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Brother XM2701 Lightweight, Full-Featured Sewing Machine

Best Full-Featured Sewing Machine



Easy to carry

Work well with lightweight fabric types


The brightness level of the light

The pressure of the presser foot is not adjustable

Brother XM2701 Full-Featured and Lightweight Sewing Machine Review


Brother XM2701 full-featured sewing machine is a fully functional machine offered by one of the leaders in the sewing machine industry, Brother. This specific Brother sewing machine model has a lightweight design and lots of user-friendly features, making it suitable for not only beginners who are still learning how to sew, but for more advanced users who are searching for a versatile machine, as well.


Product Highlights and Features


Brother XM2701 full-featured sewing machine has been included in our best sewing machines for beginners list for its so many things to take pride of. For one, it features 27 stitches including the decorative, quilting and blind hem stitches. This gives users the freedom to choose a style which is suitable enough for their project. The sewing machine is also equipped with six quick-change sewing feet consisting of the zipper, narrow hemmer, zigzag, buttonhole, button sewing and blind stitch foot. The built-in free arm is also beneficial for those who wish to have an easier time sewing sleeves, pant legs and cuffs.


The machine also comes with features that improve the convenience level of users; these include the automatic and reliable bobbin winding system which can be easily set by just pushing the bobbin control, the easy needle threader which works by automatically pushing the thread through the needle with just a single touch of the appropriate lever and the quick to set up top drop-in bobbin which also has the ability to resist jams and is useful in ensuring that the bobbin is secured on the right place. The jam-resistant drop-in bobbin is also reliable enough that it can help you get your desired stitch quality.


Another highlight of the sewing machine is its easy to use stitch selector which is characterized by a rotary dial found in front. This dial has 27 marked positions that are relevant to the available styles. You can also use the 1-step auto-sized buttonholer if you want to create custom sizes for buttonholes. Another reason for potential users to enjoy the machine is the built-in LED light which provides enough light to conveniently and effortlessly work on dark and difficult fabrics.


There is also an additional foot pedal which promotes hands-free operation and full control over how the machine operates. Other useful Brother XM2701 full-featured and lightweight sewing machine features and accessories are the following:


- Instructional DVD


- User manual written in Spanish and English


- Free technical online and phone support


- 25-year limited warranty


- 6 accessory sewing feet including the buttonhole, blind stitch, zipper, zigzag, narrow hemmer and button fitting foot


- Other relevant accessories including the 3-piece needle set, extra spool pin, power cord, darning plate, bobbins, twin needle and screwdriver



Pros and Cons


Most users rave about the overall functionality and the quality features offered by Brother XM2701 full-featured sewing machine. A lot of users also find the instructional DVD beneficial because it is detailed, provides clear instructions and give them a head-start on what they should do to make the most out of the machine. It also works perfectly well for beginners and for those who have just returned to the sewing hobby. It has numerous features that both beginners and advanced users may find useful. It is versatile enough that working on complex tasks seems easier. It is lightweight so rest assured that you won’t struggle when moving and carrying it around.


Despite the mentioned benefits, there are still complaints from some users. There are those who say that they have problems with the presser foot’s pressure because it is not adjustable. Some users also complain about the presser foot lever’s location since they find it very hard to reach. The good news is that you can buy it at a really affordable price, and the availability of useful features make it a truly amazing machine.


Basic Features
Adjustable Screen Brightness Settings No
Stitch Select Dial
Built-in Languages No
Lighting 1 LED
Needle Threading System Automatic
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor No
Thread Sensor No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting No
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes
Built-in Memory No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No


Sewing Features
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 800
Knee Lifter No
Feed Dog 6
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 27
Buttonhole Styles 1 One-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts No
Stitch Width 5mm
Stitch Length 4mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Sideways Sewing No
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) No
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Presser Foot Leveling No
Pivot Function No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes (with needle plate cover)
Free Motion Quilting Foot Optional (additional purchase required)
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)
Specialty Feet Included Optional (additional purchase required)


Embroidery Features
Adjustable Design Icon Size Setting No


Carton Contents
Accessory Storage Built-in
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot
Other Included Accessories Darning plate, accessory bag with needle pack, twin needle, screwdriver, extra spool pin, bobbins (3), power cord, instructional DVD and operation manual


Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.1" x 5.9." x 15.3"
Machine Weight 12.6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 14.6" x 7.6" x 17.5"
Shipping Weight 15.9 lbs.
UL/CSA Listed Y/110v