Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine Review
Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine, Lightweight, Full Featured, 27 Stitches, 6 Included Feet
- 27 Unique built-in stitches: The XM2701 includes 27 built-in stitches including decorative, blind hem, zigzag, and stretch stitches and an auto-size buttonhole
- Automatic needle threader and drop-in top bobbin: This sewing machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
- Included accessories: The XM2701 comes with 6 sewing feet, 3-piece needle set, twin needle, 4 bobbins, instructional DVD, manual and more
- Versatile free arm: This free arm sewing machine is perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, and users from beginners to advanced
- At your side support: The XM2701 sewing machine comes with Brother At your side support offering free technical support vi
Brother XM2701 Review
Feature-rich, lightweight and affordable, XM2701 is one of the best-sellers for newbies. If you’re looking for a sewing machine for basic projects, look no further than XM2701.
Perfect for everyday sewing tasks including quilting, this sewing machine provides all you need to bring a sewing idea to life. I had the chance to try out this popular sewing machine myself.
And I was overly pleased with the performance of this elegant and simple sewing unit. Although it can’t compare to high-end quilting units, it’s a great choice for newbies.
It’s also a good option for people on a tight budget. Let’s take a closer look at the main features of this sewing machine and dive deep into my Brother XM2701 review.
27 Built-In Stitches
This well-known sewing machine includes 27 stitches. You will get a blind hem, stretch stitches, a 1-step buttonhole, and decorative stitches.
XM2701 covers all the basic sewing needs. However, it offers a few advanced stitch patterns that can be utilized by advanced sewers as well.
Automatic Needle Threader
The automatic needle threader delivers a simple threading system. This option is a lever on the side of the unit that threads your needle with a single push automatically.
Top drop-in bobbin
The top drop-in bobbin makes this sewing machine convenient for beginners. It’s a lot simpler to import the bobbin into the unit. This also prevents thread jamming.
5-Piece Feed Dog System
The 5-piece feed dog system allows your material to roam freely on the board for stable, smooth sewing without skipping any patterns.
Adjustable Stitch Width and Length
The adjusting dials situated on this machine allow sewers to customize their patterns’ width and length. This allows you to change their size according to your preferences.
The drop feed technology is very helpful if you’re into quilting as well. It enables dropping the feed dogs and perform free-motion sewing when you’re quilting, making a buttonhole or darning.
Detachable Free Arm
There’s a detachable storage part that can be detached to turn the unit into a free arm. I like this option. It allows me to reach the hard to reach spots like sleeves, cuffs, etc.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
XM2701 features an extra high presser foot lifter which is very useful equipment when you’re working with multiple layers of fabrics or dense fabrics.
Auto Declutch Bobbin Winder
The auto declutch bobbin winder will automatically stop when the bobbin is complete. You never have to stress about overwinding your bobbin.
A Horizontal Full Rotary Hook Bobbin System
The transparent bobbin cover helps you look after the bobbin thread supply. The full rotary metal hooks work quietly and need less oiling because they only spin in one direction.
Built-in LED Lighting
The Brother XM2701 lightweight sewing machine comes with a built-in LED lighting. The built-in lighting is my favourite feature because I’m a big fan of brightly-lit workspace.
This sewing machine is brightly-lit so you can easily observe your sewing projects. And make sure you’re doing everything properly. You will also receive a few free accessories.
There’s a 3-piece needle set, a twin needle, 6 sewing feet, bobbins, additional spools, instructional DVD, button fitting foot, and a screwdriver. This is a great deal for the price.
Who is Brother XM2701 Made for?
The Brother XM2701 lightweight sewing machine was made with both beginners and advanced users in mind. If you’re new to sewing, this unit comes with nice features.
They’re all simple and easy to learn. XM2701 is specifically made to be easy to use for users without any experience in sewing and modern computerized sewing machines.
A dial is utilized to choose the stitching. There’s also a foot pedal for hands-free work. If you’re an expert who’s looking for a backup machine, look no further than XM2701.
This unit can be helpful for experienced sewers in different ways. Firstly, it’s lightweight. Therefore, it’s a portable sewing machine that can be easily stored and pulled out when necessary.
You can take XM2701 with you to sewing classes. If you’re looking for a lightweight and portable sewing machine, this model is ideal for you and your sewing needs.
Secondly, this sewing machine can be helpful for basic sewing projects that don’t require a special high-end sewing machine. Some sewers like to have more than one machine.
This is because they don’t always need to switch out the presser foot or thread just for a simple pattern. XM2701 makes a great backup or secondary machine because it’s versatile.
And doesn’t cost much. It’s easy to set up on a spare workspace or kitchen table for temporary use. The best part? You don’t need a sewing table for this sewing machine.
How to Setup a Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine?
Setup is incredibly easy with the automatic bobbin winder and the automatic needle threader. If you’re new to sewing, there’s a well-written user manual. It explains everything clearly.
Additionally, there’s a DVD with instructions on how to do everything right. You can also watch YouTube tutorials on how to set up a Brother XM2701 sewing machine so don’t worry.
How to Use Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine?
This is a beginner-friendly machine for beginners and people who’re returning to the sewing world after a while. It has all the features you would need in a compact and convenient design.
The user manual that comes with this sewing machine is a perfect addition for users without experience. You will also get a DVD with details on how to use Brother XM2701 sewing machine.
How to Thread Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine?
The Brother XM2701 lightweight sewing machine has an automatic needle threader. Therefore, you can spend your time sewing instead of threading the needle in an old-fashioned way.
I experienced zero issues threading this unit. However, there’s a learning curve for absolute beginners. It takes a touch on the lever situated on the side of the machine to thread the needle.
The unit does the rest of the job by automatically pressing the thread via the needle. It’s a self-threading machine with a top drop-in bobbin which makes things even easier for new sewers.
There’s also an automatic bobbin winding system. The system uses Brother’s Quick-Set technology. This technology ensures that the bobbin remains put when the sewing machine is in use.
On the right side of the unit, there’s a bobbin control that will wind your bobbin for you in just moments automatically. As you can notice, XM2701 brings great value for the price!
How to Backstitch on Brother XM2701?
A backstitch will tighten the stitch you’re trying to create at the start and the end. All you need to do is follow the following steps on how to backstitch on Brother XM2701.
Step 1: Ensure the needle is down into the material to start working.
Step 2: Push the start/stop button or if you have a foot controller installed on your machine, press down on the foot controller to start working.
Step 3: When the sewing machine has made 4 or 5 stitches, press the reverse button.
Keep on holding, if the foot controller is installed, push down on it while you’re holding in on the reverse button. When you get to the start of the stitch, release the reverse button.
If you have a foot controller installed, let up on the foot controller to stop the sewing machine.
Step 4: Push the start/stop button or push down on the foot controller to sew ahead.
When you get to the end of the material, push the reverse button to sew in reverse 4 or 5 stitches. If you have a foot controller installed, push down on the foot controller while pushing the reverse button.
Step 5: Push the start/stop button to finish your project to the end of the material. Or push down on the foot controller if you have it installed.
- Works well with stretchy fabrics
- Lightweight and portable
- Suitable for kids and beginners
- Easy to set up and operate
- High stitching speed of 800
- Working LED light is not bright enough
- Presser foot lever is a bit difficult to operate