What Model Brother Sewing Machine You Own/Owned?
Brother 8500 sewing/embroidery machine
How you obtained the machine? (gift, bought new, etc)
Approximate age of the machine
Approximate price paid for this machine?
What type of sewing you did/do with this machine?
General sewing such as baby's or children's clothes, altering clothes,embroidery, and others.
What is your satisfaction level with this machine?
Extremely satisfied! It is a great machine. I take it in once a year or every two years to be cleaned and serviced. It was the top of the line when I bought it. It does automatic buttonholes, too, which I love. I think it is very important to take it to the dealer you buy it from to have it serviced periodically.
- Brothers and Babylocks are just alike - I can use the embroidery software from Brother or Babylock. I think the Brothers at the top of the line sew quietly and smoother than the less expensive ones, but I have had friends who use the embroidery machines from Walmart and love them except their hoops are 4x4 instead of 5x7. And the newer Brothers at the top are larger than that. Also, my embroidery card and software came with the machine.