Top positive review
A great machine
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018
First of all, I have been sewing for about 30 years now. I own a Viking 1 + that I bought brand new back in the 1990's. At that time, it was the top of the line and very expensive. But I didn't like it's embroidery. I never had much luck with it, the thread would tangle and break and just be a general mess. Fast forward to now, and I now have two granddaughters who love dresses. I have had some medical issues since the early 2000's and sewing was the very last thing I wanted to do I've since had a couple of surgeries and feeling good. I wanted to try my hand at machine embroidery again, but the Viking was outdated. I thought about buying another Viking but after doing research, I read so many negative reviews (I was looking at the Viking Jade) I just couldn't see paying the money.
I finally decided on the Brother 600 because it had great reviews and seemed to have what I was looking for at about half the price of the Viking.
I have bought Brother machines in the past for my daughters, but they were the cheap, basic machines. They never seemed to hold up for very long. So I was very nervous buying this one. Let me tell you, I am pleasantly surprised. This machine is a whiz. I've made sundresses with matching purses for my granddaughters, little zippered pocket pouches for my sewing accessories, and a whole host of things for a hospital neonatal unit that one of my friends who is an RN there asked me to make. (And yes, I work full time in office as well). I've only owned it a few weeks and it is getting a workout.
I am getting ready to make my sister-in-law and myself tropical themed zippered totes with embroidered initials. The embroidery....it does a beautiful job. I love the fact that you can use the included embroidery patterns as well as uploading patterns from the internet. I confess I have not done that yet, baby steps. I heartily recommend this machine whether you are new at sewing or an old hand like myself.