Brother XL2600I Sew 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine Review
The Brother XL2600I is an Advanced and Affordable Sewing machine which is equipped with several features that to learn or use coupled with a compact and lightweight design. In fact, the Brother XL2600I provides the user with up to built-in stitches together with built-in free-arm which allows the user easily stitch hems on clothes. On top of that, this sewing-machine even features a 1-step button holer, needle-threader and a drop-in bobbin in order to make daily sewing-projects quick and easy.
All in all, the Brother XL2600I is a versatile sewing-machine that will enable you to accomplish different sewing-projects with ease.
- It is very easy to thread this sewing-machine because it comes with easy threading-system coupled with an automatic needle-threader.
- The Brother XL2600I machine features built-in free-arm which makes it perfect for sewing sleeves, cuffs and any other small cylindrical-clothes.
- It also ensures easy bobbin-winding whereby the user will just have to push the bobbin-control to the right and the bobbin will be wound.
- This sewing-machine also enables the user to easily create custom buttonholes since it’s equipped with a 1-step buttonhole stitch and a buttonhole-foot for sewing the buttons.
- It even features a jam-resistant, top, drop-in bobbin which facilitates for fast and easy sewing.
- Lastly, the Brother XL2600I Sewing-machine has easy-to-use controls like a stitch-selector dial which ensures quick and easy stitch-selection.
- The user-manual is a bit hard to read because it’s not laid-out well/properly and they even tend to repeat some instructions twice. Additionally, this manual also confusingly displays Spanish-language text immediately after the English-text. However, to some extent this user-manual is manageable if you take your time in order to read it carefully.
- The other limitation about this sewing-machine is that it can’t handle heavy-fabric or multiple-layer well and this mainly because it does not have an adjustable foot-presser. In fact, its presser-foot can only be raised high-up but can’t be adjusted for variable-feed depending on the thickness of the fabric being sewed. So, consider buying a stronger sewing-machine if you’re going to work on heavy-fabric materials.
- The thread-spindle on this machine can only accommodate small spools of thread. On the other hand, the needle-threader tends to get in the way which is unnecessary.
- It also features so many functions which can actually be confusing especially for beginners. In fact, you may even not use some of these functions through the lifecycle of this machine.
- Lastly, the Brother XL2600I Sewing Machine doesn’t come with a carrying-case and this means that the user will have to purchase his/her carrying-case if they need it.
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- 25 built-in stitches: the Brother XL2600I Sewing-machine features 25 built-in utility, heirloom and decorative stitches and each of these options has multiple stitch-functions. This makes the Brother XL2600I perfect for accomplishing daily sewing and quilting projects.
- A 1-step auto-size buttonholer: the user can easily create custom-size button-holes while using the built-in, 1-step buttonhole stitch-function and included buttonhole-foot for sewing each button.
- Built-in free arm: Built-in free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves. Perfect for sewing sleeves, pant legs on children’s clothing and other smaller cylindrical items.
- Automatic bobbin-winding-system: the Brother XL2600I is equipped with a jam-resistant top drop in bobbin-system which only requires dropping-in the bobbin and then pulling the thread through the slot before you start sewing.
- Stitch width and length control: it also comes with an easy-to-use stitch-selector which makes selecting the desired stitch length and width a breeze by turning the dial.
- Automatic needle-threader: the Brother XL2600I Sewing machine also features a built-in automatic needle-threader which helps to automatically thread the needle for you.
- Easy threading system: the Brother XL2600I Sewing machine is easy to thread-up because the user simply has to follow the threading-diagram printed onto this machine for quick and easy threading.
- Operates at 110-volt: the Brother XL2600I is a 110-volt sewing machine that operates along with foot-pedal in order to accomplish your sewing and quilting work. However, it’s recommended to use this sewing-machine in countries that don’t support 120-Volts AC.
- Light-bulb: this sewing-machine is even designed with a light-bulb which the user can easily switch-on to illuminate the sewing-area with enough light especially during the night.
- 5 accessory presser feet: the Brother XL2600I Sewing-Machine comes with a 5-piece presser feet which helps to firmly hold any type of fabric into place while sewing.
- Bilingual user’s-manual: this sewing-machine even includes a bilingual English/Spanish instruction-manual which helps to take the user through everything starting from basic-setup steps to creating custom-sized buttonholes.
- 25-year limited warranty: a 25-year limited warranty is offered after purchasing the Brother-XL2600I 25-stitch sewing-machine. Additionally, free phone-support is also provided throughout the life of this sewing-machine.
- Built-in thread cutter: the Brother XL2600I has a built-in thread-cutter which helps to trim-off any excess thread during the sewing-process.
- Electronic speed control: it also features an electronic speed-control which enables the user set the desired speed when sewing or quilting his/her clothes.
- Twin needle: this sewing-machine comes with a twin-needle which can be used for decorative-stitching.
- Forward and reverse sewing: the Brother XL2600I supports forward and reverse sewing so that the user can thoroughly stitch-up the fabric he/she is working-on.
- Lightweight design: the sewing-machine is lightweight whereby it weighs about 15-pounds and this makes it easy move around. Additionally, it also has a built-in handle which makes it very portable and easy to carry around.
- Accessory storage: it even has a built-in accessory-storage which helps to store the accessories that come along with this sewing-machine hence keeping these accessories in a good-condition for longer period of time.
- Accessories included: the Brother XL2600I Sewing machine comes with several accessories which include a Zigzag-foot, Zipper-foot, Buttonhole-foot, Button-sewing-foot, Blind-stitch-foot, Narrow-hem-foot, extra spool-spin, darning-plate, screwdriver, bobbins and a needle-pack.
The Brother XL2600I is an advanced 25-Stitch, Free-Arm Sewing-machine that will perfectly meet your sewing, quilting and cloth-decorating needs since it features several built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches. On top of that, this sewing-machine features a 1-step, auto-size buttonholer for easy creation of buttonholes while the convenient drop-in bobbin system ensures quick and easy threading of the sewing-machine.
On the other hand, the Brother XL2600I features an automatic needle-threader which ensures quick and easy threading of the needle while the built-in accessory-storage will keep all the accessories that come with this sewing machine intact. Likewise, this sewing machine has built-in handle which makes it easy to carry around while it lightweight and compact design makes it a perfect sewing-machine for completing sewing-projects in different areas.
Who does it benefit?
- It benefits novice-sewers: the Brother XL2600I Sewing Machine is actually equipped with some of the best and user-friendly features hence making it a perfect tool for those beginning to sew. Additionally, this sewing-machine is even very easy to thread-up since it comes with a user-manual that guides the user through the treading-process.
- Works for people who want to undertake different sewing projects: the Brother XL2600I is a perfect sewing-machine for accomplishing all your quilting, sewing and decorating needs because it’s equipped with 25 built-in utility, heirloom and decorative stitching-functions.
What Else Do You Need?
- Crafty World Pro Quality Cutting-Mat (12×18″): this is a sturdy and solid cutting-mat for crafts, arts and clothes. In fact, you can use this cutting-mat for sewing, quilting, workshop-work and creating any other craft.
- Brother-5300 Universal Sewing Machine Carrying-Case: the Brother XL2600I Sewing Machine doesn’t come with carrying-case and this is why you need to purchase this universal carrying-case in order to keep your machine in good shape when travelling.