Brother CS5055PRW Review In Detail

Brother CS5055PRW Review In Detail

When you review Brother CS5055PRW alone, it looks a promising machine for beginners. But there is competition from other Brother machines.

Editor rating

Brother project runway CS5055PRW comes with 50 built-in stitches. It has 25 years limited warranty as well. It is very easy to set up this machine, it won't take more than 10 minutes. The instructions on the user manual are easy to follow.
This sewing machine is sturdy and good looking. Bobbin winding and threading on this machine is very easy. The automatic needle threader saves the pain. You can easily select the stitches using the push buttons and you can view all the settings on the LCD screen.
It is very easy to use this machine, especially for the beginners. The user interface is very good and it has a variety of stitches. The machine is incredibly quiet as well. Stitches come out perfect and straight.


One difficulty we had with this machine was in getting the thread tension right. It won't be an issue once you get the hang of it. 

It does a very good job with couple of layers of denim, but it seems to struggle slightly with more than 6 layers.


•    User friendly interface
•    Straight stitches
•    Variety of features


•    Tension

Review Verdict

Overall, Brother CS5055PRW is a very good beginners sewing machine. It has almost all the features a beginner want. A great addition, if you run a sewing class. It is also light enough to carry around. However CS5055PRW faces stiff competition from its siblings like Brother CE7070PRW and CS6000i (they have better features).


Built-in Stitches50
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles5 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
Feed Dog7
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Monogramming foot
Machine Weight10.65 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
On-screen Help TutorialsNo
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo

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