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PQ1600S Sewing & Quilting Machine

Heavy duty. High speed straight stitching.

$2,659.95 RRP (Inc. GST)

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The Brother PQ1600S is a powerhouse machine that belongs in the sewing room of every serious quilter and seamstress. It is a high-speed straight stitching machine, sewing up to 1,500 stitches per minute, with 8.6” of workspace. The Brother exclusive pin feed mechanism ensures even-feed when dealing with problem fabrics while the adjustable feed dog levels with 4 different feed dog settings allows any fabric to easily glide through. Boasting a removable knee lift, wide extension table for quilting, automatic thread cutter, needle threader, full range foot pressure adjustment plus 7 feet for quilting and dressmaking, the PQ1600S promises efficiency and speed.

Key Features

  • 1,500 stitches per minute
  • 4 Feed Dog height adjustments
  • Needle threader
  • Easily adjustable presser-foot pressure control
  • Extra-large extension table
  • Automatic thread cutter

  • 5-Year Return-to-Base Warranty
  • 405 x 405px - Expanded Polystyrene-free Sticker_Solid Green


The PQ1600s straight stitch sewing machine is the ideal machine for garment makers, accessory creators and quilters alike.

Stitch straight and strong up to 7mm stitch length, without losing strength or quality. Power through projects with impressive stitching speeds of up to 1,500 stitches per minute.

Work on any sized project with more height and width in the fabric bed: 145mm (h) x 220mm (w) (5.7" x 8.6"). Go large with no fuss and no extra expenditure with the included wide table.

Achieve perfection on hems, French seams and more with the unique flexible presser foot. Divided into two independently moving sides, you can sew fabrics of two different thicknesses at the front and rear.

Keep control when working with the adjustable pin feed mechanism, four feed dog settings, knee lifter, vertical rotary hook and full range foot pressure adjustment. Save time with the heavy weight thread guide, automatic thread cutter and enhanced F.A.S.T. needle threader.

The Brother PQ1600S: one machine, endless possibilities.


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Features in Depth

Long and strong
Stitch length up to 7mm without losing strength or quality.

Super-size your projects
Work on any sized project with more height and width in the fabric bed: 145 (h) x 220 (w)mm (5.7" x 8.6"). Go large with no fuss and no extra expenditure with the included wide table.

Presser-foot pressure adjustment dial
Tackle a wide variety of fabric thicknesses with a smooth and consistent stitch quality using the ergonomic, colour-coded presser foot pressure dial.

Advanced needle threading system
The F.A.S.T needle threading system saves time and effort, so you can work through projects in extra quick time.

Knee lifter
Keep your hands on your work with the removable knee lift.

Vertical rotary hook
Strong and robust, the vertical rotary hook will produce clean and aligned seam finishes.

Bobbin case cover

The side cover makes care and maintenance around the bobbin case a breeze. A metal bobbin is provided for durability and increased thread capacity.

Thread tension

Achieve accurate tension control with the convenient manual dial system.

Automatic needle lowering mechanism

Pre-program the needle up/down position so that when the machine stops, you’re ready to jump back in.

Heavy-weight thread guide

Take on thick threads in combination with thick materials with minimal adjustments to your tension.

Feed dog adjuster

With four built-in feed dog positions the PQ1600S can tackle a wide variety of fabrics, from heavy-duty denims to tricky velvets.

Automatic thread cutter

Snip your top and bottom threads instantly at the touch of a button.

Precision pin feeding system

Easily sew a wide variety of fabrics, especially thin, slippery and soft materials, thanks to Brother’s Pin Feed precision fabric feeding system.

What's in the Box

  • General Purpose Foot
  • Rolled Hem Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Invisible Zipper Foot
  • 1/4" Quilting Foot
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot
  • Pin Feed Foot
  • Wide Table
  • Knee Lifter
  • Foot Controller
  • Bobbins
  • Needle set: 65/9 (1), 75/11 (2), 90/14 (1), 100/16 (1)
  • Ball Point Needle 90/14 (1)
  • Fabric Separator
  • Feed Pin
  • Feed Pin Changer
  • Seam Guide
  • Spool Cap
  • Spool Net
  • Spool Cushion
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Operation Manual
  • Dust Cover
  • Accessory Bag

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Design Computerised, Mechanical
Function Quilting, Sewing
Machine Size Large
Machine Type Sewing Machine, Small Business Use, Straight Sewer
Skill Level Advanced, Intermediate
Use Business, Home
Accessory Compartment Yes
Bobbin Type Vertical
Case Semi-rigid soft case
Hardware Type Mechanical
Insertion of Bobbin Quick Set Bobbin
Number Of Needles 1
Wide Table Included
Adjustable presser foot Manual
Drop feed setting Manual
Extension Wide Table Yes
Free Motion Yes
Knee lift Yes
Lighting LED
Maximum Sewing Speed 1500 SPM
Maximum Stitch Length 7 mm
Foot controller Yes
Number of Included Presser Feet 8
Pivot function Yes
Sewing Arm Length 8.5"
Warranty 5-Year Return-to-Base. 12 months for commercial purposes. T&Cs apply.
Adjustable Thread Tension Manual
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Bobbin Winder F.A.S.T
Needle Threading System Standard
Machine Dimension 196 x 460 x 320 mm
Weight 10.8 kg

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