Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine Review

Brother CS5055PRW is the most affordable in the bunch of runway sewing machine types. Brother International Corporation, the proud manufacturers of this brand new product has incorporated more features to the convenience of the users and also made this advanced product available at more affordable prices. This is such an amazing product which can produce creative high-end fashions with its incredibly easy-to-learn features. Without any doubt, you can consider this product is a good bang for your money.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 19.5 x 10.8 x 16 inches
  • Machine Weight: 10.1 pounds
  • Built-in Sewing Stitches: 50
  • Automatic needle threader
  • 5 one step buttonhole styles
  • Warranty: 25-year

Structure and Design

The current model is an ultra lightweight model which weighs just about 10.1 pounds which would make this machine as portable. This is a limited edition sewing machine which is fully computerized. The current machine in review will reach to the users with the bright LCD screen which is lacking in some other sewing machines of current time such as Singer 4411 heavy duty sewing machine. The machine is auto-powered and is built for high utility as well as quick stowing after use. This model has been constructed with as many as 50 built-in stitches along with 5 buttonholes. This is a 110 V AC machine and is coming with a 25 year limited warranty which means that this product will last longer.

Lasting Features

Portability Feature: This ultra-weight model of sewing machine can be easily transported from one place to another by using the convenient carrying handle. This machine will be great for you to carry for your sewing classes.

Threading your Needle: With this machine, you can thread your needle with much ease as this is constructed with an automatic needle threader. You will have to just touch a lever for making your needle threaded.

Easy-view Display Screen: As mentioned earlier, this machine has been constructed with LCD display screen along with an intuitive stitch selector. With this, you can choose your desired stitch function by using the pushbuttons. You also have the chance to see your selection getting displayed on the display screen.

Stitch Guide: Along with stitch type selected, the selected length and width will also be displayed on the screen. This feature also will guide you to the ideal foot for making use of the selected stitch types.

Spool Pin: The vertical spool pin would allow you to ensure consistent feeding especially for metallic threads. According to the sewing machine reviews, this feature is typically found only in more expensive machines.

Fifty Built-in Stitches: There are almost 50 in-built stitches in this machine with 87 stitch functions which include a range of utility stitches, decorative stitches, heirloom stitches along with quilting stitch functions.

Quick-set Bobbin: With the quick-set top bobbin, you can just drop in your bobbin and pull the thread through the slot for starting to sew.

Five Buttonholes: With the help of five one-step and custom-sized buttonholes will allow you give a professional touch for your buttonholes.

Brighter Workplace: The workplace will be super bright in this machine which is LED-lit. The bright area will allow you to view the details of your clothing and it makes easier for you to sew through darker fabrics.

Outstanding Features

Along with the above mentioned features, there are also some outstanding features in this machine which make this machine as the best sewing machine of recent times.

Stitch Chart: You can see all the in-built stitches at a glance with the stitch chart that is printed on the front of your sewing machine. With this, your reference is made easy.

Winding Made Easy: The bobbin winding is fast, easy and reliable in this machine. Place your upper thread in position and bobbin set on the winder to make your bobbin to do the work for you.

Exceptional Feed: The feed system is exceptional in the current sewing machine which would allow you to move the fabric smoothly for the purpose of precisely formed stitches.

Free-Motion Quilting: With the drop feed feature of this machine, free-motion quilting is made possible. You can be able to get creative with all your quilting projects more easily.

In the Box: Your sewing machine will be accompanied by a set of accessories which are: Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Three Bobbins, Needle Set, Twin Needle, Cleaning Brush, Screwdriver, Extra Spool Pin, Seam Ripper, Foot Controller Pedal.

Easy to Use

The operation with this sewing machine is easier when you start to use all the above mentioned convenient features. In addition, you can make use of the zipper foot and built-in zipper insertion in order to achieve even stitching. With the over-casting foot and over-casting stitch will help in achieving a clean and serged-like edge more easily. Moreover, the built-in stitch functions along with the buttonhole features will help you adding extra fine and custom touch for your works.


  • This machine is easy to set-up.
  • This machine can be able to sew through the thicker fabrics with much ease.
  • The lighter weight of this machine is an added advantage.


  • There are lots of plastic parts in the construction of this machine.
  • The storage compartment in this machine is small.


Thus, Brother CS5055PRW is remarkably easy to learn and use. You can start sewing very quickly with this machine even if you are a beginner. The loads of convenient features make this machine ideal for both the beginners and intermediate level sewers. If you need more in-built stitches, check this out Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW.

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