Brother CS6000i vs Brother XR9500PRW

Brother CS6000i vs Brother XR9500PRW Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i and Brother XR9500PRW are two great sewing machines in the beginners category, with XR9500PRW of course being slightly advanced in terms of features. XR9500PRW belongs to the limited edition Project Runway Series of machines. Both are excellent machines and we have already reviewed both and been pretty impressed. Both machines come almost in the same category with CS6000i being the lower model in terms of features.

Here we will be talking about the difference in features only. All other basic features are listed on the side by side table below. 

Built-in Stitches

Brother CS6000i comes with 60 built-in stitches which include 7 one-step buttonholes. XR9500PRW has 100 built-in stitches including 8 one-step buttonhole styles. It also has 1 sewing lettering font, which is absent on CS6000i. So those who want to do monograms will have to go with XR9500PRW.

Extension Table & Hard Cover

In terms of features and accessories, this is one area where CS6000i has an upper hand. Even though XR9500PRW comes with a quilting table, it doesn't have an included hard cover. You will have to buy it separately.

Sewing Machine Weight

XR9500PRW is 3 lbs lighter than CS6000i, which is not really much but still a consideration, if you want to take it to your sewing class.


In the accessories department, Brother CS6000i comes with Walking foot and Spring action quilting foot which is an additional purchase on XR9500PRW. However you are requested to check the prevailing accessory package at the time of purcahase.

Editor comment

Both are excellent machines and their performance and stitch quality are great. XR9500PRW will suit you if you are looking for more creativity. The extra 40 stitches that XR9500PRW will be an advantage in that case. The choice is a tough one. CS6000i also has a good variety of built-in stitches, but slightly less in comparison with XR9500PRW. My recommendation will be Brother CS6000i if you are budget conscious. If you really care for the 40 extra stitches and monogram ability that comes with XR9500PRW, you can choose it. It is also a quality machine. All comes down to personal preferences.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iBrother XR9500PRW
Built-in Stitches60100
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 Display 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 LED
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
Machine Weight13 lbs9.92 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes

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

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