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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Brother, oh brother help, part 2 please ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Brother CS6000i help
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Date: 12/16/13 7:39 PM


Just received my Brother CS6000i. Two questions

1. Came with a hard cover that appears to have the styrofoam glued inside. The cover doesn't come all the way down over the machine. Leaves about 2 inches exposed at bottom. Is I that right ? Do I need to rip out the styrofoam ?

2. Didn't come with a cording (welding) foot. Is there one ?

I like the machine a lot. Still figuring it out. Couldn't find any info on my 2 questions above. Any help appreciated. I'm a sewing novice. Thanks
Theresa

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Date: 12/16/13 7:56 PM

Keep the styrofoam in. I have a Janome and Viking cover with the same thing. It protects the machine and give a snug fit.

Cording/welting feet are usually not part of a standard kit. You can use the zipper foot. Your owners manual should list all that comes with the machine.

Congratulations and enjoy your new machine!

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Date: 12/16/13 8:03 PM

The cover will come all the way down if you put it on with the name"Brother" facing front. If you look at the foam, there are cutouts for the thread guide, spool pin, etc.

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Date: 12/16/13 8:12 PM

I can't give an answer about the cover. The plastic covers I have had did not have styrofoam in them. Did the manual say that a cording foot was included? My guess is that it is extra. Brother feet are extra and usually pretty inexpensive. Check with your dealer or look online. I highly recommend an adjustable zipper foot like this one from Amazon: adjustable zipper. You will need to find the one that fits your machine-I don't know if this one does-it just says Brother. The adjustable foot like this is great for zippers and cording/piping.

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Date: 12/16/13 9:33 PM

Here is a link from brother.com
brother accessories

There are several cording feet. After clicking on "buy" for a particular accessory...then look for your sewing machine model # in the lists.

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Date: 12/17/13 1:03 AM

Definitely do not take the Styrofoam out, as it protects your machine when you move or store it. As far as the space at the bottom, I'm glad it's there. I keep my Brother set up on my sewing table and cover it with it's hard cover when not in use. The space gives room for the cords to still be plugged in and not be squished by the hard cover. I leave it and my serger plugged in, but turn off the power strip.

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Date: 12/17/13 11:41 AM

Another clue to leaving the Styrofoam in, besides the impression that it's pretty well wedged & glued in there--when the cover is properly placed over the sm, you can easily pick up the sm from the back, & it should feel the same as lifting it without the cover.

When I got my CS6000i, & compared pieces with the manual. it seemed there were about 3 "optional" feet & related items included.

HTH

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Date: 12/17/13 3:41 PM

Left the styrofoam in the case for my BL. The manual should have a list as well as pictures of what accessories come with the machine and another list with pictures as to those that are optional.

If you cannot find what you are looking for ask the dealer for assistance.

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Date: 12/19/13 11:54 AM

Besides having the "Brother" name toward the front of the machine, you have to push the spool pin down into the machine.

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