Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 7258

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 7258 - Comparison In Detail

There are many reasons to compare Brother CS6000i and Singer 7258. One is that both are excellent beginner sewing machines. The other is that they have been competing each other for quite some time. As far as customer satisfaction is concerned, both are right there with the best. They are sewers' favorite. The best thing we love about Brother CS6000i and Singer 7258 is their quality and affordability. Besides they always had the features to stun a beginner. 

Main Feature Differences

Whenever we do a comparison, the first thing we compare is the features. The reason is, there may be particular features that a beginner will look for, in a sewing machine. Lot of decorative stitches or programmable needle up/down may be some. Let us get straight to the feature differences between Brother CS6000i and Singer 7258.

Built-in Stitches

The first thing you will notice is the number of built-in stitches. If you compare the number of built-in stitches, Singer 7258 has more (40 more built-in stitches to be exact). Yes, Singer 7258 has 100 built-in stitches, whereas Brother CS6000i has only 60. But still you can't pick a winner because, if we split the stitches you can see that the Brother machine has 20 essential stitches and Singer has only 9 essential stitches. The Singer machine makes up for this in the number of decorative stitches. Singer 7258 has 76 decorative stitches whereas Brother CS6000i has only 20. Essential stitches are the ones you use the most for garment construction, but you need decorative stitches for creative ideas. So here, the decision depends very much on your priorities.

Stitching Speed

The next difference is in the maximum stitching speed of both machines. Brother CS6000i can stitch at a maximum speed of 850 stitches/min, whereas Singer 7258 has a maximum stitching speed of 750 stitches/min. You know which machine can sew faster, but honestly it is not something that you would even notice. 

Stitch Width

As far as stitch width is concerned, Brother CS6000i has  more range with maximum stitch width of 7mm. The Singer machine is not that far behind with a maximum stitch width of 6mm.

Drop Feed

Drop feed lever lets you drop the feed dogs, so that you can do free-motion quilting. The Brother machine has this feature, but it is absent on Singer 7258. However Singer 7258 comes with a darning plate to cover the feed dogs.


This is another area you will have to keep your eye on. There are some differences in the included feet you get with each machine. So you need to confirm this before your purchase. But before that, you need to know one more thing. Brother CS6000i comes with an included wide extension table and hard cover. The table is very handy while dealing with large projects. The wide extension table is not included with Singer 7258. Even though the Singer machine comes with a cover, it is not a hard cover, it is a soft dust cover. I think, you might want to consider the table, if you plan to do slightly large projects.

Editor comment

Performance and stitch quality wise, you can't pick a clear winner. They are neck on neck. Finally, you are the one who knows which one will work the best for you. Take all feature differences into account and compare it with the price difference and then make a decision. That's all I can suggest.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iSinger 7258
Built-in Stitches60100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo, Automatic
Drop FeedYesNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min750 Stitches/Min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes, Dual 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 (on machine), Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Quarter Inch Foot
Machine Weight13 lbs15 lbs Approx.
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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