Brother SQ9000 Computerized Sewing Machine w/ Alphabet Font (Refurbished)

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ITEM#: 12991054

The Brother SQ9000 Sewing Machine is heavy-duty, yet very easy to use. The sewing machine can also be used for monogramming and quilting.

  • Built-in font for basic monogramming
  • 80 built-in stitches
  • 120 stitch functions
  • Autosize buttonholes (eight styles)
  • Operates with or without foot control
  • Quick-change presser feet
  • LCD screen with computerized stitch selection
  • Super-wide (7mm) zigzag and decorative stitches
  • Oversized wide table for quilting or larger projects
  • Automatic needle threading
  • Automatic bobbin winding
  • Lightweight with built-in handle for portability

Accessories include
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Overcasting foot
  • Free-motion monogramming foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Zigzag foot
  • Blind stitch foot
  • Button fitting foot
  • Extra bobbins (3)
  • Extra needle set
  • Twin needle
  • Instruction book
  • Power cord and foot pedal

This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.

Specs

Features
Type Computerized, Factory Refurbished, Quilting
Condition Refurbished
  • Love my new machine
    Verified Purchase

    I had some reservations about purchasing when I read reviews about thread tangling problems. I found this to be true but only with an upholstery thread when reversing. Changed out the thread and it sews beautifully even through heavy upholstery fabric. Love that I can see the bobbin and the drop in is wonderful. Really hated pulling up thread. Found the auto threader works great but I had to look closer at the picture in the instruction manual to figure out how it worked. When researching this purchase I found other retailers said an instructional CD and a walking foot were included. They were not included in this purchase. Overall this is a great machine and the features make sewing fun again. Shipping took longer than most Overstock purchases.

  • Amazingly Shocking!!!!
    Verified Purchase

    I received my new Brother sewing machine day before yesterday and I am still in shock. What an amazing machine! Its everything they said it would be and more. My machine seems brand new, I see not clue of a former life anywhere or with any of the attatchments. For it being a reconditioned machine it is in brand new condition. I have sewn all the built in stitches and charcters and am amazed at the quality and ease of use. One thing the ad didn't tell you though, is that you do get a hard plastic cover with this machine. You really don't need a carrying case unless you take your machine to a lot of classes. It it light weight. I was very nervous doing this online without being able to actually touch or run the machine but couldn't be more thrilled with it! If you are interested in this machine, don't think twice...Do It! My husband and I are still in shock. This reconditioned offer has to be the best kept secret around. I will tell everyone about it. Thanks Overstock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Like this machine with reservations
    Verified Purchase

    I am an experienced seamstress. My mother and I have always used brother machines for as long as I can remember (early '60s). I like the longevity, simplicity of use and ease of getting replacement parts for my old machines. I have never spent very much on machines, yet have made clothing, curtains, costumes, etc, on my brother machines. That being said, this machine worries me a little. The self threading needle is a study in agravation. Many times I have just given up and threaded it myself, which is made harder by the self threading attachment. The automatic reverse is okay. . . . I have made a kilt, a bed skirt and two pairs of curtains on this machine, and I"m still not sure about the reverse action. I keep the mannual that came with the machine at my fingertips for changing stitches and selecting fancy stitches, which is relatively easy. But without the mannual, it would not be as easy. The hem stitch is interesting. I hemmed both sets of curtains, and had to go back and touch up the spaces that didn't catch. I rate this machine as a 90 out of 100. I do like it, but it a fairly complex machine, and I worry that the issues I've had so far will get worse with use. I received the machine with a bent thread guide, which I am working on getting replaced. I received this machine is good time, and am happy with the Overstock process.

  • Brother SQ9000 sewing maching
    Verified Purchase

    Had some trouble out of the box with step 1 (raise spool holder), but was able to unstick it with a pair of pliers. Once I got past that hiccup, I've been pretty happy with this machine. I LOVE that I can sew without a foot pedal. I like the extra wide sewing surface that was included. Haven't tried out all the stitches yet, but am having a lot of fun with them. Also, it's had a little trouble with some bulkier seams (I broke a needle), but mostly, it's doing great.

