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Brother sewing machines
By Jade Harding
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Discover how Which? members rate their Brother sewing machines, and see typical ranges and prices in our in-depth guide.
We asked more than 900 Which? members in September 2017 to rate their sewing machines – read on to find out how Brother scored and how its sewing machines shape up to the competition.
Our survey results reveal how Brother sewing machines score on factors that include value for money, build quality and overall customer satisfaction – plus how they compare with sewing machines from rival brands such as Janome and Singer.
Our sewing machine brands compared page lets you see how Brother fares against other big-name sewing machine brands.
Japanese brand Brother is a major manufacturer of competitively priced sewing and embroidery machines. These range from sewing machines starting at around £100 that are suitable for beginners, through to high-specification semi-professional embroidery machines for small businesses.
A notable feature of the Brother brand is the number of features that it includes on even its most basic machines. You'll often find its machines online and in stores such as Argos, John Lewis and Hobbycraft.
Brother sewing machines and prices
Brother has a range of 18 sewing machines, six embroidery machines and six models that combine both features. It also has sewing machines for other craft projects, such as quilting.
Click through our gallery to see a selection of Brother sewing machines, from beginners' models to machines that are suitable for embroidery projects.
Brother sewing machine ranges
Brother's range of sewing machines is suitable for beginners right up to professionals. The cheapest and most basic model is the L14S, which costs £99 and is aimed at beginners performing basic alterations and repairs.
Fully computerised sewing machines, such as the Innov-is 35 (£399), are also available. These models are aimed at those who have some sewing experience.
For those machinists who want to create fashionable, ready-to-wear garments the Innov-is Fashion edition (£449) includes a creative sewing pack with additional sewing feet.
If you want to try your hand at embroidery as well, models such as the Innov-is 955 (£799) combine this feature in a compact sewing machine. Depending on how much you want to invest, you could pay up to £6,499 for the Innov-is XV – designed for those who are, as Brother says: 'serious about sewing'.
Prices correct as of May 2018.