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Singer 7258 vs Brother cs6000i

Are you having a hard time deciding between Singer 7258 and Brother CS6000i? If so then you’re in the right place! We can see both machines are seen to have their fair shares of differences and similarities, making them two of the most potential candidates for this review. And to get to the end of this dilemma, I’ll be covering an evaluation between the two machines, how I compare them such as what factors I based my analysis on, and finally give you my best choice.

Overview: Singer 7258 vs Brother CS6000i

Singer is known for their long-term, practical, and reliable sewing machines. In fact, they have been the pioneer in manufacturing sewing machines and have had a lot of firsts for the past decades. Nowadays, Singer has been developing sewing machines for all levels enabling young people and even older adults to enjoy sewing, embroidering, quilting, and many more, making Singer one of the most popular sewing machine brands worldwide.

Like other companies it has its own share of competitors such as the Brother company which has been their top contender in sewing machines ever since. What sets Brother machines apart from Singer is their versatility. Not only have they manufactured sewing machines, but also different electronic appliances such as the first ever high-speed dot matrix printer, typewriters, fax machines, photocopying machines, and modern printers we use today.

Singer 7258Brother CS6000i
Dimensions – 14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches
Weight – 14.8 pounds
Built-in Sewing Stitches – 100
Sewing speed – 750 stitches per minute
Bobbin – Top Drop-in
Warranty – 25-year limited
Dimensions – 16 x 6.7 x 11.4 inches
Weight – 13 pounds
Built-in Sewing Stitches – 60
Sewing speed – 850 stitches per minute
Bobbin – Top Drop-in
Warranty – 25-year limited
Lots of stitch options 
Very easy to use 
Perfect for beginners 
Highly affordable 
Lots of included accessories 
Bright LED 
Easy to use
Oversized working area
Comes with many accessories
Easy-to-view LCD display
Quiet operation
Great stitch results
Can be noisy when used on heavyweight fabrics
Only usable in the US and Canada where there is a 110V connection
Pressure foot pressure is automatic but lacks the manually adjustable feature
It may not work quite well with thinner fabric 
Sewing at fast speeds may make the thread to pop off when sewing at higher speeds
Narrow throat design can restrict free motion
Unsuitable for thick materials like leather
Thread tension needs to be set using a manual dialer

How Do We Compare Singer 7258 vs Brother CS6000i 

As mentioned before, the two brands are clearly the best contenders when it comes to manufacturing sewing machines. They can be considered one of the ‘modern’ sewing machines as of today. And with innovation, more features are being added which can positively or negatively affect the performance of a sewing machine. Thus, I’ll be comparing the two machines in accordance to these 5 factors, namely: Noise, Work Area, Sewing speed, Built-in stitches, and especially Performance.

I’ll be basing the winner on these 5 factors mainly due to their importance when it comes to sewing. Let’s get straight to these factors in order to declare the winner!

Singer 7258 vs Brother CS6000i  

Doesn’t Create Much Noise

Surprisingly, both machines can operate quietly, but not whisper-quiet. However, there are a few customers mentioning noises from the Singer 7258 when used on heavyweight fabrics, like canvas or denim. This is fairly understandable since most sewing machines mostly create noise whenever it’s used on tough or heavyweight fabrics. So, in this area, I’ll have to give the crown to Brother CS6000i.

Winner: Brother CS6000i

Spacious Work Area

It’s no doubt that Brother CS6000i has an advantage when it comes to its spacious work area. This is because it includes a removable wide table, making it both a space-saver and a wider work area. The Singer 7258 doesn’t offer this feature nor does it have a spacious built-in working area. In fact, the Brother’s built-in workspace is just enough for small to semi-medium sized projects, so the extra wide table really comes in handy. This feature will enable you to work on various projects. That is why it’s ideal for sewists who are fond of working on larger projects.

Winner: Brother CS6000i

Fast Sewing Speed

Upon comparing the sewing speed of the two machines, you can obviously see that the Brother CS6000i is on the upper hand. It can perform a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches per minute, while the Singer 7258 can only do 750 stitches per minute. Sewists would know that sewing speed makes a big difference, especially if it has a difference of 100 SPM. You might think that a fast sewing speed can affect the stitch quality, don’t worry, both Brother CS6000i and Singer 7258 come with speed control that enable users to sew at their own pace.

Winner: Brother CS6000i

Built-in Stitches

As seen on the comparison table, the Singer 7258 is definitely the winner when it comes to the total number of stitches. It has a total of 100 built-in stitches, while the Brother CS6000i only has 60 built-in stitches. With the Singer 7258, you get seven buttonholes, 76 decorative stitches, 8 stretch stitches, and 9 basic stitches. In contrast, Brother CS6000i has 20 decorative stitches, 20 garment construction stitches, 7 buttonhole stitches, 6 heirlooms stitches, and 7 quilting stitches. However, the Brother CS6000i is equipped with more everyday stitches, rather than the Singer 7258 which only has 9. So, if you’re more inclined to quilting and practical stitches[1], you should go for the Brother sewing machine. But if you desire for more decorative stitches, then the Singer machine is the way to go. Keep in mind that if you focus on the overall number of stitches, the Singer 7258 wins the competition.

Winner: Singer 7258


The Singer 7258 is perhaps the ideal machine for a beginner. This is due to its numerous features, like the top drop-in bobbin loader, automatic needle threader, programmable up/down needle, free arm, speed controller, transparent bobbin cover for easy-monitoring of thread supply, etc. And with a free arm, you can easily sew narrow, round garment pieces — such as sleeves and pant hems etc. The Brother CS6000i, on the other hand, is also similar to the Singer, the only difference would be its removable wide table and adequate lighting. These two features are also advantageous since it allows for easier sewing during the night and more space to easily shift from small to larger projects.

Thus, when it comes to its overall user-friendly performance, I would definitely go with the Singer 7258 as it has all the necessary features, just better. Additionally, customers are loving this machine as it works well for beginners as well as experienced sewists. 

Winner: Singer 7258

Which Model Should You Choose? 

Honestly, both machines offer good value for your money and are dependable. However, for those who want the BEST value for money[2], then the verdict is in favor of the Brother CS6000i. This is due to its user-friendly features, faster sewing speed, and reliable additional features (drop feed and removable wide table) with a budget-friendly price. Generally, the Brother CS6000i is more ideal for beginners though the Singer 7258 has got more advanced functionality. In fact, the Brother sewing machine has no match in this department. But either way, you get what you pay for.

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  1. “Machine Quilting Options for Beginners – The Spruce Crafts.” 26 Jun. 2020, Accessed 15 Sep. 2020.
  2. “Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine: Feature-Packed and ….” 21 Aug. 2019, Accessed 15 Sep. 2020.

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