For Machine Embroidery
Quilting and Crafts
The Brother XR9000 is an intermediate level sewing machine that can be used for quilting, embroidery, crafts and for making garments or mending.
The XR-9000 can be used for light machine embroidery, with its built-in monogramming and nice assortment of decorative and heirloom stitches.
In addition, if you are a hobby quilter, you can also use this model for light and intermediate quilting projects.
The XR9000 is a great choice for an upgrade, if you have a very basic sewing machine. And, if you’ve only ever sewn on mechanical machines, this Brother computerized sewing machine is a friendly entry into the world of computerized sewing machines.
This model machine is also small enough (and light enough) to take with you to sewing classes.
A Brother Computerized
- 80 built-in stitches, including decorative, heirloom, and monogramming stitches
- Included specialty presser feet: buttonhole, zipper, blind hem
- One-step automatic buttonholes in eight different styles
If you learned to sew, as I did, on a simple mechanical sewing machine, you will love some of the new features of the XR-9000.
- One-touch needle up/down, reverse, and start/stop buttons
- Automatic needle threader
- Drop-in bobbin
- Built-in thread cutter
- Oversized, backlit LCD screen
Quilters like this machine because of the drop feed functions, freehand quilting, and heirloom stitches built into the machine, not to mention the generously-sized work surface.
Versatile Machine Embroidery
The Brother 9000 is versatile enough to meet your basic machine embroidery, crafting, and light to moderate quilting needs, but it’s no specialty machine.
The XR9000 is a solid, intermediate level machine that sews powerfully and quietly through most fabrics, but heavy quilting layers or leather can make this machine choke.
Hardcore quilters or crafters who sew upholstery fabric frequently will probably not like this machine as much as a higher-end computerized sewing machine.
As with many of the Brother sewing machines on the less-expensive side, you may have to experiment with setting the tension, especially with heavyweight fabrics.
XR 9000 Has Solid Value
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a sewing machine with the XR9000 Brother combination of features and value.
The combination of machine embroidery, decorative and heirloom stitches, and quilting features at an attractive price can modernize your sewing studio without breaking your bank.
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