Nice to meet you..That's great you are a beginner sewer. I've been sewing since I was in Jr. HS & made my first "gathered skirt". LOL. I actualkly leanred on my mother's 1040's Singer machine & in 1969 (the yr I got engaged to the man I've been married to for 37 yrs!) he gave me a White sewing machine for Christmas. I used that machine for everything...and in 2001, he bought me the top of the lline Husqvarna Viking. White & Viking are under the same ownership now & they have wonderful machines for all purposes. I don't know much about Brother, but from reading comments made on other bulletin boards, it is a great machine..What type of sewing are you interested in? Some gals like to sew apparel & of course there is home decorating. They also have machines that do have embroidery capabilities.
Good luck researching & let us know what you decided on!
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