Unboxing My Brother CS-6000i Sewing Machine

February 14th, 2012 at 7:30 am . Posted in Sewing Machine Talk .

My hubby sweetly gave me a Brother CS-6000i sewing machine for my birthday. It arrived on our doorstep a few days before the special occasion, while I was home and he was not. What I found most interesting is that it was mailed not in the usual big brown box, but right in its normal packaging. So I found myself staring at this:

sewing machine box

And then this:

sewing machine box

Any element of surprise was clearly gone, and the box tried to tempt and tease me. But I knew I should wait, and with an amazing show of willpower, I turned away and asked hubby to hide it when he got home. Believe it or not, I didn’t open the box until my actual birthday, and it was so worth the wait.

I got out all the parts and pieces, a super exciting and slightly intimidating process. Honestly, I had to refer to the manual to see what some of the pieces were, but — like the reviews raved about — the manual was really well done and totally accessible, even for a newbie like me. Here are all the goodies I found inside the box:

sewing machine pieces

A little white pouch can fit inside the machine and hold all kinds of pieces, including these: 1: Eyelet punch. 2: Screwdriver. 3: Seam ripper. 4: Cleaning brush. 5: Twin needle. 6: Size 14 needle. 7: Needle set. 8: Extra spool pin. 9: Bobbins (there were four, and they didn’t have thread on them yet, of course). 10: Extra feet.

more sewing machine pieces

1: Oversized table for bigger projects. 2: Foot controller. 3: Walking foot. 4: Quilting foot. 5: Quilting guide. 6: Power cord.

sewing machine pieces continued

1: Protective case. 2: The SEWING MACHINE!

sewing machine manual

Next step: Learn how to use it!

6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Lisa
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    I can’t wait for you to learn how to use it and you can practice on my kitchen curtains as soon as I find the perfect material!!


    • Kelly
      Feb 14, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

      Thanks, Lisa — I’m excited about learning to sew curtains!


  2. Neeno
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    I love your machine! I also have a Brother, but its the very standard model, an LS 2115. I want to upgrade to something like yours but my sewing teacher says to get an overlocker instead because my sewing machine is fine.


    • Kelly
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

      Interesting, I didn’t even know about an overlocker. Your machine must be doing something right because all your dresses look great!


  3. Shannon
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Great blog! I’m getting my Brother CS6000i shipped to my house this evening. I’m also a beginner level sewist (if that’s even a word…haha). Anyways, I’ve been reading through some of your posts and seeing your progression, so I’m very excited to start my own little journey into the world of sewing. Glad you’ve had good luck with this machine! Hopefully I will too. 🙂


    • Kelly
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

      Thanks, Shannon! Best of luck with your sewing journey 🙂


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