Brother SC3000 Review In Detail

Brother SC3000 Review In Detail

Overall, we are very much satisfied with what Brother SC3000 brings to the table. It is a complete package.

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Brother SC3000 is a recently launched computerized sewing machine. This is a machine designed for intermediate sewers. Brother SC3000 comes with 190 built-in stitches including 8 one-step buttonholes.

You can use this machine for basic monogramming, thanks to the 2 built-in sewing fonts, each with 55 alphanumeric stitches. The LCD screen is of reasonable size. Even old people with poor eyesight can easily read the settings. The automatic needle threader makes threading easy.

The stitches are selected by pressing the buttons provided next to the screen. Even though the stitch width and length are automatic, you can override them for customization. The maximum stitch width is 7mm and stitch length is 5mm (this provides enough variety). The sewing start/stop button and speed control slider are conveniently located.

Brother SC3000 being a sewing and quilting machine, has programmable needle up/down button. It is an absolute must have for quilters. The reverse sewing button though small, is conveniently located. There is a drop feed option to do free-motion quilting as well.

Brother SC3000 comes with an easy to load top drop-in bobbin. There is an independent bobbin winding motor which lets you wind the bobbin while sewing. The work space measures to 3.9" x  5.75". An LED work light illuminates the work space reasonably well. The motor has the same power as that of all other entry level Brother computerized sewing machines. The motor can deliver 850 stitches/min.

SC3000 belongs to the group of lightweight sewing machines. At just 12.1 lbs, you can easily carry it. The machine comes with an extra wide table which lets you work on large projects with ease. There is an included hard cover as well. In addition to this, SC3000 comes with a circular sewing attachment and lot of accessory feet. The machine has 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

Brother SC3000 behaves like a typical Brother computerized sewing machine. Those who have previous experience with any Brother computerized machine, will be at ease with SC3000. The 190 built-in stitches provide quite a lot of variety. In fact, you may not even use most of the stitches during the entire lifetime of the machine. The machine is very user-friendly, you can say that it is almost a frustration free sewing machine. The stitch quality is very good. The performance on multiple layers of thick fabrics like denim is good.


No presser foot pressure adjustment option.


•    Variety of stitches
•    Stitch quality
•    User friendly
•    Portable

Review Verdict

Overall, we are very much satisfied with what Brother SC3000 brings to the table. It is a complete package.


Built-in Stitches190
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 2
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes 1 LED
Included FeetButtonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Fitting Foot, 1/4" Piecing Foot, Walking Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Metal Open Toe Foot, Adjustable Zipper Piping Foot
Machine Weight12.1 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Included Wide Extension TableYes

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