The Brother CS6000i makes the contest very challenging. While both companies have had their down years, the new Singer 7258 vs. the Brother CS6000i come out as quality machines.
If you're a beginner, this machine is perfect with its many automatic features and ease of use. As you become more experienced, you will grow with the machine, learning all of its unique features. Advanced seamstresses will appreciate all the functions and decorative applications.
Features of the machine :60 Stitch functions at the touch of a button 7 one-step buttonhole choices Adjustable sewing speed control Oversized table for work on larger projects Portable, yet sturdy enough to work on heavy fabrics 9 Presser Feet including blind stitch foot Hard carry case Quick start guide and complete instruction manual Needle threading guide right on the machine Automatic needle threader Super bright work area great for intricate patterns or dark colors Built-in free arm for sewing sleeves or other small projects Storage area inside the removable arm.Cons:While the Brother CS6000i is hard to beat, there's always room for improvement.* Light may be bright, but it is very small and badly placed.* Machine is very light and moves around when working on heavier projects.* Not a lot of spacing between the needle and body of the machine.