Brother XM2701 Review

Sewing is a great hobby as well as a profession for many people. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, the main tool you need is a top notch sewing machine that can fulfill all your requirements. But it is quite a hassle to actually find a sewing machine that is the complete package. However, now such a deal is a possibility with the Brother XM2701. With a low price range and amazing features, this sewing machine will give you the best experience at an affordable price. Here is a review of the sewing machine to make your choice easier:

Body and Design

The machine has a pretty sleek and compact design that is easy to transport and isn’t difficult to move with in the house or work place. To add to this, the sewing machine further has a low weight of almost 13 pounds and dimensions of only 12*6*15. With such compact and stout dimensions and weight, the machine becomes distinctly easy to carry and move for beginners and professionals alike. However, the floral design on the machine can be off-putting for some users and may appeal to others.

Built-in Stitches

The machine offers 27 built-in stitches that provide a very vast array of decorative and other stitches. These are very helpful for beginners and professional seamstress. However, some professionals find the machine to be lacking in versatility in terms of stitching functions as compared to other models. But it still does provide a wide range of stitches that vary from decorative, zigzag, blind hem and more, that are able to somewhat provide a full experience for all sewing needs.

Bobbin Rewinding and Threading

A beginner or someone with poor eyesight or deteriorating motor skills finds threading to be a difficult task. Some people just find the whole process annoying and this sewing machine can solve all of these issues with its automatic threading function. Yes, all you need to do is push a button and the machine will do the rest. Furthermore, the bobbin rewinds automatically as well. All you need to do is place the thread in the appropriate position, set up the bobbin, push a button and you’ll be done. And to further ease the process, the drop-in top bobbin is resistance free.

1-step Buttonhole Style

The sewing machine offers a quick and easy 1 step buttonhole style. This allows the user some significant ease while sewing buttonholes as it completes the process in one easy step. If you are a beginner at sewing than this is really a good feature for you as it allows you to sew a buttonhole in a more automatic way.

LED Light

The sewing machine comes with a convenient LED light that helps with stitching in either low lighting areas or people with poor eyesight. However, the LED light is not very bright so it may still pose a problem for people with more significant issues with eyesight. Thus, the issue with light is not that significant as sewing can opted to be done in brightly lit areas but if you have problems with eyesight than you should consider this downside of the machine thoroughly before going for this model.

6 Presser Feet

The Brother XM2701 comes with a whooping 6 presser feet that provide a wide array of features. The feet are for zipper, zigzag, blind hem, buttonhole, button fit and narrow hammer. The feet are quite easy to change and require only a few seconds to switch thus providing beginners with a user friendly way to fulfill their stitching needs.


The sewing machine comes with extra needles that provide an easy fix for replacing a needle if it should break instead of going through the hassle of going out and looking for new needles. Furthermore, the machine also has the added advantage of coming with twin needles as well that allow for a more professional and sophisticated stitching.


The machine has a warranty of 25 years. At first glance, this seems great but you should also be familiar with some of the fine details of the warranty. The parts, accessories and labor have a one year warranty while the electronic components and printed circuit boards have a two year warranty. The machines chassis casting is the one that has a twenty five year warranty. Even with all these specifications, the warranty is great. However, do hold on to your original receipt for proof of purchase to avail the warranty.

So, In conclusion, the Brother XM2701 is a very affordable choice with a sleek and easy to transport design that is a great choice for starters but can also provide a good experience to professionals.

  • Updated April 24, 2018
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