Brother XR9500PRW: Detailed Unbiased Review

When we speak of the best sewing machine makers, Brother is one of the best sellers in the world with so many great sewing machines.

Speaking of beginner sewing machines, the company has Brother CS6000i and if we talk about the best sewing machine for experts, the company makes models like Brother SE600, and Brother PQ1500SL.

When it comes to the intermediates, Brother XR9500PRW is the best choice, and today in this post, I’ll review this sewing machine and talks about the key features and specification.

So if you are planning to buy a Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine, do not decide anything until you read this detailed review till the end.

I’ve several things to talk about with regard to this particular model.

The company Brother is not only known for making Sewing Machines, but they also make some really good embroidery machines as well as Serger.

It is also a well-known brand for Printers, Machine tools, Typewriters, etc.

Brother has established itself as a trustworthy brand for the sewing machine and I’ve no doubt about that.

I’ve reviewed several models of Brother sewing machines in my previous posts and this article focuses on Brothers XR95000RPW.

Brother xr9500prw New Vs Old

Brother XR95000PRW: Our Review

Brother XR9500PRW is one of the best models for those who are willing to spend not much on a sewing machine.

The company has released its upgraded model with the latest designs and added features which makes it even better now.

The look of the newer version looks pretty impressive.

Brother XR9500PRW review

Beautiful Design

One thing that matters a lot for me and also for many others is the design of any product.

If the design is not good, you probably wouldn’t buy that product, no matter what all the features it has.

Talking about Brother XR9500PRW design, it looks quite nice. It has been improved even further with the newer version.

The machine gives a premium look when you place it on the crafting desk. You would feel like flaunting it to your friends and family members.

It is a portable sewing machine that makes it easier to move from one place to another and can be stored just anywhere.

The extension table which slightly increases the overall size of the sewing machine can be easily detached making it even more convenient to store.

Easy to Setup

What I always look for in a sewing machine whenever I suggest any model to anyone is how easily it can be set up.

A sewing machine that is easy to set up helps beginners sewists specially to start with their first-ever sewing project.

Though the experts know every bit of sewing stuff and it doesn’t take them to set up their sewing machine but someone who just started to learn to sew, a sewing machine that is easy to set up is really helpful and Brother XR95000PRW is one of them.

Also see: Best Sewing Machine for Beginners

The manual explains everything to set up this sewing machine in minutes.

It comes with an advanced needle threading system which makes threading the needle through the eyes of the needle a breeze.

The whole path of the thread is sequentially explained in the manual.

The easy and quick setup top drop-in bobbin system makes you start quickly with sewing stuff.

Easy to Use

It is very easy to use the Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine with all the directions printed on the sewing machine.

Whether you have to change the stitches out of the 110 available ones or need to control the thread tension according to the requirement, you can do it pretty easily.

Brother XR9500PRW-LCD Screen

Everything is explained on the sewing machine itself. The back-lit LCD screen on the front displays everything from the stitches to the position.

The intuitive button just below the screen helps you choose the stitches.

The sewing machine comes with 8 sewing feet to make it easier and more convenient for different sewing needs such as making quilts, attaching a zipper, etc.

The machine has a big flip chart placed on the front to read the number corresponding to the stitch you want to choose.

You just need to set the number on the screen using buttons and you are ready to sew with the selected stitch.

Brother XR9500PRW-stitches

Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine comes with 8 styles of 1-step automatic buttonholes.

So you just need to choose the style and the job will be done with the press of a button.

Economical Price

While the sewing machine has so many interesting features (listed below) and how easy it is to set up and start with the sewing machine, Brother has set the price of this model very much affordable to the customers.

And, Brother XR9500PRW is worth spending the money that you have to pay to get it.

We being experts have tested several sewing machines within this price range and confidently say it offers great features for this price.

I don’t recall any sewing machine within this price range offering 110 built-in stitches.

Key features:

There are several great features that this sewing machine comes with. The key features are discussed below.

110 built-in Stitches

The more the number of built-in stitches, the better the sewing machine in general as you have more choices to decorate your crafting item.

Brother XR9500PRW comes with 110 built-in stitches to choose from. The older model had only 100 built-in stitches.

Automatic Buttonholes

It comes with 8 styles of 1-step automatic buttonholes. You just need to choose the style and it will do the job on its own.


Stitching Speed

The sewing machine can sew with great sewing speed.

It has the capability of stitching at 800 stitches per minute which is pretty good for such a sewing machine.

Automatic Needle Threader

Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine comes with an advanced needle threading system that makes threading needles a breeze.

No more hassle or a headache to push the thread through the eye of the needle manually.

It doesn’t take more than 1 second to thread the needle with an Advanced needle threading system.

Quick Set up Bobbin

Setting up a bobbin is pretty easy with Brother XR9500PRW.

It comes with a quick setup top drop-in bobbin system which helps you start quickly with your project.

LCD Screen

The front of the screen has a big LCD screen that displays everything.

In case you have to change the stitch, do it from the button just below this screen.

The screen shows which stitch pattern you have currently selected.

8 Presser feet

It comes with 8 different styles of presser feet to serve different needs.

Changing presser feet again is a breeze with Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine.

Comes with a hard case and an extension Table

To handle large projects such as quilts, this sewing machine comes with an extension table.

When you don’t need the extension table, you can detach it from the sewing machine easily.


Brother XR9500PRW is a Women’s Choice 2018 award-winning sewing machine. 9 out of 10 customers recommend this sewing machine.

With 110 built-in features and not being so expensive, it can be the best option for home sewists.

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