Brother Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine XR 1300
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- Brother XR 1300 Loaded with features:
- 130 Built in Sewing Stitches - 170 stitch functions - 30 mirror image stitches
- 8 styles of 1 step buttonholes - free arm for sewing cuffs & sleeves
- easy bobbin winding system - needle position button
- bright LED lit work area
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Brother XR 1300 Loaded with features: 130 Built in Sewing Stitches - 170 stitch functions - 30 mirror image stitches 8 styles of 1 step buttonholes - free arm for sewing cuffs & sleeves easy bobbin winding system - needle position button bright LED lit work area Variable Speed Control Wide table included for large projects Accessories included: Feet: ZigZag/Buttonhole/Overcasting/Monogramming/Zipper/Button Fitting/Blind Stitch Seam Ripper Cleaning Brush Diskshaped screwdriver Extra Spool Pin Eyelet Punch Twin Needle Large Spool Cap Bobbin x4 Ball Point Needle Spool Cap medium on machine Foot Controller/Pedal
Top customer reviews
This is my first electronic sewing machine. I only used the mechanical ones before.
Button holes are perfect - look no hands. 8 different styles sized for your button.
Needle always ends at bottom of stroke. Press a button and needle comes to the top of the stroke.
The result being the top thread doesn't pull out of the needle when you start.
Machine won't let you sew if you forget to lower the foot.
Sews through 8 layers of medium weight denim.
More decorative stitches than I will need. But now I can add a fancy stitch to my pockets.
Nice thread cutters at left/back of body, at bobbin case and at bobbin winder.
Starts smoothly, you don't have to hand crank the wheel to get it started.
You can start and stop with a button control or the foot pedal. (If pedal is plugged in you have to use the foot pedal.)
You can set a maximum speed. When you "step on it" you get your preset speed.
I plan to use the button controls for buttonholes, winding bobbins and decorative stitches; the foot pedal for seams.
I've been playing with it for two days and really like it.
UPDATE 1/16/13: Automatic buttonhole foot wimped out on me today. I couldn't make a buttonhole in jeans. (With a traditional fly, so many layers and seams.) I didn't experience a problem when I used lighter fabrics. The machine handled everything but the buttonhole. I had to pull out my old mechanical machine which made a 4 step buttonhole no problem. Just not enough foot pressure to work.
UPDATE 1/17/13: Made the jeans again. This time I took extra care to trim seams and make sure I had a very flat area big enough to accommodate that huge automatic buttonhole foot. This time it worked as it should. Online research tells me this is an issue with all automatic buttonhole feet, they are big and can get hung up on bumps.
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I would like more accessories available.