Sewing Jeans with the Brother DreamWeaver XE VM6200D

I was thrilled to take part in preview of the new V-series sewing machines from Brother.  The three new machines in this new V-series offer new technology that can really make your sewing and embroidery fun and easy … sew straight laser vision guide, v-sonic pen pal, drop light embroidery placement, just to name a few.

Since my Angela Wolf Jean Pattern’s  are  ready to launch in October, I thought it would be fun to put together some blog posts sewing my jeans to help you follow along and brag about the new Brother Dreamweaver XE VM6200D.  This machine just came out so if you are thinking of picking up a new machine, you have to check this one out.

So, I have to tell you about this sew straight laser vision light.  When I heard this, I really couldn’t imagine how this could work.  I sew all the time, how on earth can this help me sew a straight line?  First off, if you need help sewing a straight line – this feature is incredible!  For me, I usually use the foot or guide on the plate to sew straight.  I have to admit, after using the laser light for an entire day I noticed my eyes felt better (from not staring) and I was able to sit up straighter, instead of leaning over the machine.  I know your thinking, go buy glasses 🙂

Anyway, this is how this works.  The laser is shown on the main sewing screen.  Simply touch the icon and you are given a range of 10.5mm to adjust the laser position.  In the pictures below you can see the laser light on my fingers.  The lighting on this machine is so bright (perfect for sewing black fabric), I had to lower the light level to less than half to take this picture.

Now let’s get onto our first jean sewing lesson – sewing the upper flap for the back pockets with perfect topstitching.

Brother™ has provided me with the DreamWeaverTM XE, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

8 thoughts on “Sewing Jeans with the Brother DreamWeaver XE VM6200D”

  1. Your Jeans pockets are fabulous. Can’t wait to see the other features of this machine. The laser light seems like a great enhancement. Sewing accurate top-stitching is always a little tedious. I am thinking of accurate quilt piecing with a 1/4 inch seam too.


  2. Angela, I’ve been looking for reviews on the new Dreamweaver series of machines. I certainly enjoyed your jean pocket video and seeing the Dreamweaver machine in action. I’m considering a purchase of the Dreamweaver VE3000. It is the model that sews only, no embroidery. I see you did this machine review back in Sept. Could you comment or email me what your feelings are about the machine now that is is January 2013. Are you still sewing on this machine? If so I would appreciate an updated review. There are so few reviews on the internet at this time. Thank you.


    1. Hi Angie,
      Yes I do still use this machine, in fact I have some new videos going up next week that you might find interesting. The longer J-foot is awesome! I have no problem sewing over layers of fabric and topstitching is perfect. The lazer light really comes in handy, more than I thought – one of the videos next week will show my struggle with a shiny fabric and instaling a zipper.
      Any specific questions you have?


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