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Brother CP-6500 Computerized Sewing Machine

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  • 60 built-in utility; decorative and heirloom stitches; 100 total stitch functions; 7 styles of one-step; auto-size buttonholes.
  • Full assortment of accessories including Sewing Feet
  • LCD screen with computerized stitch selection; one-touch start/stop/reverse operations
  • Automatic Needle threading
  • We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC even if a voltage adapter is in use.
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Product Details

User Guide [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 10.8 x 15.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0039YOVRW
  • Item model number: CP-6500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,199 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

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Brother CP6500
Brother CP6500
Looking for a lightweight, computerized sewing machine that has all the features of a bigger machine? Look no further than the CP-6500! With 60 built-in stitches, 110 stitch functions, and seven styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes, this machine is perfect for virtually all your crafting, garment, home decorating or quilting needs. Convenient features such as an LCD screen with computerized stitch selection, automatic needle threading, automatic bobbin winding, one-step bobbin replacement, and one-touch start/stop/reverse operations make the CP-6500 incredibly easy to learn and use. Lightweight, affordable and packaged with over a dozen accessories, the CP-6500 is the perfect computerized solution to your sewing needs.


Additional Features

• 60 built-in stitches and 110 stitch functions
• One-touch start/stop/reverse operations
• 1-Step Buttonhole with 7 Styles
• Free arm/flatbed convertible sewing surface
• Automatic needle threading
• Quick-Set drop-in bobbin and automatic bobbin winding
• Variable sewing speed control
• Selection of accessories included; six sewing feet and more


Product Accessories

Included Accessory Feet
Buttonhole foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Button Sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blindstitch foot, and Monogramming foot.

Other Included Accessories
Accessory pouch with needle set, twin needle, ball point needle, bobbins (3), spool caps (3), extra spool pin, screwdriver, seam ripper, cleaning brush, spool pin, power cord and Operation Manual.

Included Accessories
Upper Threading
Convenient Upper Threading
Quick-Set drop-in bobbin and automatic winding
Quick-Set drop-in bobbin and automatic winding
LCD Display
LCD screen with computerized stitch selection
Automatic needle threading
Automatic needle threading

About Brother

Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. Our U.S.A. corporate office, located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was established in the US on April 21, 1954 and markets many industrial products, home appliances, and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd., of Nagoya, Japan. These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center and printers. Brother also provides the number one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch Electronic Labeling Systems. With revenues of approximately $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2006, Brother and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas.
Brother CP-6500 Computerized Sewing Machine
Tool Spec
Stitch Select LED Stitch Selection
Number of Needles 1
Needle Threading System Automatic
Thread Tension Manual
Easy Bobbin Winding Yes
Thread Sensor Upper Thread and Bobbin Sensors
Quick Set Bobbin Yes
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 850
Knee Lifter No
Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine 7
Built-in Sewing Stitches 60
Buttonhole Styles 7 One-step
Stitch Width 7mm
Stitch Length 5mm
Speed Controller Yes
Twin Needle Setting Key No
Needle Position Key Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster AHA Feature No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Arm Yes
Specialty Feet Included Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Accessory Storage Built in
Carrying Case Soft Cover
Foot Controller Yes
Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 11.6" x 7.0" x 16.2"
Machine Weight 10.1 lbs
UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v
Quick Reference Stitch Guides Yes

Product Description

Looking for a lightweight, computerized sewing machine that has all the features of a bigger machine? Look no further than the CP-6500! With 60 built-in stitches, 110 stitch functions, and seven styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes, this machine is perfect for virtually all your crafting, garment, home decorating or quilting needs. Convenient features such as an LCD screen with computerized stitch selection, automatic needle threading, automatic bobbin winding, one-step bobbin replacement, and one-touch start/stop/reverse operations make the CP-6500 incredibly easy to learn and use. Lightweight, affordable and packaged with over a dozen accessories, the CP-6500 is the perfect computerized solution to your sewing needs.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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It's easy to use and very fast.
Karen
No complaints about the machine and really glad I made this purchase.
A. Chen
I highly recommend it to everyone-- beginners to everyday sewers!
CynthiaC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Park Hopper on June 15, 2011
So, I have never used a sewing machine in my life, HOWEVER, my daughter has been trying to sew all sorts of things by hand. Since I have no idea how to teach her to sew, and classes aren't really available within a reasonable driving distance, I decided it was time for a machine for her 8th birthday. This machine is unbelievable! The manual makes everything seem so easy, from loading the bobbin, to changing out and using the various different feet. Our first project was a denim handbag, made from the bottom of a pair of old jeans. We even made the button hole for a cute little button to keep it closed! I can't seem to stop thinking about all of the possible projects that we are going to be undertaking during this hot summer break!

