Welcome to Brother XR9550PRW Sewing Machine Reviews. Today I will let you know why I switch from Singer to Brother. Brother XR9550PRW replaced the Singer Stylist I’d had for 6 years. At first, it seemed like a much nicer machine. The extra table space and the included feet were nice touches. When I started looking at them I realized I would have to replace a pair of feet because certain feet worked on the Singer but not the Brother, and they were NOT included. It does not matter; I expected a bit of that with EVERY new machine. I did 3 simple projects (doll dresses) with no problems.
The bobbin threading system is very similar to the Stylist and my other two automatic machines and it was very easy to load correctly. There are stickers all over the machine to remind you of the wire paths, so it’s easy to get it right. What I did notice about the coils is that the winding does not always run smoothly.
I had to rewind 2 of them because they weren’t evenly wound. There were no loops as you would see if the thread was not properly tensioned, but they were too heavy at the bottom or top and the thread would have tangled while sewing. It’s not a big deal, but it’s something I’ve never had to do with my singer.
The included stitches provide a nice variety. I played with sewing stitches quite a bit and was satisfied. I made 2 grommets just for fun and they were both easy, clean, and accurate. Several buttonhole styles are included so you have options and this was another improvement over my stylist’s options.
The part I miss the most and will probably replace first is the pickup foot. My stylist has one, but the brother doesn’t. Since I do a lot of projects with ruffles and ruffles (dresses!) this is pretty crucial. I wish this was included or at least compatible with both machines.
The only other major difference I’ve seen is that the brother seems to be a little less powerful. Where I could easily sew 2-ply vinyl with my stylist, sometimes the brother doesn’t feed properly or needs to be set to the slowest speed to do a good job. Feeding dogs also seem less vigorous or not quite correctly set up. Usually, I see a straight line through my stylist, no problem, but I need to see this one. The faster the speed is set, the more problematic feeding becomes. This is not so important for smaller projects. On bigger projects, the speed and time it takes to get involved get on my nerves a few times.
All in all, this is a great machine. It has more useful stitches than the previous one and the added table is a nice perk that I have enjoyed more than once. The cover is great, although I rarely use it because I’m always sewing. This is a great machine with just a few quirks that are quite easy to fix.
Brother XR9550PRW Sewing Machine Reviews Conclusion
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