Brother XR9500PRW Review

Brother XR9500PRW Review In Detail

Brother XR9500PRW is one of a kind sewing machine that excels in all departments. Be it the stitch quality or build quality or even affordability.

Editor rating


Brother XR9500PRW is a very popular sewing machine in US. If you ask us to describe Brother XR9500PRW in a sentence we would say 'Versatility at an affordable price' (that's the reason for its popularity). It comes with a back-lit LCD screen for viewing controls. Its unique 55 built-in alphanumeric stitches come handy during lettering or doing basic monogramming. The over sized wide table lets you accommodate large quilt projects. It comes with an included hard cover as well. Brother XR9500PRW comes with a 25 year limited warranty. Warranty is something that everyone will look for. It weighs just around 9.92 lbs, so you can consider it as light weight. It is easy to carry to sewing classes.

Ease of Use

Brother XR9500PRW is easy to set up. You can run it pretty much out of the box (not literally, you still need to spend 5-10 min for set up). The user manual is easy to understand and has almost all troubleshooting tutorials. Brother XR9500PRW comes with a foot pedal, even though it can be operated without the foot pedal (as it has sewing start/stop and speed control slider) . The speed control on this one of the best you could get from a sewing machine sold in U.S. You can go fast or slow as you would like. The drop in bobbin is another advantage. The needle up and down button on Brother XR9500PRW is another good feature. The LED light illuminates the work space pretty well.
 
Brother XR9500PRW has quiet operation. It is incredibly quiet. The LCD display is really helpful as it tells you which foot to use, so no guess work is required. Brother XR9500PRW can stitch 850 stitches/min, that is pretty fast for an intermediate sewing machine. It may take couple of attempts to get used to the needle threader, but it won't be an issue once you get the hang of it. The manual thread cutter is another feature we really like, you can eliminate the use of scissors to cut the thread.

Drawbacks

Brother XR9500PRW is an excellent sewing machine and there are not many drawbacks to point out. Probably you can say that you need couple of attempts to get used to the needle threader.

Pros

•    Easy to use
•    Computerized controls
•    Needle up and down
•    Works well for beginners and advanced users
•    Font for basic monogramming

Cons

•    Needle threader requires practice

Editor Comments

Brother XR9500PRW is a value for money sewing machine, that works equally well for a beginner and an advanced user. The stitch quality makes it a sewers' favorite.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLCD Display 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 LED
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot
Machine Weight9.92 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonNo
On-screen Help TutorialsNo
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableYes
Knee LifterNo
CoverHard Cover