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Boasting of appealing white and pink design, the Brother XL2610 is designed to provide you with quality stitches without having to spend an outrageous sum of money. Ideal for moderate home use, this model has the added advantage of being extremely easy to use, which means that you’ll be able to find your way around it, even if you’ve never used a sewing machine before.
This particular model is one of the best sewing machines for beginners because it’s very easy to navigate through. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with some nice features, such as 25 built-in stitch designs. Also, thanks to the double needles, sewers will also be able to make gathers- something that can come in quite handy to your projects.
However, while it is certainly brimming with handy features, the XL2610 does come with just a few downsides to its name. For example, one user found that the bobbin resulted in tangled threads, but this was an isolated case and was not reported by other customers. Another person complained about the built-in lighting system: according to this person, it was difficult to use this machine at night because the bulb wasn’t bright enough. This also proved to be problematic for lengthier sewing sessions that encouraged eye strain.
Size and Weight: 5/5
As far as portability is concerned, the Brother XL2610 is among the most compact models on the market. Therefore, it can very easily be carried back and forth to your sewing classes. It weighs 11 pounds. It’s also quite compact in terms of general size, which consequently enables you to place it anywhere you want in the house. In fact, you won’t even have to invest in a specialized sewing table just to accommodate your apparatus.
To make it even easier for you to carry the machine around, the manufacturers also include a hard-shell carrying case with a handle. The boxed packaging also comes with a soft cover which you can drape across the machine when not in use to protect it from dust.
Ease of Use: 5/5
If you’re a beginner, you will be glad to learn that this model is entire mechanical. Indeed, it is truth universally acknowledged that computerized machines are more suited to more experienced users since they are more complicated to navigate through. However, because of its mechanical feature, this particular model is surprisingly simple and uncomplicated to operate.
The Brother XL2610 has no less than 25 in-built stitches as well as 59 stitch functions, which will certainly provide you with various types of designs to help you add some variety to your projects- something that can come in particularly handy if you’re indulging in embroidery. Users can easily turn the dial knob to move through the different stitch designs.
It’s also surprisingly easy to thread thanks to the automatic needle threader: sewers simply have to pull down on the lever and the thread will automatically be guided through the eye of the needle, hence saving you the hassle of doing this yourself.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
This machine does not include a wide table, which may make it problematic for some users to work with larger fabrics for quilting. The speed is easily adjusted, hence providing you with far greater control over your sewing. More importantly, it also includes a free arm feature designed to help you reach harder angles such as sleeves, hems, cuffs, collars and the likes.
The automatic bobbin winding system is also a handy tool to any sewer since it largely facilitates this task for you. The twin needle function does not simply render your stiches strong and more effective, but it also speeds up the sewing process while helping you complete your project in just a few days instead of weeks.
The thread tension is also very easy to control since all you have to do is turn the dial with one hand, which means that you won’t have to interrupt your sewing just to adjust the tension. With this machine, users will also receive a variety of accessories such as button sewing, zipper foot, rolled hem foot, screwdriver and the likes.
When compared with the -also beginner model – Singer 2259, the XL2610 is not only faster, but it also comes with a bigger number of stitch designs.
All things considered, this is certainly one of the handiest machines that sewers can invest in. Not only is it surprisingly easy to use, but this machine also delivers excellent-quality stitches and is quite affordable.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 25
- Stitches per Minute: 800
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 15”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited