Brother CP60X Review – Pros, Cons, and Comparisons

Introducing the Brother CP60X: Luna’s Take

Unlock Sewing Secrets: In-Depth Brother CP60X Review & Expert Insights

Hey there, sewing enthusiasts! Luna here! Recently, I got my hands on the Brother CP60X computerized sewing machine. Today, I’m here to dive deep into its features, pros, and cons. Let’s unravel the details!

The Basics of Brother CP60X

Firstly, let’s talk specs. What does this machine boast about?

Feature Specification
Dimensions 16.3″ x 6.7″ x 12.2″
Weight 10.5 pounds
Stitch Length and Width 5 mm x 7 mm
Maximum Sewing Speed 750 spm
Stitches 60
Sewing Feet 7
Warranty 25-year limited

Unboxing the CP60X

Here’s a sneak peek at what I found inside the box:

  • Main sewing machine, foot pedal, and cord
  • 7 distinct presser feet
  • 4 bobbins
  • Needle set (3 regular and 1 ball-point)
  • L-shaped screwdriver
  • Manuals in English and Spanish and a quick-start guide

Note: The package doesn’t come with sewing thread. Also, for those like me who switch thread colors often, this machine uses SA156 plastic bobbins. You might want to get some extras!

Diving into Built-In Stitches

The machine showcases a whopping 60 built-in stitches, ranging from utility to decorative. Plus, it has 7 buttonhole stitches which create automated one-step buttonholes. Though I do have to mention, the stitch selection display could use a color revamp for better visibility.

Exploring Presser Feet

The Brother CP60X comes with 7 presser feet, from the common zigzag foot to the specific blind stitch foot. If you need more, there are always additional compatible presser feet you can buy.

What Does ‘Computerized’ Mean Here?

There’s been some confusion about its computerized features. Here’s what I found:

  • A black-and-white LCD screen at the top right to select stitches and adjust settings
  • Indicators suggesting the right presser foot for the chosen stitch
  • Error messages if you miss a step, like not lowering the presser foot

However, this machine only has a reverse button upfront and requires a foot control pedal for operation.

Additional Features at a Glance

  • Improved needle threader: Definitely better than older models!
  • Metal Frame: It’s aluminum – sturdy but not quite as robust as heavy-duty machines
  • Plastic Components: This includes the presser foot holder and upper thread guide
  • LED Light Workspace: A great feature to illuminate your sewing area
  • CP60X Noise Level: This machine is surprisingly quiet
  • Feed Dog Drop: Easily drop the feed dogs with a button
  • Threading: Straightforward threading process with clear instructions

The Good and The Room for Improvement