Brother machines and accessories to support your creativity
Brother machines are built to help you explore your creative side. Sewing machines from Brother include basic machines, embroidery machines and sergers. There are also cutting machines to cut out shapes you design and accessories to enhance your experience while using devices from the Brother collection of machines for creatives.
Some ways to shop for sewing machines from Brother are by your skill level as a sewing artist or by your preferred method of shipping or pickup.
- Beginner: Brother machines are available for beginners if you've never tried using one before. These machines tend to have fewer features, and that makes them easier to learn how to use.
- Intermediate: Intermediate level sewing machines have a few extra features like a quilting arm or a small embroidery hoop so you can dig deeper into the designing experience.
- Advanced: Advanced machines have features like computerized embroidery settings and high-speed stitching capability.
- Shipping or pickup: You may also want to consider how quickly you want to get the new machine. If you need it right away, you can search the website for a machine that offers same-day pickup or free two-day shipping.
Embroidery machines add embellishments to garments, such as flowers or monogramming. These intermediate and advanced skill machines typically also perform other functions like sewing seams and installing zippers. They're useful for making garments, sewn accessories and quilting. Some features to consider are the size of the hoop because the hoop size reflects the size of the embroidery you're able to do with the machine. Computer connectivity is another feature in some of the Brother machines. If you want to be able to download creations from your computer to the embroidery machine, this is an important feature. If you plan to do more freehand work, however, computer connectivity is less important.
Sergers use multiple spools of thread to create a seam. These machines are frequently used in garment-making because they can be time-savers. Sergers save time by creating a finished seam with excess fabric trimmed off in a single pass through the machine. Sergers are available for sewing artists of different skill levels.
- The most basic types of sergers don't have a blade to cut off the excess fabric, and their stitch lengths don't adjust.
- More advanced sergers, which are the more common serger styles from Brother, have the blade and some stitch length adjustability.
- Color-coded thread markings are another useful feature because the coding makes it easier to see where each thread needs to go.
- Sergers are useful because they combine multiple functions into one step, but they aren't considered standalone machines because there are a lot of things, like topstitching and installing zippers, that they can't do effectively.
Brother crafting machines are designed for paper crafting. The machines take computerized images and turn them into cleanly cut paper shapes. You can use the shapes to create multi-dimensional flowers and creations. These machines have intense cutting force that delivers the neat, crisp lines you want. Plus, they cut quickly, so you can create large quantities of crafts in a fraction of the time it would take if you were to trace and then cut the shapes out by hand.
Some cutting machine features to look for include the ability to communicate with other devices over Wi-Fi or by using a USB device. Access to free projects from the Brother company is another useful benefit of choosing one of these crafting machines. If you want to create freehand designs, make sure you choose a cutting machine that is compatible with a set of drawing heads that are optional with some units.
Sewing and cutting machine accessories
Accessories for sewing and cutting machines are useful for simplifying maintenance tasks as well as creating more advanced designs. There are a variety of accessories available for these machines. To choose accessories, begin by getting the model number of your machine. For example, if the foot of your machine breaks, you need to know the model number of your Brother machine in order to find the replacement foot that will fit your machine. You can replace some of the parts that go inside the machines, too, such as bobbin cases. Upgrade accessories include presser feet that perform special tasks, such as buttonholing and installing zippers. Accessories for cutting machines include new mats and scanning pens for creating new designs."