While looking at Brother CS770 alone, it looks like a very good sewing machine. But when the competitions come into the picture, it is a different story.
Brother CS770 Main Features
- 40 built-in stitches
- Top drop-in bobbin
- Automatic needle threader
- LCD display
Brother CS770 Review
CS770 is not a very popular sewing machine in US. It never made it to the top charts. The machine kind of got lost in between mechanical and computerized machines. Brother CS770 is an electronic sewing machine, not a computerized one. In a computerized sewing machine, you will get features like the sewing start/stop, speed control slider, programmable needle up/down etc, which are absent in CS770. Probably that was the reason why it failed to take off. Because, those who wanted a mechanical sewing machine went for XL2600I and those who wanted a computerized one, went for CS6000i.
Brother CS770 has 40 built-in stitches including 5 one-step buttonholes. 77 stitch functions are available on the machine. LCD display is provided for viewing selected stitches and stitch settings. The maximum stitch width is 7mm and stitch length is 5mm. The display is pretty basic though, it is not backlit. The automatic needle threader threads the needle for you. Top drop-in bobbin makes bobbin changing effortless.
There is a manual thread cutter on the side of the machine which lets you cut the remaining thread without using a scissor. Free-motion quilting and free arm sewing is possible on Brother CS770. A work light is also provided. CS770’s motor is capable of delivering 850 stitches/min, which is on par with its competitors. The machine is pretty lightweight, it weighs just 11 pounds. It comes with a 25 year warranty cover as well.
Brother CS770 has nice variety of stitch options. The machine is very user friendly, there are no complicated buttons and controls. The stitch quality is very good. Overall build quality is also decent. Being lightweight, you can easily carry it to sewing classes.
As I have said earlier, Brother CS770 is just an electronic sewing machine. So it misses out on several important features that you get on modern computerized sewing machines.
Is It Worth Buying?
We are now living in late 2015 and this is the era of sophisticated, computerized sewing machines. Brother CS770 is caught in between the transition period of mechanical to computerized sewing machines. Even though CS770 is an electronic sewing machine, it still can’t do anything more dramatic than a mechanical sewing machine (apart from the presence of LCD screen). It can’t sew without the foot pedal nor it can pre-program the position of the needle. So I think, you will be better of going with a fully computerized sewing machine like Brother CS6000i.
Brother CS6000i is an excellent computerized sewing machine with 60 built-in stitches. Its quality has kept it on top for several years, which is why it features in our list of ‘Machines You Can Buy With Your Eyes Shut’.