Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4432 - Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4432 - Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i and Singer 4432 are two quality entry level sewing machines, there is no question about it. When you do a comparison of these two machines, you are actually comparing two entirely different segments of sewing machines. Brother CS6000i is a computerized sewing machine, whereas Singer 4432 is a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine. All we want to know in this comparison is, which one offers more value for your hard earned money. Let's find out.

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4432 - Major Feature Differences

Actually two machines cater to two different categories of sewers. Brother CS6000i will suit those who experiment a lot with their creativity. It has a lot of stitch options and lot of automated controls. It provides machine assisted sewing. Singer 4432 on the other hand will suit those sewers, who just want quality stitches and long hours of consistent sewing without a lot of experimentation. Singer 4432 is more suited to conventional sewers. Now let us have a look at areas where these two machines differ.

Type Of Machine 

As we have already pointed out, Brother CS6000i is a fully computerized sewing machine. So you will be getting an LCD screen for stitch selection. You will also get sewing start/stop button and speed control slider for sewing without the foot pedal. Singer 4432 on the other hand is a conventional mechanical sewing machine with dials for stitch selection and foot pedal for sewing. Brother machine has more machine assisted controls, so most of the work will be done by the machine itself. Singer 4432 is for those who love the traditional way of sewing using foot pedal.

Built-in Stitches

The Brother machine scores all the points here with 60 built-in stitches including 7 one-step buttonholes. The Singer machine on the other hand has 32 built-in stitches with only a single one-step buttonhole.


The Singer 4432 wins hands down here. Being a sewing machine made for heavy duty sewing, Singer 4432 is equipped with a very powerful motor capable of delivering 1,100 stitches/min. Compare it with 850 stitches/min motor of CS6000i and you know what we are talking about.

Stitch Width

The maximum stitch width available on Brother machine is 7mm, whereas Singer machine has a maximum stitch width of only 6mm. 

Programmable Needle Up/Down 

This feature acts like an extra hand while pivoting or removing fabric. You can actually program the needle to stop in up/down position, with just the touch of a button. Brother CS6000i has it and Singer 4432 doesn't. On the Singer machine, the same is done manually using hand wheel.

Extension Table

The Brother machine comes with an extension table to accommodate large projects. The Singer machine misses out on that.

Build Quality

Build quality of Brother CS6000i and Singer 4432 are great. Nowadays plastic parts are unavoidable, so you will find a fair share of it on both the machines. But all internal parts are made of heavy duty material.

Machine Weight

Singer 4432 coming with a heavy duty tag is generally expected to be heavier than Brother CS6000i. However the difference is just around 2 lbs.

Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment

On Brother CS6000i, the presser foot pressure is not adjustable, however on Singer 4432 , you can easily adjust them according to your requirements.

Editor comment

Singer 4432 is better equipped to handle multiple layers of fabrics like denim (thanks to the powerful motor). But Brother CS6000i is not that far behind. It has excellent stitch quality across a variety of fabrics, which is why it is one of the most popular beginners machines in US. As far as ease of use is concerned, the Brother machine scores because of computerized controls. But at the same time, there is nothing confusing about Singer 4432. It is simple and easy to use.

Brother CS6000i is a complete package for a beginner. It has the stitches and it has the stitch quality. Beginners will love its ease of use and frustration free ownership. Singer 4432 will suit those who love the conventional way of sewing. It will serve you long, like a typical mechanical sewing machine. Mechanical sewing machine lovers will fall in love with it.

We will break it down for you. If you want a complete package beginner sewing machine, go with Brother CS6000i. If you intend to put in long hours of sewing with thick fabrics, go with Singer 4432.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iSinger 4432
TypeComputerizedMechanical Heavy Duty
Built-in Stitches6032
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesNo
Speed Control SliderYesNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step1 one-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoYes
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min1,100 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 footAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Machine Weight13 lbs14.6 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

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

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