One of the most popular budget-friendly sewing machines on the market, the Brother ES2000 is designed for efficiency and quality. Priced between $130 and $200, this particular item is ideal for anyone who wants to purchase a good quality machine without spending too much. It is also quite easy to use, which makes it perfect for anyone who is just venturing into the world of home sewing. Its computerized feature is quite handy since it allows you to switch between stitches and various functions at the mere flick of a finger.
Thanks to the oversized work table, users can also use the machine to work on their embroidery. So, whether you want to add some decorative motifs to your bedsheets, pillowcases, linens, towels and the likes, you can be sure that the work table is big enough to accommodate your various projects. Users who are worried about finding their way around the machine will be glad to learn that the boxed packaging even includes a multilingual, detailed and fully illustrated instructions manual to guide you through the different features.
While the Brother ES2000 is packed with features designed to enhance your sewing experience, it also comes with a few drawbacks. For instance, a few users reported to have had some issues with the pressure regulator, which they found to be quite complex to use. According to some sewers found that they were unable to control how much pressure to exert on the pedal- something that proved to be problematic with fabrics like vinyl and the likes.
However, other than this drawback, this particular machine was mostly well-received by the majority of customers.
Doyousew Recommendation Level : MODERATE
Size and Weight: 5/5
At 11 pounds, the ES2000 is fairly portable. It certainly is not on the lighter side but most users will have absolutely no problem carrying the machine back and forth to sewing class. In fact, it even includes a hard shell carrying case to make it even easier for you to move it around. Size-wise, the apparatus is quite compact, which allows you to set it on just about any standard table, regardless of how small or large it is.
Sewers will be glad to learn that the machine is weighed enough to remain completely immobile while you sew- an added advantage for uses who plan on using it of extended periods of time.
Ease of Use: 4/5
Although the Brother ES2000 is a computerized model, it is quite easy for users to navigate through the different features.
Thanks to the built-in stich functions, you will be able to very easily navigate through a variety of stitches such as stitches designed for mending, garment construction, heirloom, quilting, stretch and decorative. This apparatus also includes an automatic needle threader to facilitate this often-tedious task for you.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
Designed for quilting and regular sewing, this particular model is handily equipped with no less than 77 built-in stitch functions. The computerized LED screen is extremely easy to navigate through and enables you to shuffle through various functions such as stich design and tension control. The 110 volt motor is surprisingly silent for a sewing machine, enabling sewers to use the machine at night.
The Brother ES2000 can sew up to 850 stitches per minute, which is faster than the similarly-priced Singer Sew Mate, and is quite impressive considering its fairly affordable price tag. Boasting of a quick-set bobbin as well as a thread sensor, the machine even includes 6 Feed Dogs as well as 5 one-step buttonhole styles. With a stitch width of 7mm and length of 5mm, it also includes several needle positions to help sewers reach the optimal angle for dressmaker sewing. The built-in thread cutter makes it even easier for you to dodge sewing mishaps. Thanks to the automatic needle threading, you won’t even have to fumble with the thread every time you want to use sew.
With the boxed packaging, customers will also receive a wide variety of accessories included in the accessory pouch. These include twin needles, needle pack, seam ripper, screwdriver, cleaning brush, bobbin and spool pin. Users can also make the most out of the stop/start button for a more precise sewing process. The same goes for the sewing speed that can be controlled through the LED monitor.
All things considered, the Brother ES2000 is quite a recommended purchase, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience in sewing. Perfect for moderate-duty use, this particular piece of sewing equipment is among the most versatile machines on the market and can be used for quilting, regular sewing and embroidery.
Since it’s a computerized model, the Brother ES2000 boasts of more stitch designs than the similarly-priced mechanical models Singer 4411 and Janome 2212, so for those users looking for more variety on their sewing this particular model might be a better fit.