  • Very good buy for the price
    Verified Purchase

    I have several machines, including one with a threading device on the machine, I found it to time cosuming and aggrivating on the 1st one and the same on this one. Thank God for tweezers, which should be included in the sewing accessory kit, buy a tweezer just for the threading that goes faster when done the old fashioned way by hand & eye. Reading the instruction booklet step by step is a must, because some buttons do 2 things after making adjustments to the machine. I purchased it for the alphabet sequence, which I haven't tried yet, my other had a computerized card which was very good and much more detail, but this seems like I'll be able to utilize more space without using additional attachments to the machine. The machine is quiet and very smooth, but that needle threading area is just to close for threading without being annoyed. At the price I would recommend it, but only if you have patience for the threading and time to sit and work on the different setting procedures. A very good buy and this had to be just a return cause there was notihing indicating it had been used. (wish the CD came with it)

  • Brother SQ9000 Heavy-duty Computerized Sewing Mach
    Verified Purchase

    I love Brother SQ9000 Heavy-duty Computerized Sewing Machine w/ Alphabet Font (Refurbished) thanks.

  • Couldn't be happier!!!
    Verified Purchase

    I did a lot of research before purchasing this sewing machine. I found that the Brother machines were highly rated and lightweight. My friend also bought a Brother machine and allowed me to use it and I liked it better than the Singer I was learning to sew on. I purchased this machine because I wanted the Alphabet font that is available with it. To say that I love this machine is an understatement. It is refurbished but you would never know it by looking at it. It came packaged with everything a new machine would have including a cover! The instructions that come with the machine tells you how to load the bobbin, and thread the machine. The bobbin winder on this machine is awesome and so easy! You will not be disappointed with this machine!!!

  • A little dissapointed.
    Verified Purchase

    Well, this is the first review that I can't rave over. The sewing machine is awesome, and the reason for the dissapointment was the condition of the product when I opened it. It said refubished so I was expecting that. But there was a misshap somewhere and I don't know where. I love Overstock and I did not return the machine. The box was intact, but the sewing machine was missing the bobbin winder part on the machine. The bobbin winder was in the box obviously broken and the pole for the thread would not pull up when I tried. Well I managed to pry it lose carefully with small pliers, like it was glued. The bobbin winder wasn't a big deal because I got a bobbin wider from the store and it is better to have a seperate winder so you can wind a bobbin without unthreading the machine. Soo in the end I do love the machine and I know I could have returned it I chose not to since this was what I could afford and besides the minor complication, it did not change how the machine works, it is fabulous and I recomend this sewing machine it is tough and gets the job done, with lots of features and the instructional dvd is great. I will always shop O.co and I did buy another sewing machine the 6600 model even after this machine came the wat it did, and the other one came perfect. So overall I won't complain too much it's on me if I chose not to return items and misshaps can happen when items are refurbished and not all refurbished items are lemons.

  • Love this Machine
    Verified Purchase

    I just started quilting and needed a machine that would help me get into this new hobby. I have only used the basic features of this machine, but I love it. It is easy to thread & use. I love the hand controls for speed vs. having to use the pedal (although there is a pedal, if you prefer to use it). I am excited to learn some of the other features of this machine! I've already completed 2 quilts using it, so it has definitely seen some hours logged already and it performs just like new.

  • Great Machine
    Verified Purchase

    I LOVE this machine! I just received it this weekend. I had it up and sewing within 15 minutes. The LCD display is easy to read and selecting stitches is so simple. The screen clearly states what foot to use. I actually made a sewing block template that shows all the stitches. Great machine. It runs quietly and I love the see thru bobbin plate. Very easy to thread, the auto threader is a little tricker at first but now is a breeze. The only possible negative I have is the filling the bobbin. this might be operator error, but right now I can't seem to get a even fill. Bobbin seems to fill from the bottom up, then goes back and fills in the top. Would highly recommend!

  • Love my new machine
    Verified Purchase

    I had some reservations about purchasing when I read reviews about thread tangling problems. I found this to be true but only with an upholstery thread when reversing. Changed out the thread and it sews beautifully even through heavy upholstery fabric. Love that I can see the bobbin and the drop in is wonderful. Really hated pulling up thread. Found the auto threader works great but I had to look closer at the picture in the instruction manual to figure out how it worked. When researching this purchase I found other retailers said an instructional CD and a walking foot were included. They were not included in this purchase. Overall this is a great machine and the features make sewing fun again. Shipping took longer than most Overstock purchases.

