Brother XR1355 Vs CS6000i Comparison

Brother XR1355 Vs CS6000i Comparison In Detail

Brother XR1355 and CS6000i are two quality, computerized sewing machines from Brother. The feature difference is quite a bit when you compare both the machines. From the point of view of a sewer, all we want to know is which one offers more in value and quality.

Brother XR1355 Vs CS6000i - Major Feature Differences

There is quite a big gap between the two in terms of features. First we will be going through the areas where there is a difference.

Built-in Stitches 

Brother XR1355 is the king in this department. It has more than double the number of stitches than CS6000i. XR1355 has 130 built-in stitches including 8 one-step buttonholes and 55 alphanumeric stitches for basic monogramming. CS6000i on the other hand has just 60 built-in stitches including 7 one-step buttonholes. XR1355 is clearly the best 'creativity friendly' machine among the two.


You can do monograms with XR1355 as it has 1 sewing font with 55 alphanumeric stitches. You can't do monogramming on CS6000i.


Brother CS6000i comes with an included free motion quilting foot which is additional purchase in the case of XR1355. CS6000i comes with an extra walking foot as well. So in the accessories department, CS6000i is slightly ahead.

Machine Weight 

Brother XR1355 is 2.9 pounds lighter that CS6000i. This will be an advantage for those who want to carry the machine around.

Editor comment

Brother CS6000i is a tried and tested machine. That is the reason why it has been one of the best selling sewing machine in US, ever since it was released way back in 2007. However the availability of a lot of built-in stitches works in the favor of XR1355. Performance wise, there is very little to choose between the two. The stitch quality is almost identical and both performs quite well with multiple layers of fabric. One thing we have noticed is that both machines adjust to different types of fabrics seamlessly. Stitch quality is quite consistent.

You will find CS6000i limited in creativity only when you compare it with XR1355. Affordability is one of the advantages of CS6000i. If you want a lot of decorative stitches and monogramming font, you can go with XR1355. The choice is yours.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother XR1355Brother CS6000i
Built-in Stitches13060
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 1No
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes, Dual LEDs
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Spring action quilting footButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting foot
Machine Weight10.1 lbs13 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterNoNo
Included Wide Extension TableYesYes

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

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