Brother ST531HD Review – Is This Sewing Machine Good for Everyday Use?

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Most of you have been looking for the Brother ST531HD review for a long period of time. Finally, you have the honor of reading it. The tested model has a unique design and a high level of attention to detail. In the lack of a better word, it looks better than most other models you can have. But, there are a lot of features that are hiding under the ‘’hood’’. Let’s see all of them.

Brother ST531HD Review

If you are one of those who believes that the power of a sewing machine lies in the number of stitches it provides, you will adore the Brother ST531HD. There are 53 stitches in total. The manufacturer included decorative ones, basic and even some rare stitches.

Brother ST531HD review had to start with this advantage simply due to the fact it is one of the most important elements the sewing machine has to offer.

Brother ST531HD is made of the plastics, as you can see. But, if we take a deeper look under the cover, we can see metal. As a matter of fact, the entire frame and the main components are made of metal.

The bedplate is also made of metal, but a slightly different variation, which is stronger. All of this is essential if you are looking for a sewing machine to use for complicated and demanding operations. Now you can enjoy using the sewing machine anywhere you like and for any purpose, you have in mind.

The package is very generous. You get 6 presser feet which include buttonhole, zipper, straight zigzag and others. All pieces are designed and made to be swapped within seconds.

It is a nice addition when you are in a rush and you want to complete a task as soon as possible. Thanks to this advantage the entire sewing machine is great to use for more demanding and even commercial applications.

800 stitches per minute

Most brands won’t tell you the maximum speed of their sewing machines, especially for entry and mid-range units. The Brother ST531HD is different. The speed at which this sewing machine can sew is 800 stitches per minute. For most applications, it is pretty good although it could be better as there is another heavy-duty model that can handle more than 800 stitches per minute such as the Singer 4432.

However, it is slightly more than other models have to offer and it is possible thanks to the powerful electric motor and the precision needle systems. This particular unit can sew up to 6 layers of fabric at the same time, maintaining the maximum speed.


  • Model: ST531HD
  • Color: White
  • Stitches: 53
  • 6 quick-change presser feet: Blind stitch foot, Nonstick foot, Zipper foot, Spring action zigzag foot, Button sewing foot, Buttonhole foot.
  • Max speed: 800 stitches per minute
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Lighting Type: LED
  • Stitch Selector Type: Dial
  • Reverse Stitches: Yes
  • Stitch Length: 5 mm
  • Stitch Width: 7 mm
  • Quick-Set™ drop-in top bobbin
  • Free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Easy threading system
  • Heavyweight needles
  • Dimensions: 18.9 x 10.2 x 14.9 inches
  • Weight: 18.3 pounds
  • Warranty: 25 years

  What We Like

  • Powerful motor – The sewing machine is capable of sewing through 6 layers of material at a speed of 800 stitches per minute.
  • Many useful stitches – The number of stitches is above average and therefore one of the main advantages this model offers.
  • Metal frame – The sewing machine is strong, well-made and can endure for a long period of time.
  • Packaging – You get a wonderful package that includes feet, needles and so much more.
  • One-step, auto-sized buttonholes.
  • Making bobbins is a breeze.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Metal finger guard.
  • Sew a wide range of fabrics.
  • Solid interface.

  What We Don’t Like

  • Needs better instructions.
  • Threader is very easy to use, but the thread can slip out of the needle easily.


All we can add in our Brother ST531HD review is a recommendation. However, for your information, the model is very popular, so it may be difficult to find one (check availability on Amazon »). The sewing machine is perfect for everyday sewing & mending, and it performed well on our tests and we were more than just satisfied with the end result.

It has a lot of stitches to offer, the frame is made of metal and the precision is stunning. It can be used by professionals and beginners at the same time and all of them will have high rates for this model.