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Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine Review




The Brother HC1850 is one of the most top-notch sewing machines in the market today. It’s chock-full of amazing features, that can easily deal with the most complex quilting tasks, alongside bigger projects like dressmaking. This machine is flexible enough to perform every type of stitching job imaginable – Such as crafting projects, creating wonderful decorative stitches, making quilts or blankets, sewing buttonholes on fabrics, and plenty more.



The HC1850 is perhaps one of the best examples of a mid-range type monogram machine. This means that the model can be handled by both experts and new users alike – Another testament to its renowned flexibility. This is most likely what the creators of this machine had in mind when they were making it, since it allows you to do whatever you wish as far as sewing is concerned.



So why should you choose the Brother HC1850? Trying to find a decent enough sewing machine that can perform all tasks (like monogramming, embroidery, stitching, quilting, dressmaking or just by making clothes through tiny ornamental-style stitches across its seams and other parts of the clothes is tough – So the HC1850 is most likely your best bet here. Its structure actually reminds us a lot of the Brother XR9500PRW.

And if you specialize in making blankets or quilting, and want to build a feathering, quilting, or any sort of project that involves lots of amazing stitches or appliques over the edges or seams of the fabric, then the HC1850 is excellent for you. This heavy duty sewing machine has lots of surprises stored inside its compact body. No matter if you choose to use the machine’s controls, or step on that foot pedal, this machine is still the best choice for you. For those who are physically challenged or disabled, the foot pedal alone already makes this machine worth paying. So to sum it all up, the machine can sew, stitch, embroider, and quilt like no other. We also enjoy the fact that it’s super-easy to use alongside a computer.



Known as one of the best sewing machine for beginners, the HC1850 works through fabrics like a professional sewing machine should. The gigantic LCD screen display is a sure sign that this is no traditional sewing machine – It allows you to select, try out, and change your stitch patterns and designs until you have picked out the right pattern that’s perfect for your project. While using the machine, you can easily switch or edit the stitches by pushing just one button. This model comes with its own quick-setting bobbin, as well as fourteen various types of stitching functions. Fourteen is a few, but it blows away ordinary types of sewing patterns out of the water. This results in free-motion quilting that looks and feels so much better than the others.



The Brother HC1850 has over 130 unique stitching patterns – This includes at least eight types of one-step buttonholes, seven variants of punctuation marks, eight types of specialty symbols, and 55 alphanumeric sewing stitches. This is pretty much similar to other Brother sewing machines, such as the Brother SQ9185. All stitches can result in the best kind of monogramming, even when you’re only adding somebody’s initials to one of their personal belongings – Such as a child’s bag or uniform. With this, you can make the cutest handbags from a whole assortment of patterns found inside your nearest quilting store, right before applying them as monograms to give off as gifts to your loved ones.

The stitches that come with the HC1850 include heirloom stitching, quilting stitching, and embroidery stitching types. Thanks to this machine, creating the perfect kind of stitch for fabrics has never been so much easier. And when it comes to the feet, the machine covers zigzag foot, monogramming foot, zipper foot, blind stitching, overcasting, button foot, buttonhole foot, and quilting foot. This is already enough to keep sewers busy with new projects. It has a measurement of 12.5” x 19.25” x 15.25”. Despite being able to tackle heavy projects, the Brother HC1850 is actually one of the more lightweight machines out there. You can carry it everywhere with you – To a sewing class, at home, to your dressmaker store, etc. It’s also got an automatic needle threader and a dial that can control the needle’s speed – Allowing new users to be able to control the machine to their liking.



There’s also an extendable table that gives you a larger sewing area in case you’re about to handle bigger pieces of cloth, or make a quilt or blanket. It also has six buttonholes.



An excellent background light compliments your sewing and allows you to work even during the late hours of the night. This is why the HC1850 has its own LED-lit working space, giving you enough brightness so you can view every detail of your current projects, and perform stitches on them without making a small mistake.



The HC1850 has its own instructional DVD and a whole bunch of manuals to guide you with any stitching problem that you may encounter, and be able to get the most out of your machine as easy as possible, and solve them with loads of confidence.

Those who are still new to the world of sewing can use the Brother HC1850 as an extremely helpful tool for sewing works and sewing machine repair jobs. It’s filled with loads of useful features – But despite all that, it’s very lightweight. In fact, those who commonly purchase this model are either 1.) Younger folks who are taking up sewing classes in school, or 2.) Those who are new to sewing in general. Along with the Brother 1034D, this is the ultimate grab-it-and-go anywhere type of sewing machine for budding fashion designers.



Features include: An adjustable sewing speed, and a bright working area. There’s also a quick-setting bobbin and easy-bobbin winding that lets you start and finish projects in a cinch.

Pros: Purely computerized stitching. Also has backlit controls. Very lightweight. Has its own detachable table and foot. Includes needle threader and drop-in bobbin.

Cons: If your current location does not support 120-volt ACs, then you might want to find another machine instead. Some of its features might overwhelm newbies at first, despite it being a good machine for starters. 

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