I had read about Brother and they generally had good reviews. I bought this machine for my wife who has had a Singer touch-n-sew for years and wanted something new. We both learned how to thread and everything was fine until she went to sew. The bobbin thread got all jammed up when sewing fleece. The machine started by making a clean line but then jammed. We cleared the jam, rethreaded just to make sure and it did it again. We did this two times more and ran out of ideas for what to do. I took the machine back.
Love this machine and having sew much fun
Easy to use, I like the compact size, and computer memory is added bonus
bought this item for my daughter as a Christmas present I not quite sure how good it is but was told that it is a good machine hopefully my daughter will like it and get a lot of use out of it
I bought this machine for my daughter-in-law, who has never sewed in her life. For over 40 years, I have been sewing on Kenmore machines, but they are no longer manufactured, so I did considerable online searching before selecting this particular model. Smaller, less expensive models did not have the specific features I wanted available to her, whether she used them or not: automatic buttonholes, feed dog control, length and width control. I was visiting and used this machine for over two weeks to sew curtains for her. I also tested and experimented with a number of the built in stitches. This is a great machine for both regular and specialized use, very much worth it's price. The only cautions are in respect to the foot pedal. It is lightweight and tends to slide on a bare floor and is very sensitive to pressure. It will benefit from a non-skid pad (mouse pad perhaps?) and pre-testing foot pressure on the pedal. I really enjoyed sewing with this machine!
This is a good machine for just basic sewing. It boggs and "CLUNKS" when going through heavy material or multi layers. If your sewing like a stuff toy or something with bulk the needle treader gets in the way and the treader is not the easiest thing to use.
Love it , it is the best investment I have made in a longtime.
I have only bought one other sewing machine in my life and that was 25 years ago. Two day before Halloween it stopped working. I was in a panic and ordered this Brother SC6600 online to pick up in the store. WOW! I've sewn for 25 years on an old singer from sears so my first thought when seeing this out of the box was that it was far too much for what I needed it for. Untli this machine I was a straight stitch and mending stitch person. Not only has my sewing changed in 25 years but, unfortunately, so has my eyesight. I was SO impressed that this machine threads the needle automatically!!! Now I'm making designer jeans for the teenagers in the neighborhood with the myriad of design/embroidery stitches. It's so (sew?) easy! I can't believe I held out so long. It was easy to pick up, thread, etc. I would highly recommend this machine to beginners and old hats, like me, alike.
I am just getting back into sewing, and this is my first sewing machine (that's my own). I'm very impressed by it's ease of use and have had no issues thus far. I've only completed a few projects, but I'm overall very happy with my purchase. Other people have complained that the foot pedal moves, but I haven't had that issue. If it does become an issue I'm sure a little contact paper will do the trick!