Brother XR9500PRW

Complete Brother XR9500PRW Review

Looking to buy a new sewing machine? This Brother XR9500PRW review will highlight the key features and qualities of these types of sewing machines!

Brother XR9500PRW: Features

110 Built-in Stitches 

When it comes to stitches, you generally want to have a good number to choose from. This will allow you to have a wide variety of stitches to choose from when working on your project. The Brother XR9500PRW has 110 built-in stitches, giving you a great variety to choose from. 

Automatic Buttonholes

This model comes with 8 different styles of automatic buttonholes. When working on your project, all you need to do is select the style you want and then the machine will do the rest for you. 

Stitching Speed

The Brother XR9500PRW has a speed of 800 stitches per minute. This is a good sewing speed for a sewing machine and most sewing machines are around 800-850 stitches per minute. 

Automatic Needle Threader

The Brother XR9500PRW makes threading your needle a breeze with its advanced needle threading system. This system threads the needle for you, saving you time and frustration. 

Quick Set-Up Bobbin

With the Brother XR9500PRW’s top drop-in bobbin system, set up is quick and easy, allowing you to start your project in no time. 

LCD Screen

On the front of the machine, there is a big LCD screen to change your stitch, pattern, color, etc…

Drop Feed 

For those who love to quilt, the XR9500PRW has a drop feed to allow the machine to free motion quilting. 

Sewing Font 

For basic monogramming, the XR9500PRW comes with 55 built-in letterings to choose from. 

7 Presser Feet

There are 7 presser feet included with the XR9500PRW. This allows the sewer to easily change between presser feet to fit the needs of their projects. The feet are easily adjustable and the LCD screen will tell you which foot is the best for the project you’re working on.

Monogramming Foot

This foot has a wide, open toe to allow visibility and a large range of motion for the needle. It is mainly used for embroidery, decorative stitches, and free motion monograms. 

Blind Stitch Foot

This foot is used for hemming and top stitches due to its guide in the middle of the foot 

Zipper Foot

This allows the needle to stitch close to a raised edge by the teeth of a zipper so that you can add zippers to your project.

Zigzag Foot

This foot is used for utility sewing and is the most common foot, allowing you to sew straight stitches. 

Button Sewing Foot

This foot holds the button in place while you sew and attach your button. 

Buttonhole Foot

This foot clips onto the machine to hold the button in place. 

Overcasting Foot

This foot is used to sew over edges and gives a similar edge to an overlocker. 


Brother believes in high-quality machines at a reasonable price. To ensure their customers with the best quality, Brother offers a 25-year warranty on all of their machines. If you have any issues with your Brother machine, you can always call their phone number or go online for lifetime support. 


  • Large work table for quilting
  • Needle set
  • Ballpoint needle
  • Twin needle
  • Three bobbins enclosed
  • Extra spool pin
  • Seam ripper
  • Cleaning brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Foot controller
  • Manual
  • Hard exterior cover


  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 17.6 inches
  • Weight: 9.9 pounds
  • Sewing rate: 850 stitches per minute
  • 100 built-in stitches
  • 25-year warranty
  • Fonts for applying letters and monogramming
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Quick set up
  • Computerized stitch selection
  • Free arm to easily reach spots like sleeves and cuffs
  • Large work table
  • Drop feed dogs
  • Adjustable sewing speeds
  • No carrying caseNo automatic thread cutter, though there is a thread cutter.
  • Throat area isn’t that big

Sample Customer Review…Love this machine! Best sewing machine for a basic, beginning sewer or crafter. Bought this based on the reviews, the fact that it has a quilting table attachment, and can do limited embroidery. It is just awesome!! It has a removable “table” area to do hems or to add the quilting table attachment. It has a TON of different stitches, and even includes some pictures and letters for limited embroidery (an awesome little extra) for writing on quilting blocks, or in the corners of blankets, etc. It is easily adjustable and easy to change the settings, width of the stitch, style, etc. It self-threads the bottom piece and is actually quite easy to thread the needle. In fact, the sewing teacher said she never had anyone thread their machine on the first try before! It’s really just all I could ask for as an occasional hemmer, crafter, and beginning quilter. Would highly recommend it, and actually, the other person in my class ended up ordering the same one because it was just so great!

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Ease of use 

The Brother XR9500PRW is an easy-to-use sewing machine. The machine comes with clear directions printed on every adjustment except the thread tension. The directions are also printed on a sticker, making it easy to remove if you prefer not to have them. Everything you may need help with is on the machine to easily learn the machine.

The machine also has a backlit display that most other sewing machines lack. There are also recommendations for which presser foot to use with your stitch displayed on the screen.

The Brother XR9500PRW even has automatic sewing to help your decorative stitches look perfect, along with a manual thread cutter and a design leaving your needle in the down position when raising the presser foot. 

Easy to set up 

When beginning to sew, having a machine that is easy to set up will help simplify the process of your first sewing project.

Though experienced sewers have no problem setting their sewing machines up, those just learning to sew may not know where to start, and having an easy-to-set-up machine is really helpful.

The instructions with the Brother XR9500PRW explain everything in detail to set up the machine. Its advanced needle threading and quick set up top drop-in bobbin are well explained in the manual to quickly allow you to start sewing. 

Button work

Button work is an important aspect of sewing. The Brother XR9500PRW has an automatic buttonhole feature that uses a specialized presser foot. Setting up this feature is easy to do. Reviews say the machine has trouble with the marks to line up the buttonhole perfectly but reinforces the buttonhole better than other sewing machines. 


For a reasonable price, the Brother XR9500PRW performs extraordinarily well. Compared to higher-priced machines, the XR9500PRW performs just as well at a much lower price.

Great for Beginners 

The Brother XR9500PRW is great for beginners due to its easy-to-use features. Sewing on this machine is easy to learn and is good for growing your skills.

Newcomers looking to learn the craft of sewing and quilting will find this three-speed control machine helpful and easy to set up when getting started. Intermediate sewers will find this sewing machine a step up from a previous machine they have outgrown.

Advanced sewers will enjoy this machine as well with its variety of stitches, a work table suitable for quilting, and an automatic buttonhole. Advanced users may need more features not included with this machine, however, like a knee lifter, pressure control, a manual presser foot, and bigger throat space.

Overall, it will depend on the projects you will be working on. If you’re doing heavy industrial projects, the Brother XR9500PRW may not be the best option. 


In conclusion, the Brother XR9500PRW is a great choice for those looking at a lower-cost, high-quality sewing machine!

This machine is a great choice for beginners and intermediate sewers looking to grow their skills with an easy-to-learn machine.

More advanced sewers will enjoy this machine as well with the variety of features offered. If you are a more advanced sewer, however, you will want to keep in mind that this machine won’t have all of the features needed for more complex projects.

I hope this review was helpful and happy sewing!

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Written by: Kelsey Norby

Edited by: Claudio Hudtwalcker

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