I can't compare this to other machines, of course. But I can definitely say that if you're a newbie and looking for something high-quality but not difficult to handle, this is it.
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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Mrsjamielou on March 27, 2011
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Prior to purchasing the CP-6500 I had never used a sewing machine and this was a great machine to learn on. The instruction manual is very clear and the machine itself is amazing with so many stocking options. The auto bobbin winder and feeder are great functions. If you are new to sewing and do not want to spend a lot of money on a machine that may be to complicated this is the machine to get plenty of bells and whistles but not overwhelming.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By barista53 on May 27, 2011
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I cannot believe how much I love this maching. I have been using the same Singer machine for over 40 years and finally decided on an upgrade. I read a lot of reviews on this machine and it sounded perfect for me. It is so easy to get started on and very quiet. The machine is very light weight also. I have not utilized many of the extra features as the type of sewing I am doing at this time is very basic. As soon as I have time, I plan to experiment with the various stitches and attachments. So far it has operated extremely well and I plan to pick up sewing as a hobby once more.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Karen on October 1, 2011
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I like this machine. It's easy to use and very fast. Unfortunately, like with all newer Brother machines, it just isn't made to last like the machines of yesteryear..I've had 2 other brother computerized machines and they usually work well for about a year, then the problems begin. After my 2nd went to poo, I purchased a Singer Heavy duty machine, which started having all kinds of problems within a few weeks. So I went back to Brother, but not totally satisfied.. Today's machines are built so cheaply, it's just unfortunate that a customer can't buy a certain brand knowing it will last for years.. Nothing lasts for years anymore... It's a sad situation!!

I have a Brother machine from 1954 that is more dependable than these newer machines.. The problem with the older machines is that they don't do any fancy stitching and can't sew on many of todays fabrics, like knits. But the point is, they used to make Brother machines to last!! Modern sewing machines are not built to last. Sad but true.

Having said that, though, if you're looking for a machine that does a lot and you don't intend to use it on a daily basis, then this kind of machine will work well for you. If you plan to use it daily for hours at a time, it probably won't last more than a couple of years before it starts having issues..

I've realized a couple of things about these machines that really help keep it running good, which is why I'm updating my feedback.. They really need to be cleaned under the needle plate/bobbin cartridge a lot.. If you sew a lot, then you'll need to clean them probably once a week. The needle needs to be changed frequently.. I think this may be a today's needle situation.. They, too, are not built to last like the needles of yesteryear..
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By BritJ on August 18, 2011
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I wanted to wait before posting this review. The CP6500 that I received was refurbished. I was apprehensive, but when I saw all the great reviews on this model, I knew I had to try it. This machine is amazing! Once you learn to thread it & the bobbin properly, it's a dream. I've made several dresses for me & my almost one year old daughter from it, along with some pants for my son. The stitches are beautiful, and the guide is your best friend! The accessories are great, too. I'm in love with the buttonhole stitching, as I've never had that. The needle threader is great if your threads aren't too thick. I've been sewing since I was 12, but there is always something new to learn, and I'm confident that beginners can work well with this machine because all the directions in the manual are very easy to understand. I feel that this machine is good for people who are experienced but looking for a good machine on a modest budget.

The only thing that I don't like is that when the threads happen to get stuck, it makes a really loud noise, and it's somewhat startling. But, the manual tells you exactly how to correct the problem after reading the error code. Overall, I really recommend this machine.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By KB on February 10, 2012
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After reading all the reviews, I ordered this item to replace an old Brother machine I have had for years. For the first couple of months everything was great. Two weeks after the return window closed (of course) it started acting up. I cannot get the tension correct and have tried everything - cleaning, re threading, changing needles, making sure the needle size and fabric and thread should all work together. Also changing the tension control doesn't seem to change the stitches. I hate to pay $80 to have this machine looked at after less than 2 months!! Amazon said I could return for a partial refund but that amount would be determined after I return it. I'll try calling Brother and see if they can help. I feel like I've wasted my money. If I had to do it all over again I would spend a little extra money and buy from a sewing center! By the way - the bobbin case is made of plastic which surprised me.
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