Brother PC-420 PRW Project Runway Sewing Machine Review

If you're sewing projects need a very personalized touch, the Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine is a machine consistently worth considering. With a grand total of 294 stitches built-in and the option to create your own custom stitches, both beginner sewers and professional designers are well catered for.

Brother PC-420 PRW Sewing Machine Features

  • Computerized stitch selection
  • 294 stitches built-in
  • LCD Display with back light
  • Central controls for convenient operation
  • Twin needle function
  • Advanced needle threading system
  • Knee lifter built-in
  • Includes hard cover

Stitch Selection

The Brother PC-420 leaves you spoiled for choice by offering a selection of 294 stitches which are built into the machine, including 10 one-step buttonholes plus 3 styles of lettering which each have 55 alphanumeric characters. The array of utility and decorative stitches contain all the standard ones you'd expect, plus some more unique offers for working on those really fancy projects that need an artistic touch.

One of the most exciting features of this machine is the creation program which is aptly named My Custom Stitch. This program allows you to design your own custom stitches and store them onto the machine for future use. This feature takes customization to another level as you can create unique sewing patterns and get really creative.

LCD Panel

The LCD screen on the Brother PC-420 is a little small, but still has a nice clear image. The control panel allows you to set stitch selections and various settings via the 4 arrow buttons on the panel.


Brother sewing machines tend to be highly functional, making them beginner friendly. The PC-420 is no exception, with features such as an automatic needle threader and thread trimmer, beginners will not be left frustrated. The 6-point feed dog system ensures that your threads will move through with ease and will not result in problems of thread jamming. The speed slider allows you to adjust the sewing speed to your preference, which is ideal if you're new to sewing or you're working on a delicate project.

The knee lifter is a very handy feature which allows you to lift up the press foot while keeping your hands on your fabric. The knee lifter is a metal rod which can be attached to the machine optionally. It can be a bit awkward to use if you've never used one before, but you soon get used to it.


Brother is always generous when it comes to bundling accessories. The accessories for the Brother PC-420 are stored on board the machine to give you convenient access to them.

The wide range of accessories include a 13 press feet, Needle set, Twin needle, 4 bobbins, Extra spool pin, Spool net, Seem ripper, Cleaning brush, Eyelet punch, 2 Screwdrivers, Knee lifter, Foot pedal and a hard cover.


If you're a hardworking stream stress, you'll love the Brother PC-420 as it takes the hard work out of sewing and according to many consumers "sews like a dream". Not only is this machine highly efficient, it is also quiet in operation so you will not be given a headache when sewing after a long hard day.

The flexibility of this machine allows you to sew through thick materials from quilts to leather bags, so it's a great choice if you're looking for true versatility in a sewing machine. For its price range, Brother have delivered a real gem.