Brother XR9550PRW Vs XR9500PRW Comparison In Detail

Brother XR9550PRW Vs XR9500PRW Comparison In Detail


Brother XR9550PRW and XR9500PRW, the model numbers seem so similar isn't it. Now, I will be surprised if you are not familiar with XR9500PRW already. It is one of the best beginner sewing machines you can get in US. XR9500PRW became such a big hit among sewers because it has a magic combination of features, stitch quality and affordability. Now Brother has come up with XR9550PRW, which is not a huge upgrade compared to XR9500PRW. The feature differences are not big at all, but still it is a different sewing machine.

Brother XR9550PRW Vs XR9500PRW - Major Feature Differences

Both are computerized sewing machines, but the design is different. XR9550PRW has a squarish design whereas XR9500PRW is more curvaceous in design. In fact, the design of XR9550PRW resembles DZ2400 more than XR9500PRW.

Built-in Stitches

This is the major feature difference between Brother XR9550PRW and XR9500PRW. And this is where the choice is made most of the time. The former comes with 110 built-in stitches, whereas the latter has 100 built-in stitches. The 10 extra built-in stitches that come with XR9550PRW is the main difference between these two sewing machines.

Machine Weight

On paper, Brother XR9500PRW is lighter by 0.22 lbs. It is very negligible to be honest. Both are extremely light sewing machines and you can easily carry them to sewing classes. In terms of dimensions, XR9550PRW is marginally bigger than XR9500PRW (However the difference is unnoticeable).

Accessories

There is a slight difference in the included accessories that you will get with each machine. So you are requested to check the accessory package before making a decision, because sometimes the value of included accessories will help you save the cost of purchasing accessories separately. For example XR9550PRW comes with an included quilting foot which is an optional purchase on XR9500PRW.

Editor comment

When you compare the performance of these two wonderful sewing machines, there is nothing to choose between them. Both sew quality stitches. The performance on multiple layers of denim and lightweight fabrics are very good. Both are very user-friendly and beginners won't have any difficulty in setting up and sewing. In my opinion, the decision will finally come down to the built-in stitches.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother XR9550PRWBrother XR9500PRW
TypeComputerizedComputerized
Built-in Stitches110100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityNoNo
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonsLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYesYes 1
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 1 LEDYes LED
Included FeetZigzag foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, button sewing foot, overcasting foot, blind stitch foot, monogramming foot and quilting feet.Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot
Machine Weight10.14 lbs9.92 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterNoNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonNoNo
On-screen Help TutorialsNoNo
TensionAdjustable With DialAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableYesYes
CoverHard CoverHard Cover

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