Lightweight and easy-to-use, this Brother 35-stitch sewing machine is just the thing for the occasional seamstress. This machine is compact so that it stores easily and has your favorite functions, like zig-zag stitching, buttonholer, and more....more
Compact and lightweight, the Brother mechanical 35-Stitch Sewing Machine features a four-step automatic buttonholer with forward and reverse functions for straight, satin and zig-zag stitching. With a built-in handle and light, you can sew with ease.
Auto-set stitch, length and width adjustments
Great for heirloom, decorative and quilting stitches
Performs most of the work for you
Dimensions: 15 inches long x 6 inches wide x 11.75 inches high
It was a larger and nicer machine than I expected for the price. It is all that I need since I'm not a professional seamstress. I just sew some clothes for myself which only require basic stitches and button holes. This machine is much more than I require. I've already sewn with it a little and did not face any problem. I'm very happy with my purchase from Overstock. I'm really glad that Overstock is providing us products with a very low shipping charge. It really makes it worth it. Thank you.
Great price, speedy shipping! My only negative with the sewing machine was with the instructions that came with it. While I have used many sewing machines in years gone by, this machine has it's own unique set-up procedures and, it seemed to me that the instructions were not completely on-track with the set-up. However, once past the initial set-up, the sewing machine is a breeze to operate. Keep in mind that it is an easy to use (probably for beginners) and fairly light in weight machine. This means that sewing on heavy materials might be a problem. Otherwise, a great buy!
Did the image onsite match the product? yes
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
This is a great simple sewing machine. It has the basic stitches necessary to get the job done, nothing fancy though. I bought it as a gift for my grandma who only uses it for hemming pants and sewing lighter materials. I was pretty surprised though when she let me borrow it and I used it to sew a heavier fabric and it worked great! It handled it much better than I thought. It's not too light though and I know that it is advertised as "lightweight". It has more mechanical parts seeing that it's not electronic or computerized so I guess it's lightweight compared to other mechanically based sewing machines. It's top speed is also much faster than I thought. I have a Brother SQ-9000 and this machine has a faster top speed than my SQ-9000. This machine also has a nice compartment that opens up which makes it easy to clean out the dust and fuzz that gets caught underneath due to normal sewing. Great machine for the price and Brother makes great machines so you know you're always getting a deal. The only reason I knocked it down a star is because the title is misleading. It says 35 stitch function but the machine only does 14 stitches. Not sure what they mean by "stitch functions"
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? a little misleading
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
I rec'd my item within just a few days - and it was just as it was described on the site. I'm a beginner and this machine was easy for me to set up and start sewing on. I am still in the very beginning stages of learning how to sew, how to properly set the tension, etc.But so far, the instructions and tips that came with the machine have been really helpul. I think it's a really good beginners or basic sewing machine.
This is a good little machine for someone who likes to sew as a hobby. The biggest problem I had with it was the spool that goes on top coming off. The plastic stick they have you put it on is thinner than most of the thread that I use (*** brand), so if I was sewing with any sort of speed it would come off. My solution was to take a pen cap and put it in the extra space, which solved the problem.
The foot pedal takes some getting used to. At first it seems as if it only has two speeds: super fast and super slow. Eventually you get the feel of it and you can control it, but it will take a bit of time. Experiment with a spare scrap of fabric first so you don't end up having to seam rip your project!
Good little machine overall. I mostly like to sew and quilt for fun, and this machine suits my needs.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image looks like the actual sewing machine.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Quite accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This machine is in good quality, worth the money.
needed a machine quickly and had a great Brother previously. Machine arrived very quickly and was put to use immediately. The only problem I have with it (and I use it about 1-2 hours per day) is that the thread breaks often and the bobbin unthreads often which is irritating.
Hello judyru, The Brother VX1435 35-stitch Function Sewing Machine should come with an instruction manual.Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 16, 2013
Yes, but you should know basics about tension and threading to work it.adriennej4 on Nov 19, 2013
Is this a new machine? I don't find it listed as new, but neither is it shown as refurbished. Thank youjudyru on Nov 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello judyru, This machine has received excellent reviews! This is a new machine. All of our refurbished items are marked (Refurbished) in the title and description. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 9, 2013
Thank you nonseamtress for your interest in the Brother VX1435 35-stitch Function Sewing Machine. Here is what is included:
Automatic quick bobbin winder
Quick-change presser feet
Upper thread tension control dial
Pattern selection dial
Buttonhole fine-adjustment function
Reverse sewing lever
14 built-in stitches
Built-in handle and sewing light
Double needle sewing
Four (4) regular single needles
Three (3) bobbins
One (1) buttonhole foot
One (1) button sewing foot
One (1) zipper foot
One (1) darning plate
One (1) screwdriver
One (1) extra spool pin
One (1) 15-watt small base bulb
One (1) four-step automatic buttonholer
Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 3, 2013
Hello nonseamstress, I apologize that your question was not fully addressed. The item does come with a power cord and foot controller. Thanks for your interest in this great item!overstockcustomercare1 on May 8, 2013
Thank you for your question. This does not have an automatic needle threader. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 4, 2013
Is this machine ideal for thinner, more fine materials like satin or light weight cotton or thicker materials like denim or corduroy?gdias90293 on Jul 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This machine could work on both thin and thick fabrics. As a precaution, you may want to stick with your thickest fabrics being that of denim and corduroy.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 18, 2012
A carrying case is not included with this item. We sell some wheeled sewing machine cases.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 10, 2012
I saw, myself...and another person also mentioned, there's a softside "trolley", they called it...with wheels, they used and worked well, for them. Like the soft carry on luggage w/wheels, but smaller, I think...but, one of those luggage pieces would work too, I think..?samcclellan on Oct 2, 2012
You can't just plug it into a 220 outlet, directly.
You may be able to get an adapter to step down the voltage. Maybe ck with your hardware store...I'm thinking there's something for using American products overseas and I know, my electric stove, which is 220v...has two plugs on it, for using mixers, etc..which I also use for a microwave; and a fridge...just saying, so it might give you some ideas, on adapting it, for your circumstances. Good Luck!samcclellan on Oct 2, 2012
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