Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 7256

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 7256 Comparison In Detail


Brother CS6000i has been one of the best sellers among beginners sewing machines for some time now. Singer 7256 is one of the best beginners sewing machines from Singer. So it will be worth comparing the two machines side by side to see which one offers more in value and performance. Both machines are sold like hot cakes in U.S sewing machine market. In fact, these two machines are very popular entry level models of the respective brands.

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 7256 - Major Feature Differences

First of all, we will be talking about the main areas of differences between the two machines. After that we will have a look at the features as a whole.

Built-in Stitches 

The first notable difference is in the number of built in stitches. Brother CS6000i has 60 built-in stitches which include 20 decorative stitches, 20 stitches for garment construction, 7 quilting stitches, 6 heirloom stitches and 7 one-step auto buttonholes. Singer 7256 on the other hand, comes with 70 built-in stitches including 48 decorative stitches, 8 stretch stitches, 8 basic stitches and 6 one-step auto buttonholes. When you look closer, there isn't much of a difference between the two machines. 7256 will be a better option if you want a lot of decorative stitches. As a beginner, you probably do not need a lot of decorative stitches, Brother machine will suit you in that case. 

Motor Speed 

Brother CS6000i comes with a motor capable of delivering 850 stitches/min. Singer 7256 has a sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute. To be honest, you won't be able to see much of a difference. But still CS6000i is stronger on paper.

Stitch Width 

The maximum stitch width on CS6000i is 7mm, whereas 7256 has just 6mm.

Start/Stop Button & Speed Control 

Singer 7256 doesn't have Start/Stop Button & Speed Control option. With the speed control slider, you can actually control the sewing speed without using the foot pedal.

Extra-high Presser Foot Lifter 

Singer 7256 comes with an extra-high presser foot lifter which comes really handy when dealing with multiple layers of fabric. The extra clearance always helps.

Sewing Machine Weight 

CS6000i weighs 13 lbs and 7256 weighs 14.5 lbs.

Quilting Table & Hard Cover 

Another scoring area for CS6000i as it includes both. Singer 7256 doesn't come with any table or hard cover. However Singer machine has a soft dust cover.
Above said are the areas where Brother CS6000i and Singer 7256 differ. Now let us have a look at all the features of these two machines. 

Drop Feed

Singer 7256 does not have drop feed option. Which means you won't be able to do free-motion works.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iSinger 7256
TypeComputerizedElectronic
Built-in Stitches6070
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesNo
Speed Control SliderYesNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step6 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonLCD Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesNo
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Power850 stitches/min750 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 2 LEDsYes LED
Feed Dog66
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, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot
Machine Weight13 lbs14.5 lbs Approx
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

Editor comment

Performance wise both machines are right up there. You can probably say that Brother CS6000i has its nose slightly in front in terms of performance, as you are getting some computerized controls like speed control slider and programmable needle up/down. But the Singer machine is not that far either. It has more stitch variety. The final decision is up to you.

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