Stitch Easy | Brother PC420PRW Project Runway Computerized Sewing Machine Review
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Brother PC420PRW Project Runway Computerized Sewing Machine Review

If you are a beginner to sewing or have long ventured into professional territory, the Brother Brother PC420PRWPC420PRW sewing machine has got your back. Part of the limited edition Project Runway series, this computerized machine can deliver 820 stitches per minute and features up to 294 built-in stitches for all your sewing needs.

The PC420PRW comes with a host of easy-to-use additions like the adaptable sewing speed, one-touch reverse stitch, automatic thread threader and trimmer, F.A.S.T. bobbin system, LCD screen, and LED lights for easy viewing. To seal the deal, the machine is bundled with a total of 13 presser feet and loads of sewing tools and accessories for free.

A closer look at the Brother PC420PRW

Choose from 294 stitch patterns

What’s great about the PC420PRW is that it comes with a whopping 294 pre-programmed stitches, along with 10 different styles of automatic buttonholes and three fonts of numbers, letters, and characters. This can be broken down into 31 decorative stitches (heirloom, shell tuck, vines, hearts, etc.), 67 utility stitches (straight, stretch, zigzags, patchwork, etc.), 16 satin stitches, 5 cross stitches, and 55 letters/characters in three different fonts (Script, Gothic, and Outline).

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These stitches can be selected with the panel control buttons and there’s a dozen direct-select buttons for quick access to the stitches that you use the most. Most of the stitches have an adjustable length of up to 5-millimters and width of 7-millimeters. As a bonus, this model also feature Brother’s My Custom Stitch creator that will let you make your very own patterns and save them to the machine for later use.

User-friendly powerhouse

Brother-PC420PRW-2aWith the ability to generate 820 stitches per minute, there’s no doubt that this computerized sewing machine has the power required by professional projects. Even better, the folks at Brother balanced the PC420PRW out by giving it a solid metal construction for stability and a number of user-friendly features for convenience.

For starters, it has a bright LCD screen that allows easy stitch selection at a glance. There’s also a handy LED light when working at night or in poorly-lit areas. Threading automation and handling are taken care of by the automatic threader and trimmer, while the quick set bobbin eliminates the need to pull it up and thread manually. And when you need to move your work from place to place, the built-in carrying handle will let you haul the machine wherever you go.

Over a dozen presser feet included

The Brother PC420PRW is bundled with a total of 13 snap-on presser feet with adjustable pressure. These consists of the following:

  • Buttonhole foot for creating buttons
  • Zipper foot for inserting zippers
  • Overcastting foot for finishing the edges
  • Zigzag foot with leveling button for thicker seams
  • Blind stitch with guide
  • Walking foot for quilts and heavier fabrics
  • Quilting foot for free-motion designs
  • Button-fitting foot for sewing buttons on
  • Open Toe foot for easier stitching
  • Non-stick foot for leather and vinyl
  • Adjustable Piping/Zipper foot that works with both left and right seams

Free organizer tray and accessories

Aside from the 13 presser feet, the set comes with several handy accessories to complete your sewing needs. These accessories include a six-pack of needles, 4 bobbins, 4 spool caps, extra spool pin, seam ripper, small and large screwdrivers, twin needle, eyelet punch, and cleaning brush.


There’s also an optional accessory in the form of the SA537 Extra Wide Extension Table (sold separately) for large-scale projects. Instead of having a simple box compartment in the machine’s extension arm, the PC420PRW has an organizer tray for all the included accessories. This makes it a whole lot easier to store and find your sewing tools and presser feet when needed.

Additional information

The Brother PC420PRW Project Runway computerized sewing machine measures 11 by 7.87 by Brother-PC420PRW-6a17.32 inches (D x W x H) and tips the scales at approximately 17 pounds. It is covered by the manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty on parts and service.

Last thoughts on the Brother PC420PRW

Consumers that have bought and used the PC420PRW from Brother have loved the design and functionality it has, as well as just how easy the machine is to use. With the 294 built-in stitches available, you have plenty to work with and create a diverse range of items. The Brother PC420PRW sewing machine is a great option for sewists of all levels.





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