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With a price tag between $40 and $70, the Brother LS2125i is one of the most affordable sewing machines on the market. Therefore, you can very easily afford one even if you’re trying to stick to your budget. Contrary to popular belief, however, this machine does not compromise on quality and comes and comes with all the necessary features that will enable you to complete your sewing project with minimal stress and effort. The Brother LS2125i is a mechanical model, which makes it one of the best sewing machines for beginners, as it’s easier to computerized models. By this token, it is very commonly used in sewing classes by beginners. In fact, if you want to test whether sewing is really a hobby that you will enjoy, you can easily try your first projects on this machine before graduating to a more professional one.
This machine includes a plethora of features such 10 stitch designs, a 4-step auto buttonhole and, best of all, an amazing sewing speed of 900 stitches-per-second. Extremely compact and portable, the machine also comes with an easy-bobbin winding as well as additional features in the likes of the free arm. While it is ideal for beginners, this model can also be used by more experienced users who are not willing to spend too much on their machine. More importantly, it’s quite portable, enabling you to carry it to just about any room of the house. Not only does this prevent boredom but working in different rooms can also stimulate your creativity which consequently allows you to finish your project in just a few days.
To make it even easier for you to carry it around, the boxed packaging includes a hard-shell carrying case with a handy handle. While it is practically brimming with a plethora of features, a few users did complain about some drawbacks that they encountered while using this machine. For example, issues with the tension knob were reported by quite a few users: indeed, these customers found that the tension setting was hard to adjust which very often resulted in the fabric puckering or bunching up. A few people also had issues with the instructions booklet which they found to be quite hard to understand, in spite of the illustrations. Sewers can’t adjust the pressure foot which meant that they had to stretch the fabric during the sewing process.
Other than these negative reviews, the Brother LS2125i Sewing Machine received mostly positive feedback. It has a four star review on most major online shopping sites.
Size and Weight: 5/5
Lightweight and compact, the LS2125i only weighs 13 pounds. This makes it extremely easy for you to carry it in and out of the house if you attend sewing class. Thanks to the carrying case, you can even take the bus while carrying this machine. Size-wise, it measures 15 x 6 x 11.8 inches, which is the appropriate size for any standard desk. While it’s light enough to be moved around, the machine does not move while you’re operating it, which means that you’ll benefit from even and stable stitches.
Ease of Use: 5/5
This is a mechanical machine which means that it’s far easier to operate than computerized ones. Indeed, computerized machines are harder to navigate through because they come with far more complicated features. Unlike what most people seem to believe, the mechanical feature does not make it any more difficult to switch between stitches. In fact, users simply have to rotate the dial until the find the stitch design that they like.
The automatic threader is another extremely helpful tool because it will help you thread the needle with absolutely no effort from your side. Therefore, sewers simply have to push down on the lever to automatically guide the thread through the eye of the needle.
Extra Features: 4/5
This sewing machine comes with a tension control dial and reverse stitching lever for easy stitching. It also comes with 10 stitch designs that include satin, elastic, blind hem, zigzag and overlock.
The Brother LS2125i doesn’t include as many built-in stitch designs as the popular models Brother XL2610 and Singer 2259, but it does come with a superior sewing speed of 900 stitches-per-minute. This is definitely more than the average sewing speed you can expect from an entry-level sewing machine.
This model comes with an automatic four-step buttonhole and includes the buttonhole foot. As far as winding is concerned, users will be glad to learn that this model is enhanced by a super-easy bobbin winding system. Users should simply push the bobbin to the right side of the machine and this automatically winds up the bobbin for you. It’s equally easy for sewers to change the presser feet. Thanks to this product, sewing enthusiasts can also make the most out of the foot pedal for more control over their sewing.
If you plan on using this model for more delicate tasks, you will be glad to learn that the machine even includes a built-in free arm option that will make it easy for you to make hems, cuffs, sleeves and the likes. This particular piece of equipment even includes several accessories such as a darning place, twin needles, extra spool pin, needle pack and bobbins.
Because of its exceptionally inexpensive price the Brother LS2125i is an absolute bargain. Although it can be considered a starter model, it does include all the features necessary to help you make from beginner to more advanced projects.
All in all, this particular model proves to be a better alternative to the cheaper-model Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew for beginners that are looking for a more sturdier and more versatile machine.
- Sew & Quilt: No
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 10
- Stitches per Minute: 900
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: No
- Weight: 13 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 15”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited