Here’s a popular question these days: How do the Brother CP7500, CP6500 and the CS6000i sewing machines compare to each other? The features seem so close that it’s hard to tell if one is better than another.
The good news is that you almost can’t go wrong here. All three have great ratings and offer excellent value for the price (ALL three are under $200!) but one gives you just a bit more for your money. (Surprise ending up ahead: the better bargain is probably NOT the one you thought it was!)
I love to compare sewing machines side by side to help make sense of the differences and I’ve done that for these three models to help clear up any questions you might have.
Take a look at the chart below:
|Brother CP6500||Brother CP7500||Brother CS6000i|
|# of Built in Stitches||60||70||60|
|# of Buttonhole Styles||7||7||7|
|# of Included Presser Feet||7||9||9|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Included Hard Cover||No||Yes||Yes|
|Included Extra Wide Extension Table||No||Yes||Yes|
|Feed Dogs||6 point||6 point||6 point|
|Drop Feed Dog Capability||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Link to Our Review||Read More||Read More||Read More|
|Price||Check Current Price||Check Current Price||Check Current Price|
I included the CP 6500 because it is identical to the CS6000i in regards to all the built in features – the exact same 60 stitches, the same automation, the same feed dogs and the same buttons for starting, stopping, programmable needle and speed control. Everything between those two is the same EXCEPT for the included accessories. The CP6500 does not come with the walking foot, the quilting foot, the quilting guide, the extra wide extension table or the hard cover.
The CP 7500 and the CS6000i are identical in every way EXCEPT that the CP 7500 comes with 10 additional decorative stitches. The first 60 stitches are the same on both machines, operating controls are the same, automation is the same, performance is the same, and the included accessories and presser feet are the same.
Even the manual for these three sewing machines is the same. All three are computerized sewing machines and some have wondered whether the CP series are upgrades because they’re newer then the CS6000i. That may be the case but the platforms on which they’re built are similar as are the internal structures. The exteriors are different as the CP models present a more rounded styling with pink trim.
Consumer ratings on all three models have been extremely strong. The CS6000i has been Brother’s most popular home sewing machine for years with over a thousand reviews online and an average score between four and five stars.
The CP6500 and the CP7500 are newer models but have had consistently strong ratings running between four and five stars.
All three of these sewing machines are great deals. They’re very easy to learn, they include features that usually only come on much more expensive models, and they hold up really well. The stitch quality is very good and with so many stitches to choose from and lots of presser feet, you won’t outgrow any of these any time soon.
The CP6500 is the least expensive of the three by about $30 but if you want to get into quilting, paying the $30 extra to get all the additional accessories is a huge savings in the long run.
The other two have been priced so closely that the choice is all too easy – go for the Brother CP7500 for the additional 10 stitches.
I would rarely endorse buying one machine over another simply because of the additional stitches but when all else is considered equal – including the price – then the choice is obvious. Go for the deal that gets you more value for your money.