
- Seam ripper
- 4 bobbins
- Twin needle
- Cleaning brush
- Extra spool pin
- Foot controller
- Electric cord
- Instruction manual
Specifications For The CS7000i
- 70 built-in stitches
- 850 stitches per minute
- 10 presser feet
- 13 pounds
- 11.4 inches high by 6.7 inches wide by 16.1 inches long
- 5 mm maximum stitch length
- 7 mm maximum stitch width
- 7 styles of auto-size buttonholes
Warranty For The CS7000i
This Brother model has the 25-year limited warranty which is for the first year the machine is warranted, then 5 year for the circuit board, and the exterior is covered for 25 years.
There is also a free customer phone and online technical support for the life of this product.
And it is always best to check the warranty when purchasing.
Pros and Cons For The CS7000i
- Easy to set up, even for beginners
- 70 built-in stitches
- Computer makes for easy selections of stitches
- Adjustable sewing speed
- Many sewing features for a more enjoyable experience sewing
- Excellent machine for quilters
- 10 presser feet
- An affordable sewing machine
- Comes with the extension table for larger projects, and quilter friendly.
- Will sew vinyl and denim
- For heavy-duty sewing is probably not the best
FAQ For The Brother CS7000i Review
What Sewing Projects Can You Make With The Brother CS7000i?
This is a well-designed machine with sewers and quilters in mind, it comes feature rich to help you to work with ease on many different projects.
Whether you’re working on easy to make projects like making face masks or a grocery bag to any other type of project like making your own clothes or making a new quilt!
Is The Brother CS7000i Portable?
This sewing machine comes with a built-in handle that will help you to carry around the house with ease, but this model comes with a protective hard case that will help you to safely carry your machine to sewing classes and retreats.
Where To Buy The Brother CS7000i Sewing Machine?
Brother is a popular sewing machine brand that you can find with ease this model in the specialty stores or with the sewing machine dealer in your area.
You can check today’s price online.
Our Final Thoughts On The Brother CS7000i Sewing Machine
We hope this review of the Brother CS7000i and its many features will help you decide if this machine is a match for your sewing projects.
This sewing machine brand is well-known for its quality and lasting abilities, and this machine would make a good addition to any sewing room.
With its many features you might want to give it a test out.
Wishing you all the best on your sewing projects – Happy Sewing!
You can also read the Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine Review here