Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Review

The Brother runway line of sewing machines is quite the economical choice for beginners and mid-level experts. It has a great price range, However, if you are looking for a more advanced sewing machine than you should up your budget by only a few dollars and go for some other similar design models that have higher specifications. But, for everyday needs and passions, this product is the right one for you. To check out its full specifications, see the list below:

Lightweight and Compact

Like most other Brother sewing machines, the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW is also quite small in size and weight. This particularly helps if you have to carry your machine back and forth from sewing classes and home. This can also be helpful for young learners or the elderly as moving a heavy machine can become a great hassle in the long run.

Automatic Threading

This is a pretty great feature of the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW as it takes away one of the most annoying difficulties that one faces while sewing, threading the needle. Now, this is a frustrating task for someone who has no problems but for people who have issues with eyesight or finger dexterity, this can become quite challenging. However, with this feature, you can be sure that none of these issues will ever come in your way again.

50 Built-in Stitches

Now, there are sewing machines out there that offer a lot more stitch designs but they also ask for a few extra dollars as well. Thus, with its economical price range, the availability of 50 stitch designs is no small feat and is a great feature for beginner level sewers. The length and width of the designs can also be manipulated according to one’s own needs.

5 One-Step Buttonholes

The sewing machine offers great variety and ease. This is evident from the very convenient one-step buttonhole mechanism that allows for a buttonhole to be created in one easy step. Furthermore, it even allows the user to further choose from five buttonhole designs.

LED Light

The Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW also comes with a built in LED light that was created with the purpose of illuminating the sewing area. However, the light is not very bright which basically defeats its purpose all together. If you have eyesight problems and the presence of the LED was a plus factor for you then you should reconsider your choice. However, it isn’t an immense deal breaker for anyone who doesn’t have any problems with the lighting.

Automatic Bobbin Winding

This is again a great feature of the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  sewing machine that makes it convenient to use and allows for people with physical difficulties to use it as well. Poor dexterity and problems with eyesight don’t seem like handicaps but when it comes to sewing, they can set you back. However, with this sewing machine, you never have to feel that way as it does try to provide the best experience to everyone.

6 Presser Feet

The Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  sewing machine is great for home clothing projects as it comes with 6 presser feet. This is especially a positive feature as additional buying of presser feet can become a bit expensive. But, with this feature, you can get 6 presser feet included with the sewing machine. the presser feet that are included are: buttonhole, button sewing, overcasting, zipper, zigzag, blind stitch and monogramming foot.

Stitch Chart

This sewing machine is pretty much all about comfort, ease and convenience and it is quite evident from the small efforts that Brother has made to provide the full sewing experience to all its users. Like this feature, the sewing machine comes with a stitch design chart pasted on it which allows for such an easy selection of the stitch design you need. It is a quick and easy guide that saves you time and effort.

Manual Thread tensioning

This is probably one feature of the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  sewing machine that does not make it very easy to use. At least for beginners, it will be difficult to operate. Manually adjusting the tension in the thread can be an easy task for a professional, but for a beginner, initial practice on spare cloth is required for the user to get used it. However, with some practice, this too will seem like a great and easy feature.

Performance and Speed

The Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  sewing machine has great performance and speed when compared to its competitors. It comes with 7 feed dogs that facilitate smooth performance even on thicker fabrics. To add to that, it has a stitching speed of 850 stitches per minute which is quite an amazing speed for an entry level sewing machine. Thus, this sewing machine will not disappoint when it comes to performance or speed.

25 Year Warranty

Like all other Brother sewing machines, the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  comes with a 25 year warranty. This is a pretty great warranty in place by the Brother company. This immediately reassures the client of the sturdiness of the machine and also allows clumsy users to feel some relief.

So, all in all, the Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW  sewing machine is a great choice for beginners as it is easy to use, easy to carry along with some great performance and speed.  Thus, this sewing machine is a great choice for you for any home project and it is well worth every dollar spent on it.

  • Updated April 24, 2018
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