Brother CE1100PRW Vs CS6000i Comparison In Detail

Brother CE1100PRW Vs CS6000i Comparison In Detail

We all know how good Brother CS6000i is. It is extremely popular in US. Sewers love it for its features, ease of use, stitch quality and affordability. CE1100PRW is another quality sewing machine from Brother. It is also well accepted by sewers and it is affordable as well. However, both are not identical by any stretch of imagination. They even belong to different categories. Here, I will be doing a detailed comparison of Brother CE1100PRW and CS6000i, to help you make a decision.

Brother CE1100PRW Vs CS6000i - Major Feature Differences

The design, location of buttons, everything is different. You can't pick any similarity in design. Even though these two machines have some computerized features, the method of operation is quite different. Brother CE1100PRW is a partly computerized/electronic machine and CS6000i is a fully computerized one. What is the difference? Continue reading.

Sewing Without Foot Controller

Brother CS6000i, by virtue of being a fully computerized sewing machine, comes with a sewing start/stop button and speed control slider. What this means is that, you can sew without using the foot controller. You can use the speed control slider to adjust the sewing speed.

This function is not available on Brother CE1100PRW as it is only partly computerized. CE1100PRW is computerized in a limited sense that the stitch selection and stitch adjustment setting is done with the help of push buttons and this can be viewed on the LCD screen. It misses out on the sewing start/stop button and speed control slider we saw on CS6000i.

Built-in Stitches

Brother CE1100PRW has a definite advantage over CS6000i in this department. CE1100PRW comes with 100 built-in stitches whereas CS6000i has only 60. So the former has an advantage of 40 extra built-in stitches. The difference is there in buttonhole styles as well. CE1100PRW has 8 one-step buttonholes whereas CS6000i comes with 7 one-step buttonholes.

Programmable Needle Up/Down

This is another computerized feature that CE1100PRW misses out in comparison with CS6000i. Programmable needle up/down button on CS6000i lets you stop sewing with the needle in up/down position depending on your requirement. You don't need to use the handwheel for this purpose, just the push of a button is enough. This is a feature that quilters absolutely crave for, as it acts more like an extra hand.

Machine Weight

Brother CE1100PRW is 2.42 lbs lighter than CS6000i, something that you need to consider if you attend sewing classes often.

Table and Cover

Another advantage of Brother CS6000i is that it comes with an included wide extension table and a hard cover. The wide extension table gives you the extra room to accommodate large projects. There is also some difference in the included accessory feet, you get with each machine, which you need to confirm at the time of purchase.

Editor comment

In terms of stitch quality, you can't pick a winner, they are pretty close. Both machines sew equally well on both lightweight and thick fabrics. However, in terms of ease of use, I will rate Brother CS6000i slightly higher than CE1100PRW, because of the automated features that helps a beginner quite a bit, especially during the initial stage. But if you want a lot of built-in stitches to choose from, then CE1100PRW seems a better option.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CE1100PRWBrother CS6000i
TypeElectronic/Partly ComputerizedComputerized
Built-in Stitches10060
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityNoNo
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonsLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Built-in MemoryNoNo
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes, Dual LEDs
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blindstitch foot, Monogramming foot, Zigzag footButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting foot
Machine Weight10.58 lbs13 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterNoNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoNo
TensionAdjustable With DialAdjustable With Dial
CoverNot IncludedHard Cover

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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