Great machine for beginner to medium experienced sewer
Overall fantastic machine. I've sewed anything on it! even my wedding dress. Had the machine for ca.5 years never had to get it serviced (but now I know machines need to be serviced 1-2 years apart, will do that from now on) Used this machine few times a week, never gave me any hassles. If there are skipped stitches its my own fault, old needle or the wrong needle for the material. I would still have it if I didn't grow out of it, my interest turned to quilting. Sold it to upgrade to a Bernina long arm machine. Great first machine for anyone at young age starting out.
Generally reliable and robust
Overall a good machine. I have had some problems with the bobbin and bobbin tension including the bobbin case moving out of position. The needle threading is great as are the special stitches including lettering. Be aware it uses a different bobbin from other brother machines requiring a trip to the specialist brother dealer when more are needed. I have also had some issues with thicker fabric but changing to a denim needle and use of the walking foot helped
Needle threading, speed controlled automatically rather than through foot control ( foot control is also availalbe)
Bobbin tension is temperamental
not overly impressed. won't buy another
My machine is only 2 years old and had moderate use, and fairly regular clean. It is missing stitches, knotting up the bobbin thread especially if material is a bit thick, and making loud noise. Definately not a workhorse if you are sewing denim or a few thickness of material.
I like the needle threader (when it works), the inbuilt stitches and the one-step button hole.
inbuilt stitches and one-step button hole.
Either I got a lemon or it wasn't built to be a workhorse
This machine is in my opinion the perfect all rounder. Will satisfy any budding or intermediate quilter, aswell as any crafts person. Is fantastic value for money. Jam packed full of wonderful features with quality fittings. The machine is of good weight, won't bump around when sewing but won't give you a hernia to lift. Quiet and smooth running. Very easy to thread and the drop in bobbin is great.
Excellent value. With the ability to do letter embroidery as well as all the necessary quilting stiches. Needle up/down button is great so is the atuomatic sew button. I love this machine, just runs beautifully and quietly
Wish it came with the same 5 year warranty that the other Brother machines had. But I doubt I will need it
Questions & Answers
Hi all. I have only ever used Industrial straight sewers and bought a Brother NS50. I have only used it a handful of times for patchwork..my kids packed up my sewing stuff when we moved and i can't find the manual..my question is...How do I drop the feed dog? not used to computerised machines....
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