  • Amazingly Shocking!!!!
    Verified Purchase

    I received my new Brother sewing machine day before yesterday and I am still in shock. What an amazing machine! Its everything they said it would be and more. My machine seems brand new, I see not clue of a former life anywhere or with any of the attatchments. For it being a reconditioned machine it is in brand new condition. I have sewn all the built in stitches and charcters and am amazed at the quality and ease of use. One thing the ad didn't tell you though, is that you do get a hard plastic cover with this machine. You really don't need a carrying case unless you take your machine to a lot of classes. It it light weight. I was very nervous doing this online without being able to actually touch or run the machine but couldn't be more thrilled with it! If you are interested in this machine, don't think twice...Do It! My husband and I are still in shock. This reconditioned offer has to be the best kept secret around. I will tell everyone about it. Thanks Overstock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Make sure to buy replacement plan!
    Verified Purchase

    I love this machine! It sews so well and I haven't had any issues with it. I do wish the arm was longer as I have to really roll up my fabric if I'm sewing a big piece. My machine arrived it brand new condition. The only big negative is that I have had this machine for 5 months and I am already having a technical issue. One of the prongs where the plug connects on the machine is loose and gets pushed into the machine when the cord is attached. I have to jiggle the cord to get any power and it will cut out at any moment. I called overstock and they are extremely nice and are helping me replace it since I purchased the additional protection plan. The replacement plan is definitly worth the little bit of extra money and I would advise it on a refurbished item.

  • Love this Machine
    Verified Purchase

    I just started quilting and needed a machine that would help me get into this new hobby. I have only used the basic features of this machine, but I love it. It is easy to thread & use. I love the hand controls for speed vs. having to use the pedal (although there is a pedal, if you prefer to use it). I am excited to learn some of the other features of this machine! I've already completed 2 quilts using it, so it has definitely seen some hours logged already and it performs just like new.

  • Very good buy for the price
    Verified Purchase

    I have several machines, including one with a threading device on the machine, I found it to time cosuming and aggrivating on the 1st one and the same on this one. Thank God for tweezers, which should be included in the sewing accessory kit, buy a tweezer just for the threading that goes faster when done the old fashioned way by hand & eye. Reading the instruction booklet step by step is a must, because some buttons do 2 things after making adjustments to the machine. I purchased it for the alphabet sequence, which I haven't tried yet, my other had a computerized card which was very good and much more detail, but this seems like I'll be able to utilize more space without using additional attachments to the machine. The machine is quiet and very smooth, but that needle threading area is just to close for threading without being annoyed. At the price I would recommend it, but only if you have patience for the threading and time to sit and work on the different setting procedures. A very good buy and this had to be just a return cause there was notihing indicating it had been used. (wish the CD came with it)

  • Fantastic!!!
    Verified Purchase

    I have been sewing since I was a teen. I purchased this for our summer home. I have a Brother machine that I paid about $900.00ffor eight years ago. This machine does almost everything my expensive Brother does. What a wonderful bargain.

  • Like this machine with reservations
    Verified Purchase

    I am an experienced seamstress. My mother and I have always used brother machines for as long as I can remember (early '60s). I like the longevity, simplicity of use and ease of getting replacement parts for my old machines. I have never spent very much on machines, yet have made clothing, curtains, costumes, etc, on my brother machines. That being said, this machine worries me a little. The self threading needle is a study in agravation. Many times I have just given up and threaded it myself, which is made harder by the self threading attachment. The automatic reverse is okay. . . . I have made a kilt, a bed skirt and two pairs of curtains on this machine, and I"m still not sure about the reverse action. I keep the mannual that came with the machine at my fingertips for changing stitches and selecting fancy stitches, which is relatively easy. But without the mannual, it would not be as easy. The hem stitch is interesting. I hemmed both sets of curtains, and had to go back and touch up the spaces that didn't catch. I rate this machine as a 90 out of 100. I do like it, but it a fairly complex machine, and I worry that the issues I've had so far will get worse with use. I received the machine with a bent thread guide, which I am working on getting replaced. I received this machine is good time, and am happy with the Overstock process.

  • A little dissapointed.
    Verified Purchase

    Well, this is the first review that I can't rave over. The sewing machine is awesome, and the reason for the dissapointment was the condition of the product when I opened it. It said refubished so I was expecting that. But there was a misshap somewhere and I don't know where. I love Overstock and I did not return the machine. The box was intact, but the sewing machine was missing the bobbin winder part on the machine. The bobbin winder was in the box obviously broken and the pole for the thread would not pull up when I tried. Well I managed to pry it lose carefully with small pliers, like it was glued. The bobbin winder wasn't a big deal because I got a bobbin wider from the store and it is better to have a seperate winder so you can wind a bobbin without unthreading the machine. Soo in the end I do love the machine and I know I could have returned it I chose not to since this was what I could afford and besides the minor complication, it did not change how the machine works, it is fabulous and I recomend this sewing machine it is tough and gets the job done, with lots of features and the instructional dvd is great. I will always shop O.co and I did buy another sewing machine the 6600 model even after this machine came the wat it did, and the other one came perfect. So overall I won't complain too much it's on me if I chose not to return items and misshaps can happen when items are refurbished and not all refurbished items are lemons.

