Brother CX155LA Review In Detail

Brother CX155LA Review In Detail

Laura Ashley CX155LA is a value for money package. It has very good variety of stitches to choose from. The included accessory package is also very good.

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Brother Laura Ashley CX155LA is a beautiful looking computerized sewing machine. It has a red color graphics, which is not very common for Brother's computerized sewing machines. The reason is because it is a limited edition model. It comes with 25 year limited warranty.

CX155LA comes with 155 built-in stitches which include 8 1-step-auto-size buttonholes and 55 alphanumeric stitches. The first 100 stitches are displayed on the stitch chart in front of the machine and the remaining 55 on the lid and below. It comes with 11 sewing and quilting feet for creative work. The included wide table gives you extra workspace, which lets you do larger projects. You can view your stitch settings on the back-lit LCD display. It also has programmable needle up/down feature. The machine can be operated without the foot pedal, thanks to the sewing start/stop button and speed control slider.

The top drop-in bobbin system adds to the user-friendliness of this sewing machine. There is an LED light for illuminating the workspace. The automatic needle threader on board makes threading very easy. Being a Limited Edition model, Brother has included quite a lot of accessories with this machine.

Ease of Use

In the beginning, most people are not very familiar with Laura Ashley CX155LA. As it is a Limited Edition model, few were apprehensive. But the truth is that CX155LA is a quality machine with great features. It does a very good job with thick layers of denim. The variety of stitches available on this machine is awesome. All the alphanumeric stitches look wonderful after stitching. The thing I really liked about CX155LA is that, not only it has good stitch variety but also they look good once stitched. In some sewing machines, the stitches that look good on the stitch chart may not transform into a great one on the fabric, not with CX155LA. All the stitches look really good.

The extra wide table is extremely useful for large projects. Decorative stitches are very handy during quilting. The speed control feature on Laura Ashley CX155LA lets you control the speed and you can set it in auto-pilot mode without any worries.

Drawbacks

The monogram letters are of single size and are small. If you plan to do monograms on a regular basis, you might have to look at an embroidery machine (10 Best Embroidery Machines For Beginners).

There is no included hard cover or dust cover.

Pros

•    Easy to use
•    Perfect stitches
•    Variety of accessories
•    Works well with thick layers of fabric
•    Back lit LCD display
•    Programmable Needle up/down

Cons

•    No cover

Review Verdict

Overall, you can call Laura Ashley CX155LA a great sewing machine. Beginners and advanced users will like this machine equally. An advanced sewer will love features like extension table, variety of stitches, back-lit display, easy free motion sewing, built-in font, accessories etc.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches155
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 1
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
Feed Dog7
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Zigzag foot, Walking foot, Quilting foot, 1/4" Quilting foot, Quilting guide
Machine Weight11.02 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Included Wide Extension TableYes
CoverNo