The Brother CS5055PRW is a computerized model with a number of automatic features that will be ideal as your first sewing machine. Moreover, it has a digital display that shows all of the relevant information as well as recommendations.
This machine is one of the lightest domestic models on the market, weighing only 10.1 pounds. Measuring 19.5 x 10.8 x 16 inches, it has a small footprint and can be placed even on small tables.
The Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW electric sewing machine is advertised as a limited edition model developed in partnership with Project Runway (American reality series about fashion). However, in fact, it has a lot of similarities with the Brother CS6000i. The CS5055PRW just has some exclusive, unique stitch designs.
The machine has 50 built-in stitch designs for quilting, decorative sewing, blind hems, and many others. They will allow you to create fashionable clothes and a lot of other creative stuff. On top of that, the machine also offers 5 built-in one-step buttonhole patterns. Their size is automatically adjusted to the size of the buttons.
The Brother CS5055PRW manual contains a detailed description of each accessory and each part of the machine. The accessories are properly organized in the box. Among them, you will find a pack of needles (among them, you will find a ball point needle that is universal for most projects and a twin needle to create two parallel lines of stitching) and 7 presser feet:
They have a snap-on mechanism, so it's easy to switch between them. As you select the stitch design, the display indicates which foot you should use. Unfortunately, none of these feet is suitable for working with thin and fragile types of clothes like velvet, satin, or silk. They just fail to provide even stitches.
The drop-in top-loading bobbin is really resistant to jams and is very easy to set. In addition, it's stable and always stays in place, making even stitches. While an automatic threader makes it easy to thread the needle. So, it's a great time saver.
The CS5055PRW is definitely a feature-rich machine, and the manufacturer made everything possible to make these features convenient. So, it receives a 9/10 score.
The Brother CS5055PRW is white, and its inner parts are made of metal. All the stitch designs are printed on the right side of the machine's face panel. All of them are numbered. Just choose the corresponding number and enter it using buttons located below the screen. The buttons for adjusting the stitch width and lengths are located on the right of the screen. After that, on the screen, you'll see your option, as well as the presser foot type, stitch length, and width. Due to the LED backlight, the LCD panel is easy to read.
The Brother sewing machine CS5055PRW also has an LED light that illuminates the sewing area, but it's pretty dim. However, this will be a drawback only when working with dark fabrics and for people who have bad eyesight.
The machine is pretty easy to use since it's controlled by buttons and has a display that shows all the necessary information. So, it can be estimated at 9 out of possible 10 points.
This Brother CS5055PRW review is about the sewing machine that presents some distinctive stitch designs and has a user-friendly interface. This way, if you need a convenient, computerized machine with a wide variety of stitches, there's a good chance you'll be pleased with this Brother machine.