  • Brother SQ9000 w/Alphabet Font
    Verified Purchase

    I was a little undecided ordering a refurbished item. I LOVE LOVE this machine. The drop in Bobbin is GREAT. I do not know how I EVER got along without a automatic needle threader. I would NEVER buy one without now. The instruction were not the greatest on using the threader but after a few times I figured it out and I was prepared for that step...read about it in other reviews. Highly recommend this machine.

  • WOW!
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this sewing machine as a gift for my adult son. He loves it. Easy to operate and user friendly.

  • Verified Purchase

    I have had this machine several years and it works very well. It is easy to use and has served all my purposes!

  • Verified Purchase

    Had to return several times none ever worked. Will Never buy refurbished electronics again!

  • Verified Purchase

    I'm still proud to own this machine. I was just at the State Fair where the newer models are being used to embroider quilts and the ladies there all love working with these machines. The purple lace is a little much for this sewing dude, but I'm not afraid to loose masculinity because of purple lace, I'm sewing after all! I've sewn stuff sacks, tarps, kayak covers, duffle bags and repaired jeans, canvas, overalls and nylon tents with this machine. I can even sign my name with it. This is a fantastic buy.

  • Verified Purchase

    Having trouble with bobbin thread bunching up under the material.

  • Verified Purchase

    Awesome machine. Easy to use.

  • Brother sewing machine
    Verified Purchase

    This machine was much lighter than expected. Good for light sewing.

  • nice purchase
    Verified Purchase

    I'm not using ALL the option, but it's working properly

  • Love this sewing machine!
    Verified Purchase

    This sewing machine is just right for my beginner level sewing projects. It is easy to use, instructions are easy to follow, and I have not had any problems with it since I bought it for myself for Christmas several years ago.

  • Love the stretch stitch!
    Verified Purchase

    This is my first Brother. Have had it for quite a while. Haven't used the embroidery yet but have done a lot of general sewing with it. My stitches didn't look right, and I thought it was the bobbin tension, but I realized that I was using the wrong bobbins. This machine takes a bobbin that's a little higher than standard bobbins. Got the right bobbins and have had no problem since.

  • Perf
    Verified Purchase

    Works great. Years of use so far

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "What free motion quilting foot would I use on my Brother SQ9000, computerized machine?"

    • A:

      Hello mystikmomma, unfortunately, we do not have that information. We suggest you contact Brother.for that information. Thank you for shopping with us

  • Q:

    "Can I sew vynyl with the brother sq9000 and what size needle do I have to use?"

    • A:

      Hello devlee, unfortunately the Brother SQ9000 Computerized Sewing Machine w/ Alphabet Font (Refurbished) is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "What is the weight of this machine and how much of it is metal? Does it have a cover or case at all that comes with it? (I saw none listed.)"

    • A:

      Ship weight is 20 pounds. Materials: Metal Frame, ABS Plastic Shell. Comes with a hard plastic cover.

  • Q:

    "Does it have fee arm sewing (not sure if that is exactly the right term, but does part of the feed area drop down for doing things like sleeves, etc.)?"

    • A:

      Yes, that area comes apart for sleeves, etc.

  • Q:

    "Does this machine do stretch stitches for stretchy fabrics such as fleece?"

    • A:

      This machine is good for general use and should work with assorted fabrics such as fleece.

  • Q:

    "Description says "lightweight" - can you tell me how much it actually weighs?"

    • A:

      The shipping weight of the sewing machine is 20 pounds. The actual weight of the item would be slightly less than that.

  • Q:

    "does anyone know how to use the twin needle and what stitch is used that is 2 rows in front and zig zag on back"

    • A:

      Unfortunately, we do not have that information. Please refer to your instruction booklet for this matter.

    • A:

      If you want 2 straight rows on top and a zig-zag pattern on the bottom you can use the first two settings (00 and 01). The information booklet will tell you how to thread the machine for twin needle stitching, and the zig zag will be created by the bottom bobbing catching on both needles when you sew.

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