Mike's Sewing Machine Repairs

Brother PQ1600S Semi Industrial

Original price was: $2,399.00.Current price is: $1,999.00.

The Brother PQ1600S Semi Industrial straight stitch sewing machine a super-fast, super-strong, semi-industrial model that will make your construction work quicker, easier, and straighter. This machine is a straight-stitch-only machine letting it sew 1500 stitches per minute, nearly twice as fast as an every-day sewing machine. It has a nice, big workspace, an extension table, and a knee lift so you can do big quilt piecing, and then switch to a free-motion foot and go crazy!! This is our favourite sewing machine for fast construction, bag-making, and free-motion quilting under $2500. RRP for the PQ1600S is $2399.

  • High speed straight stitch up to 1,500 stitches per minute
  • Strong – a good option for bag making
  • Scissor function to cut threads with the touch of a button
  • Brother exclusive pin-feed mechanism
  • Fully adjustable feed dog levels and presser foot pressure
  • Knee lift, extension table, walking foot and 7 other feet included
  • Bright LED light
  • Includes 1 FREE 1-hour lesson
  • Extra 1-hour lessons always available at $45 each
  • Looking for something with more stitches? Take a look at the Brother BQ2500 HERE

**Always on display in-store. Special order to purchase (typically 1 week for delivery to store)


More Information

Why We Like It…

  • Is made to only sew straight so it sews REALLY straight stitches
  • Hinged foot to step up onto big height changes
  • Very fast! and very smooth 1500 stitches per minute (your usual machine is typically 850)
  • Very strong! excellent for bag making
  • Scissor function to trim threads
  • Knee lift and extension table included

FAQs We Get Asked…

Can you change the needle position?

No, the fixed position allows the high speed of this machine, but you can use your adjustable zipper foot.

Is there a free-arm?

No, the flat bed of this machine allows for a stronger sewing area.

Does it come with the extension table?

Yes, and also a walking foot, plus lots more…see below.

What’s In The Box?

  • 8 Sewing Presser Feet including:
    • General Purpose Foot
    • Rolled Hem Foot
    • Zipper Foot
    • Invisible Zipper Foot
    • 1/4″ Quilting Foot
    • Free Motion Quilting Foot
    • Pin Feed Foot
    • Walking 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 Pouch

Specifically Awesome Features…

  • High speed straight stitch machine with a maximum 1,500 stitches per minute
  • Expanded work area for large projects. More height and width in the fabric bed area (workspace: 5.7″ height x 8.6″ width)
  • Heavy-duty construction for increased stability
  • Up to 7mm stitch length for perfect stitch lengths or basting
  • Pin feed mechanism for fabric management
  • Knee lifter and bed extension table for quilting and fabric management of bulky projects
  • Built-in telescopic thread stand for cone thread usage
  • Colour coded foot pressure adjustment and 4 feed dog settings for maximum fabric control
  • Automatic thread cutter/F.A.S.T. needle threader provides time saving convenience
  • Thread tension adjustment dial for greater thread tension control
  • Fabric separator for perfect handling of difficult to join fabrics
  • Needle stops at lowered position for easy fabric rotation with the touch of a button. Needle stop position can be programmed to be in the
    up/down position when the machine stops
  • A bright, but gentle on the eye LED light makes it easier to work on dark fabrics

Other Cool Things for Your Brother Machine…

Brother makes lots of very handy accessories and feet to help you be even more creative. Click HERE to view the Brother Accessory Brochure

**We sell and recommend GENUINE Brother accessories. They are developed and crafted to fit the movement and position of your Brother sewing machine’s needle. Don’t risk your machine with cheap overseas knock-offs.

And Here are the Brochures and Manuals

This machine is brand new so there are no manuals online BUT here are the manuals for the previous model – PQ1500

Click HERE to Download the Brother PQ1500 Instruction Manual

Lights. Camera. Action!

Watch this video from Brother

Not Local?

Thanks for thinking of us! Mike and I strongly believe that a sewing machine needs the support of a local retailer, especially when it comes to your warranty. Because of this, we don’t ship our machines. If you’d like to find a dealer near you (and we really encourage you to) you can Click HERE to find out your nearest JANOME dealer, or Click HERE to find out your nearest BROTHER dealer.

Additional information



Delivery Method

Our machines are In-Store Pick-Up only


3 Years Mechanical for domestic sewing
Exclusions from your Warranty:
• Foot Control
• Needle Threader Unit
• Removable Parts and Accessories such as Bobbin Case and Thread Stand

Lessons and Support

We include 1x 1-Hour Sewing Machine Lesson (normally $45 each)
We are a phone call away if you ever need help: 5359 7177