Brother CS6000i Vs Brother XR3140 Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i Vs Brother XR3140 Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i is very popular in US. It was a runaway hit ever since it was launched. You can almost give it a 'Legend' status now. Beginners loved CS6000i for its features, usability, stitch quality and affordability. XR3140 is another quality computerized sewing machine from Brother. However, it is slightly more advanced in features than CS6000i. I hope that, by the end of this comparison you will be able to make a choice.

Brother CS6000i Vs Brother XR3140 - Major Feature Differences

Both are computerized sewing machines. So you will get the same set of basic features like sewing start/stop button, speed control slider, LCD screen, push button stitch selection, programmable needle up/down, automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, drop feed etc. However the design is entirely different. CS6000i is kind of 'Curvaceous' in design, whereas XR3140 comes in a 'Rectangular' design. The graphics on the front is also different.

Built-in Stitches

This is the major difference between Brother CS6000i and XR3140. CS6000i comes with 60 built-in stitches including 7 one-step buttonholes. XR3140 on the other hand comes with 140 built-in stitches which also include 8 one-step buttonholes. As far as stitch variety is concerned, XR3140 definitely has the edge. However, CS6000i still has good variety of stitches to choose from. In most cases, CS6000i's built-in stitches will be more than enough for a beginner.


This is the second biggest difference. Brother XR3140 comes with a font for basic monogramming. This is not available on CS6000i. So if you plan to do monograms, there is only one option left.

LCD Screen

Both machines come with LCD screens where you can view the selected stitch, stitch settings and recommended presser foot. However the screen on Brother XR3140 is slightly better to read as the display is white on black. The display on CS6000i is slightly difficult to read in low light conditions, in comparison with that of XR3140.

Work Lights

The dual LED bulbs of Brother CS6000i illuminates the work space quite well. XR3140 is also well lit, but with a single LED.

Feed System

Brother XR3140 uses a 7-point feed system, whereas CS6000i has 6-point feed. Technically speaking, higher the number, better will be the feed. However, in practical conditions we were not able to find a huge difference between XR3140 and CS6000i in terms of feeding. Still it is a difference though.

Machine Weight

Brother CS6000i is 1.98 lbs heavier than XR3140. It is not a huge difference.

Editor comment

The stitch quality of both machines are excellent. Brother XR3140 is definitely more advanced in features than CS6000i.  If you ask me to make a choice, I would say Brother CS6000i for beginners and XR3140 for intermediate to advanced sewers. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iBrother XR3140
Built-in Stitches60140
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoYes, 1
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes, Dual LEDsYes, 1 LED
Feed Dog67
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting footButtonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, Zigzag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Fitting Foot, 1/4" Piecing Foot, Spring Action Quilting Foot
Machine Weight13 lbs11.02 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Included Wide Extension TableYesYes

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

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