*Consumer Reports "Type Electronic, Brand & Model, Brother Innov-is 40 Project Runway "Limited Edition, Price $400, Overall Score 79" a CR Recommended Sewing Machine, May 2010. We’re also excited to announce that the Innov-is 40 sewing machine was listed as a Top 25 gift choice in the January 2012 issue of Consumer Reports magazine"
Note: AllBrands cannot sell the Brother NS40 on the internet (local dealer-only model), but we do have the better 50 stitch Project Runway PC210 models with longer arm space between needle and neck, and a fabric pressure dial for free motion quilting and darning which the shorter arm NS models do not have.
For the Sewing enthusiast, quilter or crafter who wants a versatile, computerized machine, the Innov-ís 40 represents a solid value. Lightweight but packed full of features, this machine is great for beginner and experienced seamstresses alike.
- Stitch width up to 7mm
- Advanced needle threading system
- Multiple Needle Positions
- Top, drop-in, Quick-Set™ bobbin
- Automatic bobbin winding system
- Number of needles: One, with twin needle capability
- Upper Thread Tension System for perfect stitches on any fabric: Manual
- Drop feed function
- Free arm
- Maximum Sewing Speed (stitch per minute): 850
- LCD Monochrome display
- US Warranty 25 Years Head, 6 Years Electrical, 2 Years Parts, 2 Years Labor
- Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
- Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Accessory Storage: Built-in
Carrying Case: Soft cover
Included Accessory Feet: Yes
Warranty: 25 year limited warranty
UPC Code: 012502618966
Machine Dimensions: 13.46" x 7.11" x 9.52"
Machine Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
UL/CSA Listed: y⁄110v
- Seam ripper
- Needle set
- Twin needle
- Eyelet punch
- Cleaning brush
- Spool caps
- Accessory bag
- Foot controller
- Instruction manual
- Soft Cover
- 1-Step Buttonhole foot "A"
- Overcasting foot "G"
- Monogramming foot "N"
- Zipper foot "I"
- Zigzag foot "J" (on machine)
- Blind stitch foot "R"
- Button fitting foot "M"
Name of product: Brother Innov-is 40 sewing machine Price we paid: $400 Date of Consumer Reports full report: March 2009 What it is. This full-featured electronic sewing machine from Brother has 40 preprogrammed stitches, an automatic needle threader, and an easy to use bobbin-winding system. You might recognize this machine from the popular Bravo show “Project Runway,” on which aspiring fashion designers use Innov-is 40 machines or their sibling model Innov-is 80 during their weekly design challenges. Brother says that no matter what your sewing skills are, you’ll be able to turn out creative projects using the machine’s advanced functions. But there are no guarantees that the clothes you make using this sewing machine will impress Heidi Klum, the supermodel host of “Project Runway,” and her fashion-industry panel of judges. What we liked. The Innov-is 40 has a variety of features usually found on more expensive models. The one-step stitch selector is a cinch to use—its dial moves effortlessly—and the thread cutters on the bobbin winder and the drop-in bobbin case minimize tangling as stitching starts. In our preliminary tests, the Innov-is 40’s performance has been comparable to that of other electronic machines. What we didn’t like. So far, we’ve seen no noteworthy downsides to this sewing machine. Our initial take. The Brother Innov-is 40 has performed well in our preliminary sewing and ease-of-use tests. This sewing machine provides many useful features and a wide variety of stitches, all in a reasonably priced package. Better machines are on the market, but you’ll pay more for them. Essential information: Read our free buying advice for sewing machines and take a look at what’s going on in our labs as we test sewing machines. Look for our full Ratings-based report on sewing machines in the March 2009 issue of Consumer Reports, online and on sale in early February.
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